Board of Supervisors
|The second and fourth Tuesdays of the month for Public Meetings. Special Hearings occur on an as needed basis. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Meeting Room.
Supervisors are elected for differing terms. Warrington Township Supervisors are as follows:
Fred R. Gaines, Chair – expires -12/31/23
Ruth Schemm, Vice Chair – expires 12/31/19
Carol T. Baker, Member – expires – 12/31/21
Shirley Yannich, Member – expires -12/31/19
Eileen Albillar, Member – expires – 12/31/23
Township Manager: Barry Luber, CFO
Barbara Livrone, Secretary – (Township Staff)
Karen Palmer, Treasurer – (Township Staff)
Fred Gaines, Chair, Board of Supervisor
With over 45-years as a Professional Environmental Engineer in Pennsylvania and four other States, a Professional Planner in New Jersey and a Diploma in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers specializing in Water Supply and Wastewater I felt that my education and experience could be beneficial in minimizing if not preventing any issues when at the end of 2015 a Board of Supervisor vacancy occurred and the Township simultaneously faced a water supply contamination crisis. These reasons, as well as my many years of working with government clients and serving in various management positions with Inter-State Government agencies and private industry led to my volunteering to serve on the Board of Supervisors. My advanced Degree in Management, as well as my experience with Federal Laws and government contracts has proven to be extremely useful.
Historically, I have continuously served the citizens of Warrington Township, starting shortly after I moved into the community, joining the newly formed Environmental Activities Council first as Vice-Chairman under Fred Achenbach, later as Chairman; as a member of the Zoning Hearing Board the Planning Department under Chairman Anderson, and as a member of the Planning Commission under then Chairwoman Shirley Yannich, and then as its Chairman. Since February 2016 I have served as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
I look forward to working closely with the members of the Board and the professionals on the Township staff as we continue to respond the needs and concerns of the citizens by controlling the Township’s growth, by maintaining its rural character as it matures into a thriving, secure, economically stable, suburban community.
| Ruth L. Schemm, Vice-Chair, Board of Supervisors
I have lived in Warrington for 29 years and started volunteering on the Warrington Park and Recreation Committee over 20 years ago. I also chaired the Open Space and Land Preservation Advisory Board.
I graduated from UPENN with a BS in Occupational Therapy and received an EdD in Urban Education from Temple University. After working in home care in Philadelphia, I entered my “dream” job—teaching college students. Over time, I served in a variety of roles such as: educational manager (Dean, Consultant, Program Chair and Program Planner), scholar (38 publications, editor, reviewer), leader (Open Space and Land Preservation Committee, President, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association) and service (Commonwealth of PA licensure board). National and international consultancy work broadened my vision of how social and constructed environments can enhance individual and community health.
As Dean Emeritus and Professor in the Health Policy and Public Health Department at the University of the Sciences, I am exposed to new ideas on a regular basis. As a new member of the Board of Supervisors, I will continue to expand my understanding of the issues that will keep Warrington Township a great place to live and work for all residents.
Shirley Yannich, Member, Board of Supervisors
I have been a resident of Warrington Township since 2005. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University with a major in American Studies and a Certificate in Urban Planning. My Rutgers Master Degree is in the field of Executive Public Administration. After raising five children I obtained my Bachelor’s when I was 45 and my Master’s when I was 53. My 30 year career in government consisted of being a township planner in central New Jersey and working for the State of New Jersey as a Local Budget Reviewer ensuring that taxpayers did not pay for the processing and review of land development applications by updating and enacting developer’s filing and escrow accounts. I was elected to the Warrington Township Board of Supervisors in 2012, served a two year vacancy then was re-elected in 2014 for a six year term. My planning experience and education has helped me envision the future of Warrington Township.
|Carol T. Baker, Member, Board of Supervisors
I have lived in Warrington for 52 years. My education consists of a B.S in chemistry from Arcadia University. I have worked as a chemist in academia and corporate research, while continuing to be involved as a volunteer/advocate in the Bucks County community.
In the 1970’s, I joined the League of Woman Voters (LWV), which is a non-partisan, educational and issue-oriented organization. As their land use chair, our committee researched ways to help protect communities from unregulated growth.
Until a few years ago, I served on the Bucks County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) board of directors and in other capacities including their housing chair.
| Eileen Albillar, Member, Board of Supervisors
I am a licensed Social Worker and business owner, and have lived in Warrington Township since 2014. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Mount Holyoke College, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University. I grew up in neighboring Warminster Township and after attending school and working in Massachusetts and Arizona, I returned to the area with my husband Josh, a Police Officer, to raise our family, which now includes children Emily (5) and Andrew (3). In my professional life I have worked for non-profits and local government, with a primary focus on ensuring children, seniors, those living in poverty and other vulnerable populations have access to resources and opportunities in their communities. I was elected to the Warrington Township Board of Supervisors in 2017 for a 6-year term and look forward to serving the residents of Warrington Township.
|Category:||Board Of Supervisors|
|Date:||November 15, 2016|
|Category:||Board Of Supervisors|
|Date:||November 18, 2016|
|Category:||Annual Reports - Advisory Boards|
|Date:||February 7, 2018|