Neale Dougherty is a life-long resident of Bucks County. Born in Upper Makefield, he has lived in Solebury Township for more than ten years. Neale has been married to his wife, Lorraine, since 2004. They have two children, James and Elizabeth. Neale attended Buckingham Friends School and Princeton Day School. After graduating from Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School, he attended the University of Pennsylvania and received a B.A. in American Studies in 1992.
Neale works as an independent commercial insurance consultant. In 2013, he was elected to the New Hope School Board where he currently serves as School Board President. On the Board, Neale chairs the Finance Committee and is responsible for policy, personnel, and financial oversight of an annual budget of $38 million. Neale has been a coach in the New Hope Solebury soccer program since 2009. An avid lacrosse player, he helped establish the Solebury Youth Lacrosse program in 2012.