New and Renewing Board Members New 2018 Board Members
I am a Vice President at Wolf Commercial Real Estate and leads WCRE’s retail practice in Pennsylvania. I focus on multiple area of commercial real estate in the Philadelphia and South Eastern Pa markets. Throughout my career, I have worked with local and national retail tenants, landlords, community and neighborhood development groups, investors, and startup companies. Before embarking upon a real estate career, I spent more than a decade on the trading floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where I worked with some of the more prominent firms on the NYSE, including Goldman Sachs and Susquehanna International Group. As a part of the Chestnut Hill community, I believe in the CHCA and have admired the work they do. Whether through advocacy and bringing attention to important matters, they have truly captured the voice and heart of Chestnut Hill and I look forward to working to continue their mission.
I am an attorney, have lived in the neighborhood since 1999 and my three sons all went, or are going, to school in Chestnut Hill. I have been a board member of CHYSC for almost ten years, where I also coach soccer, and previously baseball. I recently was appointed vice president of the Water Tower Advisory Council after being on its board for almost two years. I wrote, and had accepted, a grant proposal from the Community Design Collaborative, to develop a Conceptual Master Plan for the future of the Water Tower Recreation Center, its surrounding fields and courts. The Conceptual Master Plan has been completed over the last two years, and the next steps in implementing the projects contained in the plan are now beginning. I see my presence on the CHCA board as crucial to the future success of the Water Tower Master Plan project, and to make this singular institutions’ revitalization, a priority in the years ahead. I look forward to being an active, involved board member and working with all members of the board for the betterment of our community.
Keith E. Kunz
I'm a mom and an avid gardener and the owner of Isabella Sparrow - an antiques and home decor store next to The Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop on Germantown Ave. I am also an accidental commercial and residential designer with an unrelated MA in Psychology. I fell completely in love with Chestnut Hill the very first time I visited. Living here has become one of my greatest sources of joy ... and I look forward to serving you in whatever ways I am able.
I am a local Landscape Architect committed to the intersection of design and community. Originally hailing from Upstate New York (Binghamton) and more recently Baltimore, Maryland I have been actively engaged in community development while practicing as a professional on projects large and small. Serving on the Community Association Board is a natural extension of my dedication to thoughtful and inclusive design and I look forward to becoming more invested in all that makes Chestnut Hill a unique place to call home.
2018 Board Members Renewing Their Terms
Great communities do not happen magically. They are the result of the efforts of many engaged people and institutions. I believe we must act as guardians and advocates for this remarkable place we all love, and that the Chestnut Hill Community Association is the best forum we have for this belief to become action. This is why I ran for the board three years ago and have committed to serving another term – and why I am on numerous committees and serve as Membership Chairman.
A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, I am an Accounting Manager at NSM Insurance Group where I oversee our three collector car programs: Condon & Skelly, Heacock Classic and American Collectors Insurance. I also serve as Volunteer Coordinator for the Tour de Shore, an annual bike ride that raises funds to support the families of fallen first responders and children’s charities throughout the Delaware Valley. My life in Chestnut Hill is shared happily with my partner Karl, two dogs and one cat.
As a leader and professional in institutional advancement, I have supported the mission of secondary education for over 25 years. As a graduate of Trinity College, I earned the distinction of Presidential Fellow. I have served as Director of Institutional Advancement/Director of Development at Springside School and SCH Academy for over 20 years where I have led all aspects of the advancement program, building a national reputation for the school. As a result of the merger of Springside School and Chestnut Hill Academy in 2012, I strongly supported the merger vision and implemented key development-related goals to effect change while recognizing the importance of honoring the traditions of both institutions. During this time of change, my strategic vision and institutional knowledge eased the transition of a new Head of School and I worked to implement a successful entrance plan while continuing to sustain and manage a fundraising program that significantly exceeded expectations.
I grew up in Collegeville, 20 miles west of Chestnut Hill and currently live in West Mt. Airy. Until recently, I worked in the insurance filed. Over the past 13 years I have been involved with a number of local organizations, including the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a local Pennsylvania National Guard unit. While serving with the City Troop, I completed a combat deployment to Iraq in 2006 and a peacekeeping mission to Egypt in 2008. I believe that Chestnut Hill is among the best residential neighborhoods ever created, both I the U.S. and abroad. Chestnut Hill’s taste, architecture, historical connection to Germantown, its access to the Wissahickon Park, and the charming understatement of its people make it a treasure worth improving and defending. As a board member, I will continue to work with to further the mission of the CHCA.