Eden Christian Academy is an independent Christian school incorporated as a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation under the name Eden Christian Academy. The school is governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors representing our three campuses.
The board of directors is committed to the mission of the school and is entrusted with overseeing the school's operations by:
Establishing and maintaining policies that reinforce the mission
Setting the overall direction for the school
Overseeing financial resources and budget
Hiring the Head of School and evaluating his/her performance
Chairman Scott Mizerak has been serving on the board since 2012. He has served on the executive committee of the board of directors since 2014 and has been chairman of the board since 2018. Scott graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Advertising/ Communications. He is currently the Director of Digital Channels and Payments for First National Bank of Pennsylvania. His wife Amy is a preschool aide in the Berkeley Hills pre-K program. Scott and Amy have two children who have attended Eden since kindergarten: Kyalie (class of 2021) and Chase (class of 2023). The Mizerak family attends Orchard Hill Church.
Secretary Beth Ann Feldman has been serving on the board of directors since 2017. She has served on the executive committee as secretary since 2019. Beth Ann graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She most recently worked as a Human Resources Consultant for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center prior to staying home full-time with her children. Beth Ann’s husband, Mark, is a small business owner. Mark and Beth Ann have three sons: Brian (2023) Brett (2025) and Jonathan (2029) who have attended Eden since preschool. The Feldman family attends North Way Christian Community Wexford.
Jeff Gronbeck has been serving on the board since 2004. He is a graduate of Bucknell University with a BSBA degree. He is the Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee. Jeff's wife, Kelly, is an attorney serving various global organizations in the medical products and services industries. Jeff and Kelly have three children: Lauren who graduated from Eden in 2016, Eric who graduates in 2020 and Luke who will graduate in 2024. The Gronbeck family attends Memorial Park Church.
James McFadden has been serving on the board since 2019. He graduated from Life College in 1995 with a Bachelor's in Science and Nutrition and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He and his wife, Tiffany, have a practice in Sewickley. Jim and Tiffany have two children. Morgan will graduate in 2023 and Joshua in 2026. The McFadden family attends North Way Christian Community Sewickley.
Vice Chairman Michelle Rice has been serving on the board since 2016. She graduated from Grove City College with a BA in English Education and received a Masters in Reading Education from Wright State University. She taught MS and HS English for seven years and was an adjunct professor at San Antonio College for six years. She is currently a stay-at-home mom. Her husband, David, is a pulmonologist/critical care physician at UPMC Passavant. Michelle and David have two sons at Eden: Ben who graduates in 2024 and Jason who will graduate in 2026. The Rice family attends New Community Church.
Don Balla has been serving on the board since 2013. Don is a graduate of Grove City College with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. He currently serves as the Executive Vice-President for the Pittsburgh office of the Alera Group. His wife, Debbie, is a stay-at-home mom and also volunteers on the Eden Parent Association. Don and Debbie have two daughters: Paige who graduated in 2019 and Julia who will graduate in 2022. The Balla family attends Grace Community Church.
Dr. Noel Jabbour has been serving on the board since 2018. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University. He and his wife returned to Pittsburgh with their two boys, who attend Eden's elementary and middle schools. Upon returning to work at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, he completed an M.S. in Medical Education and is involved in education and educational research at the medical school, residency, and fellowship levels. The Jabbour family attends the Church of the Ascension.
Jeff Queen served on the board from 2014 through May 2017 and rejoined the board in October 2019. He earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He currently serves as CEO of Central Data Services, a family-owned health and retirement benefits business located in Western Pennsylvania. His wife, Beth, is President of Central Data Services. Jeff and Beth have three children - Zachary (Class of 2022), Amelia (Class of 2025) and Sammy (Class of 2033). The Queen family attends North Way Christian Community in Wexford. Jeff has also been blessed to be involved in international missions efforts in Nicaragua, Uganda, Armenia, Nepal and Bhutan.