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Staff & Board


President’s Office

Andrea Custis
President & CEO
215.985.3220 (ext. 206)

Diane Staton
Manager of Administration
215.985.3220 (ext. 207)


Abby Dairo
215.985.3220 (ext. 218)

Barry Smallwood
Staff Accountant
215.985.3220 (ext. 209)


Kathy Epps
Director of Operations & Programs

215.985.3220 (ext. 236)

Career Services


Rochonne Preston 
215.985.3220 (ext. 231)

Sherry Wherry
Career Coach, Urban Tech Jobs
215.985.3220 (ext. 212)

Jamaine Jackson
Business Developer
215.985.3220 (ext. 224)

Mowie Freeman
Life Coach, The Urban Tech Jobs Program
215.985.3220 (ext. 212)

Youth Programming

Zafir Ahmad
Program Manager – Project Ready
215.985.3220 (ext. 228)

Gabrielle Bailey
Youth Programs Manager/Gear Up
215.985.3220 (ext. 211)

Community & Economic Development

Deserie N. Hill
Director of Housing
215.985.3220 (ext. 203)

Mary Harper
Manager, Housing Counseling
215.985.3220 (ext. 237)

Danyielle Gray
Housing Counselor
215.985.3320 (ext. 225)

Dianna Lynch
Housing Counselor
215.985.3220 (ext. 226)

Cynthia Pugh Ellis
Housing Coordinator
215.985.3220 (ext. 201)

Keith Ellison
Business Manager, Urban League Entrepreneurship Center
215.985.3220 (ext. 230)

Marta Coles
Urban League Entrepreneurship Center, Program Coordinator
215.985.3220 (ext. 213)

Shirley P. Thomas 
Vice President/Director, Child Care Information Services 


TriZen, Inc.
Urban Leadership Forum
215.985.3220 ext. 214





Robert Keyes
Vice President/General Manager – Greater Philadelphia Area, Enterprise Holdings

Scott Bass
Co-Vice Chair
Vice President, Cross Functional Portfolio Management and Execution, AmeriHealth Caritas

Mellanie K. Lassiter
Co-Vice Chair
External Affairs Manager, City of Baltimore, Baltimore Gas & Electric


Kim Bonner Massey


Regional Underwriter Officer & Director, CIGNA

Thomas S. Biemer
Board Legal Counsel
Partner, Dilworth Paxson, LLP

Hope Foote
Partner, Ernst & Young


Keith Bethel
Executive Vice President, ARAMARK Growth, ARAMARK

Lorina Marshall-Blake
President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Ken Blaize
Transportation Director, UPS

Atif Bostic                            
Executive Director, UpLift Solutions

Gregory Burrell
President & CEO, Terry Funeral Home, Inc.

Sue Ann Eckell
Managing Attorney, GEICO

Karl Fritton
Partner, Reed Smith, LLP

Allison Green
Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Lincoln Financial Group

David Koopersmith
Vice President/General Manager, Vertical Lift, Boeing

Michele Lawrence
Michele Speaks, LLC

Kafi Lindsay
Vice President/Community Development Market Manager, PNC

Malik Majeed
President, CEO & General Counsel, PRWT Services

Sandy Moon-Hightower

President, Urban League Guild Affinity Group

David Neff
President, Neff Associates

Kevin D. Nesbitt
Senior Vice President & Customer Segments Strategy Executive, Bank of America

Jasmin Senior

President, NExT Philadelphia Young Professional Affinity Group

Anzio Williams
Vice President of News, NBC10 & Telemundo 62

Robert Young
Partner, PwC, LLP