1. Ayana Bradshaw appointed executive director of Health Promotion Council.
For the past 14 years, Bradshaw served as the administrative director with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Center for Violence Prevention.
The announcement of her appointment highlighted that early in her career Bradshaw developed community health interventions for underserved populations, managed day-to-day operations of a federally funded violence prevention center, and managed a chronic disease grantee program for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Bradshaw serves as secretary of the board of directors of PMHCC (formerly The Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation), and is a board member for the West Oak Lane Charter School.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and a master’s degree from Temple University, and has served as an adjunct instructor at both.
2. Kimberly Talley becomes vice president of patient care services for three Inspira Health centers.
Inspira Health recently welcomed Kimberly Talley as vice president of patient care services for Inspira Medical Centers Vineland and Elmer, Inspira Health Center Bridgeton, and Inspira Health Center Woodbury’s inpatient behavioral health program.
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Talley most recently served as the vice president of patient care services for the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, including its Level I Trauma Center Newark campus, and Level III Trauma center Wilmington campus.
From 2004 to 2012, Talley served as director of surgical services for Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. She also served as adjunct clinical nursing faculty at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Community College of Philadelphia.
She is an advanced practice nurse practitioner and a fellow of The Healthcare Management Academy.
Talley holds a bachelor’s degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University Hospital and a master’s degree from Drexel University.
3. Chanell Williams named chief operating officer of Share Food Program.
Williams most recently served as general manager of Preferred Meals. Prior to joining Preferred Meals, she served as warehouse operations manager at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits in Pottstown, and as production supervisor at Sikorsky Aircraft in Coatesville.
She also served as senior logistics analyst at GE/Trailer Fleet Services in Wayne, for nearly eight years.
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.
4. William Penn Foundation appoints Stuart Clarke as program director of watershed protection.
The William Penn Foundation announced in late July that it has appointed Stuart A. Clarke as the organization’s new program director of watershed protection. Clarke will join the Foundation in late August.
Clarke most recently served as vice president of strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies. Before that he served for 15 years as the executive director of Town Creek Foundation, which supports environmental advocacy work in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay.
He previously served as COO at City Cares; development director at Southern Partners Fund; program officer at Turner Foundation; and the Atlanta center director of North Carolina Outward Bound School.
From 2015-2019, Clarke was appointed by the Maryland General Assembly to co-chair Maryland’s statewide Climate Change Commission. He has served on the board of trustees of Greenpeace US, the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Blue Mountain Center. He also served as the treasurer of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.
Clarke holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, and undertook doctoral studies at Yale University.
5. Jordan Casey becomes inaugural director of the Foundation for Delaware County’s new Housing Opportunities Program for Equity.
The Foundation for Delaware County recently announced that Jordan Casey will serve as the director for the new Housing Opportunities Program for Equity (HOPE), which was established to provide assistance with case management, placement, tenant rights education, financial literacy, referral services, and direct financial relief. The program will also conduct housing policy advocacy.
Casey previously served as staff attorney for the Health, Education & Legal Assistance Project: A Medical-Legal Partnership (HELP: MLP), and at Widener University School of Law.
According to a Generocity profile written in February of this year by Markita Morris-Louis, “since 2016, he has been providing free civil legal services to women who are either pregnant or parenting a child under the age of two and enrolled into either Healthy Start and/or the Nurse-Family Partnership under The Foundation for Delaware County.”
Casey is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council; Delaware County Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition; the governing board of Delaware County Continuum of Care; and is vice president of the board of directors of Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of Wooster, and his law degree from Widener University School of Law.
6. Mary Pat Lynam becomes the Library Foundation of Delaware County’s first director of development.
For the past 11 years, Lynam has served as the owner, agent and operations manager of JCL Associates. Earlier in her career she served as communications specialist at the Garnet Valley School District.
She served as president and board member of the Delaware County Library System for more than 11 years, and as president and board member of the Rachel Kohl Community Library for eight years.
Lynam holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
7. Taro Dawan named administrative assistant at Juvenile Law Center.
Prior to joining the Law Center, Dawan worked on the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Georgia Special Election, providing administrative support to various campaigns.
While in college, Dawan completed internships in the human resources departments of Universal Companies in Philadelphia and Behavior LLC in Pittsburgh, and provided administrative support to the University of Pittsburgh’s Medical Science Training Program.
Dawan has won awards in Philadelphia for playwrighting and journalism, and choreographs dances for a local musician.
They hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
8. Girl Scouts of Eastern PA announces two board appointments.
Girls Scouts of Eastern PA recently announced that Kathy Killian and Allison Green Johnson have been appointed to the organization’s board of directors.
Green Johnson is senior vice president, chief diversity officer and head of employee engagement for Lincoln Financial Group.
She is an active member of i4cp Diversity board of directors, World50 and Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s board development committee. She is also a member of the Forum of Executive Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated. She formerly served on the board of directors for the Urban League of Philadelphia and advisory council of UNCF. She served on the Academy Ball program book committee for two years and co-chair of the committee for one year.
Green Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from Howard University.
Killian is the vice president of administration for the Philadelphia Phillies. A member of the Phillies organization since 1985, Killian was honored with the Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award in 2006, which is given to a member of the Phillies organization who has demonstrated loyalty, dedication, and passion for the game. She was was promoted to vice president, human resources and customer services in December 2008, and to her current position in October 2018.
A standout basketball player, her No. 35 was retired by her alma mater, Spring Garden College, in 1988. She also coached the women’s basketball team at Holy Family University from 1987 to 1995. She was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, and was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania with the Take the Lead Award in 2015.
She serves on the board of the David Palmer Foundation and is a member of the Temple University STHM Board of Visitors. She is also a past co-chair of Take the Lead-Philadelphia and an active member of its event committee.
9. Phoenixville Community Health Foundation names four new board members.
Phoenixville Community Health Foundation announced four new board members who started their terms in July.
- Chelsea Perugini is the associate director of social media at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from West Chester University and is a graduate of PCHF’s Community Health Leadership Academy.
- Dolores (Dolly) Winston is an author, community mobilizer for Communities That Care, and the community programs superintendent for the Borough of Phoenixville. She serves on the Chester County Children & Youth Advisory Board and Southeast Region CTC/Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Coalition. Winston was the 2017 recipient of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Phoenixville Social Concerns Committee, and has received the OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) Believing and Achieving in the Better Community Award as well as its Woman in Community Award.
- Nick Bucci is a financial advisor with BLBB Advisors, LLC, and a certified financial planner. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University, and two master’s degrees, one from Penn State University and the other from Saint Joseph’s University.
- Barbara O’Connor began her nursing career 31 years ago after graduating from Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. As a community health nurse, her focus is the health and wellbeing of the underserved populations, especially the Latinx community in Phoenixville. She is also a certified diabetes care and education specialist.
10. 26 professionals graduate from DiverseForce on Boards’ sixth cohort.
In late July DiverseForce On Boards — a leadership development and board placement program, founded in 2017 as a partnership between DiverseForce and ImpactED at University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies — graduated its sixth cohort of professionals:
- Alexis Ahiagbea, Free Library of Philadelphia
- Tina Beaumont, Accenture
- Lauren Blevins, Effectv
- Chad Butler, Comcast
- Ezekiel Cannon, University of Pennsylvania
- Sanul Corrielus, Philadelphia Premier Cardiovascular Consultants
- Steven Davis, Omega Optical
- Tracy Davis, Omega Optical
- Elan Drennon, Comcast
- Dwayne Edghill, Comcast
- David Euwings, Comcast
- Lydia Hamilton-Monnie, The Philadelphia Inquirer
- Isaiah Jenkins, Comcast
- Rashaad Lambert, Forbes
- Aicha Ly, Comcast Business
- Bhavesh Mankar, BlackRock
- Justin Minniti, Comcast Cable
- Alton Moss, New Wellness
- Kyle Myers, Morningside Asset Management
- Akida Neely, Comcast Business
- Michelle Palmer, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
- Danielle Pettigrew, Drexel University College of Medicine
- Jordan Rambo, Accenture
- Alicia Roebuck, NeilsenIQ
- Ardythe Williams, Comcast
- Monica York, DiverseForce
11. Four student leaders participate in Bank of America’s summer internship with PYN.
Bank of America named four student leaders from the Greater Philadelphia region it selected — on the basis of their “involvement in standing up against inequality and injustice’ — to participate in a paid summer internship with Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN):
- Daiana Espindola of Northeast Philadelphia, a recent graduate at Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School, and rising first year at Villanova University. As the first person in her family with U.S. citizenship, she hopes to leverage her own experiences to help fight inequality and injustice in the community, with aspirations of becoming an FBI agent.
- Jing Lin, of Philadelphia, a rising senior at Northeast High School, who emigrated from China seeks to understand racial bias and share her story to help lessen racial bias against her culture.
- Jayla Turner, from the Frankford section of Philadelphia, a rising senior at Tacony Academy Charter High School. She is working toward a career in government so she can highlight the struggles of growing up in an urban community and demonstrate the need for equal access to opportunities.
- Ritwik Tati, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, a recent graduate of Haddon Heights High School and rising first year at Stanford University was invigorated by last summer’s protests and conversation and is compelled to fight for equality in his community. He founded his school district’s Student Coordinated Racial and Implicit Prejudice Training (SCRIPT) program and has trained 200 teachers on racial biases this past year, leading to discipline rates against Black and brown students dropping fivefold.
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