Board Members

Stephanie Barnett Jamison, Chair

Stephanie (she/her) was born and raised in the Souderton area and returned to the area in 2018 with her husband to raise their school-aged daughter. Stephanie has spent the past 22 years working as a social work clinician, administrator, and consultant. Stephanie received a Bachelor of Science from DeSales University and a Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University. Stephanie is an advocate and community organizer with a passion for disability justice, LGBTQIA youth and their families, community power-building, and the use of peer support and mutual aid as alternatives to traditional models of social service.

Richard Detwiler, Treasurer

Dick (he/him/él) grew up in nearby Bucks County and lived in Spain for several years after graduate school. Dick established his connection to Souderton in the mid-1980s, when he worked for the Indian Valley Opportunity Center and soon moved to Souderton.

He spent 16 years employed by IVOC in daily service to our multicultural community. During that time he also served on boards of directors of ACLAMO, Community Housing Services, and the Souderton Area School District and volunteered with Souderton Boy Scout Troop 461.  

He later became a high school Spanish teacher in Jenkintown where he also co-advised the World Language Honor Society and the Interact Club for volunteer service, and served on the executive board of the Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (MCATFL).  

Now retired, Dick currently volunteers at Ten Thousand Villages, Generations of Indian Valley, and Indian Valley Public Library. He is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Racial Justice Ministry Team, the Executive Executive Board of Montgomery County PSEA Retired teachers union, and the Executive Board of Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages.

Jane Kerns Spigel, Secretary

Jane Kerns Spigel (she/her) has lived in Lower Salford for 14 years.  She and her husband have two daughters (16 and 12).  She is grateful to be a stay at home mom.  This has allowed her to volunteer her time with many groups including her church, her kids’ schools, girl scouts, community theater  and several charitable and non profit organizations.  She has served on the Board of Directors at DCP Theater and is currently the Family Theater Coordinator. Jane is passionate about ensuring that our shared community remains committed to the values on which it was founded including peace, equality, justice. She believes that it is vital that SASD be an open and accepting environment for all our students, teachers and staff. 

Scott Swindells

Scott Swindells (he/him) is a parent of two Souderton students, a longtime resident of Lower Salford, and a high school English teacher in his twentieth year at neighboring North Penn School District. During his campaign for school board in 2021, Scott had doorstep conversations with thousands of Souderton Area residents, many of whom raised concerns with equity and inclusion in our school district. Scott continued learning by attending meetings of the Montgomery County Movement for Black and Brown Lives, Coalition 4 Justice, and Montgomery County Democratic Black Caucus, and then decided to get involved locally, joining SAFA. 

Scott believes we can’t achieve equity without systematically embedding equity into the school district’s structure, and it takes leadership at the school board level to make sure equity is not just a one-time in-service day discussion, but the foundation for the entire school district. Scott likes the way SAFA consistently urges the school board to help our community face this challenge together and grow together. Equity is treating everyone fairly, and that needs to become policy to make sure it happens in our schools. 

Robyn Kitt

Robyn Kitt (she/her) grew up in Bucks County and found her way to the Souderton area over 10 years ago. Robyn currently lives in Telford with her husband, two teenage children and three dogs. 

Robyn has spent the past 25 years working in IT and Marketing. During this time, she developed and instructed a cost-free program that specialized in teaching basic computer skills to women re-entering the workforce after child-rearing.

Previous to working in IT Robyn was a booking agent in the Philadelphia area for several rock venues, She took her passion for event planning and used that to run events to raise money for various historical landmarks in the Philadelphia area. 

Robyn current volunteer work not only includes SAFA, she is also the Marketing director for Nazareth Pride / Nazareth Together, a non-profit organization focusing on LGBTQIA+ rights. 

Robyn believes that a community is stronger when it works in solidarity.

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