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Board of Directors

Clara Whaley Perkins, PhD



Robert Chapman, Jr.

Founding Member


Andrew Cole

Norman Matlock

Board Advisory Committee Members


Evan Anderson, JD, PhD          

Center for Public Health Initiatives

University of Pennsylvania


Maria Pajil Battle, MBA   

Consultant for AVI Healthcare Solutions, LLC

Strategic Consulting, Marketing and Community Relations      


Lyla Coresso-Thomas, MD

National Medical Director Southeast Region – Kindred at Home


George T. Hayes, Jr., MD

Medical Director

City of Philadelphia

Office of Human Resources


Linda Wright Moore, MA

Veteran Journalist & Writer


Hubert W. Pipkin, CPA, MBA

Vice President of Finance, Senior Financial Executive, Adjunct Instructor (ret.)


Senior Advisors

Ralph Allen Perkins

Policy & Strategic Planning 

LeVar Desper

Promotions & Events/Philadelphia 

Core Team

Alyssa C. Shantz,

Executive Director

Shesheena Bray, MSEd

Private Practice Counselor

Giana Castorani, BA

Behavior Therapist

Ciara Desper


Paula Green-Howard, MSS

Social Worker

Judith M. Haupt, PsyD


Allen J. Perkins, BA

Lexus Nexus, Customer Success Manager


Broderick President, MEd

Supervisor, Residential Services

Sue Ellen Zhang, MSEd, LPC

Private Practice Counselor, Adjunct Instructor

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