Meet The CHBC Board of Directors
Lauri combines her professional expertise in leadership and organizational development with a personal commitment to nurturing growth, bringing this unique blend to her role at the Children's House of Bucks County (CHBC). As both an alumna and a parent of three CHBC students, her dedication to fostering empowering environments is deeply personal. Passionate about community and development, Lauri's vision for CHBC is to sustain its legacy as a cornerstone of community excellence and compassion.
As part of the CHBC community since 2001, Rajat brings over 20 years of Senior Program Management experience in the financial services and asset management industry. Coupling strong
leadership, problem solving, and communication skills with his
desire to foster transparent collaboration with parents, teachers, and staff, Rajat eagerly joined the Board of Directors. Rajat’s son Ariv currently attends Children’s House with Mrs. Hepler.
Dhiren Patel is a physician and health care executive, working in early-phase oncology. Combining his passion for the healthcare industry and his children, Dhiren joined the CHBC Board in 2022. His twins Shaan and Serena attend Miss Von Berg and Mrs. Hepler’s classes, respectively.
Born in Vienna, Austria with German being her native
Language, Daniela has been part of the CHBC
community since 2021. Bringing team management and a focus on process management and continuous improvement, Daniela joined the board in 2024. Her son Tim attends Miss Von Berg’s class while daughter Aggie has Ms. Madison and Ms. Hankin as teachers.
Currently serving as a principal, Dr. Lauren Brazil brings over 20 years of dedicated passion to educational leadership. Mother to Lily in Mrs. Hepler’s class, Dr. Brazil’s love for the outdoors and sports reflects her vibrant and approachable personality both inside and outside the realm of education.
With daughter Kenna currently enrolled in Miss Von Berg’s class and her son to be joining CHBC next school term, Katelyn knew joining the Board would be a good fit. Working as a conductor for the New Jersey Transit, Katelyn enjoys baking, reading, and spending time in nature during her free time.
In her professional experience as Business Operations Manager,
Kristin brings organizational, team, and project leadership to the Board. Her interests include reading, travel, and animal welfare
advocacy. Her son Benjamin currently attends under Mrs. Hepler, with her younger son Theo to follow in his footsteps next year.
With three children currently enrolled in Children’s House, Jess brings her dedication for the school to the Board. Jess currently works as a Senior Director for a software solutions company. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing by taking on the NYT crossword and drinking coffee. Her children Madelyn (Mrs. Hepler), Julia (Miss Von Berg) and Reagen (Ms. Madison) enjoy living room dance parties with mom.