Board of Directors
Jeannine Fallon Anckaitis has over 25 years experience in public relations and marketing. Following a long, busy career in the automotive industry, she now dedicates much of her time to worthwhile causes such as CUYS. She also serves on the board of the Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library, is the Community Service Coordinator for Swarthmore Rutledge Elementary School, tutors at Chester Charter School of the Arts and volunteers regularly at Cradles to Crayons and a free food and clothing pantry in Chester.
Chris Branscome has spent over two decades working across the youth, college and professional levels of soccer in the United States and has strong ties to Eastern Pennsylvania as a player, coach, and executive. Chris joined Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer after spending seven years as the Director of Marketing for US Youth Soccer. As chief executive officer, Chris oversees all aspects of youth soccer operation and development in Eastern Pennsylvania.
John Brennan is the Founder and CEO of New View Gifts & Accessories Ltd., a home décor company located in Media PA that has manufacturing across the globe and product distribution internationally. A native of Wallingford PA, John graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Business. John currently resides in Media PA with his wife and two children. In addition, John has served as the VP of NPAA Soccer for the past 10 years, Executive Director of 1776 United for the past 3 years and the working committee at Notre Dame Academy in Villanova to install the new athletic complex. As part of his role with NPAA, John served as delegate with DELCO soccer league where he was on the advisory council to promote small sided soccer at U11 as well as many other initiates to improve the youth game.
James (JP) Faunes is an attorney at Feldman Shepard. JP worked for three years as the Deputy City Solicitor for the iiCity of Philadelphia Law Department. James also completed clinical internships with Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as an internship with the office of the Montgomery County (PA) Public Defender. James earned his law degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. James currently serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, as well as Vice President of the Legal Education Fund endowed and administered by the Association. He also volunteers his time at a number of nonprofit organizations in the area including Philadelphia VIP, the Homeless Advocacy Project, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Men's Soccer Program, JP is dedicated to using soccer for community development.
Harry Ischiropoulos is the Gisela and Dennis Alter Research Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and a Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His laboratory investigates and develops therapies for pediatric diseases caused by deficiencies in enzymes that metabolize fat.
Harry is also an Assistant Coach for the Swarthmore College Men's Soccer team. Harry joined the coaching staff in 2008 and he is primarily involved with technical player development and tactical planning. He frequently participates in training clinics for high school and youth soccer players. He lives in Nether Providence with his wife, Patti and sons, Dean and Alex.
Steven Logue, CPA ARM is a consultant at USI Insurance Services, he provides risk management and commercial insurance services to middle market companies. Prior to joining USI, Steve was CFO of a large service company for more than 20 years and was instrumental in the sale of the company and then serving as Regional Vice President for the buyer responsible for a $75 million revenue organization with 2,400 employees. Steve began his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand after graduating from Drexel University.
Arik Misler is the CTO at Perpay. An avid soccer fan and coffee aficionado, Misler leads Perpay’s engineering team alongside his pup, Kingsli. As the newest member of the CUYS board, Arik hopes to help CUYS navigate technology and an improved online presence - stay tuned!
Evan Nesterak is the Project Director for the Mindset Assessment Project (MAP), a research group that works with athletic organizations schools, and businesses to understand how mindsets matter for human development and performance. The MAP team is currently working with US Soccer to understand the mindsets and motivation of youth players in the Development Academy. Evan is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Behavioral Scientist, a nonprofit online news magazine devoted to bringing the best behavioral science research and thought to the public sphere. Previously, Evan researched grit and character development with Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania. Evan has coached soccer for over six years and is currently a coach-trainer for the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program in Chester, Pennsylvania. Evan grew up playing soccer for Real Colorado before attending Swarthmore College, where he earned his BA in psychology in 2009 and was a member of the men’s soccer team.
Grant Phelan is a business lawyer and partner in Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, a full service Mid-Atlantic law firm. Within the firm, Grant serves as Chair of the Associates Committee and is also responsible for assigning and staffing all litigation matters as the firm’s Assigning Partner. Grant is an active community member who volunteers regularly. Grant was Chairman of the Board of Directors for Art-Reach, a 501 (c)(3) located in Philadelphia that creates, advocates for and expands accessible opportunities in the arts for physically, mentally and economically impaired and challenged individuals. Grant has been recognized by Leadership Philadelphia as a 101 Top Connector, was a two term President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the College of William and Mary’s Alumni Association and was nominated to the MS Leadership Class for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s, Delaware Valley Chapter. Grant is currently a member of the Alumni Executive Council for the Haverford School located in suburban Philadelphia. When not working with Soccer for Success, Grant likely will be found with his wife on the sidelines of a youth soccer game with one or both of his two children.
Paul Stinson was named the sixth head coach in recorded history of the Bryn Mawr soccer program in the summer of 2016. Formerly an Assistant Coach at Haverford College with the men’s program, he helped guide the squad to an Elite 8 appearance in 2015, with a perfect Centennial Conference mark of 9-0 (regular season) and 2-0 (Centennial Tournament). He was also part of a second round appearance in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and a Centennial Conference tournament title. The 2012 NCAA appearance was the first in 30 years for the Fords, and the tournament title was the team’s first since the conference’s inception. Stinson graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a BA in Sociology and a three year career on the field. He holds a “C” license through the USSF and is completing a Masters Degree in Leadership at Duquesne University