Board of Directors

Clara Whaley Perkins, PhD



Robert Chapman, Jr.

Founding Member


Ivan Cole

Founding Member

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 


Delane Casiano, MD



LeVar Desper

Promotions & Events/Philadelphia 

Core Team


Shesheena Bray, MSEd

Private Practice Counselor

Colleen Cacace, MSEd

Private Practice Counselor

Giana Castorani, BA

Behavior Therapist

Sheree Crute, MA


Ciara Desper


Paula Green-Howard, MSS

Social Worker

Judith M. Haupt, PsyD


Allen J. Perkins, BA

Lexus Nexus, Client Manager


Broderick President, MEd

Supervisor, Residential Services


Alyssa C. Shantz

Executive Director


Sue Ellen Zhang, MSEd, LPC

Private Practice Counselor, Adjunct Instructor



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Philadelphia PA 19130




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