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 2018-2019

Martin Brigham (Board Chair)
Attorney, Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer

Robert Totaro (Board Vice Chair)
Founder and CEO, RCT Advisors

Roxanne Tillman (Board Secretary)
Senior Manager, Individual Advisory Services, TIAA

James Mergiotti (Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair)
President & CEO, Peirce College (Retired)

Kiley Smith Kelly (Fundraising Committee Chair)
Principal, EY

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

Khalilah Lawson (Governance Committee Chair)
Senior Associate, Witt/Kieffer

Keith Anderson
Manager, IT Operations, ECFMG

Graham Brent
Chief Executive Officer, NCCCO Testing Services, LLC.

Timothy Daniel
Senior Advisor, International SOS, Inc.

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

Scott Lillis
Managing Director & Senior Wealth Advisor, Bessemer Trust

Melanie McCottry
Director, Public Affairs, PGW

Jim Multari
Vice President, Retail Experience & Operations, Comcast Corporation

Tiffanie Talley-Baines
Vice President, Store Manager III, TD Bank

Sai Yerrapathruni
Senior Vice President, Skanska USA

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The following currently serve on the Fundraising Committee:

Shannon Phillips
Regional Director, Starbucks Coffee Company

Elina Tonkova
Associate Director of Communications and Stewardship, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The following currently serve on the Finance Committee:

Alfred Essandoh
Program Director, Oxford Circle CCDA

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

Wayne W. Williams 
Education Services Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative  Community College of Philadelphia

The following currently serve on the Program Committee:

Lisette Gonzalez
Community Benefits Advisor, UPMC Health Plan

Mel Payne
Consultant

Matti Perilstein
Healthcare Industry Management Consultant, Vynamic

Claire Robertson-Kraft
Founder & Director,  ImpactED

FRIENDS OF YOUTHBUILD PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2018-2019

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

Board Meetings (2017-2018)

All board meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at YouthBuild Philly: 1231 N. Broad St., 5th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19122. Meetings are open to the public. 

Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Board Meeting
Friday, August 11, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Special Board Meeting
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
A special meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held  via conference call to approve the Student Handbook, school calendar, program and curriculum updates, and personnel salaries. For further information about the meeting please contact Eva Lexie, elexie@youthbuildphilly.org, 215 627 8671 x. 24.

Board Meeting
Friday, September 29, 2017, 8:45 am to 11:00 am

Special Board Meeting
Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:30 am
A special meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held to discuss and vote on an expulsion. For further information about the meeting please contact Eva Lexie, elexie@youthbuildphilly.org, 215 627 8671 x. 24.

Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Board Meeting
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:45 am to 11:00 am

Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Board Meeting
Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:45 am to 11:00 am

Board Meeting
Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:45 am to 11:00 am

Special Board Meeting
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:00pm
A special meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held to discuss and vote on an expulsion. For further information about the meeting please contact Eva Lexie, elexie@youthbuildphilly.org, 215 627 8671 x. 24.

Executive Committee Meeting (CANCELED)
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Annual Board Meeting
Friday, June 8, 2018, 8:30 am to 11:15 am

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA TO COMMENT AT A MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT:
Eva Lexie
(215) 627 8671, Ext. 24
elexie@youthbuildphilly.org

Board Meeting Minutes

March 29, 2018

March 16, 2018

February 2, 2018

December 15, 2017

October 9, 2017

September 29, 2017

August 24, 2017

August 11, 2017

July 6, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 9, 2017

May 11, 2017