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Board of Supervisors, left to right: Nancy Santacecilia, Ryan Manion, Jennifer Herring, Barbara Lyons, Esq., Dan Wood

Board of Supervisors, left to right: Nancy Santacecilia, Ryan Manion, Jennifer Herring, Barbara Lyons, Esq., Dan Wood

The Board of Supervisors consists of elected officials serving six year terms. The Board performs primarily legislative functions. These include setting policy, enacting ordinances and resolutions, adopting budgets and levying taxes. The Board also appoints and supervises the Township Manager, who handles the day-to-day administration of Doylestown.


The Board of Supervisors meets every third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. All meetings are conducted in the Community Meeting Room in the Township Building located at 425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA.

Agenda information is available the Friday prior to each meeting; contact the Township at 215-348-9915 or for additional information.

Please direct all Board of Supervisors correspondence to:

Doylestown Township Supervisor
425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Next Scheduled Meeting

Meeting Date Agenda
Board of Supervisors
December 20, 20227:00 PM


Barbara N. Lyons

Current Term: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2027

Barbara Lyons, Esq. was appointed to the Board of Supervisors on June 18, 2002, to carry out the remainder of the term previously occupied by John T. Carson (deceased). Prior to her appointment, Ms. Lyons served for several years as Chairman of the Township’s Park and Recreation Board. She is currently serving as Doylestown Township’s Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, is also the past Chairman of the Township’s Oktoberfest Committee and is currently Chairman of the Township Golf Outing. Ms. Lyons earned her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and holds a Juris Doctor from Temple Law School. A former trial attorney, she now practices law as a civil mediator and neutral arbitrator. In addition to her Township activities, Ms. Lyons serves the community on various boards including Central Bucks Cares and as a counselor to women and families in transition. She and her husband, Rick Lyons, have three children.

Ryan Manion

Current Term: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2023

Ryan Manion has dedicated her life to supporting our nation’s military, veterans, and families of fallen heroes. She is inspired by the character, leadership, and sacrifice of her brother 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq while drawing fire away from his wounded comrades on April 29th, 2007. Now the president of one of the nation’s leading veteran service organizations – the Travis Manion Foundation – Ryan works to empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to inspire future generations to be change makers in their communities. Ryan is the co-author of The Knock at the Door, in which she shares her personal story of grief, and how she moved forward to be the best version of herself. She is also the host of The Resilient Life podcast, where her guests discuss their experiences with resilience and how they have turned their challenges into opportunities of growth. Additionally, Ryan serves on the Advisory Board of With Honor. Ryan lives in Doylestown with her husband Dave and children Maggie, Honor, and Travis.

Jennifer Herring

Current Term: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2023

Over fifteen years ago Jennifer Herring and her husband, Karl settled into their first home in Doylestown Township to start a family. Jennifer fell in love with the community, the character of our township and the surrounding natural beauty. Their biggest pride is their young daughter who is fortunate to attend school in our award-winning public school district. Jennifer graduated from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She practiced public accounting; performing audits, tax preparation and consulting for over 18 years. In that capacity she audited corporations, non-profits and governmental entities. With this experience, Jennifer opened her own small practice in Doylestown. In addition to starting her own firm, she used her skills to support local business and agriculture by volunteering and sitting on the board of directors for two Doylestown nonprofits whose focus is to promote local agribusiness and community health.

Dan Wood

Current Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2025

Dan is a proud Doylestown Township resident, growing up here and attending school at Kutz Elementary, Lenape Middle School and CB West High School. He attended college at Penn State University. Dan was a Boy Scout with Troop 71, out of Kutz Elementary, where he earned his Eagle award. Drawing on his love of the outdoors, he is an avid cyclist and backpacker and loves to make use of the bike and hike trails in our township and the surrounding area. Prior to becoming a Township Supervisor, Dan was a member of the Township’s Public Water and Sewer Advisory Committee and the Environmental Advisory Council. He also enjoys volunteering in the Township’s Native Plant Garden in Central Park. Dan lives with his son Connor here in Doylestown. When he’s enjoying the amenities our community has to offer, Dan works as of software engineer specializing in mobile development.

Nancy Santacecilia

Current Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2025

Nancy and her husband Michael moved to Doylestown Township in 1994 and have raised their three sons who have all attended the Central Bucks School District. Nancy brings a range of work experience. She has worked as an Admissions Advisor for the Wharton School of Business for the last 10 years. Before her children, she spent nine years in human resources working in compensation, labor negotiations and benefits for both Princeton University and the Vanguard Group in Malvern. Nancy has been deeply woven in the community by volunteering in the schools, teaching CCD, and serving as president for the CB West Parent Lacrosse team and a parent ambassador for Penn State. Her desire to serve as a Township Supervisor is a natural extension of the outreach she has in the community and the school district. She can be found cheering on her sons, nieces and nephews at West sporting events and at the dog park with her Great Dane, Lucia.