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Our Board


Ameenah McCaan Woods, Board Chair

Health Program Manager and Public Health Program Analyst at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; parent of a child with autism; community member


Gabrielle Rodriquez, Treasurer

Community Member; Fundraiser at Germantown Friends School


Evangeline Wang, Assistant Chair

Public Health Coordinator, Einstein Hospital 


Samantha Suragh, Member at Large

Community Member; Penn Medicine Healthcare Administration; Community Wellness  Educator; Teen Intern parent; Neighborhood Garden Lead


Jennifer Diaz, Secretary

Director of Major Gifts at Philadelphia Salvation Army; community member


Shirley Boulay Community Member, Member of PGP’s Fundraising Team

Carly Maurer Director of Evaluation and Innovation at ACHEIVEability

Melissa Modesti Director of Social Work, Philadelphia Elwyn Early Intervention

Mark Nicolella Community Member, Science Teacher at the School District of Philadelphia

Tarsha Scovens Community Member, Programming Partner with Let’s Go Outdoors, Environmental Educator

Melissa Bollmann-Jenkins Director of Community for Breast

Sabra Townsend Community Member, Director of Operations at Jefferson University Center for Autism and Neurodiversity, parent of an adult with special needs

Corrine Thornton Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, MH Supervisor

Gili Ronen Community member, PGP volunteer

Lisa Jackson Community Member, Board Chair of West Chester University Black Alumni, School District of Philadelphia retired special education teacher

Tamika Hines Teen Intern Parent, leader of Latinex Sports Program, employed by the Dept of Defense

Terry M. Henry, Esq. Legal Counsel to PGP, Former Director of PGP’s Board, Blank Rome Attorney for Philadelphia’s Outward Bound

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