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Meet the Boards

Graduate! Philadelphia Board of Directors

Patrick Eiding,Chair

President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

Anne Bovaird Nevins

President, PIDC

Carniesha Kwashie

Chief Equity & Strategy Officer, Bicycle Transit Systems

Jameel Rush

Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeanie Heffernan

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer,

Independence Blue Cross

Jim Mergiotti

Retired – President and CEO, Peirce College

Malik Brown

President and CEO, Graduate Philadelphia

Jordan Rambo

Managing Director, Accenture

Lauren Nestler

Chief Communications & Strategy Officer, PHMC – Central Square East

Rebecca Forman

Director of Advancement, Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Shola Oguntunde

Partner, Ernst & Young

Individuals with italicized names are Advisory Board members.

Higher Education Advisory Council

Alvernia University
Dana Baker, Director, Philadelphia Center, School of Graduate and Adult Education

Chestnut Hill College
Elaine Green, Dean, School of Continuing Studies

Community College of Philadelphia
Jason Hand, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Esperanza College of Eastern University
David R. Hurtado, Dean, Administration & Program Development

Jefferson University
Maryellen Woltman, Interim Director, School of Continuing & Professional Studies

Lancaster Bible College
Professor Zachary L. Ritvalsky, LBC Philadelphia Dean, Associate Professor, & Site Director

Peirce College
Shawn Gauthney, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Temple University
William Parshall, Executive Director, Temple University Center City

Thomas Edison State University
Janet Eickhoff,  Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Outreach