Meet Our Board Members

Our board members are key to the Philadelphia Foundation. They are the connectors, activators and accelerators of change that serve as the guiding force of our organization. Each of our board members brings a unique professional expertise, background and understanding of community issues, which together make the Philadelphia Foundation’s efforts ever more effective.

Connectors, Activators and Accelerators of change
Founder & Former CEO of Karma Agency

Kathleen (Kate) S. Allison founded Alta Communications in 1999, predecessor of The Karma Agency in Philadelphia for which she is now CEO. She previously was the managing director of the Philadelphia office of Golin/Harris.

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Managing Director & Chief Information Officer PFM Group

Kerry Benson, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer for the PFM Group, joined The Philadelphia Foundation’s Board of Managers in 2014.

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Managing Director, Golden Seeds, LLC Founder, Traversent Capital Partners, LLC Independent Trustee, Harris Associates Investment Trust – Oakmark Family of Funds, Member of Apollo Global Management’s Impact Advisory Committee
Vice Chair

Mindy M. Posoff, Managing Director of Golden Seeds LLC , Founder of Traversent Capital Partners LLC, and Independent Trustee, Harris Associates Investment Trust – Oakmark Family of Funds joined the Foundation’s Board of Managers in 2013.

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Special Counsel, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Andrew R. Rogoff joined the Board of Managers in January 2017. Rogoff has been a trial lawyer in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP since 1985, with a focus on the defense of pharmaceutical product liability claims and allegations of professional negligence.

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Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Christina Mesires Fournaris is the leader of Morgan Lewis’s Private Client Group. She regularly advises high-net-worth individuals, multigenerational family groups, entrepreneurs, and owners of privately held businesses.

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President & Chief Operating Officer, Einstein Healthcare Network

Dixie James, President and Chief Operating Officer at Einstein Healthcare Network Philadelphia is a proven healthcare professional offering over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry with strengths in strategy and business development, physician alignment and engagement, operations management and optimization, business intelligence and analytics, and strategic affiliations/merger & acquisitions.

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Founder, Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

Evelyn McNiff, founder and board president of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, joined the TPF board in 2017. Since she founded the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, it has awarded more than 22,500 four-year scholarships to under-served children.

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Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Fernando Chang-Muy is the Thomas O’Boyle Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He teaches at both the Law School and at the Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice on topics such as U.S. Immigration Law, International Human Rights and Refugee Law, and Nonprofit Leadership.

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CEO, Drucker & Scaccetti

A lifelong Philadelphian, Jane Scaccetti is the CEO of Drucker & Scaccetti, a tax consulting firm with offices in Philadelphia and Scranton. She has extensive experience in tax and financial services for the family-owned and entrepreneurially driven business. As part of her practice, Scaccetti consults with public and privately-owned companies and provides both corporate and individual business and financial counseling.

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Partner, Blank Rome LLP
Chair Emeritus

Larry Beaser was appointed to the Board of Managers by the Philadelphia Bar Association, where he serves as Counsel to the Board of Governors and previously served as Chancellor. He served as Chair of The Philadelphia Foundation’s Board of Managers from Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2016.

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Chairman Emeritus, UGI Corp.

Lon R. Greenberg joined the Board of Managers in January 2017. He is Chairman Emeritus of UGI Corporation, a Fortune 500 distributor and marketer of energy products and related services.

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Principal, Michael K. Pearson Consulting

Michael K. Pearson (“Mike”) is the Principal of Michael K. Pearson Consulting. He specializes in business strategy and operations consulting for for-profit and nonprofit C-suite decision-makers.  Mike is an experienced CEO that founded and led prominent Philadelphia-based Union Packaging, LLC. A widely respected leader with more than 23 years of social entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Pearson […]

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Food Trust Founder

R. Duane Perry was first elected to the Board of Managers in 2004 and served through 2012 before being reappointed in 2015. He started The Food Trust, a charitable organization dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food, in 1992.

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Shirin Karsan, who serves on the Boards of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, the Global Bioethics Initiative and the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board, joined The Philadelphia Foundation Board in 2018.

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Founder and Chairman, Cozen O' Connor

Stephen A. Cozen is founder and chairman of Cozen O’Connor, a full-service, Philadelphia-based law firm with over 675 attorneys in 26 offices throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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President and CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates

Steven Scott Bradley is the President/CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates, Inc. It is a leading provider of commercial property and casualty insurance and risk management services for government, quasi-government, nonprofit organizations and businesses for over 14 years in Philadelphia.

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Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Property Trust

William (Bill) P. Hankowsky was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Property Trust, until February 2020.

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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AMETEK

William J. Burke (“Bill”) joined AMETEK, a Berwyn-based global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion, in 1987.  He previously served in a number of financial, operational and business unit roles, including Senior Vice President, Comptroller and Treasurer, before assuming his current position in May 2016.  Mr. Burke […]

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