Philadelphia Executive Board

Jacquelyn Alber: Portfolio Director, GlaxoSmithKline
Valerie Brown: Reed Smith LLP
Melissa Govette: Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank
Paul Melchiorre: Chief Revenue Officer, Anaplan
Jessica Mulholland: Chief Financial Officer, Exude Inc.
Jeffrey Ryan: Senior Vice President of Professional Operations and Business Development, Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Eastern Regional Medical Center

Spark Philadelphia's Executive Board is growing! If you're interested in furthering our mission with your strategic expertise and guidance or would like more information, please email our Executive Director, Jim Schroder. We look forward to hearing from you. 


Philadelphia Advisory Board

Advisory Board Chairperson: Michael Zullo, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Advisory Board Vice Chairperson: Abraham El, Staff Engineer, Pennoni Associates
Advisory Board Secretary: Regina Enriquez, Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams Realty Inc.
Lauren Borchardt: Interior Designer, Gensler
Atul Deshmukh: Software Development Manager, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Robert Nieves: Operations Manager, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Alison Rikson: Audit Senior Manager – AERS, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Gianna Tripodi-Bhise: Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations, WHYY


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