Board

Michael E. Burch
Michael E. Burch

Board President
Youth Program Director, Franklin Institute
Editor, Parkside Journal
Community Resident

Leslie M. Walker
Leslie M. Walker

Board Vice President
Chief of Staff, Philadelphia Free Library
Community Resident

Kathleen Lee
Kathleen Lee

Board Secretary
Educator and Associate Producer of the Trudy Haynes Show

Ismail Abdus-Salaam
Ismail Abdus-Salaam

Composer and Musician

Pamela Bennett-Bryant
Pamela Bennett-Bryant

Retired Educator

Cynthia Bluford
Cynthia Bluford

Retired Educator

Jasmine D. Bullock
Jasmine D. Bullock

Manager of Youth Programs
The Franklin Institute

Meg Clifton North

Director of Individual Giving/Stewardship, The Academy of Natural Sciences
Professional Jazz Vocalist

Beverly Gross-Spencer
Beverly Gross-Spencer

Consultant, nonprofit management, marketing, strategic planning

Norman Lane
Norman Lane

Retired Educator, School District of Philadelphia

Betty P. Lindley
Betty P. Lindley

Founder and Executive Director
Community Resident

Manuel McDonnell Smith
Manuel McDonnell Smith

News Assignment Editor, NBC 10/Telemundo 62

Thomas Phillips
Thomas Phillips

Retired Educator and Financial Analyst

Joseph Sawyer
Joseph Sawyer

Retired Fire Fighter
Community Resident

Diane R. Thompson

Professional Musician, Music Instructor and Videographer


Advisory Board

Kishan Gajera
Web Developer

Rodnie Jamison

Benjamin Jancewicz
Owner, Zerflin

Andrew J. Kaplan
Partner, Rockland Capital

Catherine Krauss
Philanthropist

Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown
Councilwoman-at-Large, City of Philadelphia

Phil Sumpter
Sculptor