According to this new post on the PEAR blog, the new PEAR Group has been officially elected:
I am more than glad to announce the arrival, the announcement of the new PEAR Group for 2009 and 2010. With a few fresh faces in the Group, this year looks very promising with the mix of both new blood and experienced PEAR Group members.
Those selected include Chuck Burgess, Ken Guest, Christian Weiske and Brett Bieber. The PEAR Group helps to guide the PEAR project as a while and push out initiatives like the updated package manager - Pyrus.