Chairman of the Board for the Foundation for Reading Area Community College, Gary Moyer, and Executive Director of the Foundation, Anthony DeMarco, proudly welcome three new members to the Foundation Board as the organization continues its mission to support the college and its students in Berks County. Dr. Jill M. Hackman, Rebecca A. Shemanski, and Maryanne Post, Esq, were elected unanimously to serve three-year terms on the foundation board, effective September 2021.
Dr. Jill M. Hackman is the Berks County Intermediate Unit Executive Director, a position she has held since 2014. Dr. Hackman has extensive school district administrative experience having served as assistant superintendent, director of student services, and as a teacher and facilitator in the field of special education. In September 2019, Dr. Hackman was selected to join former Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera on the Coherence Lab Fellowship, a research initiative which brought together state, district, and school leaders for an 18-month fellowship, focusing on policy and best education practices. In 2020, Dr. Hackman received the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) Service to the Profession award. She is a member of the University of Pennsylvania School Study Council, Board Vice Chair on the Berks Business Education Coalition (BBEC), board member of the Berks County Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) and the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA), and serves as the Superintendent of Record for the Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC).
Rebecca A. “Becky” Shemanski served many years as the director of communications for Custom Processing Services. Becky currently serves on the board of the John Paul II Center for Special Learning. Becky was a capital campaign solicitor for the Immaculate Conception Parish and was recently named to the executive committee of the newly formed Diocese of Allentown Catholic Women’s Society of Giving. Shemanski and her husband Gregg have been leaders in the building campaigns at Berks Catholic, Alvernia University, and the John Paul II Center. The Shemanski’s son, Michael, is a graduate of Reading Area Community College.
Maryanne Post, Esq is the controller for Post Precision Castings. Maryanne serves on the board for St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and is a strong advocate for Catholic schools. Maryanne is a member of one of Berks County’s most philanthropic families. The Post family has supported the Caron Treatment Center, Berks Catholic, and many other important local initiatives. Maryanne and her husband, Drew Bell, live in Wyomissing with their three children.
The Foundation for Reading Area Community College was created to raise, invest and manage private funds for the benefit of the college. The Foundation supports RACC’s mission to build communities of learning to encourage educational growth by providing scholarship funding for all students with demonstrated financial need and for emerging initiatives that serve to further enhance the college’s programs and facilities. To learn more about the Foundation for Reading Area Community College, visit racc.edu/about-racc/foundation or call 610.607.6239.