Our Board of Trustees is composed of active and caring leaders and professionals. The board is instrumental in building and maintaining relationships and acquiring support in the local community. You can reach the board by emailing board@youthbuildphilly.org.

Grievance Policy and Procedures

YouthBuild Philly Comprehensive Plan

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2021-2022

Melanie McCottry (Board Chair)
Director, Public Affairs, PGW

Nicole Connell (Board Secretary)
Special Advisor to the Commissioner, City of Philadelphia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services

Scott Lillis (Board Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair)
Regional President, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Sai Yerrapathruni (Fundraising Committee Chair)
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Rycon Construction Inc.

David E. Thomas (Program Committee Chair)
Associate VP, Strategic Initiatives
Dean, Division of Access and Community Engagement
Community College of Philadelphia

Graham Brent (Governance Committee Chair)
Chief Executive Officer, NCCCO Foundation

Alicia Smith (HR Committee Chair)
Chief Human Resources Officer
Resources for Human Development

Keith Anderson
Director of Network Infrastructure and Security, Spectra

Darrell Davis
Public Engagement Department, DoorDash

Charles Esser
Founder and Director, Philadelphia Community School

Jared Farbman
Senior Strategy Analyst, Vanguard

Erin McNamara Horvat
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Drexel University

Kiley Smith Kelly
Principal, EY

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The following currently serve on the Fundraising Committee:

Sai Yerrapathruni (Fundraising Committee Chair)
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Rycon Construction Inc.

Nicole Connell
Special Advisor to the Commissioner, City of Philadelphia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services

Kiley Smith Kelly (Fundraising Committee Chair)
Principal, EY

The following currently serve on the Finance Committee:

Scott Lillis (Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair)
Regional President, BNY Mellon Wealth Management


Keith Anderson
Director of Network Infrastructure and Security, Spectra

Timothy Daniel
Senior Advisor, International SOS, Inc.

Jared Farbman
Senior Strategy Analyst, Vanguard

Jocie Dye

Todd Marzolf
Senior Project Consultant,  IT Business Management, Willis Towers Watson

Michael McGuire
Account Executive, Johnson, Kendall & Johnson

James Mergiotti
President & CEO, Peirce College (Retired)

Wayne W. Williams 
Assistant Professor, Fox School of Business, Temple University

The following currently serve on the Program Committee:

David E. Thomas (Program Committee Chair)
Associate VP, Strategic Initiatives
Dean, Division of Access and Community Engagement
Community College of Philadelphia

Graham Brent
Chief Executive Officer, NCCCO Foundation

Nicole Connell
Special Advisor to the Commissioner, City of Philadelphia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services

Deana Frank

Carneisha Kwashie

The following currently serve on the Human Resources Committee:


Alicia Smith (HR Committee Chair)
Chief Human Resources Officer
Resources for Human Development

Tiffanie Talley-Baines
Vice President, Branch Manager, JP Morgan Chase

Brea Arthur
Absence Management Specialist, Comcast

Justine Sloyer
PHR

Alicia Smith
CHRO, Resources for Human Development

Michael Thomas, Jr.
Executive Director, KMS Staffing and Search

Michelle Ziegler-Bradford
AVP, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, TD Bank

THE FOLLOWING CURRENTLY SERVE ON THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE:



Graham Brent (Governance Committee Chair)
Chief Executive Officer, NCCCO Foundation

Charles Esser
Founder and Director, Philadelphia Community School

Kiley Smith Kelly
Principal, EY

Khalilah Lawson
Director, Executive Search, Comcast Corporation

Sai Yerrapathruni
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Rycon Construction Inc.

THE FOLLOWING CURRENTLY SERVE ON THE FACILITIES COMMITTEE:

Bob Totaro (Chair)

Sai Yerrapathruni
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Rycon Construction Inc.

Keith Anderson
Director of Network Infrastructure and Security, Spectra

Martin Brigham 
Attorney, Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer

Scott Lillis
Regional President, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Melanie McCottry
Director, Public Affairs, PGW

FRIENDS OF YOUTHBUILD PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2021-2022

John Andrew Gallery (Board Chair)

James Davis (Board Treasurer)
Professor, Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Temple University

Richard Gitlen (Secretary)
Chief Operating Officer, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Robert Totaro (Member at Large)
Founder and CEO, RCT Advisors

Board meetings (2021-2022)

All Meetings are Open to the Public

All Board Meetings are held at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School unless otherwise noted.*

Note: Any updates to this calendar will be posted to the youthbuildphilly.org website at least 48 hours in advance.

* It is anticipated that all board meetings will be held at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, 1231 N. Broad St., 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122 unless otherwise noted below.  The public may participate in any Zoom meeting in either of two ways: (1) by live video link or (2) by written comments:

  • To participate live and in-person on the Zoom video link, interested parties should send an email to board@youthbuildphilly.org expressing their interest in participating in the meeting at least 24 hours prior to the designated meeting time.  All interested parties will receive the link to the Zoom meeting via reply email on the day before the meeting.  (NOTE: to be able to join the meeting via Zoom, the Zoom app must first be downloaded onto the intended viewing device, either a computer or smartphone.  The Zoom app is free at your computer’s or phone’s app store.)
  • To participate by submitting a written comment for consideration at the meeting, interested parties should send their comments via email (subject line: “Board Meeting Comments”) to board@youthbuildphilly.org.  In response, a copy of the minutes of the Board meeting will be sent to the interested parties via reply email.

Board Meeting
Friday, August 6, 2021, 9:00 am to 11:00 am (via Zoom – login information available upon request)

Board Meeting
Friday, October 15, 2021, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Board Meeting
Friday, December 10, 2021, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Board Meeting
Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Board Retreat
Friday, April 22, 2022, 9:00 am to 11:00 am (location TBD)

Board Meeting
Friday, June 3, 2022, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA TO COMMENT AT A MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT:

Jenna Dougherty
jdougherty@youthbuildphilly.org

 

Board Meeting Minutes

October 23, 2018

October 11, 2018

August 9, 2018

June 8, 2018