The Media Fellowship House Board of Directors meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6 pm. Each board member serves a 3-year term. If you would like to join our board, please email us for more information.
Karla Schuette Read
A Media resident since 2005, Heather Bickley’s interest in social justice and equity began at a young age, and she has woven that interest into her personal and professional lives since childhood.
Heather started her career as a Social Studies Teacher, and in 2006 she left the classroom and started working in teacher professional development and program management. In 2011 Heather started teaching as an adjunct professor for local and virtual universities. In December 2018 she founded Basic Kindness, a nonprofit organization that creates awareness about food and housing security by providing people with opportunities to commit acts of kindness. During the winter of 2020 Heather and her family moved to the island of Nevis for six months where she spent her time on the beach and volunteering in the education system.
Heather earned a Bachelor’s of Science in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies from West Chester University. She holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration and has certifications in Secondary Education Social Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, and the Principalship.
Jerry Duffy has served as Media Fellowship House’s Executive Director for 17 years.
Jerry’s background is made up of a variety of diverse and varied experiences. Before joining Media Fellowship full-time in 2003, Jerry spent time in New York City studying theater and pursuing an acting career, where he was accepted into the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory and the Sonia Moore Studio of the Theater. He has also worked extensively in the finance sector at various investment firms like PNC Investments, Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, PNC, and the Vanguard group.
Jerry’s time at Media Fellowship House began while he was in college and volunteered to help with the bookkeeping and operations. He quickly fell in love with the organization and its work and was asked to take on the role of Executive Director when the former director left.
Jerry is a long-time Media and Delaware County resident and enjoys training for marathons and other competitions. If he isn’t running through the streets of Media, or riding his bike with some friends, then you can likely find him at home where he lives with his son, Ryan.
Jerry holds a degree in Finance from Temple University and holds multiple certifications from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).