Philadelphia Associate Board
The City Year Philadelphia Associate Board is a group of young professionals who advance the City Year mission – closing the education gap in Philadelphia – by building social and professional network engagement and creating a pipeline of lifelong donors and champions for City Year.
Elizabeth is a manager on Aramark's Growth Enablement team. She got involved with City Year shortly after graduating Lehigh University in 2015 and has served on the Associate Board since 2016. In addition to City Year, Elizabeth also volunteers with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) walking dogs.
Staci Carney is a Manager at Vynamic, a Philadelphia-based healthcare management consulting firm. She is a City Year Philadelphia alumna (09-10 & 10-11) and previously served on CYP's alumni board for 4 years. Staci recently moved back to Philadelphia after living in New York for two years to pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree. In her free time, Staci enjoys running the Schuylkill River Trail, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Alvin Bastian oversees operations for Newmarket Capital. Alvin has a strong passion for education with a focus in equitable learning. Originally from Maryland, Alvin came to Philadelphia for college where he attended Philadelphia University receiving a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting. Alvin is enjoys all things sports especially golf, soccer, basketball, and football.
Lauren is an experienced financial advisor providing comprehensive and personalized solutions for clients in a range of financial services. As part of the Corporate Recovery Solutions and Litigation Support team at CBIZ, Lauren helps companies experiencing a financial crisis evaluate their options and get back on stable ground.
Lauren has a lifelong passion for learning and strongly believes that every student deserves equitable access to educational opportunities. She is proud to be part of the City Year Associate Board supporting the Americorp members so they can continue to serve the students, families, and communities in the Philadelphia area.
Vanessa is an Experienced Tax Associate & Digital Accelerator at PwC. Vanessa specializes in Indirect Tax work for the State and Local Tax Team and focuses on digital upskilling. She is the PwC Philadelphia Liaison for City Year Philadelphia and passionate about volunteerism. Some of Vanessa's interests are staying active, reading, and hiking. Vanessa received her MBA and a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University.
Jordan is in his 5th year as an Associate Board member. He works as a Senior Specialty Representative at Amgen. His favorite City Year events are anything that allows interaction with Corps members, especially service days where we get to work with the Corps in the space where they spend most of their time. In his free time Jordan enjoys trivia, Philly sports, and working with the South Camden Theatre Company.
Theresa Langschultz is a trial attorney at Duane Morris LLP, and her work focuses on products liability, commercial, and appellate litigation. Theresa recently was recognized as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer, and was also recently honored for her extensive pro bono work with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Large Firm Management Committee (LFMC) Public Service Award and the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division Child Advocacy Award. As a former teacher, Theresa is excited to further City Year’s mission and help make better happen for the children of Philadelphia.
Becky Leimkuhler works for Deloitte Consulting, collaborating with healthcare providers across the country; and manages the local Deloitte partnership and programming with City Year Philadelphia. She is an alumni of City Year (2013-2015), having served a corps year and senior corps year with the NYC site in the South Bronx; Hunts Point.
Dan currently serves as a Program Manager at the American Board of Internal Medicine. He oversees the effective use, integration, and management of key software platforms and databases. He has been a member of the City Year Philadelphia Associate Board for five years. Prior to joining ABIM, Dan spent seven years working at Independence Blue Cross in a variety of data analytics and business operations roles.
Bob Long is an Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager at PNC Commercial Banking in its Suburban Philadelphia group. He has been a proud City Year Associate Board member for the past four years. Outside of work, Bob is a sports broadcaster, doing play-by-play announcing for Drexel University Hockey, Swarthmore College Basketball, and La Salle College High School football and basketball, among other things, under the brand name Bob Long Sports.
Joshua is a Manager at Ernst & Young (EY) with more than eight years of experience in the audit practice and holds CPA credentials. Joshua primarily serves the Life Sciences industry and has served a variety of public and private companies and has extensive experience in accounting and auditing services, internal controls, and financial reporting. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Joshua graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010 and has been living in Philadelphia since graduation.
Damon is a lifelong Philadelphian on a quest to find the best burger in the city. He learned about City Year when he volunteered for a service day in 2012. Damon was deeply impressed by City Year's data oriented approach and the commitment of the Corps. Since then, Damon has served as a board member, committee chair, and now Associate Board Chair.
Billy Sikora is a Business Tax Services Associate at KPMG in Philadelphia who specializes in Partnership Taxes for Real Estate and Private Equity clients. Billy is passionate about young professional development and mentorship. Some of his interests include autograph collecting, videography, and cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies. Billy received a bachelor's degrees in Accounting and Finance from the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University. A fun fact about him is that he has signatures from over half of the United States Presidents!
Jennifer Thompkins is the Senior Director of Programs at TriZen, LLC and has more than ten years of youth and leadership development experience. Outside of work, Jennifer advises high school students in the college admissions process through her business, College w/ J. Thompkins. In addition, she serves in many service organizations including National Association for Colored People (NAACP), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Phi Beta Omega Chapter and her local church. Jennifer holds degrees from Ursinus College and Harvard University.
Young Friends of City Year Philadelphia
Young Friends of City Year Philadelphia is a volunteer group of young professionals committed to our mission. Members connect with peers and engage in service opportunities while making a positive impact on Philadelphia's community and students. Members receive access to special events, networking opportunities with fellow City Year champions, and school-based volunteer projects. Current Champions: Alex Gross, Joey Rosen. Current Supporters: Christine Abraham, Kristin Born, Jeremiah Chaloupka