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Regional Advisory Board

Our Regional Advisory Board provides strategic direction and support for our work in Greater Philadelphia.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Vanessa C. Smith

Board Chair

Senior Vice President, Global Go-To-Market ServiceNow

Vanessa C. Smith

Andrew Bell

Superintendent Woodbury School District

Andrew Bell

Teach For America Chicago Northwest Indiana board member Joseph William Clark

VP & SR. Deputy General Counsel, Government Investigations Comcast Corporation

Joseph William Clark

Teach For America Chicago Northwest Indiana board member Michael A. DeCandido

Chief Operating Officer CE3 Solutions

Michael A. DeCandido

Teach For America Chicago Northwest Indiana board member Candace P. Kenyatta

Managing Partner Grovider

Candace P. Kenyatta

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Senior Managing Director, Chief Human Resources Officer FS Investments

Ania Mikson

Liza Rodriguez

Chief Administrative Officer JEVS Human Services

Liza Rodriguez

Teach For America Chicago Northwest Indiana board member Kenneth S. Solon

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Head of IT, Digital and Enterprise Services Lincoln Financial Group

Kenneth S. Solon

Greater Philadelphia’s Lifetime Board of Advisors

Our Lifetime Advisors have played critical roles for many years in the building and sustaining of our region. We are deeply grateful for that advice, support, and advocacy that they continue to provide.

Meet Our Advisors

Partner TDH/Private Equity Mgt. Co.

James M. Buck, III

Board Service: 11 Years

Global Head of Corporate Communications Vanguard

James M. Delaplane, Jr.

Zisman Family Foundation

Linda Gamble

Board Service: 11 Years

Chairman, Vera Bradley, Inc. Founder, Andesite Holdings

Robert J. Hall

Board Service: 10 Years

Managing Director, CEO Crystal View Partners Chairman, Sprouting Rock

John Coyne

Board Service: 13 Years

Honorary Chair, Endowment Campaign United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.

Board Service: 11 Years