Chester Creek Trail

Rail Trail in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Board and Governance

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Barry Pinkowicz

President

Barry, who has lived in Aston for over 55 years, is currently serving as President.  He is a long-time supporter of the Chester Creek Branch Rail Trail.  He is very active in the local community with his volunteer efforts, including lifelong support for scouting, where he is currently a Committee Member with Troop 225 in Aston. Barry also volunteers with the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

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John Paulson

Treasurer

John had been an active member of the FOCCB initially, and more recently has served as Treasurer since 2003.  He has served in a variety of civic and church-related charitable activities, including a used bicycle donation ministry.  John and his wife Debra have been Middletown Township residents since 1978 and enjoy cycling, especially on rail trails where traffic is not a safety issue.  John is a CPA who recently retired from Vanguard where he worked as a systems analyst.

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Janilyn Pinkowicz

Secretary / Membership Director

Janilyn has lived in Aston Township since 1960.  She joined the board in 2015 as Membership Director.  She volunteers, along with her husband Barry, for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  She has also been active in volunteering her service and time with other community organizations and events.  Janilyn is a Senior Customer Service Coordinator for Asendia USA, an international and domestic mail company in Folcroft, PA. She enjoys spending time with her family and three children, including walking the scenic Chester Creek Rail Trail with them.

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Ira Josephs

Vice President

Ira is involved in local bicycling advocacy on several fronts, and also volunteers for Transition Town Media and America’s First Fair Trade Town Committee.  He is currently serving as Vice President and has a BS degree in Biology from Colorado State University and rides his bike for transportation almost every day.  He has recently gotten back into bicycle touring, and sells residential renewable electricity for Green Mountain Energy.

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Kelly Johnson

Communications Director

Kelly joined the board in 2014 as Communications Director and has lived in Middletown Township for more than 15 years with her husband and two teenaged daughters. She has a master’s degree in international relations and is currently employed as a software consultant, where she works with non-profit organizations around the country.  Her volunteer experience includes serving as a Girl Scout leader for seven years, and volunteering with a local land trust when she can. Kelly is delighted that she can walk to the trail from her house, and can be seen on it regularly.

Sarah Sivilich

Ecological and Historical Director

Sarah first moved to Aston Township in 1993. She graduated from Sun Valley and went on to earn her MSc in Biotechnology from Thomas Jefferson University. Now, 27 years later, she has made her home here with her husband Adam. Her hobbies include back-country hiking, figure skating, and gardening. Sarah is an active member of IceWorks Skating Club, and the Red Hill Farm CSA.  
Some of her highlights over the past decade include working with health advocacy groups in Southeast Asia, teaching martial arts with Americorps, community organizing with Clean Water Action, and recently, volunteering as a panel judge for the STEM design challenge. In 2019, she began volunteering with FOCCB as a website administrator. Sarah’s goal is to highlight the ecological and cultural history of the trail corridor.
Interested in joining us on the board?   New members are welcome, especially those with fundraising experience.