Board of Directors

Robert Hunn, Esq.
Board Chairperson 
Robert Hunn is an attorney at Kolsby Gordon, where he represents the interestes of those who have been injured through medical and other professional malpractice, faulty or mislabeled products, personal injury and employment-related claims. He is known as a scholar, with a deep knowledge of both the law and medicine.  Much like the entire team of attorneys at Kolsby Gordon, he is an experienced courtroom lawyer, unafraid of taking a case to trial if a sufficient settlement for the client cannot be reached. It is this combination as a scholar and tough litigator that makes Mr. Hunn such a formidable opponent and staunch advocate for his clients.

Susanne Stone, MSW
Board Vice Chairperson 
Susanne Stone is Principal in the firm Stone Sherick Consulting Group, a certified Women Owned Business providing real estate development services for non-profit and for profit organizations developing affordable housing and facilities. Her consulting services include acquisition, proposal writing and financing as well construction management, and relationship building with funders, public agencies and community stakeholders.   Her firm also specializes in developing strategic plans for developers and communities with a focus on real estate development.  Susanne holds an MSW from Temple University.
Joseph Powell, CPA
Board Treasurer
Joe Powell is a senior financial executive with significant experience leading both for-profit companies and non-profit human service agencies. His expertise includes operational planning and analysis, business development, team building and people development, risk management, and creating/managing financial control environments (treasury, reporting, audit, investments, and corporate tax).
Joe is Chief Financial Officer for Children and Adult Disability Education Services (CADES), a Swarthmore-based nonprofit offering early intervention programs, a school for children with cerebral palsy, as well as residential and day programs for adults with disabilities. Joe is a Certified Public Accountant with an MBA in Finance from Drexel University and a BS in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University.  

Mark Salzer, PhD
Board Secretary
Mark Salzer is a Professor, and was the founding Chair, of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University. He is a clinical psychologist and Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a research and training center funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

Doug Bloom

Doug is an Executive Coach, serving growth-stage CEOs, their investors and their Boards.  From 2006 through 2016, Doug was Chairman and CEO of RealWinWin, a privately-held, venture-backed company, headquartered in Philadelphia and sold to BidEnergy in 2016.  RealWinWin was the industry leader for identifying and capturing energy-efficiency rebates and incentives in support of “national brand” customers and vendors.  Doug’s operational experience includes senior leadership positions in sales, business development, investment and IT with increasingly senior roles in the sales organizations of three national, cable-based telecommunications providers.  Doug’s investment background includes private equity, futures portfolios, and positions with two leading east coast venture capital firms.  Doug has held hands-on, start-up roles in retail, consulting, software and business services and has served on multiple private Boards.  Doug has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MSE from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA degree from Colgate University.

Cassie Ehrenberg, Esq.
Cassie Ehrenberg is a partner at Cleary, Josem & Trigiani, LLP. She represents labor unions and employee benefit plans.  Prior to joining Cleary, Josem & Trigiani, she clerked for the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Cassie graduated from Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School. 

Evan Figueroa - Vargas

Evan Figueroa-Vargas is a native of Puerto Rico and has lived in Philadelphia, PA since 1987. Evan works with chronically homeless men and women as a program manager for homeless services, at Mental Health Partnerships. In this role, he leads outreach teams working throughout the city touching the lives of many for whom engaging in services has been a challenge. Evan is a Certified Recovery Specialist and a Certified Peer Specialist, sharing his own experiences with addiction and mental health recovery to help others. Evan's lived experience with substance abuse, mental health, combined with his passion for human services motivates him to volunteer in a number of other roles in the community including as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Recovery Month Planning Partner. Evan received his Associates Degree in Behavioral Health and Human Services at Community College of Philadelphia and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University May 2017. 

Renata Cobbs Fletcher

Renata is the President and CEO at Northern Children’s Services, a child welfare and behavioral health organization in Philadelphia. Prior to this position she served as the Assistant General Secretary for Integration and Impact (I&I) at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).  Under her leadership, the I&I Department was established in 2012 to support increasingly effective and impactful programs across AFSC’s eight U.S. and International Regions. 
She received a B.A. from Spelman College, and an M.S. in Social Change Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former Fellow at the Wharton Leadership Program for the Lipman Family Prize, an annual global prize that celebrates leadership and innovation among organizations creating positive social impact. Renata has authored and co-authored several publications, including Mentoring Former Prisoners: A Guide for Reentry Programs (Public/Private Ventures) and How Much Progress Can We Make with Our Mothers in Prison? (The Huffington Post).

Shirley Grass, MSOD

Shirley is an Organizational Development Consultant who combines expert consulting skills, leadership development curriculum design, and performance coaching intelligence to forge and maintain relationships that lead to enterprise-wide cohesion and alignment between teams and the broader corporate mission. Known for her keen observance of system dynamics; her experiences include group facilitation, a collaborative approach to change management and systems, and the ability to co-create environments conducive to problem solving.  She is passionate about working to create inclusive work places that include all; while contributing to society’s greater good.  Her human capital management experiences have been in non-profit management, higher education administration and the corporate sector. Shirley holds a MS in Organization Development from American University School of Public Affairs.  She resides in West Mt Airy with her husband Randall.

Rosemary Conroy Hughes

Rosemary Conroy Hughes is an IT Project Manager whose specialization in technology solutions for health and human services agencies is mission-driven and personal. Rosemary's experience in program development and evaluation for a wide range of social service agencies in Philadelphia led to her current career in "behind the scenes activism," helping nonprofit organizations to implement state of the art technology and business process improvements. Rosemary has been involved with Pathways to Housing PA as an advisor and supporter for four years. She and her husband, Paul, have five grown children and one remarkable granddaughter, Cordelia. 

Jessi Ray Koch

Jessi Ray Koch has a personal and professional dedication to building a more equitable and beautiful world through innovative community planning and engagement. She recently returned to her hometown of Philadelphia where she works as a private consultant. Jessi served as a State and Local Policy Senior Specialist for Grounded Solutions Network, and prior to that was a Senior Planner with the City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office where she focused on affordable housing policy and development in support of a more affordable Austin for all residents. Jessi attended the University of Texas in Austin where she received her MS in Community and Regional Planning and MS in Urban Design.

Priya Mammen, MD, MPH
Priya Mammen is a Director of Public Health Programs and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. After graduating from Tufts University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Child Development in 1997, she worked with John Snow, Inc and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). She was engaged in health systems development in war torn
countries, such as Cambodia, and specifically focused on the integration of reproductive health services to the community health infrastructure by facilitating interagency collaborations.
Dr. Mammen completed a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004 and her medical education at Temple University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 2008. Her research interests include Emergency Department utilization by the medically underserved and as a point of access to care. Interagency work has continued throughout her academic career, involving the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Philadelphia Medical Examiners Office, the Philadelphia County Medical Society and the
Philadelphia Overdose Prevention Task Force. She currently facilitates Emergency Department based public health initiatives within Jefferson Health, such as safe opioid prescribing guidelines, overdose prevention and education, and HIV and Hepatitis C screening as Director of Public Health Programs. She was appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia and also served on the subcommittee for Service Access, Best Practices and Treatment Providers. She was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 2015 and was elected to the Executive Committee of the Section of Public Health and Preventative Medicine in 2017. Dr. Mammen's career is marked by the consistent application of her experience and perspective as an emergency clinician to serve the well-being of her patients on the spectrum from individual to population health.

Jill Margraff

Jill Margraff has a passionate thirst for life, art and culture. She is an artist, an entrepreneur and an enthusiastic communications specialist. After graduating American University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design, Jill began honing her own artistic vision and voice as an emerging graphic designer and creative director. Today, as the founder of Margraffix, Jill continues to feed her thirst for creative thinking by providing the highest possible level of service and creativity for her clients. Jill has been a board member of several organizations in the past including The Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness.


William E. Parshall
William Parshall is currently the Director of Temple University Center City and Off-Campus Programs and Training.   The Center City campus serves a graduate, professional and adult student population.  2,875 credit students are currently enrolled in classes.  The campus is home of the Temple University Real Estate Institute, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Boyer Music Preparatory Program.
Prior to his arrival at Temple in 2001, Mr. Parshall was an Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Drexel University.
He received his B.A. in political science from Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, New York and his Masters of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
After graduation,  Mr. Parshall served as legislative assistant to United States Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE).  In 1982 he moved to Philadelphia to become Director of Community Affairs at Hunt Manufacturing Co., an office products and art supply firm.  In 1993,  Mayor Edward G. Rendell appointed Mr. Parshall to coordinate the City of Philadelphia’s homeless and special needs housing programs.
His past board memberships include the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation- Philadelphia Advisory Council and Delaware Valley Grantmakers.  
He and his family live in Montgomery County.

Jeffery Raudenbush

Jeff Raudenbush is a Vice President and Senior Business Banker in the Philadelphia Market. He serves as a Business Relationship Manager and Advisor, with focus around maximizing Cash Flow for Operations. Jeff is a leader in the market place and serves as a Mentor and Trainer for his colleagues.

Ira Richards

Ira Neil Richards is a partner at the firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.  Ira has successfully represented clients in complex litigation matters, including multidistrict antitrust cases, in a variety of industries. As Chair of the Firm's Class Action Practice Group, he has decades of experience in litigating complex, multiparty class actions for businesses and government agencies on both the plaintiffs' and defendants' sides. His class action experience spans a variety of substantive areas, including antitrust, securities, and consumer matters. He also represents institutional and private investors in matters involving corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities sales and valuations. As an appellate advocate, Mr. Richards has argued cutting edge issues in federal and state appellate courts. Ira frequently speaks on antitrust, class action, discovery, financial services, and litigation issues. As a community leader, Ira serves as an officer and board member of philanthropic and religious organizations and in local politics.

Brian Rodin

Brian currently serves as a Sr. Strategy and Research Lead at LRA by Deloitte. His expertise lies in customer experience measurement, conducting various market research methodologies and leading engagements in brand compliance inspection programs. For Deloitte, he also leads community service projects on behalf of his colleagues with the William Way LGBT community center and helps lead the LGBT business resource group, GLOBE, and its programming. When not working, you can typically see him participating in the Stonewall Sports Leagues, playing kickball, dodgeball, billiards, and bowling. 
 Brian holds an MA in Psychology from Syracuse University.

Stanley Sturgis

Stanley Sturgis a graduate of the Journey of Hope programs. Stanley’s first job in the Behavioral Health field was at Susquehanna Park/Horizon House programs as a Certified Peer Specialist. He is currently employed at Mental Health Partnerships and is a Program supervisor for the PeerNet Homeless Specialty program. Stanley is a student at Community College of Philadelphia in the Health and Human Services Associates Degree Program. He has been accepted into the dual admissions Social Worker Program at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. Stanley celebrates his experience with long term recovery and is also certified as a Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor recognized by the PA office of Mental Health of Substance Abuse Services. 
Stanley has been married to Kimberly for 3 years now and has six children from a previous marriage. Stanley has overcome 20 years of homelessness and D&A challenges. 

Sharon Suleta

Sharon Suleta is an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional who has practiced land use law and election law in Philadelphia for more than twenty years.   She is currently employed as counsel to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Board of License and Inspection Review.  Sharon additionally serves on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention.  On Saturdays, she can be found distributing meals and socks to the homeless in the area surrounding Love Park. 

Michelle Tepper

Michelle Tepper is the Director, Strategic Relationships at Exude and Founder, Exude Women’s Group. She joined the Exude team with a strong focus on market development and corporate strategy. Exude is committed to helping their clients achieve greater organizational health through one approach “Culture” in five major areas: Employee Benefits, Human Resources, Total Well-Being, Retirement Planning, and Property and Casualty Insurance & Risk Management. In addition, she runs Exude’s TrustScripts Discount Prescription card program, yielding $3.5 million in savings to date.   After years of helping female leaders on an individual basis, especially those in the non-profit marketplace, established an educational Women Series for our clients and other female communities’ leaders.  These programs help individuals develop their leadership and professional skills, as well as their ability to develop these skills in their employees, clients, and communities.  

Eric van der Vlugt

Eric is a principal and co-founder of Articus Ltd., an integrated marketing communications firm in Philadelphia. He leads the firm’s engagements and is responsible for planning and creative direction of brand development, advertising and media campaigns. He also co-founded Articus Media Labs, focused on digital media and technologies, and Ardent Group, a joint venture in OTC pharmaceutical product development. Eric has taught communications at Maryland Institute College of Art, West Chester University, and University of the Arts, and has served on the board of various non-profits, including Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness and Morris Arboretum.

Paul Levy, Ph.D.

Board Advisory Member

Paul Levy has headed Philadelphia’s Center City District since its founding in 1991, providing security, hospitality, cleaning, marketing, promotion and planning services for the central business district. He also heads the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, a downtown business advocacy and planning organization.  Levy teaches city planning and downtown development and management at the University of Pennsylvania, and advises U.S. and international cities on the formation of city center management organizations.


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