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Thomas Shortt – Chairman & CEO

Michael R. Apa, CPA – Vice Chair & Secretary

Joseph Ochotny – Treasurer

Peter Chelak

Maureen Shortt

Andrew Thomas Shortt

Michael Hanahan

Sharon Shaw

Jeffrey Hoerger, LPC

Deb Greenspan – Chief Operations Officer

Holly Barbera – Consultant


Thom Shortt

Chairman & CEO

Thom Shortt is married to Maureen E. Shortt and has a son, Andrew T. Shortt and is the father of Meghan Elizabeth Shortt (Wilent). Thom is a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp from 1966 – 1970 and in Vietnam 1967 – 1968. Thom is President of Meghan’s Foundation and Chairman of the Board for the Foundation.

Thom has had a varied business career working for large and small corporations as well as privately held companies. Occupations include working in Marketing, Project Management, Software Development Project Management and other key management roles.

Thom has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master’s Degree in Management.

Michael R. Apa, CPA

Vice Chair & Secretary

Michael Apa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Temple University, and is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Pennsylvania.

Michael has been practicing public accounting for nine years, and has a strong background in not-for-profit tax and compliance matters, as well an in-depth knowledge about the accounting and regulatory aspects of charitable organizations.

Michael works directly under the Treasurer of Meghan’s Foundation, and performs the day to day accounting and tax activities of the Foundation. He is also the Secretary and Vice-Chairman of the Board for the Foundation.

Joseph Ochotny


Joseph Ochotny is the parent of three children, and grandparent to 2 girls. He and his wife Eleanor live in the Lansdale area and have been associated with Meghan’s Foundation since its earliest days.

Joe and Eleanor have a public accounting and wealth management practice in North Wales, PA.

Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University.
Eleanor is the office manager for the practice and also assists with financial services for their clients. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

Peter Chelak

Peter Chelak has had an extensive business career working for large corporations as well as privately held companies. Occupations include Regional Management in operations, logistics, training, property management and many other active management roles. He is also certified to teach and proctor classes for food safety, cross contamination, allergies, cleaning and sanitation, and viral spread.

Born in New York City, he emigrated to Ireland at the age of 11 . While in Ireland, he met and married his wife Pauline and served 13 years in the Irish Army. Peter and Pauline immigrated back to the United States in 1990.

He is the father of 5 adult children; Alan, Peter, Daragh, Ciara, and Colin. He and his wife Pauline live in Bucks County, PA. In his spare time he enjoys cooking for his family and gardening.

Maureen Shortt

Maureen Shortt holds a BA in Education and a Master’s degree in Nutrition Counseling. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, and a 700 hour certified instructor in SvaroopaÆ yoga, meditation, and self inquiry. Maureen has also studied and practiced Ayurveda, the time-honored science of health, happiness and longevity, for over two decades.

Maureen’s philosophy is that through living a natural lifestyle, we can each experience our true health and live our purpose, serving ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world.

Maureen is Meghan’s mother.

Andrew Thomas Shortt

Andrew Thomas Shortt, is the son of Maureen and Thom Shortt and twin brother of Meghan Elizabeth Shortt (Wilent). Andrew moved to Mammoth Lakes, California in 2003 where he perused a professional snowboarding career. After seven years of following his passion he migrated south and currently resides in Southern California where he is an avid surfer and well known throughout the surfing community.

Andrew is currently an established Real Estate Agent in one of the highest income per capita cities in the country. His previous career as Director at a property management firm for eight years lead him into the world of real estate. Andrew is currently a board member on Meghan’s Foundation.

Michael Hanahan

Michael D. Hanahan is married to Kelly B. Hanahan and has a daughter, Henley M. Hanahan. They live in Chalfont, PA along with their family dog, Bruno. Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Northeastern University. Michael is a Financial Advisor with 8 years of industry experience.

Michael is a volunteer Board Member of Meghan’s Foundation. When Michael is not discussing finances with clients or volunteering for the Board, he spends his free time with his family at home or at their family lake house in MA.

Sharon Shaw

Sharon served 28 years in an Army career in personnel administration. She attended and completed many service schools including the Warrant Officer Candidate school and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after having been responsible for mobilizing and returning thousands of soldiers for separation of Desert Storm. She has a lifelong love of art and has won awards for her work. She has educated herself in many classes in varied subjects such as iconography, portrait painting and calligraphy, and also teaches art classes for her local art league. She is a member of several military veterans organizations including the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Military Officers Association. She is also active in the Order of the Eastern Star and is a past matron of the Doylestown Chapter.

Jeffrey Hoerger, LPC

Jeffrey P. Hoerger, LPC is the Director of the Bucks County Vet Center, an outpatient counseling center for combat veterans in Bristol, PA. Mr. Hoerger is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. He previously worked for the New Jersey National Guard as a family counselor, and served as Director of Rutgers University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program from 1991-2008.

Jeff is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and has responded to over 150 incidents of workplace violence and disasters during his career. He has worked with 9/11 families in New York, and served in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He also worked with families following the crash of Egypt Air flight in 1999.

As a recent addition to the board of Meghan’s Foundation, Jeff assists in military outreach for our yoga and meditation programs. Jeff helped establish the Foundation’s first veterans yoga program in Bristol, Pennsylvania in 2013.

Jeff lives in Holland PA with his wife Michelle, who is also a licensed counselor. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

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