Trustees & Officers
Regina Lewis has a unique blend of business experience coupled with non-profit volunteer and management expertise. She has worked in positions of increased responsibility at IBM, National Liberty and Prudential Insurance Company during her business career that spanned nearly 30 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Eastern University while raising her family. Over the past 20 years she has built a career of distinction in the non-profit management and consulting fields.
Regina currently serves as Director of Special Projects for ChesPenn Health Services, a key health and dental care provider in Coatesville. She is a senior associate with MacIntryre Associates, one of the regions premiere non-profit management and fundraising consultants. Regina has served on non-profit boards throughout the region and as executive staff of non-profits, consequently she recognizes the vital role of the board and currently serves as Chair of the Newlin Foundation trustees.
Carl J. Smith
Carl Smith is a lifelong Coatesville area resident with an outstanding record of achievement as an educator, track and field coach, youth advocate and community volunteer. He holds a Principal Certification from Cabrini College, a Master in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
His dedication and accomplishments have been recognized over many years. Most recently he coached the 2014 Pennsylvania State Champion High Jumper (6’10”) and League champions in Track and Field in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. He received the Citadel Heart of Learning Award in 2008 when he was named the Educator of the Year in the Coatesville Area School District. In addition he has received the following awards—-Chester County Track and Field Coach of the Year, 2003, 2006, 2008 and Coatesville Area Senior High School Educator of the Year in 2003. He also serves as President of the Greater Philadelphia Track and Field Coaches Association since 2004.
Carl is well known for going above and beyond to mentor, guide and support community members of all ages. He served on the Board of Directors with Good Works, Inc. home repair ministry from 2003 – 2010. Since 2006, he serves as a Member of District One, Track and Field Steering Committee. He is an active member and Elder with the Coatesville Bible Fellowship Church in Coatesville, and was recently appointed as a board member with the Brandywine Health Foundation.
Carl treasures the opportunity to serve as a trustee with the Newlin Foundation and views his role in this capacity as an extension of his life’s work and mission.
State Representative Harry Lewis, Jr.
Harry (Bud) Lewis has an outstanding record supporting, guiding and coaching Coatesville area youth. After high school he earned an undergraduate degree from Winston Salem State University in North Carolina and returned to his beloved Coatesville and began a 41 year career of distinction.
While performing as a teacher, administrator and track coach and raising a family, Harry earned two Master’s Degrees, received numerous awards for his significant contributions to the well being of so many. One honor, in particular, compliments his focus on helping students with educational endeavors. The Harry Lewis Jr. Scholarship, which awards $5,000 to a deserving student for each of their 4 years in college was created by the Brandywine Health Foundation to pay tribute to his substantial impact. Though he retired in 2006, his community service has continued and in 2014 he was elected to serve the 74th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Harry Lewis Jr. was drafted to serve as a trustee of the Newlin Foundation because of his community insight and longstanding commitment to helping young people advance beyond high school. In addition, Harry, the eldest of 11 children, faced challenges along the way that are common to the challenges young people face today. His counsel, as a Newlin trustee, is very much appreciated and valued.
Nakia Mack, Program Director is a native of Philadelphia and has extensive experience in higher education. She developed curriculum and programs focused on student access and retention which made her uniquely qualified to design the Newlin Program Workshops. She has held positions of increased responsibility including Associate Director of Admissions and Programs at Year Up Professional Training Corps in partnership with Pierce College in Philadelphia; Director of Pre-Collegiate Programs and Assistant Director of Admissions at Millersville University; Admissions Specialist at Harrisburg Area Community College and Admissions Counselor at West Chester University. Nakia also served as Site Director at Opportunities Industrialization Centers.
Currently, Nakia is the Director of Enrollment Retention at Cabrini College. As a presenter and participant she has distinguished herself with other relevant organizations including: Philadelphia Futures, Philadelphia Academies, the former Mayor Nutter’s College Completion Committee in Philadelphia, College Board, A.C.T., the White Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, ACCRAO Enrollment Management Conference and Students in Transition Conference.
She has received a number of awards, including Talk Magazine’s 2012 Minority Achievers Award.
Nakia holds a Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University, a Master’s Degree from Cabrini College, and has recently been admitted as a Doctoral student in the Educational Leadership Program at NYU.
Nakia is passionate about serving students and inspiring them to not only attend college, but to persist and graduate. She often quotes: “What you can do, or dream, you can begin it, and failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
College Aid Administrator
Morgan holds a bachelors degree from Philadelphia University. Worked for the Chester County Intermediate Unit, with special ed children for four years. Transitioned into marketing at Lincoln Financial and currently works on the sales desk, selling retirement solutions.
Morgan Shave has been with the Foundation since 2012. As the College Aid Administrator, Morgan works closely with the students currently in college. Maintaining regular communication with students and families and acting as another resource is her main objective.
Morgan enjoys the relationships she has with the students and is proud of watching their journey through their four years of school. In addition to working with the college aged students, Morgan coordinates workshops twice a year where students are able to unwind and share success stories at their individual schools. Morgan is most passionate about helping those students with the motivation and drive to be successful in their personal field when the opportunity may not have been available.
Sarah began her work as a Program Associate with The Newlin Foundation in 2016 and works closely with each incoming class of scholars to assist in preparing them to enter college. As her background is in higher education, Sarah enjoys working with students to help them realize their education goals.
After graduating from Lebanon Valley College, Sarah began her work in higher education at her alma mater, and has since moved on to work at West Chester University. Sarah is also a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling where she served as the Conference Chair for the 2015 Annual Conference.
When not assisting students with advancing their education, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, and being an active member of her church.
Beth Harper Briglia
Vice President of Donor Services and Grant Marketing
Beth is the Vice President of Donor Services and Grant Making for the Chester County Community Foundation. In that capacity she works directly with individuals, families, corporation and nonprofit organizations that are interested in establishing charitable funds at the Foundation. She also manages the Foundation’s grants and scholarships program.
Beth has over two decades of experience working with nonprofit organizations providing consulting and training service through LaSalle University’s Nonprofit Center. In addition, she has over a dozen years of accounting and consulting experience in diversified financial service environments, including asset management, insurance and banking. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.
Beth’s current volunteer activities include serving as President of La Salle University’s Alumni Board; Member, Bishop Shanahan High School Advisory Board and Endowment – Planned Giving Committee and Member, United Way of Chester County Investment Council. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville. Beth also serves as a Board member and President of The Clay Studio Board of Directors, a Board member of Junior Achievement (Chicago), and Vice Chair of the Board and a member of the Finance Committee of Catholic Social Services and related Corporations. She resides in Chester County with her husband, Michael, and their three children.