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Board of Directors

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Richard M. Gordon IV, Chair

Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

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Joseph Batory, Co-Chair, Programming Committee

Superintendent, Upper Darby School District (Retired)

James E. Cauley, Co-Chair, Programming Committee

Music Specialist, School District of Philadelphia (Retired)

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Jake Elich Co-Chair, Development and Marketing Committee

Associate, MTS Health Partners

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Scott Fast, Co-Chair, Governance Committee

General Counsel, Day & Zimmermann Maintenance and Construction​

Ebony Lee, Co-Chair, Governance Committee

Strategy & Operations Executive

Lynne Millard, Board Secretary

Leadership Coach, Office of Leadership Development, School District of Philadelphia

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Tom Valvano, Co-Chair, Finance Committee

Partner, Grant Thornton LLP


Monica Wildes, MHS, Co-Chair, Development and Marketing Committee

Talent Solutions Partner, DiverseForce

Staci WilhelmBoard Treasurer, Co-Chair, Finance Committee

Deputy Chief Financial Officer, The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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Arthur Chiu

Specialty Chemicals Executive, Retired

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David DiStefano,

Chief Revenue Officer, AIIR Consulting


Elán Drennon

Principal, People Bridge HR, LLC

Razelle Frankl

Professor Emerita, Rowan University

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Tammi Forbes

Magisterial District Judge, Delaware County 32nd Judicial District


Manish Gorawala

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tri-Force Consulting Services

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Linda E. Grobman Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor, Temple University

School District of Philadelphia, Retired


David Heller

Teaching Artist, Dancing Classrooms Philly

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Edward Isaack

Partner, Anchondo & Associates, IT / Business Automation


Antoine Mapp

Teaching Artist, Musicopia
Director, West Powelton Steppers & Drum Squad

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Rhonda Moore

Teaching Artist, Dancing Classrooms Philly


Laju Obasaju

Executive Director, Research at Comcast.NBCUniversal

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John Schueler

Medical Device Executive, Retired

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Geronimo Vannicola

Owner/Executive Producer, WavLab Studios

Voting Member, The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter


Cheri R. Williams, Esq.

Attorney, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • Development and Marketing: Rhonda Moore

  • Finance: Staci Wilhelm

  • Programming: Cheri Williams

  • Governance: Scott Fast

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