School Board Members

  • cvsd school board group photo

    First row, left to right: Dr. Dana Mead, Todd Shertzer, Julia Reed, Dr. Diane Martin
    Second row, left to right: John Smucker, Michael Talley, Philip Benigno, Idette Groff, Dr. Kesha Morant Williams

     

    Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our Board Members. Contact information for each member is provided below.

     

    • Todd D. Shertzer, President 
      Address: 300 Black Oak Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602 
      Email: Todd_Shertzer@ConestogaValley.org 
      Term Ends: 2021 

      Todd Shertzer was elected in November 2009. A life-long CV resident and Messiah College alum, Shertzer is the business manager at CCS Building Group. He and his wife have three children.

     

    • Dana G. Mead, Ph.D., Vice President
      Address: 2028 Mallard Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601
      Email: Dana_Mead@ConestogaValley.org
      Term Ends: 2021 

      Elected to the board in 2017, Dr. Dana Mead is a retired professor of English. A Conestoga Valley resident since 1990, she earned BA and MA degrees from the Unviersity of Tennessee and a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University. She and her husband have two children. 
       
    • Philip Benigno 
      Address: 218 Fallowfield Drive, Leola, Pa. 17540 
      Email: Phil_Benigno@ConestogaValley.org
      Phone: 717-661-3351 
      Term Ends: 2023

      Philip Benigno joined the board in 2019. He currently works at Huttig Building product in Centerville and is a HACC alum. Phil and his wife have three children, with the oldest currently attending Brownstown Elementary. 

    • Idette B. Groff 
      Address: 1673 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 
      Email: Idette_Groff@ConestogaValley.org 
      Term Ends: 2023 

      A resident since 1975 and a board member since 1999, Idette Groff holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, language arts and social studies. She has two children who graduated from CV.

    • Diane Martin, OTD
      Address: 2482 Impala Drive, Ronks, PA 17572
      Email: Diane_Martin@ConestogaValley.org
      Term Ends: 2021

      Dr. Martin is currently a faculty member at Elizabethtown College in the Department of Occupational Therapy, where she lectures on the fundamentals of the occupational therapy process, and serves as an academic fieldwork coordinator and graduate research project mentor. She currently has a daughter at Smoketown Elementary. 


    • John R. Smucker 
      Address: 117 Joy Avenue, Leola, PA 17540 
      Email: John_Smucker@ConestogaValley.org 
      Term Ends: 2023 

      John Smucker was elected to his first term in November 2003. A CV resident since 1969, he is the president of KH Group, LLC, a restaurant management firm. John and his wife have four children.

    • Michael G. Talley 
      Address: 99 Stoneridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522 
      Email: Michael_Talley@ConestogaValley.org 
      Term Ends: 2021 

      Elected to the board in 2013, Michael Talley is a Procurement Manager for GlaxoSmithKline in Marietta.  He was a Naval Officer for six years and holds a bachelor's degree from Washington State University and an MBA from Clarkson University. He and his wife have three children.

    • Lisa Whitacre
      Address: 1845 Windrow Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602
      Email: lisa_whitacre@conestogavalley.org 
      Term Ends: 2021 

      Elected to the board in 2020, Lisa Whitacre is Vice President, Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Fulton Bank. Whitacre has a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University in Psychology with a minor in Education. Whitacre's two oldest sons are graduates of Conestoga Valley High School (2014, 2016) and her youngest is a member of the class of 2024.

    • Kesha Morant Williams, Ph.D. 
      Address: 1820 Krystle Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17602
      Email: Kesha_Williams@ConestogaValley.org
      Term Ends: 2021

      Appointed to the board in 2020, Dr. Kesha Morant Williams is an associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State University, Berks Campus. A longtime Lancaster County resident, Williams currently has one son at Smoketown Elementary and another entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021.