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Meet the Board

Bill Lewis, Co-President ~

Bill Lewis has been an active volunteer with the Bensalem Township School District for many years.  He is married with two children who are both graduates of Bensalem High School.  Bill is a graduate of Bucks County Community College and The Pennsylvania State University. Bill brings a wealth of marketing and sales experience to the BEF Board after working in the field for over 25 years.

CJ Mills, Co-President ~ 

CJ Mills is a lifelong resident of Bensalem who graduated from BHS in 1993 and currently lives in the district.  His two children will eventually graduate from Bensalem High School, as well. He has taught in the district since 1999, and spent ten years as the high school swim coach.  CJ currently teaches Media Communications at the high school and is the Executive Producer of Owls Television Network.

Rosemary Boccella, Secretary ~

Rosemary Boccella was a Bensalem High School English teacher from 1975 to 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English for St. Joseph University and a Masters of Arts in English Education from Trenton State. From 1982-2008, she held several positions in the Bensalem Township Education Association. Since her retirement from teaching, she has done freelance assistant editing with the Center for Clear Communication and volunteered at the National School Public Relations annual summer seminar. 

Samuel Lee, Member ~

Dr. Samuel Lee is the Superintendent of Schools in Bensalem Township.  Earning his Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate degrees from St. Joseph's University, Dr. Lee previously worked in Bristol Township School District and Gloucester County Special Services and Vocational Technical School Districts.  Dr. Lee and his wife have lived in Bensalem Township for more than 25 years and have seven children who have either graduated from or are currently enrolled in the Bensalem Township School District.

Fred Harran, Member ~

Fred Harran, has been in law enforcement for twenty-eight years with the Bensalem Township Police Department and is currently the Director of Public Safety. Fred has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree from St. Joseph's University in Criminal Justice Administration. He also graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.  He has a daughter who is currently attending college.

Kevin J. McKay, Esq., Vice-President ~ 

Kevin McKay is a former member of the Bensalem School Board and a systems engineer with the Boeing Company. He lives with his wife, Virginia, in the Cornwells section of Bensalem. Kevin graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Management from Drexel University. Kevin also has a Master's of Business Administration and a Law Degree from Temple University. He is currently the coach of the Bensalem High School FIRST Robotics team.

Val Ridge, Member ~

Val Ridge is a lifelong resident of Bensalem. She graduated from Bensalem High School in 1984 and was a three sport athlete. Val attended Philadelphia University (formally Philadelphia College of Textile and Science) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration. She served many years as a Bensalem Township Police Officer as the School Resource Officer. Val held the position of Athletic Director for six years and is currently the Bensalem School District Safety Security Coordinator.



Non Voting Members:
Marc Cohen - School Board Liaison
Stacy Kutner - emeritus