Dr. June Elcock-Messam is a Board Certified Pediatrician who works in Wallingford, PA. Her personal mission is to improve the lives of as many children as she can. She is double boarded in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics and has worked for the last two decades in Delaware County. Dr. M or Dr. Messam (as most of her patients
Dr. June Elcock-Messam is a Board Certified Pediatrician who works in Wallingford, PA. Her personal mission is to improve the lives of as many children as she can. She is double boarded in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics and has worked for the last two decades in Delaware County. Dr. M or Dr. Messam (as most of her patients refer to her) completed her education in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Swarthmore High School, then Haverford College and finally, The Medical College of Pennsylvania. In addition to her private practice, Media Pediatrics, she teaches pediatric residents from Crozer Chester Medical Center’s pediatric residency program.
Dr. Messam is an Officer of the Delaware County Medical Society and is the Editor of its quarterly magazine, Delaware County Medicine and Health. Dr. Messam’s first exposure to the non-profit world occurred in the early 1990s when she worked for the Philadelphia Children’s Network. Since this experience, she has continued to give back to the community in a variety of ways and has worked with a team of volunteers in the community to do so. Every Child Counts, Inc., Collaborative Voices for Children is Dr. Messam’s way of continuing her work and expanding it to maximize the amount of children that receive services. As with all of her ventures, forging positive bonds with other members of the community and collaborating with other organizations is going to be the strength of this new non-profit organization. Dr. Messam is supported by loving, supportive family members and friends and currently live with her husband and their four children in Delaware County
With over 25 years of experience as a professional manager in the
pharmacy industry, Heather created and o erationalized three successful health care businesses, Stellar Pharmacy Services, Inc., Stellar Health Services LLC, and King of Prussia Pharmacy Services.
In 2000, Heather was a founder of King of Prussia Pharmacy Services, a Long-Term Care Pharmacy. Heather’s business acumen, knowledge of LTC operations and healthcare management skills were essential to the growth of the company. In 2014, Heather also co-founded and co-owns Stellar Pharmacy Services, Inc. a novel company that delivers point of care medications utilizing a high tech patented dispensing system. Heather simultaneously co-founded and co-owns Stellar Health Services LLC, a company that supports patients by providing incentive programs designed to encourage healthcare adherence. Heather has a long history of implementing successful partnerships with managed care organizations to improve health outcomes while lowering cost.
Heather and her husband, two children and two adorable Shih Tzus reside in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Heather is actively involved in her children’s school functions and sporting events. She and her family enjoy dedicating time organizing various charity events and fund raisers for needy families in local communities.
Mrs. Folgia, as she is known in her Kindergarten classroom, knew she would become a teacher when she was a kindergartner herself in Hershey, PA. She has been passionately guiding and shaping the lives of young children since 1994.
She began as a teacher's aid in the Kutztown Area and after teaching at Cynwyd Elementary in the Lower Merion School District, Mrs. Folgia was asked to join a team to assess the need for an additional elementary school in the district. Belmont Hills Elementary School was established in 1999 where Mrs. Folgia has spent most of her in kindergarten with a couple of years in first grade.
She brings her love and passion each day to her class as evidenced by the number of former students that visit for a hug. She has been an advocate for her children with all variations of need and she tirelessly collaborates with the district team to ensure her students are in the best environment to learn.
Each year at back to school night, she shares her mantra for teaching - "Every child has special gifts and my goal is to help find them, unwrap them and nurture them in a fun, safe and loving classroom!"
Elizabeth Johanna holds a Bachelor of Science and Education from Kutztown University and Masters in Arts from Villanova University. She has served on the Committee to Address Race and Education, multiple committees for curriculum and grading and continues to mentor new teachers.
Dr. Henry has worked at Swarthmore College for more than twenty-five (25) years. Currently she is the dean of first year students and director of the first generation and low-income student initiatives. Prior to this she was tasked with providing support for students victimized by sexual misconduct on campus. Dr. Henry graduated from Swarthmore College and received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. She then completed her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Henry comes to ECC with a long history of community service and advocacy. Prior to working at Swarthmore College, she worked for years doing community education about HIV and provided support to gay men, women and teenagers affected by HIV. She is an amazing advocate whose strengths and talents will further the mission of ECC. Dr. Henry lives with her three children in Philadelphia.
Dr. Messam is a Principal Scientist in the Oncology Department at Merck Pharmaceuticals. He received his undergraduate degree at Boston University and graduated with his PhD from the University of Philadelphia. Dr. Messam and his wife (Dr. June Elcock-Messam) are the original incorporators of ECC. Even prior to their marriage, they worked collaboratively on projects to improve the lives of children at risk.
Starting ECC together more than twenty years later is a natural next step to organize their work in order to reach and have a positive impact on more children. Dr. Messam brings his strength, his attention to detail, his vast knowledge and his experience starting successful organizations to ECC. He lives with his wife and their four
children in Delaware County. He can often be seen exercising with his trusty side-kick (and man’s best friend) Domino.
Alexander received his bachelors degree in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, and will be returning to receive his Masters in Statistics from Carnegie during 2019-2020. While there, he was the President of the Red Cross Club. The title came along with responsibilities such as: hosting blood drives on campus, leading campus fund raisers, and canvassing nearby lower-income neighborhoods installing fire alarms in houses without them.
In addition, for four consecutive years, Alexander took two weeks out of the year to travel to a different third world country with the missionary group “Great Faith Vision”. While there, he participated in performing eye exams on locals that later lead to glasses being made for them in America and shipped back to them. Alexander has a passion for service and plans to continue to give through "Every Child Counts".