City Year Philadelphia Site Board
The City Year Philadelphia Board is a passionate, diverse group of local business, community, and civic leaders who are dedicated to our mission to advance educational equity and prepare AmeriCorps members as the next generation of leaders. Board members serve as advocates and champions for City Year and help secure resources to support our work.
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.
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.
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.
Ann Marie Bell is the member of Glenmede’s senior leadership team responsible for stakeholder engagement. In this capacity she leads the firm’s Human Resources, Marketing, and Community Relations efforts, as well as the Office of the Corporate Secretary. Prior to her current role she held leadership positions in Human Resources at Cigna, Marsh, and DuPont.
Ann Marie earned a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Alisha Bell-Campbell is the Senior Diversity Recruiting Consultant at Lincoln Financial Group. She is responsible for strategic partnerships and is the relationship manager with professional diversity organizations, universities, as well other diversity focused networks.
Alisha has more than 10 years of experience in Recruiting for various industries such as non-profits, healthcare services, and financial services. Alisha is also an active member with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she fulfills her passion for mentoring youth and being active in the community.
Alisha received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University.
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.
Jordan Feld is Co-Founder of SandTable Logistics, a commercial transport organization specializing in supply chain optimization and sensitive commodity management. 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.
Keola Harrington is Senior Director of Finance for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce. In this capacity, Keola leads the financial strategy to drive economic growth and equitable opportunities in the Philadelphia region. Her portfolio includes an annual operating budget of $150M in local, state, and federal funding, as well as capital projects along the waterfronts to ensure everyone has access to green space and riverfront trails throughout the city.
Keola is a proud City Year Philadelphia alumna and first-generation college graduate with a BS in finance from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in Spring 2023 with an Executive MPA.
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.
Marge Jackson is the Head of Sales at Comcast, a Fortune 30 company with $100 billion in revenue, with over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications. At Comcast, she’s held multiple positions in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. She is responsible for setting the strategic vision to deliver a superior customer sales experience through people, processes, tools, and technology.
She is a graduate of Peirce College, the Comcast Woman Leadership program at Wharton University, and CTAM Executive Program at Harvard University. She’s received multiple awards including CableFax “Most Powerful Women in Cable” list.
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.
Waleska’s career has supported developing quality programming for underserved communities across Philadelphia. Following her time as Chief Programs Officer for Congreso, she joined the City in 2017 as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Human Services (DHS). In this role, Waleska spent 3 years developing programs to prevent children and youth from becoming formally involved with DHS. Waleska currently serves as Chief of Prevention in the Office of Children and Families. She oversees the City’s Out-of-School Time programs, education and youth employment opportunities, attendance supports, education services for children and youth under the care of DHS, and Philadelphia Community Schools.
Brad Messinger is Head of WTW’s Northeast Region. 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.
Precious Mines, M. Div., B.A. has been working in the education sector in Philadelphia for over 20 years. She has served as the Senior Program Director at College Possible and currently, serves as the Interim Executive Director for the Philadelphia site. Precious’ passion for building strong relationships, advocating for the needs of students, and producing excellent outcomes is the driving force behind her work and commitment to make an indelible impact on the lives of students in the Philadelphia region.
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.
Damon Rankin is a Senior Vice President, Credit at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, a leading originator of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD multifamily commercial mortgages. In this role he reports directly to the Chief Credit and Risk Officer, oversees a 90 person team of credit staff based in Hyderabad India, leads efforts to improve worldwide underwriter productivity, and provides ongoing strategic decision support to the firm’s c-suite.
Prior to Berkadia, Mr. Rankin worked at Deloitte Consulting in the Strategy & Operations practice. At Deloitte he developed and implemented cost reduction strategies for large life sciences companies. Mr. Rankin started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers' external audit practice where he covered consumer products and utility clients.
Mr. Rankin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Drexel University where he graduated magna cuma laude and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Outside of work, Mr. Rankin enjoys travel, long form journalism, and supporting City Year Philadelphia an education focused non-profit.
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.