2018 Alumni of the Year

Learning that leads to lives of purpose

Dock Mennonite Academy is pleased to announce our awards for Outstanding Achievement, Distinguished Service, and Young Alum of the Year for 2018. These graduates embody the significance of learning that leads to lives of purpose.

The Award for Outstanding Achievement

Dr. Anna (Bourse) Doubeni '86

Anna is an Associate Professor of clinical family medicine in the Family Medicine and Community Health Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2017, she was named Family Physician of the Year by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.  Anna's selection for Physician of the Year was based on a demonstrated commitment to high quality patient care, community engagement, service as a role model to patients and colleagues, and a devotion to making the world a better place.

She dedicates much of her work to addressing the needs of medically and socially disadvantaged patients, as well as tackling access to care and global health issues. Anna also serves as the director of population health management for the department of Family Medicine and Community Health, guided by a vision to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes for the 28,000 patients served by Penn Family Care.

Dr. Chad M. Bauman '91


Chad is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at Butler University. He currently also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute.

An expert on religion and society in India, his research has focused on the interaction of Hindus and Christians in both colonial and contemporary India. The effect of his Mennonite education is evident in his enduring interest in peace and conflict, such as in his most recent book, Pentecostals, Proselytization, and anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Chad's other books include the co-edited volume, Constructing Indian Christianities (Routledge, 2014), and a monograph, Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India, 1868-1947 (Eerdmans Publishers, 2008). A co-edited Handbook of Hindu-Christian Relations is forthcoming. His publications have won multiple awards, and he has twice received Outstanding Faculty awards at Butler. 

Chad holds a B.A. from Goshen College, an M.Div. and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Jodi, and their two daughters, Annika and Nadya. 

The Award for Distinguished Service

Shana Peachey Boshart '81

Shana started in August as the Denominational Minister for Faith Formation for Mennonite Church USA. For 20 years prior to that, she was the faith formation minister for Central Plains Mennonite Conference.

Shana serves as curator for  www.AnabaptistFaithFormation.org, a one-stop source of formation resources for all ages. She co-founded the initiative Step Up, the third such program she co-founded to give youth or young adults opportunities to participate in Mennonite Church USA delegate assembly. 

Shana networks lay leaders and pastors, recommending resources and thinking theologically about faith formation. Shana and her husband, David, live in Wellman, Iowa.

Steve Hackman '69

As a student, Steve's faith and creativity were nurtured through Touring Choir and Roland Yoderʼs mentorship. After Dock, Steve graduated with a degree in biology from Eastern Mennonite University. His love for God and for people have been driving factors in his life ever since.

Steve has shown consistency in his compassionate outreach, no matter what role he has played. In his career as a pediatric respiratory therapist and salesperson, he reached out to bi-vocational ministers and got involved in a Philadelphia homeless ministry, serving on the Chosen 300 board for 22 years.

After his 22-year career in respiratory, he served as the chief development officer for nonprofits in Nigeria, Egypt and India for 10 years. During this time, Steve and his wife, Lois, invested in One Village Coffee—a founding B Corporation. One Village Coffee is part of a movement in business to benefit people and planet through its operating values, policies, and procedures. Steve has transitioned the leadership and governance of One Village Coffee to his family board, where he continues to serve.

Steve is grateful for his compassionate and fearless wife, adult children, and their spouses—all of whom have supported his creative and courageous expression of faith, hope, and love throughout his remarkable journey. Steve continues as a board member with Healthy Ninos (formerly the MAMA Project), an organization he has been proud to serve for 15 years. You may even see him handing out free coffee and making friends at a store near you.

Young Alum of the Year Awards

Ashley Moyer '03

Ashley is a 2005 and 2008 graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University, where she received her Associate and Bachelors degrees in nursing. Ashley is a highly qualified Registered Nurse at Fox Chase Cancer Center where she has worked since 2004. Ashley is currently a critical care nurse, but began her career on a surgical unit. She works with patients and their families as they face the trials and challenges of cancer treatment and care. 

Ashley has also been adjunct faculty at Temple University as a clinical instructor for their BSN program. In December, Ashley will graduate from Temple University with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). 

Ashley is a past president of the Bucks Mont ONS board, the local chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society—a professional association committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and transformative cancer care.

Ashley has researched and presented workshops on Pancreatoduodenectomies with Dr. John Hoffman, MD, and the prevention and early detection of ICU delirium with three of her other nursing colleagues. Ashley was also selected to attend the last ONS Leadership Institute, where she completed a project on Vertical Bullying in the workplace, focused on nursing. Most recently Ashley's professional focus has been on improving Advance Care Planning and end-of-life care for patients and their families. 

Her heart is truly for serving others at work, in her community and abroad. She has participated in numerous missions trips including Mennonite Mission Network Service Adventure (Israel), MAMA Project (Honduras), Tree of Life International (Haiti), Peru, Bethany Birches Camp in Vermont, and Big Sky Bible Camp in Montana. Ashley has also been camp nurse for Spruce Lake Wilderness Camp.

James Mast '05

James serves as a therapist in the Family-Based Services and Mental Health Outpatient departments at the Penn Foundation. James' clinical work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and families understand and cope with a variety of mental health issues. He specializes in supporting children who are high risk for hospitalization due to the severity of their behaviors. He spends time collaborating with community organizations on subjects related to mental health.

James completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Trauma Studies, at Eastern University. He leads workshops on topics such as Peacemaking, Non-Violent Communication, Implicit Bias, Honoring Diversity, and Social Justice. He is involved in his church and community and strives to bring about positive change. 

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