TEF Board Members

2017-18 Officers:

Chris Ardinger – President

Chris Ardinger

Chris Ardinger

Education: B.S. Public Administration from Shippensburg University

Occupation: Executive Director – Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations: President – Tuscarora Area Development Association, Vice President – Conococheague Institute, Board Member – Franklin County Area Development Corporation, Board Member – FCIDA, Board Member – Mercersburg Park Association, Board Member – Franklin County Visitors Bureau

Why we support TEF: TEF is a great resource for students and staff in the Tuscarora School District. The organization can provide enhanced educational opportunities that the school district otherwise would not be able to provide. 


Julie Wenger

Julie Wenger

Julie Wenger – Secretary

Occupation: Branch Banker III, BB&T Bank

Other interests: I am also the recording secretary for the Buchanan Lioness. I enjoy being part of organizations that are here for their community.

Why we support TEF: Education is the strong foundation for our future. I went through the Tuscarora school system as did my daughter. I have seen first hand the good TEF has brought about. Being a part of helping our children take advantage of all this district has to offer is very rewarding. At the end of the day, its a great feeling knowing we’ve contributed to the well being of our students.


Julie Statler

Julie Miller – Treasurer

Education: Shippensburg University – BS in Business Administration, Accounting/Finance Major, AIB Bank Financial Management Diploma

Occupation: Chief Financial Officer – The First Community Bank of Mercersburg

Other Interests: Rotary Club of Greencastle, Treasurer; Antietam Humane Society, President, read murder mysteries, play golf, and am a member of Calvary Bible Church

Why we support TEF: As a business leader in the local community, I believe we should have creative, exciting and “outside of the box” opportunities for our students. TEF provides funding for such opportunities whether it be in the sciences, languages or technology. Over the years, programs such as Author Illustrated, Trout in the Classroom and Elementary Science day, have demonstrated that this can be done.


John Flannery

John Flannery

Education: Business, leadership, and coaching training – Hagerstown Community College

Occupation: Owner & President, Flannery’s Tavern on the Square and the John Allison Public House

Other Interests: Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce – Board member, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce – Board member, Team Manager (six years) – Mercersburg Little League, Mountain Safety Volunteer (2 years) – Whitetail Ski Resort, Chairman – Flannery’s Annual Golf Tournament, Greencastle Business Education Partnership – Committee Member.

Why we support TEF: Currently, my wife Ame and I own and operate three successful businesses. In 2010, she started a consignment shop; “The Dressing Room” located in Mercersburg and are happy to be a part of the downtown community. Our son Jonathan is currently attending James Buchanan High School, and we feel is it crucial to support the local community, our students and future leaders, and offer as many opportunities to our youth as we can.


Lisa Ambrisco
Denise Baer
Alfred Bendell IV
Rodney Benedick
Nicholas Erickson
Erich Hawbaker – School Board Member Representative
Edward Meehan
Emily Poffenberger – Programs & Services Committee Chair
Heidi Stoner
Jerome Staniszewski
Kevin Schoenberger

Jack Allison – Executive Director/Ex-Officio Member
Dr. Matthew Strine – TSD Superintendent/Ex-Officio Member
Richard Burkett – TSD Curriculum Director/Ex-Officio Member

*To email a board member, please use “first.last@tefhome.org” (example: John Flannery ” john.flannery@tefhome.org”)*