Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation introduces new board members


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James Riesenberger

The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation recently appointed three new members to its board of directors.

James Riesenberger graduated from Pennsbury in 1982. He continued his education at Bucknell University and Temple University School of Dentistry, where graduated second in his class. He lives in Newtown with his wife and three children, and his orthodontic practice is located in Yardley. Dr. Riesenberger has always remained connected to Pennsbury and is interested in giving back to the community.

Ashley Ritter is a Pennsbury graduate and PSF award recipient. She has earned four degrees, all from the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, she earned her PhD in Nursing and her Masters degree in Health Policy. She is a geriatric nurse practitioner and the Director of Clinical Care Research at NewCourtland, a Philadelphia nonprofit providing housing and health services to older people. Additionally, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Those Nerdy Girls, a volunteer organization of female scientists providing factual and practical health information on social media. She lives in Yardley, with her husband and three children. As a first-generation college student, Dr. Ritter is eager to support other Pennsbury students in their pursuit of higher education.

Amy Patterson is a 1983 graduate of Pennsbury High School. She attended Widener University and then returned to live in the area where she grew up.  She presently lives in Lower Makefield and works as a realtor. Amy has four children who all attended Pennsbury, and two stepsons. Wanting to get more involved when her children were in school, Amy became active in the PTOs, including as PTO President at Afton Elementary School. Amy and her sister, Lisa, developed the Rick and Chris Block Memorial Scholarship in memory of their brothers, which is one of the largest privately funded scholarships awarded through Pennsbury High School. They went on to create a separate endowed namesake scholarship through PSF, as well.

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The PSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


  1. James Riesenberger
  2. Ashley Ritter
  3. Amy Patterson
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