Executive Director | Courtney O'Neill
For the last 20 years, Courtney O’Neill has been a community leader in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Most recently, she was head of Development and Community Relations for Nantucket Cottage Hospital during their $120 million capital campaign and construction of a 106,000-square-foot replacement hospital building. Before her tenure at the hospital, O’Neill owned and operated a retail business on the island, served as President of the Nantucket Merchants Association, and was a board member of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. She brings more than a decade of experience in special events to Chestnut Hill, including work with the Nantucket Wine Festival and the Boston Pops on Nantucket. A graduate of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, O’Neill is originally from Bucks County and now makes her home in Center City, Philadelphia.
Director of Operations | Kate O'Neill
Kate O’Neill is a 25 year veteran of the Chestnut Hill Business District and serves as the institutional memory of the organization. Her leadership spans all facets of operations and logistics, which keep so many aspects of Chestnut Hill running smoothly behind the scenes. She also engages in research and planning activities, citywide collaborations with other business districts and business leaders, and devises effective evolving strategies which maintain and continue to improve the Chestnut Hill shopping district. She lives with her family just outside of Chestnut Hill.
Marketing, Events & Social Media Coordinator | Hillary O'Carroll
Hillary O’Carroll comes to her position in the District after 28 years of experience as a retail business owner and over a decade of marketing, graphic design and social media administration experience. She moved her shop Isabella Sparrow to Chestnut Hill in 2014 after becoming a resident the year before and has become devoted to working in service to the quality of life and the unique historic character of the Chestnut Hill community. She has served on the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and volunteers for environmental organizations devoted to preserving green spaces in and near Chestnut Hill.
Financial Director | Andrea M. Horos
Andrea comes to the Chestnut Hill Business District after spending the last 25 years of her career in a corporate environment. Andrea has held roles in Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Operational support, and is also experienced in project management. Andrea attended LaSalle University, where she earned her Bachelors in Science in Accounting, and later went on to attend McGill University, where she earned her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Andrea and her family are long-term residents of Chestnut Hill, where she also sits on the Home & School Board of Our Mother of Consolation Parish School.
Retail Advocate | Ann Nevel
Ann Nevel brings over thirty years of retail, sourcing, merchandizing and brand experience to Chestnut Hill’s business attraction program, recruiting unique new shops, restaurants and service professionals to the commercial corridor. She also works with existing merchants to promote their success and devises collaborative strategies in which business owners can bring their energies together for greater reach and access to customers. She is a Philadelphia native and a longtime resident of Chestnut Hill.