New Berlin Area

Board of Directors

​​Community Development League

NBACDL 2015© Copyright

Stephanie Beard Snyder-President
Steph Snyder grew up in Arenzville, which instilled in her the value of small town living.  She has a passion to help New Berlin continue it's small town charm while offering a variety of amenities and foster it's sense of community.  She is a middle school special education teacher for Springfield Public Schools.  She received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and holds two master's degrees from University of Illinois - Springfield in Educational Administration and Educational Law.  She has lived in New Berlin for the last 8 years with her husband James.  She can be reached at or 217-370-3737.

ReJeana Meado - Vice President
ReJeana is a Residential Service Coordinator at the Youth Service Bureau in Springfield. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Illinois College. She has lived in New Berlin for almost 4 years with her husband, Jacob and 4-year old son, Mason. She is excited to be involved in a growing community and helping make a difference.  Feel free to contact her at anytime. She can be reached at or 217-473-7903.

Kris Neuman- Treasurer
Kris Neuman is one of the original steering committee members of the NBACDL.  He was born and raised in New Berlin and proud to call New Berlin his home.  He and his wife, Stephanie are proud owners of Kountry Kids Learning Center and raise their two children who are currently in the New Berlin school district.  Kris comes from a farming family that is still actively farming today.  He has an associates degree in Business Administration.  Kris feels that New Berlin is a great place for families of all ages and would love to see New Berlin prosper and grow.

Angie Marr - Secretary

Angie Marr was raised in Petersburg, went to Porta H.S. and attending Lincoln land Community College. She has lived in the New Berlin area since the late 80's when she married Jason Marr. Together, they have two children, Laci 24, and Logan 20.  Previously employed as a secretary for the New Berlin School Elementary School, Angie now works as a Loan Assistant at Warren Boynton State Bank. She is active in many charities and is looking forward to working with the CDL committees and the people of New Berlin. Feel free to contact her at anytime.

Liz Pensoneau - Reporter
Liz March Pensoneau is the retired editor of Outdoor Illinois magazine and has resided in Heritage Point at New Berlin since 1999. She is married to author and historian Taylor Pensoneau. Together they operate Downstate Publications and are available as consultants for writing and editing projects. She always has had a strong interest in community development and years ago founded a community service organization for the village of Palmyra that raised funds to purchase the town's street signs, basketball court and playground equipment.  She will serve in the volunteer role as reporter for the NBACDL.

Bill Richie
Bill a lifelong resident of New Berlin and lives with his wife Anna and their 3 children just outside of New Berlin.  He went to school at the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign and Logan University.  He currently owns and operates Richie Chiropractic with offices in Springfield & Waverly.


Amanda Surratt
Amanda, her husband Andy and their 2 children have been residents of New Berlin for the last 4 years.  She has an undergraduate degree from Illinois College and her master's degree from University of Illinois - Springfield.  She is a Professional School Counselor at Triopia High School.  She is looking forward to working and meeting other community members.