City Year Philadelphia Site Board
Local community and business leaders work together to advance our mission to ensure public schools are places all students can thrive.
Arlin Green is founding partner at Centura Capital, a private equity commercial real estate investment firm, where he oversees all legal documentation, deal sourcing, hiring, fundraising, and administration. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Boston University School of Law.
Kerri Strike-Stahller manages field and switch network operations and maintenance, cell site development, performance of operating systems, while assuring fiscal accountability. Kerri holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University and an MBA from Penn State University.
Raquel M. Arredondo is the inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. In this role, Raquel drives School-wide DEI initiatives and strategies in order to promote an inclusive learning and workplace environment. Previously, Raquel has worked at institutions such as Penn State University, Rutgers University and most recently Drexel University, delivering educational, professional, and diversity programming and initiatives. Raquel has been recognized by the Association of Latino Professionals-Prospanica with the 2018 Brillante Award, and in 2017 AL DIA News Media recognized her as a Woman at the Top.
Raquel is a first generation Cuban-American whose educational background includes a BA in Psychology from George Mason University, an MA in Higher Education from Rowan University, and multiple certifications in Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion. Originally from the Bronx, NY, Raquel lives in South Jersey with her husband and two sons.
Deleah Archer has 20 years experience in public education and higher education, in the areas of special education, at-risk youth interventions, and diversity, equity and inclusion. As a native Philadelphian, she served a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Her appointment to City Year completes a full circle of activism in working for the greater good.
Arthur R. Block is a Senior Advisor of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company. He was an in-house attorney at Comcast beginning in 1989, serving as General Counsel from 2000 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Block was a partner in the Corporate Department of the former Philadelphia-based law firm, Wolf Block, which he joined in 1978.
Malik Brown is a seasoned leader with a unique portfolio of cross-sector experiences. His work and impact span multiple industry sectors, including business, philanthropy, and higher education. In his current role as president and CEO of Graduate Philadelphia, Inc. Malik is responsible for advancing the mission of adult degree completion, workforce readiness, and inclusive economic development.
Malik is a passionate advocate and champion of social and economic mobility for non-traditional adult learners. To make a difference and give voice to important regional issues, Malik also serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), ACHIEVEability, and Neumann University.
Malik attended Clark University in Worcester, MA where he earned his BA and MBA. Malik has been married to his wife Ayana for 15 years and has two little girls (Aleena and Myka). He resides in the West Oak Lane section of the city. Above all else, Malik is most proud of his relationship with his two daughters.
Steve is a partner in Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance (A&A) practice with more than 29 years of professional experience providing auditing, accounting, and advisory services to public and private companies primarily in the financial services and life sciences/healthcare sectors. He also serves as Partner-in-Charge of the Philadelphia A&A practice, primarily responsible for talent-related aspects of over 250 audit professionals in Philadelphia. In this capacity, Steve advances the Firm’s initiatives around audit quality, operations, financial performance and eminence in the Philadelphia marketplace.
Jordan Feld is a Senior Specialty Sales Representative at Abbvie where he promotes new therapies to healthcare providers across a variety of disease states and therapeutic areas. He earned a BS in Marketing from La Salle University and is also a Board Member of the South Camden Theatre Company.
Bob Fleischman is the president of Automated Document Systems, Inc. a consulting group that works with law firms and publishing companies. He has served on several boards including Center City Residents Association and as Finance Chair and President of Temple Beth Zion - Beth Israel. He was an attorney with Montgomery McCracken specializing in Real Estate and Intellectual Property. All three of his children, Matthew, Sarah, and Abraham attended Philadelphia public schools and served as City Year Corp Members at Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee. He is a strong believer in the importance of national service.
Wendy Green-Harvey is a Manager of Local and Community Affairs at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). She has spent over 18 years there building relationships with community groups, elected officials, residents and businesses around issues related to public transit. She is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Maryland-College Park.
Born and Raised in Los Angeles, David moved to Philadelphia in 2013 to begin his City Year Service. He served 2 years (2013-2014) (2014-2015) as a CYP Corps Member. Upon his CYP graduation David continued his service and joined the CYP alumni board in 2016. Today he serves as the CYP Alumni Board Vice Chair. In addition to his CYP service David has served as the Volunteer and Event Coordinator for Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Community Outreach Manager for the Philadelphia School Partnership. He currently works for the City of Philadelphia as a coordinator for the Philly Reading Coaches program.
Regina Hairston is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the African American Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Regina served as Chief Deputy, Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. Previously, Regina was Senior Associate at Bellevue Strategies as a registered lobbyist. She has held roles within the Philadelphia education system and supported public relations and community engagement efforts for City Council and Pennsylvania State representatives. A Saint Joseph’s University grad with a BS degree in political science and public relations, Regina achieved a MPA from the University of Pennsylvania in public policy.
Carolyn is a Senior Organizational Development Consultant for Penn Medicine focusing on strategic planning, change management and team effectiveness. She brings 20 years of experience in organizational development for health care and non-profit organizations, as well as creating economic development strategies for distressed communities. Carolyn has also volunteered with organizations that mentor and deliver educational support for at-risk children.
Dinesh Indala is Executive Vice President of Housing Operations. He directs and oversees all property management and maintenance activities for 14,000 properties for PHA’s public housing portfolio, serving over 40,000 Low Income residents. He oversees over 800 employees at housing developments throughout the city. Dinesh has been at the Housing Authority for more than 16 years during which time he held various positions, including Director of Quality Assurance and Executive GM for Property Maintenance.
Dinesh earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from DEI University in Agra, India and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering/Quality & Reliability from Rutgers University. He is also Lean/6 Sigma certified by Villanova University.
Dinesh was named to “Who’s Next in Real Estate and Housing: 18 Young Stars Helping Build Philadelphia” in Billy Penn, September 2018, and to “4 Public Housing Directors You Should Know About” by Housing Futures, January 2018.
Dinesh also serves on the Board of MANNA and Beyond Literacy.
Ted spent his career in the banking financial service industry, starting Apex Mortgage Corp. in 2000. For 10 years Ted ran the company independently and for 17 years after selling to a Philadelphia based bank. Ted retired in 2017 and advises companies seeking to expand, restructure or capitalize.
Ted has focused his efforts on organizations that serve children. He started on The Abraxas Foundation Board in 1999, and the CADE Board in 2006. Ted joined the City Year Board in 2011 and serves as Finance Chair.
Ted holds an MBA from Drexel University and a BS from Syracuse University.
After a career in the banking and mutual funds industries, Deborah Kuhn migrated to the nonprofit sector as Director of Government and External Affairs for the Greater Philadelphia YMCA. Now retired, she is on the Nominating/Governance and Development Committees at City Year Philadelphia. She is the proud parent of a former City Year AmeriCorps member.
Brad Messinger is a Managing Director and Head of Willis Towers Watson’s greater Philadelphia market. Brad oversees the company’s operations in the market and has responsibility for revenue growth for Human Capital and Benefits, Corporate Risk and Broking and Benefits Delivery and Administration. Prior to relocating to Philadelphia in 2015, Brad held several formal practice leadership roles, including Talent and Rewards Leader in New England and Global Change Management & Business Transformation Leader. He is also a frequent speaker on the future of work, inclusion and diversity, leader and management effectiveness, culture assessments and business transformation.
Mike is a commercial litigation attorney at Cozen O’Connor, where he is a shareholder and is Chairperson of the Life Insurance & Annuities Group as well as Co-Chairperson of the Software Group. Mike holds a B.S. degree from the University of South Florida and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.
Shane Nelson is a Black and Indian entrepreneur and proud Southwest Philadelphian. He co-founded Reify Solutions LLC in 2019 and now serves as Chief Executive Officer. Shane lives his passion for education through his work at the Center for Male Engagement at the Community College of Philadelphia. In 2020, Shane was featured in Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning for a new way to merge social justice and philanthropy. He is an alum of Drexel University and Syracuse University. Shane is an active brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Outside of social impact work, Shane is an active reader, home chef, and cat owner.
Nolan Tully is a partner at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP with a practice focused on compliance, regulatory and dispute resolution services for life and long-term care insurers. He is the chair of the Government Relations committee of the City Year Philadelphia Site Board.