Deborah (Debi) A Rafferty (President)
Debi has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years with a background in med/surg, oncology and maternal child health. She graduated from Hahnemann University in 1989 with an Associate degree and went back for her BSN and graduated with honors in October 2012 from American Sentinel University. Debi also attended Widener University in 1989 for a Paralegal Certificate. She has taught clinical for med/surg and maternal child health for nearby Universities, as well as becoming a Bereavement Coordinator for Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Working part time in a chiropractic office she even has time to spend with her 4 children, Twin girls 22 and two boys 19 and 17.
Debi was saddened when her grandfather, Wild Bill Guarnere, passed in March of 2014, and realized his legacy of giving back needed to continue. She threw all of her energy into helping to coordinate her Grandfather’s Memorial Service at the Kimmel Center, which celebrates Wild Bill’s military service, his family, and his compassion for others. During her work with the memorial service, she found her true passion and became one of the driving forces in creating a Memorial Fund to ensure her Grandfather’s legacy would live on. He would say she is "nuttier than a fruitcake," because Wild Bill believed he did no more than his job while serving his country with his brothers in arms.
Heather Capoferri (Secretary)
Heather is part of the Capital Commercial Real Estate team In Newtown Square. She credits her vast knowledge of the area and relationships with local builders and contractors as the number one reason why her clients will find satisfaction with her work. In addition to real estate, Heather’s passion for health and fitness has contributed to the last twenty years as a personal trainer.
She was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and has resided in Delaware County for the last 27 years with her three children aged 21, 19 and 12. Heather considers her children her greatest accomplishment and enjoys spending time at the beach and hanging out with her friends. Heather made the decision to follow her childhood friend, since six grade, on the journey to ensuring that Wild Bill’s legacy lives forever.
Kimberly C Miller (Treasurer)
Kim has been a Human Resources professional for over 15 years. Certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and currently working to complete her Bachelors degree. Kim is presently a Senior Human Resouces Manager on the HR leadership team with Business & Industry, Facility Services at Aramark Corporation in Philadelphia.
Kim grew up in Delaware County and attended Upper Darby High school, graduating in 1983 with Debi Rafferty. They have been friends for over 30 years. Kim reconnected with Debi after moving back to the area. She had been living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 14 years. She has also been very involved with the community since moving back. Being heavily involved in the volunteer organization, Haverford Youth Football and Cheer over the last five years. Additionally, for the last two years, Kim has held a seat on their Board of Directors as the Director of Concessions and Merchandise sales for the organization. Kim has one daughter 16 years old, and two cats, Whitney and Doodlebug! Kim joined the foundation with Debi because she witnessed the love and admiration Debi had for her grandfather. Debi is always giving back and Kim thought she could do a small part in preserving a true American Hero's memory and legacy.