Meet the Valley Forge Team

VFMAC Main Telephone: 610-989-1200
VFMAC Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-234-8362
VFMAC Main Fax: 610-688-1545

Leadership

Senior Leadership

  • Col John C. Church, Jr., USMCR (Ret.)
    Col John C. Church, Jr., USMCR (Ret.)
    VFMAC President
  • Col Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR
    Col Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR
    Commandant of Cadets
  • Vincent Vuono
    Vincent Vuono
    CFO & COO
  • Jim Dunn
    Jim Dunn
    Vice President of Enrollment
  • Greg Brinn
    Greg Brinn
    Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Maureen Malone
    Maureen Malone
    Dean of Valley Forge Military College
  • Rich Casey
    Rich Casey
    Director of Athletics
  • Sandra R. Young
    Sandra R. Young
    Valley Forge Military Academy Head of School

How to call Staff & Faculty:

Unless otherwise noted, all phone numbers begin with 610-989-XXXX. Add the 4-digit extension, listed by department, for the person you wish to reach.

How to email Staff & Faculty:

If you know a staff member’s name and would like to reach him/her via e-mail, the following format can be used to do so:
“first initial, last name” followed by “@vfmac.edu”. Therefore, if the individual’s name were John Public, it would translate into: “JPublic@vfmac.edu”

Mailing Address:

Valley Forge Military Academy & College
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

Staff Contact Information Table
President, Valley Forge Military Academy & College Colonel John C. Church 1203
Commandant of Cadets Colonel James Doyle (Interim) 1256
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer Mr. Vincent Vuono 1232
Dean, Valley Forge Military College Mrs. Maureen Malone 1453
Head of School, Valley Forge Military Academy Mrs. Sandra Young 1360
Vice President, Enrollment Management (College) Mr. Jim Dunn 1301
Vice President, Institutional Advancement Mr. Gregory Brinn 1330
Vice President, Facilities Operations COL Bryan Geiling ’94 / ’96C 1353
Adjutant COL Kenneth Seitz, VFMAC 1254
Director of Marketing Mrs. Mary Heller 1345
Director of Alumni Relations Mr. Thomas Goldblum ’69 1329
International Student Recruitment Ms. Erica Diaz 1561
Bandmaster / Director of Music WO2 Phil Evans, RM (Ret.) 1252
Bursar / Cadet Accounts Manager Mr. Stephen Berezansky 1236
Cadet Store Mr. Josh Konoza 1540
Chaplain, Director of Character Education CAPT Gerald Hale, USCG (Ret.) 1506
Controller Mr. Chuck Steinmetz 1229
Director of Athletics Mr. Rich Casey 1491
Director of Choir Mr. Harry Sokol 1252
Director of Academy Guidance Ms. Megan Sullivan 1384
Director of Health Service Ms. Debbie Hammer 1521
Director of Horsemanship Ms. Maria Metz 1502
Director of Human Resources Ms. Marianne Meade 1240
Director of Information Technology Mr. Michael G. Brock 1246
Director of Library Services Ms. Dana Kerrigan 1364
Director of Special Events Mr. Kavon Sengsourysack 1509
Director of Student Activities Ms. Elizabeth Wahlberg 1253
Director of Summer Camps Ms. Elizabeth Wahlberg 1253
Professor of Military Sciences (SROTC) LTC Nathan A. Minami 1440
Director of Financial Aid Ms. Elizabeth Sierra 1300

Valley Forge Military Academy and College

Col John C. Church, Jr., USMCR (Ret.)
VFMAC President

Colonel Church retired after 35 years of active enlisted, midshipman and active and reserve service. His last tour of duty was as the commanding officer of the 3D Civil Affairs Group in Great Lakes, Ill., which was where he began his military journey as an enlisted sailor.

As a combat engineer officer, Colonel Church deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, and later commanded Company C, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion in Lynchburg, Virginia, from where he led a deployment to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. With 4th Civil Affairs Group, Colonel Church served in Kosovo, completed two tours of duty in Iraq, served in Afghanistan, and taught Civil Affairs to soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia.

Prior to returning to Valley Forge Colonel Church served as an Assistant Professor at Immaculata University.  He had also taught at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the U. S. Naval War College, George Mason University, Temple University, Holy Family University, and Rosemont College. Colonel Church is a doctoral student in Mass Media and Communication at Temple University and earned an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U. S. Naval War College, a M.A. in Communication Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. His personal reflections of duty throughout the world have been featured in both the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2009, John’s submission, “The Best Seven Months of Our Lives: The War in Iraq and the Battle in Hollywood” won first prize for “Top Graduate Competitive Papers” in the Pennsylvania Communication Association Writing Competition. In 2010, his “This I Believe” essay was featured on WHYY and National Public Radio. His essays regarding the service of minorities, what constitutes good training, and the true meaning of Memorial Day were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Mainline Suburban.

His personal decorations include: the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three Gold Stars, the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon with Gold Star. As a midshipman John was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy’s nationally ranked lacrosse program. As a junior officer, he was a member of the USMC All-Marine Rugby team on four occasions. Colonel Church and his wife, Mary Kay, a retired Marine major, are the proud parents of John Carl Church, III (11) Travis Joseph Church (10) and twins Harper and Claire (8). He is the son of He is the son of Colonel and Mrs. John C. Church, Sr., USMC (Retired) of Clinton Township, Michigan.

Colonel Church is the 13th president in the history of Valley Forge Military Academy and College.

Education

Col Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR
Commandant of Cadets
Vincent Vuono
CFO & COO

Chief Financial Officer; Chief Operating Officer

Contact Information

Email

610-989-1232

Education

Profile

Mr. Vincent J. Vuono serves as the Valley Forge Military Academy Foundation’s Treasurer and VFMA&C’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Vuono is responsible for Finances, Information Technology, Facilities, Human Resources and serves as our Risk Manager.

Mr. Vuono has been with Valley Forge since 2006 and joined the Forge with 21 years of experience in commercial finance serving in various leadership positions in the insurance financing industry with companies owned by the Reliance Insurance Company and later Aon, the world’s largest insurance broker. Previously, Mr. Vuono was a public accountant with KPMG and has been a Certified Public Account, licensed in Pennsylvania since 1982. He is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of CPA’s.

Mr. Vuono earned his BS in Accounting from LaSalle University, and an MBA in Finance from Drexel University. He and his wife Mary have two children, Caitlyn (married to Michael Sheehan) and Vincent.

Jim Dunn
Vice President of Enrollment

Vice President of Enrollment

610-989-1301

Email

Greg Brinn
Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
Maureen Malone
Dean of Valley Forge Military College

Faculty Information

Academic Title: Dean

Department: Academic Services

Contact Information

Email: mmalone@vfmac.edu

Phone: 610-989-1453

Experience

Started at VFMAC: 2007

Rich Casey
Director of Athletics

Rich Casey

Director of Athletics

Contact Information

Email

610-989-1491

Education

Profile

Richard J. Casey has been the Director of Athletics for the Academy and College since June 2013.

Rich Casey has been an active participant in Philadelphia athletics for more than 20 years as a player, coach, and athletic director. Rich began his athletic career as a high school basketball and baseball player for North Catholic High School in the early 80’s and continued playing both basketball and baseball in college. Rich began his coaching career at the Friends Select Middle School, where he coached the girls’ basketball team while spending his summer coaching girls’ basketball for Cathy Rush’s, Future Stars Basketball Camps.

Rich went on to coach men’s basketball at Archbishop Ryan High School under the direction of Coach Dave Mulholland, and soon entered the college coaching ranks at Manor College. After much success at Manor, Rich accepted the Head Men’s Basketball coaching position at Neumann University, and continued his career with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) as Assistant to the Athletic Director, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, and Head Women’s Softball Coach. Additionally, Rich has spent the last six summers as Director for the Philadelphia 76ers summer and seasonal camps. After leaving USP, Rich was excited to continue his growth as an athletic administrator as the Athletic Director at John W. Hallahan High School for Girls where he also served as Head Women’s Softball Coach.

“Valley Forge provides its students with a character-based education that prepares every part of them for success, and I see athletics as an integrated aspect of this development,” said Rich. “The VFMA&C athletic program has produced countless talented student-athletes who go on to be successful both on and off the playing fields. I look forward to building on the success and strength of the athletic program at the middle school, high school, and college levels at Valley Forge.”

Rich graduated in 1988 from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Management. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Caroline, and their two daughters, Gwenyth and Darby.

Sandra R. Young
Valley Forge Military Academy Head of School

Sandra R. Young

 

Faculty Information

Academic Title: Academy Head of School

Contact Information

Email: syoung@vfmac.edu

Phone: 610-989-1360

Education

Experience

Started at VFMA&C: July 2014
Other Experience: Prior to joining Valley Forge, she was a member of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secondary School System for sixteen years as a classroom teacher, athletic director, assistant principal for student affairs, and most recently as the President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School.

Other Information

Personal: Mrs. Young lives in King of Prussia with her husband and has two children.

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