The Netter Center is currently operating remotely.  Please contact nettercenter@upenn.edu for general inquiries.

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Netter Center Staff

Leadership Team
Ira Harkavy, PhD 308x360
Ira Harkavy, PhD

Associate Vice President and Founding Director

215-898-5351
Cory Bowman 308x360
Cory Bowman

Associate Director

215-898-0289
Isabel Sampson-Mapp 308x360
Isabel Sampson-Mapp

Associate Director

Penn Volunteers in Public Service (Penn VIPS)
Rita A. Hodges

Associate Director

215-898-4097
Bianca M. del Rio 308x360
Bianca M. del Rio

Executive Director of University-Assisted Community School Programs

215-746-7883
University-Assisted Community Schools
All Staff
Latifah Anderson

Site Director, Hamilton and Mitchell University-Assisted Community School

215-898-5351
University-Assisted Community Schools
Elizabette Andrade

Nutrition Education Coordinator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Anna Balfanz

Emerson Fellow of the Netter Center 

215-573-8428
Gillian Bazelon, PhD

Bridges to Wealth Director

215-746-8947
Joseph Brand 308x360
Joseph Brand

Site Director, Sayre University-Assisted Community School

215-898-5351
University-Assisted Community Schools
Paulette Branson

Director of UACS Sports, Fitness, and Health

215-898-5351
University-Assisted Community Schools
Kia Brown 308x360
Kia Brown

Adult Nutrition Educator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Regina Bynum 308x360
Regina Bynum

Director of Teaching and Learning for University-Assisted Community School Programs

215-898-5351
University-Assisted Community Schools
Sophia Canady 308x360
Sophia Canady

Nutrition Education Coordinator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Richard Carter, EdD

Director of Moelis Access Science

215-898-6946
Moelis Access Science
Jennifer Chu 308x360
Jennifer Chu

Director, Young Quakers Community Athletics Program

215-898-5351
Young Quakers Community Athletics
Tina Ciocco 308x360
Tina Ciocco

Administrative Coordinator

215-898-6612
Administrative Team
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Malikah Cliett

Next Steps AmeriCorps Program Manager

215-573-2379
PHENND
Aurora Coon 308x360
Aurora Coon

Site Director, Comegys University-Assisted Community School

215-898-5351
University-Assisted Community Schools
Dorothy Cross

Nutrition Education Coordinator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Candace 308x360
Candace Eaton

High School Program Manager

215-898-5351
College Access and Career Readiness, University-Assisted Community Schools
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Carter Gale

Emerson Fellow

215-898-5351
University-Assisted Community Schools
Kaya Gingras

Nutrition & Wellness Educator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, University-Assisted Community Schools
Corey James

Site Director, West Philadelphia High School University Assisted Community School

University-Assisted Community Schools
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Keesha Jefferson

Nutrition Educator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Eden Kainer 308x360
Eden Kainer

VISTA Project Coordinator

215-573-2379
PHENND
Hillary Kane 308x360
Hillary Kane

Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development Director

215-573-2379
PHENND
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Sarah Kaplan

PHENND VISTA Leader

215-573-2379
PHENND
Dana Kayser

Operations Coordinator for VISTA Programs

215-573-2379
PHENND
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Isabel Kerr

PHENND VISTA Leader

215-573-2379
PHENND
Paige Lombard 308x360
Paige Lombard

Assistant Director, Young Quakers Community Athletics Program

215-898-5351
Young Quakers Community Athletics
Lynn McCullough 308x360
Lynn McCullough

Adult Nutrition Education Coordinator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Katey McElrath

Data and Food Coordinator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Laura Naden 308x360
Laura Naden

Administrative Support Coordinator

215-898-0240
Administrative Team
Benjamin Oh

Emerson Fellow

215-898-5351
Academically Based Community Service
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Yetunde Pinckney

Office Manager

215-746-7882
Administrative Team
Alexandra Rasdal

Pipeline Coordinator

215-898-5351
Moelis Access Science
Michael Ruzzo 308x360
Michael Ruzzo

Business Administrator

215-898-5351
Business Office
Eric Sherman 308x360
Eric Sherman

CSA Nutrition Education Coordinator

215-898-1600
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Jamie Shuda, EdD 308x360
Jamie Shuda, EdD

Director of Life Science Outreach and Education

Institute for Regenerative Medicine & The Netter Center for Community Partnerships

U.Penn

Moelis Access Science
Jessica Sillaman

AmeriCorps VISTA

215-898-5351
College Access and Career Readiness, University-Assisted Community Schools
Theresa Simmonds 308x360
Theresa Simmonds

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for Post-Secondary Success Programs

College Access and Career Readiness
Debra Sokalczuk 308x360
Debra Sokalczuk

Business Office Grants Manager

215-898-7097
Business Office
Jarrett Stein 308x360
Jarrett Stein

UACS Director of Health Partnerships and Social Ventures

215-898-5351
Academically Based Community Service, University-Assisted Community Schools
Gretchen Suess, PhD 308x360
Gretchen Suess, PhD

Director of Evaluation and Research

215-573-4751
Evaluation
Faustine Sun

ABCS Research and Program Coordinator

215-898-4704
Academically Based Community Service
Arttia Watts 308x360
Arttia Watts

Site Director, Lea University-Assisted Community School

215-898-5351
University-Assisted Community Schools
Eric Williamson 308x360
Eric Williamson

Nutrition Education Partnerships Manager

215-746-2814
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Janine Wright

PHENND K-16 Partnerships Manager

215-573-2379
PHENND