Alphonso Newsuan, Executive Director
A long time resident of Coatesville, who ran a successful retail sneaker franchise and promotional products business, for many years until his retirement in 2013. Since his retirement, he has been a local community activist. It was in that capacity that he created Training Introspective Mentoring Service (TIMS), and for five years mentored, fed, and provided recreational outings for community children. He is a recipient of the MLK Drum Major For Justice Award.
Iris Holmes, Member
Chris Pielli, Member
Chris has served the public and his community as a West Goshen Township Supervisor, a soldier in the U.S. Army, a volunteer summer school teacher in Philadelphia through the Teach for America program, a Chester County Correctional Officer and Correctional Counselor, a Chester County Public Defender, a Court appointed counsel for guardianship matters, and a Program Coordinator for the Chester County OIC Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, Workforce Reintegration Program, and the at-risk youth Career Corps Program.
Chris is currently employed at the law firm of Pine & Pine, LLP, specializing in guardian, probate, and real estate law and at West Goshen Township as an elected Supervisor.
Chris attributes much of his success to the strong support of his wife of twenty-three years, Christine. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children and consider themselves blessed to live in Chester County.
Charles Ricky Campbell, Treasurer
In 1998, Ricky graduated from the Coatesville area senior high school. He then went on to further his education at the University of Houston as he obtained a degree in commercial diving and engineering with a minor in business in 2003, His desire to learn more of Jesus Christ motivated him to matriculate at Philadelphia Biblical University from 2007-2009, where he accumulated many college credits towards a degree in theological studies. Charles Ricky Campbell is the CEO and founder of Campbelleast Properties, which provides comfortable and affordable living to the community, while working with such programs as HACC and Veteran affairs services. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Passtown. After having served as a Trustee for some years, he was ordained as a deacon in 2010. Deacon Campbell is currently the chairman of the deacon ministry. He is deeply committed to that local assembly of Jesus Christ; hence, he is a teacher of Christian activities/education within the Youth Department and an adult Bible study teacher as well. Deacon Campbell has been the keynote speaker for many churches in the Coatesville area and surrounding communities. He sits on various community boards and spearheads one of the Coatesville’s largest Community re-entry from prison initiatives which helps individuals to establish the trades, skills and motivation necessary for the acquisition of gainful obtain employment. Brother Campbell is a dedicated and highly motivated father of a 7 year old son, Jordan. He is currently coaching little league baseball, which enables him to make an early impact in the lives of our young people. But above all, Deacon Campbell is a believer and servant of Jesus Christ.
Khadijah (Jackie) Al-Amin, Vice President
A 35 year resident of Coatesville, small business owner and real eatate investor. Khadijah is former treasurer of the Chester County Association for Retarded Citizens, former exceutive board member of the NAACP, long-term civil activist, former coordinator of a women and children homeless shelter, current chair for the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC), and City Council Member at-large.
Rhonda Andrews, Secretary
Rhonda is a native of Philadelphia who moved to Coatesville as an adult. She brings a project management background and enjoys managing projects for MCDC. Rhonda is passionate about giving back to the community and creating positive changes.
Eric Myers, Member
Eric Myers is a father of two daughters and one grandson and is a lifelong resident of Coatesville, PA. He is a 20 year member of New Life In Christ Fellowship Church where he is a founding member of the gatekeepers since 2009. In addition, he is a volunteer at The Bridge Academy and Community Center where he is dedicated to the overall success of the youth in the City of Coatesville. Eric’s passion is giving back to his community.