OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ann graduated from Spring-Ford High School in 1988 and from York College with a Bachelor of Science in Long Term Car Administration in 1992. While in York College, she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She opened Bon Homie in November of 1992 and is the Director of the program. Ann offers the Foundation 24+ years of experience working with aging and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, knowledge of regulations and licensing requirements, relationships with local agencies and businesses, business management skills, and experience writing bids for services. She hopes to assist and establish the core values and purpose of the Foundation. She desires to develop working relationships with area agencies, businesses, schools, clubs, and the community in order to create opportunities for the individuals to experience community interaction, develop relationships with others and be involved in purposeful activity. She hopes the individuals involved have the opportunity to discover things that they like and enjoy doing, meet new people and make friendships, learn from others, and gain mentors. Ann desires for individuals involved develop basic skills such as social skills, fine motor skills, and more complex skills (math skills, planning skills, and business etiquette). Lastly, the Foundation would give individuals involved a sense of purpose and accomplishment by seeing something that they have created or were involved with impact others in a positive way.
I am an employee of Exelon Generation at the Limerick Generating Station (LGS). I have been employed here, by contractor and utility, for 37 years. I am currently the Administrative Coordinator for the Radiation Protection Group. I hold an Associates’ Degree in General Business from Montgomery County Community College. I am heavily involved in the LGS Employees’ Association which supports on-site activities for employees, as well as charitable activities in the surrounding area. I accepted a request to become a board member for Bon Homie Better Days Foundation as a means to continue support of local charities and to be a liaison between LGS employees’ and the Foundation.
Margaret Enos *Foundation President
Margaret is a retired high school history teacher and department head. Her daughter is a client at Bon Homie. Margaret received both a BA in East Asian Studies and an MA in History from George Washington University, and a second MA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at George School, the Community College of Vermont, Landmark College, Springside School, and in the Education for Ministry Program of the Episcopal Church. Margaret’s education and career trained her in research, presentation, group dynamics and management of time and people; but raising a disabled child has schooled her in the importance of persistence and advocacy. And it has taught her to cherish the significant gifts that her daughter, and other differently-abled individuals, bring to our society. She is happy to be involved in supporting the Better Days Foundation as it helps Bon Homie further enrich the lives of its clients and increase its connections to the community.
Barbara Mancini is a retired school administrator/teacher who is the primary caregiver of her youngest daughter, a client at Bon Homie. Barbara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Biology from Immaculata College. She began her career as an industrial chemist. For twenty years, Barbara was a chemistry and physics teacher, and Director of Studies at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr. As Director of Studies for grades 5-12, she was responsible for curriculum, assessments/grading, rostering and scheduling in addition to observations and Middle States accreditation. Barbara also served as faculty moderator to the Community Service Corps, grades 5-12.
Barbara is a volunteer seamstress with Days for Girls International, and a volunteer at Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Collegeville. Barb’s favorite activities involve spending time with her husband, three daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren.
Cynthia Bickings RN, BSN * Foundation Treasurer
Cyndi is an RN at Bon Homie Adult Day Care. She was trained and worked as a paramedic while attending nursing school prior to 2002. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Nursing from Montgomery County Community College and returned to school part-time while working in a local Emergency Department, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 2006. Cyndi was employed full-time by Bon Homie from June, 2009- July 2019, when she left to return to school. She remains as a fill staff for Bon Homie. She desires to help the foundation provide ways for clients to maintain and improve long term health and quality of life, by recognizing and mediating the long-term risks of their disabilities and the aging process.
Nicole Roberts OTD, MOT, OTR/L *Foundation Secretary
Nicole Roberts has been a practicing occupational therapist for 9 years. Currently she is an assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator for the Occupational Therapy program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in addition to her continued work as a clinician for Fox Rehabilitation. She is a graduate of University of the Sciences receiving her BS in Health Science and MOT degrees from the University. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including outpatient pediatrics, school-based care, IU classrooms, geriatrics, and home care, but found her niche at Bon Homie with young adults with disabilities post-transition from the school system. This population was the focus of her OTD capstone that she completed at Temple University in 2017. Nicole is continuing her capstone research with the occupational therapy students that she brings to Bon Homie and hopes to increase awareness of the needs of this group through the dissemination of these projects.