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The Impact of Local Engagement - Alumni Weekend 2019

May 18, 2019

Golkin Room, Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Impact of Local Engagement - Penn Alumni Weekend Panel 
Sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Class of '79, Class of '89, Class of '94, and Class of '99

Hear from Netter Center founding director Ira Harkavy (C’70, GR’79) and Netter Center alumni of various ages about the lasting impact of civic and community engagement. Light reception to follow.

Opening Remarks:

  • Brad Silver, W’89 PAR’20 PAR’21, PwC New York Regional Tax Leader; Netter Center National Advisory Board Member; Children's Aid Board Trustee   
  • Ira Harkavy, C’70 GR’79 PAR’01 PAR’06, Associate Vice President and Founding Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships
  • Anea Moore, C'19, Chair of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships Student Advisory Board, Co-President of the Collective Success Network at Penn, 2018 Truman Scholar and 2019 Rhodes Scholar


  • Reema Shah, C’94, Managing Director, Golden Seeds and Social Innovation Advisor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business; Netter Center National Advisory Board Member (Moderator)
  • Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP, C99 M04 GR16, Director of Adolescent HIV Services, Director and Co-Founder of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, and Faculty, PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Julie Dressner, C’89, Documentary Film Director, Producer & Cinematographer who recently completed feature-length documentary PERSONAL STATEMENT
  • Jarrett Stein, C’09 SPP’17, University-Assisted Community Schools Director of Health Partnerships and Social Ventures, Netter Center
  • Bobby Willis, W’79, Adjunct Lecturer, Queens Economic Opportunity Center; Co-Captain of the Penn Men’s Basketball 1979 Final Four Team