College Leadership

Meet the Valley Forge Leadership Team

Our leadership team is committed to making Valley Forge one of the premier institutes for forming young men and women into the leaders of tomorrow.

 

The College

Want to go to a college that not only opens academic doors for your next steps, but also builds strength and friendships that will never fail?

Leadership at the College

  • Maureen Malone
    Maureen Malone
    Dean/CEO, Valley Forge Military College
  • Dr. Robert Smith
    Dr. Robert Smith
    Associate Dean of Academics, Valley Forge Military College
  • Jesse Phillips
    Jesse Phillips
    Associate Dean of Students, Valley Forge Military College
  • Michael Pachella
    Michael Pachella
    Title IX Coordinator/Student Services Coordinator, Valley Forge Military College

College Oversight Committee

  • Mrs. Nan Hood ’16HC
    Mrs. Nan Hood ’16HC
    Chair, Valley Forge Military College Oversight Committee
  • Mr. John English ’91
    Mr. John English ’91
    Chairman of the VFMAC Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Christine Anne Royce
    Dr. Christine Anne Royce
  • Mr. Anthony (Tony) McIntyre
    Mr. Anthony (Tony) McIntyre
  • Mr. Daniel J. Reavy ’77/’09HC
    Mr. Daniel J. Reavy ’77/’09HC
  • Mark Kelton, Chair
    Mark Kelton, Chair
    CASS Advisory Council Chair
  • Mr. Joseph A. Bartasius ’81, ‘83C, Colonel, USA (Ret.)
    Mr. Joseph A. Bartasius ’81, ‘83C, Colonel, USA (Ret.)

 

Maureen Malone
Dean/CEO, Valley Forge Military College

Ms. Maureen Malone was appointed College Dean in August 2016 after serving Valley Forge Military College for nine years in numerous leadership capacities, which included Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Assistant Dean of Academics and Assessment.  Dean Malone brings a diverse educational and business background to her appointment. She began her career as a Treasury Analyst Assistant for Health America, and then became an Associate Accountant for the CPA firm Kisel, Grenel and Associates. Eventually, she took a position as the business manager for a medical practice that specialized in podiatry medicine.

Having been successful in business, she expanded her professional career into “for-profit” education, and became a member of University of Phoenix’s advising and financial services team. Dean Malone came to Valley Forge Military College in 2007 and served as the College Registrar. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a Masters in Library and Information Science, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Dr. Robert Smith
Associate Dean of Academics, Valley Forge Military College
Jesse Phillips
Associate Dean of Students, Valley Forge Military College
Michael Pachella
Title IX Coordinator/Student Services Coordinator, Valley Forge Military College

Faculty Information

Academic Title: Coordinator of Student Services

Department: College Administration

Contact Information

Email: mpachella@vfmac.edu

Phone: 610-989-1257

Experience

Started at VFMAC: 1996

Mrs. Nan Hood ’16HC
Chair, Valley Forge Military College Oversight Committee
Mr. John English ’91
Chairman of the VFMAC Board of Trustees

John English is the Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Consulting which he founded in 2009. Mr. English manages and oversees all operations regarding government and commercial clients across several different fields. Prior to founding Heartland, Mr. English worked for the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs from 2005-2009. He was involved in the implementation of the new Chapter 33 G.I. Bill and instrumental in the development of senior management review and processes to implement an integrated operating model for all Departmental functions and programs. He assisted the three Secretaries he served, with organizational and transformational management, as well as strategic communications as it pertained to the Department’s major initiatives.

Mr. English has also served in government at the state level. His service to Oklahoma began when he joined the administration of Governor Frank Keating in 1998, where he worked alongside the governor in promoting a pro-growth economic agenda for the state. In 1991, Mr. English joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1996. He graduated from the Valley Forge Military Academy and College and currently serves as the Chairman on their Board of Trustees. He earned an undergraduate degree from The University of Oklahoma and an MBA from The George Washington University. In 2014, Mr. English continued his support and devotion to veterans through the creation of the John L. English scholarship at The George Washington University School of Business. This scholarship was created specifically for former U.S. Marines to attend the GWU school of business in either graduate or undergraduate studies.

Currently, Mr. English serves as the Chairman of the VFMAC Board of Trustees.

Dr. Christine Anne Royce

Dr. Christine Anne Royce is currently a professor in the teacher education department and co-director for the MAT in STEM Education program at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania having joined the faculty in 2002. In her current position, Royce—who served three consecutive terms as the chair of the teacher education department—teaches classes in science education, assessment, curricular planning and research design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and implemented a new online teaching certification program which prepares educators to teach in blended or online environments. Royce has been a passionate educator and dedicated leader in the science education community for more than 25 years. She brings with her experience working at the elementary, middle, and secondary school level in both public and private schools having taught science, math, and serving in administrative roles. She holds instructional and administrative certificates in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia.

External to her position at Shippensburg, Dr. Christine Anne Royce is the retiring president of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) having completed her term as 2018-2019 President. Her involvement with NSTA has been extensive having been elected to the NSTA board as director of professional development (2009-2012) and prior to that serving in the role of district IV director (2006-2009).  She is the column author for Teaching Through Trade Books which appears in Science and Children and has authored multiple books. In addition to her work and commitment to NSTA, Royce is extremely active with other state and national organizations and STEM initiatives. She was the PSTA Exchange editor, executive secretary, and twice served as the president of the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association. Royce has also served as the treasurer for the National Science Education Leadership Association, and was an NSF panel judge and chair for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.

She was invited to serve on the Academy Oversight Committee in July 2018 and joins the BOT having had experience working at Valley Forge Military Academy from 1988 through 1992.  She served as an Assistant Camp Commandant for the summer camp program.  Additionally, she worked in the Senior ROTC Department for nearly two years as an Administration and Operations Specialist.

During her distinguished career, Royce has received a number of awards and honors. Her accomplishments include receiving NSTA’s Fellow Award (2016), UPCEA Excellence in Teaching Award (2016), Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators’ Teacher Educator of the Year Award (2010), National Association of Geoscience Teachers’ Outstanding Earth Science Teacher – Eastern Region (2003), and the Woodrow Wilson National Memorial Fellowship (2000). Royce was also named a 1997 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science Teaching. Her academic preparation includes a B.S. degree in elementary education from Cabrini College, a M.A. degree in curriculum and instruction from Delaware State University, a M.S. degree in school administration and supervision from the University of Scranton, a M.B.A. from Shippensburg University, and an Ed.D. in curriculum, instruction and technology education from Temple University.

Mr. Anthony (Tony) McIntyre
Mr. Daniel J. Reavy ’77/’09HC

Daniel J. Reavy recently completed a distinguished (38) year career at Verizon Communications. As director of State Government Affairs, Dan was responsible for all community, public and government affairs, brand and reputation management and stakeholder relations throughout Eastern and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Dan began his career with Bell of Pennsylvania in 1977 in Public and Operator Services. He later worked in Outside Facilities Engineering and Accounting. In 1988, Dan joined Bell Atlantic’s Marketing organization as a communications consultant. During his tenure in Marketing, Dan twice achieved the organization’s “Gold Club” award, its highest recognition for outstanding performance in sales and customer service.

An active member of his community and known for his strong leadership and communication skills as well as his can do attitude, Dan has been recognized for his efforts in support of numerous causes. In 2014, Dan was presented with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s “Excellence in Foundation Community Service,” award. In 2012, Dan was presented with the Valley Forge Military Academy & College’s “Distinguished Alumnus award”. In 2011, Dan was awarded an Mid –Atlantic Emmy for his role as co-executive producer for the award winning anti-texting and driving video “Not Behind the Wheel” as well as presented with the Weller Health Education Center “Outstanding Friend to Kids” award. In 2010, the Lower Bucks Family YMCA honored Dan with its “Community Partner Distinguished Service” award. In 2008, Dan was presented with the TMA Bucks “Service” award. In 2006, Dan was presented with the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal’s “Spotlight” award. In 2004, Dan was presented with the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club’s “Friendship” award and received the most prestigious honor awarded by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the “2004 Outstanding Citizen Award”. In 2003, Dan was presented with the St. Luke’s Hospital “Shining Star” award. In 2001, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce honored Dan with its “Community Partner Distinguished Service” award and GVF Transportation presented Dan with its “Private Sector” award. In 2000, Dan was presented with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s “Humanitarian of the Year,” award. In 1999, the King of Prussia Chamber of Commerce presented him with its “Herbert Middleton Award for Excellence in Community Service”.

Dan is a Trustee of Valley Forge Military Academy Foundation and Abington Jefferson Health Foundation. Dan serves as a board member for the following organizations: the Hatfield Township Civil Service Commission (Chairman); Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (Chairman); Abington Hospital – Lansdale Business Advisory Council and the Pearl S. Buck International Advisory Council. Previously, he was a board member of the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (Chairman); Pennsylvania Chapter of the March of Dimes; GVF Transportation; Allentown Economic Development Corporation; Lehigh Valley Business Education Partnership; Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation; Lehigh Valley Industrial Park; Manufacturers Resource Center; Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Community College Foundation; Montgomery County Industrial Development Corporation; Montgomery County Citizen’s Advisory Council; the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation; Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce; Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; School Works! of Bucks County and the Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Dan is a graduate of the Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He has also completed several professional development programs including the Bell Atlantic Leadership Challenge Development Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Verizon Leadership Excellence Program and the Verizon Development and Leadership Initiative.

Dan resides in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Celene, and their children, Andrew and Danielle.

Mark Kelton, Chair
CASS Advisory Council Chair

Mr. Kelton is a former senior Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) executive with 34 years of experience in intelligence operations, most recently serving as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI), one of the most senior ranking positions in the Clandestine Service. Directing CIA’s counterintelligence and counterespionage programs, Mr. Kelton led the team that protected the nation’s most closely guarded secrets. Mr. Kelton has developed comprehensive expertise in the detection of insider threats, assessments of counterintelligence risk, and crisis management. Mr. Kelton’s distinguished career includes sixteen years of overseas service, to include four assignments in key CIA field leadership positions.

Mr. Joseph A. Bartasius ’81, ‘83C, Colonel, USA (Ret.)

Mr. Bartasius is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Soaring Eagle Solutions, LLC  a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. He previously served as Senior Managing Director for L-3 Communications, Inc.

Over the course of his 30-year career in the Army and Army Reserve, Mr. Bartasius served in a variety of command and staff positions in airborne, light, special operations, Joint Commands and training units serving in Southwest Asia (Iraq and Afghanistan), the Republic of Germany and the United States. Having risen to the rank of Colonel, his Senior Officer assignments began as Senior Military Advisor/Military Transition Team of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team (CMATT), Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I) in October 2004.  He assumed duties as the Chief, Civil Affairs Plans, 358th Civil Affairs Brigade in January 2006.  From July 2006 to December 2007, Mr. Bartasius was assigned as the Brigade Commander, 1st Brigade, 98th Division (Institutional Training). In January 2008, he assumed command of a detachment, J2/JT, Army Reserve Element, United States Central Command (CENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida and served as a Senior Chief, Observer, Controller and Trainer of the 75th Division (Battle Command Training Division) to February  2010.  In March of 2010, he served as the Director, Region II (NJ, NY, PR, VI), Emergency Preparedness Office (NORTHCOM) in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Honorably, his last assignment before retiring in September 2013, he was assigned at the United States Military Academy, West Point as a Military Academy Liaison Officer representing the State of New Jersey, in collaboration with the NJ representatives and their staffs of the US House of Representatives.

A graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Class of 81 and 83C, where he obtained an Associate degree in Business, and held the cadet rank of 1st Captain, Regimental Commander.  Following graduation from the academy, Mr. Bartasius was commissioned through the ROTC program as an Infantry officer.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Cabrini University, with Cum Laude honors for academic excellence and attended University of Pennsylvania for his graduate work in Organization Management.  Mr. Bartasius currently serves as the Chairman of the Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Alumni Board of Directors.  Additionally, he serves as a Trustee of the Valley Forge Military Academy Foundation.

He is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Officers Association of America and Association of the United States Army.

Mr. Bartasius was a 2016 Inductee in the United States Army, Reserve Officer’s Training Corp. (ROTC), Hall of Fame.