Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Elected Members
Mr. Wayne W. Grafton - Chairman
Mr. Grafton has held senior management and consulting positions in the public and private sectors, as well as for non-profit organizations for forty years. Mr. Grafton holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He is a well-known lecturer on Land Use Planning issues and is a Principle in The Grafton Association. Throughout his career he has continuously been involved with a variety of philanthropic activities. Mr. Grafton has been on the Board of the Ludwigs Corner Horse Show, having served as the President for 5 years. Currently, he is a Board member of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation and President of The Philadelphia Four-in-Hand Club. Additionally, he was involved with the Evening in Old Saratoga Drive which benefited The New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a committee member on the Laurels at Landhope Combined Driving. He has been a box holder and supporter of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair for over 30 years and his wife, Marjorie, has been a competitor in the carriage division for many years.
Mr. Richard M. O’Donnell - President
Rich O’Donnell is a Senior Vice President with Univest Bank & Trust Co. He works in Private Banking Group with Lawyers, Doctors, and High Net Worth clients. Rich has 35+ years of experience in the financial services industry. He has held leadership roles at Continental Bank, Norristown, Pa., Commerce Bank and First National Bank of Chester County. Mr. O’Donnell has an Associates’ degree in Business Administration from Pierce Junior College and a BA degree in Finance from the University of Delaware. He furthered his education with a graduate degree in banking through the American Bankers Association, Stonier Graduate School of Banking. In addition, he has a Business Management & Strategy certificate from Villanova University.
O’Donnell has a passion for helping others. He shares his financial expertise and enthusiasm by giving back to the community through various volunteer efforts. He serves as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Inc. and Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Foundation; Treasurer of the Kimberton Hunt Club; Treasurer and Honorary Director of the Carriage Association of America, Trustee of the Hoopes-Addis Foundation and Treasurer and Trustee of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation. Rich is also President-Elect of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture and serves on the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Four-in-Hand Club.
In his spare time, Rich enjoys riding and training his horses, fox hunting and competing with his antique horse-drawn carriages. Rich has been seen many times in the Dixon Oval with his horses and was the Horse Pairs Driving Champion in 2013 and 2016, and Reserve Champion in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Rich and his wife have been volunteers at Devon for a long time. In addition, Rich recently authored a book titled “The Coach Horn”, which is available through the Carriage Association of America. Rich resides with his wife in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. John M. Guinan - Secretary
Candace Guinan has been involved with Devon for over 26 years, having served on the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee for 20 years and Co-Chaired 2001-2002 and 2012-2013. Candace has volunteered in many Devon Country Fair committees and most recently has chaired the Concessions Committee, which is responsible for renting the vendor spaces on the grounds. Candace and her husband have three grown children, are Devon box holders, and live in Devon, PA.
Mrs. Judson P. Vosburg - Treasurer
Virginia Vosburg has worked in the Physics department at Bryn Mawr College and Radnor High School. She began volunteering at Devon in 1975 and has been an active member the of the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee since 1985. Virginia Co-Chaired the Devon Country Fair 1989-1990 and 1997-1998. She has served as the Devon Country Fair Treasurer for several years and is an active member of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Finance committee. Virginia and her husband live in Berwyn and they have three children and four grandchildren.
Ms. Jennifer K. Burger
Jennifer Burger has been involved in the hunter industry since 1967. Her involvements include rider, owner, competitor, horse show founder, horse show chair, part of horse show management team, and farm owner. Currently residing in Buffalo, New York with her husband. They have two children and have been married for 25 years.
Mr. Collin F. McNeil
A Philadelphia native, Collin F. McNeil is a devoted foxhunter, philanthropist, a former journalist, and business executive. He is a published author, having authored the 2008 Bright Hunting Morn celebrating the 125th anniversary of Radnor Hunt. The father of three is married to Virginia Judson McNeil who is an accomplished show jumper. The couple has a joint venture with international Grand Prix rider Callan Solem, based at their farm in Chester Springs, PA. The former Chairman of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania remains on the Society’s Board. He is also President of the Quaker City and Radnor Hounds Foundations and is a Director of the Barra Foundation, Willistown Conservation Trust, Lake Placid Horse Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair.
Mrs. Eric Corkhill
Helen Corkhill has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. and also ran a political action group in California. Helen began volunteering at Devon at a very early age and officially became a Chairman in 2002. She has worked on the Art Gallery at Devon for many years. She served as Co-Chair 2013-2014. Helen and her husband live in Paoli and have two children.
Ms. Eileen Devine
Eileen Devine is the owner of Devine Designs, a well known interior design firm based in Wayne, PA. Devine Designs has been featured in many publications and was voted 2010 Best of the Main Line for interior design. Eileen has been a Devon volunteer for close to 10 years, and she and her firm have donated their talents to upgrading the design of the VIP Sponsorship Suite and Blue Room. Eileen has been actively involved in Ladies Day at Devon and is on the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee. Eileen and her husband Jim live in Berwyn.
Ms. Norma Hamm
Norma Hamm has been involved in Devon for many years. Her roles have included chairing several committees. She was also an active participant on the Bylaws Committee. Norma has been a bookkeeper for 20 years and has served as an Assistant Treasurer for Devon Horse Show and Country Fair as well as Treasurer for Devon Country Fair. She Co-Chaired the Devon Country Fair in 1998-1999. She and her husband reside in Wayne and have two children.
Ms. Janet Crawford Hicks
Janet Crawford Hicks has been an avid exhibitor of Hackney ponies at Devon for nearly twenty years. Her husband, trainer Rodney Hicks, has a top string of Hackneys which is a mainstay at Devon. Janet’s equine artwork is collected internationally and has been featured on equestrian magazine covers and books. She has worked to support the Saddlebred and Hackney divisions at Devon for many years and serves on the Devon Saddlebred and Hackney Committee. Janet was honored with the American Hackney Horse Society Distinguished Service award for her work designing a Hackney carousel horse for the Berkshire Carousel. Promotion of the breed and the Devon Horse show are a passion for the artist. With the addition of son, Danny, to the show ring, the entire family is devoted to showing at Devon and keeping the breed featured as the logo strong.
Mrs. Mary Alice Malone
Mary Alice Dorrance Malone is President of Iron Spring Farm, Inc., a horse breeding and performance center with locations in Coatesville, PA and Ocala, FL, which she founded in 1976. Ms. Malone is an entrepreneur, a private investor and officer of several private companies. She also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and actively participates in various philanthropic organizations.
Mrs. Jerrold M. Meyers
Karen Meyers began volunteering at Devon in 1971, shortly after moving here from Chicago. A native of California, Karen has served on the DCF Executive Committee as well as the DHSCF Board of Directors. She has chaired many committees and booths and for the last 18 years served as Senior Chair of the Country Fair grounds committee. The Meyers’ children and grandchildren all volunteer at Devon. Clary Meyers, Karen’s daughter, has been a longtime chairman in the hamburger booth. Karen and her husband live in Wayne.
Ms. Misdee Wrigley Miller
Misdee Wrigley Miller is a Horses and Hope Ambassador, which works with the state’s equine industry to provide breast cancer awareness, education, and early detection through screening and treatment referral. It also provides education and screening referrals to track workers and their families, with emphasis on the uninsured and underinsured. She competed in the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, where she was a member of the United States Driving Team. She has served as Vice President of the American Saddlebred Horse Association, is a trustee of the United States Equestrian Training Foundation, serves on the Board of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, is currently the President of the World Coaching Club and serves on several USEF committees, including High Performance and Finance and Budget.
Ms. Charlene Keller Fullmer
Assistant United States Attorney Charlene Keller Fullmer is the Deputy Chief for Affirmative Litigation in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she supervises and prosecutes health care and affirmative fraud matters. She led the Philadelphia civil prosecution team that investigated and resolved allegations of off-label promotion of the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal by Johnson and Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which resulted in a $2.2 billion global settlement with the Department of Justice, the largest paid for a single drug. In 2009, she served on the team that investigated and resolved allegations of off-label promotion and kickbacks by Pfizer, Inc. The $2.3 billion civil and criminal resolution was at the time the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice. For her efforts in these matters, she was the recipient of the 2014 Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention, an Award of Commendation from the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Tony West, and the 2014 National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s Investigation of the Year. In October 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder presented her with the Attorney General Award for Exceptional Service, the Department of Justice’s highest commendation.
Ms. Fullmer returned to the Justice Department in 2007 after six years in private practice at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia, where she litigated defensive matters, including False Claims Act, health care, white collar, antitrust, and insurance coverage litigation. Prior to that time, she served as an Attorney Advisor in Washington, DC and Quantico, VA with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Professional Responsibility, the Bureau of Internal Affairs.
She is a 1993 graduate of Lehigh University, cum laude, and a 1996 graduate of Temple University School of Law, cum laude, where she served on the Law Review.
Mrs. Robert R. Schwartz
Kathy Schwartz has been volunteering at Devon for 53 years. She Co-Chaired the Devon Country Fair in 1979-1980. She has worked on many Devon Country Fair committees and has served as Assistant Devon Country Fair Treasurer for several years. In 2012, Kathy was honored as the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Volunteer of the Year for her many years of work with DCF. She is also very active in several other community charities including the Historic Waynesboro House Committee. Kathy lives in Paoli. She has five children, four of whom are very involved in Devon Country Fair. Her son Larry Schwartz and daughter Murfee Aceto serve as Devon Country Fair Chairmen.
Mr. John K. Sheldrake, Jr.
John is a well known and successful businessman on the Main Line. He has built many fine area homes, apartments and office buildings along the Main Line. John is an avid horseman and has won 104 blue ribbons and 27 championships including one at Devon. He served as National Chair of the US Pony Club “Foxhunting Committee” for 9 years and has served on the Radnor Hunt Trail Committee for many years. He remains an avid foxhunter at Radnor Hunt.
John’s other interests include water skiing and boating. He resides in West Chester, PA and Wellington, FL with his wife Susan.
Mrs. Ellin Dixon Miller
Devon has always been an important part of Ellin’s life. Her first Devon showing was lead line at an early age followed by competing as a junior and amateur hunter/jumper rider. Ellin has also competed for many years at Dressage at Devon. She and her family continue to be involved and supportive of Devon. Ellin holds a BA in American History from Cabrini College and is very involved in a number of non-profit organizations.
Ex Officio Members
Mr. Michael Criscuolo
Michael Criscuolo is Executive Director of the Bryn Mawr Hospital (BMH) Foundation, having joined BMH in 2013. As such, Michael is responsible for all fundraising endeavors of BMH – and is the primary liaison between BMH and the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Michael had previously served one year as the Executive Director of the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation in Lakeland, FL where he restructured staff, revised policies and procedures, and worked closely with members of the health system and foundation boards to implement a robust major gifts program. Prior to his time in Florida, Michael served in roles of increasing responsibility for seven years at Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, having initiated many successful fundraising best practices at Lankenau and Main Line Health. Michael began his career in Development and Public Relations at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia for five years. He is also an adjunct Professor of Communication Arts at Neumann University; a past president of the University’s Alumni Association; and a past member of the University’s Development Committee. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Neumann University and a master’s degree in Communication Arts from West Chester University.
Mrs. Gail McCarthy
Gail McCarthy received her BA from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. She held several positions in the retail industry including Vice President of Sales and Management for the LA office of Chaus Industries and Liz Claiborne. She has served as Vice President for the Saturday Club 2002-2006 and President of the Tarleton Nursery School and Beaumont Elementary School PTA. Gail has volunteered on many Devon Country Fair committees and was instrumental in creating a new look and increased revenue for the Devon Souvenir committee. She has served on the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee since 2003 and Co-Chaired 2006-2007 and 2013-2014. She most recently participated in the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Bylaws Committee. Gail and her husband Neal live in Berwyn with their two children.
Mrs. Lisa Estabrook
Lisa received her BA in Communications from the University of Delaware and proceeded to hold account management leadership positions for regional advertising agencies managing financial clients. She has been involved with numerous organizations, including the Philadelphia Art Museum, Landmarks, Inc., The Saturday Club, the Radnor Races and the Radnor Three Day Event.
Her love of horses and painting led her to volunteering and eventually chairing the Devon Country Fair’s Hospital Shop in 1998. She proceeded to chair numerous committees, including Tea Cart, Hot Dogs, Garden Café, the Coffee Shop, Concessions and House Tour. She helped initiate the PR and Marketing committee, developing the Ladies Day Hat Contest, a Garden Club competition and Children’s Day activities. Lisa still continues to plan and executes the very popular guided Back Barn tours.
Lisa has served on the Devon Country Fair Executive committee since 2001 and first co-chaired the show in 2005-2006. She is currently a co-chair for the 2017 and 2018 shows. In addition to her commitment for the growth and success of Devon, Lisa is an ordained Deacon for St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Devon and a committee co-chair for Dressage at Devon’s Souvenir Shop.
Ms. Darlene DiGorio
Darlene DiGorio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from West Chester University and a second Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She and two colleagues formed a therapeutic private practice 10 years ago to help families and their children navigate life’s challenges. Darlene also does extensive work with U. S. Military Service Members and their families both in the States and overseas.
Darlene has been involved in volunteer activities throughout her life. She has been a volunteer at the Tarleton School, Episcopal Academy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The American Red Cross and the Devon Country Fair. Initially she started as a Chair in the Hot Dog Booth and has chaired in various booths over the past 25+ years including Co-Chair of Ladies Day 2015-2017 and the Country Fair in 2004-2005. She is currently a Co-Chair for the 2018-2019 shows.