Children Can Shape the Future

Supporting innovative education in Philadelphia and Camden

Welcome to the new Children Can Shape the Future. 

Children Can Shape the Future (CCSF) Is a small, family foundation based in Philadelphia. CCSF supports innovative educational work through our unique, multi-step application process. To learn more about us, click the our story link.


Aline M. Holmes, President

Aline Holmes is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the New Jersey Hospital Association, which represents hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies and other healthcare groups in New Jersey. She assists member facilities in developing programs to improve healthcare and processes, and is responsible for identifying clinical and operational issues that encourage and support patient safety, best practices, improved quality and effectiveness. 

Aline's career began in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She went on to serve as the Director of Nursing and Critical Care Services at both Providence Hospital in Washington D.C. and Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. From 1984 to 1990 she served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services at Jersey Shore Medical Center and in 1990 she became the Corporate Vice President of Operations and Patient Services for the Franciscan Health System of New Jersey. 

Aline holds a Master of Science in Nursing, from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, and is currently a doctoral candidate in nursing at Rutgers University College of Nursing



David Bromley, Secretary

David is the Executive Director of Big Picture Philadelphia, a not-for-profit organization providing transformative educational experiences for high school youth in Philadelphia. Big Picture Philadelphia has overseen the start-up and development of El Centro de Estudiantes, an alternative high school in Kensington for students who are over-aged, under-credited and have dropped out or been kicked out of the Philadelphia public schools. 

Over the next five years, Big Picture Philadelphia intends to expand on this work in the Kensington region by developing a second alternative school as well as a high school for students who are still in school. Prior to founding Big Picture Philadelphia, David was a co-founder of MetWest High School, the Big Picture school in Oakland, CA and more recently, served as a Big Picture coach to MetEast High School, located in Camden, New Jersey. While serving as a coach, David also developed curriculum for the national Big Picture network. Before coming to Big Picture, David co-founded the Association of National Scholastic Excellence and Reform (ANSER) in Santa Monica, CA, a not-for-profit corporation designed to foster a greater awareness of and commitment to public schools. David also worked as a social studies teacher at Jefferson High School in South Central, Los Angeles and as the Program Coordinator for Each One-Reach One, Los Angeles Unified School District’s student mentoring program. David holds a Masters Degree in education from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.


Lisa Pack, Vice President

Lisa Pack is a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Philadelphia's Project Learn School, where she is also an educational coordinator responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum for all areas of study. She is a lead teacher, with governance responsibilities for overall school functioning.

Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, Lisa took a second- and third-grade teaching position at the Oaklane Day School before landing seven years later at her current school, Project Learn. She has more than 30 years of experience in education, and has participated in a variety of professional development programs from the Penn Literacy program.



Dr. Sacchetti is the Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes 

Medical Center in Camden, NJ, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from La Salle College and his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sacchetti is both a dedicated researcher and enthusiastic educator with over 75 journal publications and textbook chapters, as well as over 200 national and international lectures, to his credit. His research focuses include Procedural Sedation and Analgesics, Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) and Congestive Heart Failure.  Dr. Sacchetti co-authored the nation's first Emergency Medical Services for Children Law, pioneered the Emergency Information Form for CSHCN for the American College of Emergency Physician and serves as a peer reviewer for over a dozen professional journals including the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Journal of American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal and the Annals of Emergency Medicine. He is past president of the New Jersey American College of Emergency Physicians and former president of the Medical Staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. In addition to his administrative responsibilities Dr. Sacchetti maintains a full time clinical practice as a general emergency physician.  



Rosemary Cataldi is principal of the John Hancock Demonstration School, where teachers from the city and surrounding regions are invited to observe best practices in action. 

Rosemary was born in Philadelphia, PA, where she attended Philadelphia High School for Girls and Temple University, where she earned bachelors and masters degrees in education, with a focus on early childhood education. She has been an educator for over 32 years.

Rosemary taught kindergarten, first- and fourth-grade classes at the Ferguson School, located just six blocks from Temple University. She served as a staff developer, teacher, coach, and change facilitator for 10 years, working throughout the district to help low-performing schools improve their test scores. She helped several schools attain model status with the Coalition of Essential Schools, a national school reform organization. She currently serves as president of the board of Mid-Atlantic Coalition of Essential Schools, the local center for the Coalition.

Rosemary served as a teaching and learning coordinator for the Olney Cluster before becoming an elementary school principal at Cook-Wissahickon school, where the staff nominated her for the Marcus Foster Principal of Excellence Award. Throughout her career she has mentored many principals in training, and still runs a Critical Friends Group of Principal Colleagues. 

Rosemary has two sons and lives in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania.



Sarah Fishman is a staff attorney with the Disabilities Law Program, at Community Legal Aid Society, Inc (CLASI) in Delaware.  Sarah is also admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  At CLASI, Sarah’s work focuses on special education law and mental health law.   Prior to law school, Sarah worked in Washington, D.C. at the National Women’s Law Center and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 

Sarah received her B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and her J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University.  While at Villanova, Sarah received a Public Interest Scholarship in recognition of her commitment to public service.  Sarah has also been awarded the Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship by the Women in the Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association in support of her continued dedication to public service.



Jonathan Holmes, Executive Director

Jonathan Holmes has been involved with Children Can Shape the Future from the very beginning, when his aunt, Kathleen MacDonnell, asked for his assistance in creating a non-profit foundation to fulfill her philanthropic goals. 

Jonathan Holmes is a graduate of Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he majored in fine arts, with a double minor in Art History and Education. Prior to working for CCSF, Jonathan served as Fine Arts Department Chair at West Nottingham Academy and as a photography teacher at The Peddie School. 



Tiffany Wright, Administrative Assistant

Tiffany Wright has been employed in telecommunication and administrative fields since 1999.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Monmouth University in 2003. Tiffany brings to CCSF a strong background in interpersonal communication skills and is proud to be working in the non-profit community.  Tiffany currently lives in South Jersey with her husband and two dogs.