Jessica Choppin Roney
I joined the board in September 2014. My daughter, Lexi, is a graduate of FCCC and my daughter, Caitlin, is in the Cuddle Cubs class. I am a professor of early American history at Temple University and I recently published my first book, which is about civil society and voluntary associations in colonial Philadelphia. As a scholar of Quakerism and community in the eighteenth century, I am excited as a board member to get to move out of the past and into the present, helping to make FCCC a vital, nurturing place for our children, families, and staff.
Alyssa Eagan joined the FCCC Board in September 2018. Her son, Milo, is a graduate of FCCC and her son, Zuri, is currently in the CUddle Cubs class.
Alyssa is a global human resources professional with a focus on developing strategic recruiting initiatives and partnering with leadership to establish HR strategies that meet organization objective and improve performance and engagement. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Alyssa also has a passion for foreign service and promoting peace at home and abroad. She currently works at the American Friends Service Committee as the Associate Director of Human Resources. She looks forward to bringing her human resources background to the FCCC Board of Trustees.
Marissa joined the FCCC Board in September 2018. Marissa and her husband Ben have one daughter, Nora who is a Quad and has been attending Friends since she started at 5 months old in the Care Bear room. Joining the Board seemed like a natural next step to support the FCCC community which has been so incredible and welcoming, and has made even the tough parts of parenting so much easier!
Marissa is a Senior Managing Consultant with The PFM Group, specializing in management and budget consulting for local and state governments around the country. In an earlier career, Marissa worked in higher education development and is excited to bring her finance, budgeting, and fundraising background to support FCCC.
Donya Short is an Associate Director in the Clinical Trial Contracting Unit at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. She joined the university in 2018 and focuses on drafting and negotiating complex agreements with urgent demands, multiple funders or collaborators, strict regulatory restraints, cutting-edge research, and technology development.
Donya has nearly 20 years of legal experience, and prior to the University of Pennsylvania, Donya worked in numerous law firms as a Litigation Associate in addition to operating her own law firm for nearly two years.
Prior to obtaining her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, Donya earned her Bachelor of Arts in English at Morgan State University. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New York, and District of Columbia.