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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.

Damon Rankin
Board Chair

Damon is a life long 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.

Ola Alli

Olawande (“Ola”) Alli has been an actuarial consultant for about 4 years. She is passionate about education and loves working with numbers. She is looking to mentor young adults through City Year Philadelphia.

Lauren Berret

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.

Elizabeth Campbell

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

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.

Allison Coker

Allison is a City Year Philadelphia Alumna. She served during the 2012 – 2013 school year, where she was a full-time tutor to 9th grade students. Allison graduated from The University of Pittsburgh where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Political Science.

Allison Coker is an experienced community affairs professional. Allison currently serves as the Community Affairs Specialist at Independence Blue Cross. She is the project manager for the annual associate giving campaign, manages departmental volunteer projects, and works to advance corporate citizenship at Independence.

Prior to joining Independence, Allison spent five years working at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in a variety of roles advancing the organization’s Resource Development and Corporate Partnerships work.

Leah Coston

Leah Coston is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a major in Accounting and minors in International Business and Spanish. She is currently the Director of Financial Close Operations at Entercom Communications. Prior to joining Entercom, she spent 8 years in the Audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She has served on the City Year Philadelphia Associate Board since 2019. Leah strongly believes in City Year’s mission and is excited to be a contributing member of the board.

Vanessa Fano

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 Feld

Jordan is in his 5th year as an Associate Board member. He works as a Senior Clinical Sales Representative for Allergan where he has worked since 2013. 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.

Andrew Kampf

Andy is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. providing legal counsel to the Consumer and Community Bank. Before that he was a litigation associate at Ballard Spahr focusing on defense litigation, regulatory advising, and higher education.

Theresa Langschultz

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.

Jessica Leighton

Jessica is a Relationship Management Officer in Wealth Advisory for The Glenmede Trust Company. She has been a champion of City Year Philadelphia since 2012 and joined the Associate Board in 2017.

Becky Leimkuhler

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 Litzinger

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

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.

Mairin Matthews

Former teacher in Philadelphia schools, Mairin has developed programs in Special Education, Yoga and Mindfulness for elementary students and currently oversees City Fitness's Mind/Body Programming. Mairin is a '12-13 City Year Alumni and has been serving on the Associate Board since 2014.

Josh Puskar

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.

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Brandon Riley

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

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