is a Music Teacher for the Pennsbury School District. She is currently teaching Music Education and Chorus at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School. Mrs. VanDerBas is also the Founder and Director of the popular Children’s Musical Theatre program and is the Teacher Liaison at Pennsbury for BCPAC. Mrs. VanDerBas received her BS in Music Education at West Chester University, her MA degree and Supervisory certification from The College of New Jersey, and has continued her studies at various other universities. Nancy has a passion for Music and bringing “Live Arts” programs to children. She also enjoys building Community through the Arts. Nancy is married and has two daughters, both actively involved in the Arts. Nancy enjoys travel, and learning about the culture and history of all people.
is a 1954 graduate of New York University with a B.S. in Music Education. She has taught instrumental music in the Westbury Public School District on Long Island and the Greenburgh Public School District in Westchester New York. In 1970, due to a career move for her husband Mary moved to Yardley Pennsylvania and retired from teaching to raise a family.
During the 70’s Mary volunteered in several capacities; serving on the Park and Recreation Board of Lower Makefield Township, becoming a Girl Scout leader for the local Girl Scout Troup and teaching music in the local Nursery School. Then in 1978, when a Community Room was built on to the local Township Building, Mary started a concert series by founding the Lower Makefield Society for the Performing Arts. While developing this program as a volunteer, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Psychology Department of Trenton State College, Mobil Oil Corporation and in the Provost’s Office of Princeton University.
Now celebrating its 35th anniversary season, the Lower Makefield Society for the Performing Arts has become the Bucks County Performing Arts Center, to better represent the expansion of its programming into all of Bucks County. Mary continues to be its Executive Director.
Sr. Vice President, Marketing
a former President of BCPAC, is a 1953 graduate of UCLA (BA), and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict as a 1st Lieutenant. He is currently in his forty-fifth year in the computer software industry. He spent his business career as a computer industry executive and sales executive, and is known as a pioneer in the sale of computer software products.
He brings 55 years of Managerial experience to BCPAC. In addition, his love of music has become the source of great joy in his life..
Sally Anne Haulman
Director of Corporate Development
Sally Anne Haulman
has joined the Bucks County Performing Arts Center to become its Director of Corporate Development. Ms. Haulman, a well known business woman in the area, is the owner of Slim & Tone, a health club and physical fitness center in Yardley.
Ms. Haulman has long admired the Bucks County Performing Arts Center and its 33 year history of bringing the Performing Arts to the Yardley-Lower Makefield area and its many contributions to the Pennsbury School District. Having studied music during her growing up years, she looks forward to raising corporate funds to help insure that the Performing Arts Center grows and prospers into the future.
is an elected Lower Makefield Township Supervisor and is the liaison to the BCPAC. He is Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the College of New Jersey. Greg has an MA in Media Administration from Temple University and a BA in Speech Communication from The College of New Jersey. He is married and has a son at Wilkes University and another at Temple University. His love for all types of music drew him to the BCPAC where he has been a board member for four years.
Kevin J. McHugh, Ed.D.
Liaison, Pennsbury School District
Kevin J. McHugh, Ed.D.
is the Superintendent of Schools for the Pennsbury School District and previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and principal of Pennwood Middle School, where he was a frequent partner with BCPAC and proponent of the “Live Arts” initiative. Dr. McHugh was “National Principal of the Year 2002” after being named “Pennsylvania Principal of the Year” in 2001. He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, and Master and Bachelor degrees in Music Education from Temple University. Prior to his administrative career, Dr. McHugh was a High School Band Director for 15 years. He has joined the Bucks County Performing Arts Center Executive Board as Liaison to the Pennsbury School District.
a long-time resident of the area, has been a supporter of the arts most of her adult life. She brings a professional, creative, fun style to Bucks County Performing Arts Center and some of her best ideas come from collaborating with her acclaimed, jazz bassist husband, Matthew Parrish. Charlotte is a busy, working mom with three children, but always has time for BCPAC’s efforts and new initiatives. Charlotte has a background in science, but comes from a long line of visual and performing artists. Her great grandmother, Eulabee Dix, painted portraits (water color on ivory) of such famous people as Ethel Barrymore and Mark Twain. Charlotte looks forward to seeing BCPAC continue to grow and be an important and vital arts organization in the community.
serves as Bucks County Performing Arts Center’s Treasurer. She brings over 20 years of experience in administration, bookkeeping, financial analysis and reporting, as well as teaching. Carolyn also works as Yardley Borough Sewer Authority’s Operations Administrator, and she also has taught at Bucks County Community College and Mercer County Community College.