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We are thankful to all who serve as our advisors, supporters, and champions to help guide and realize our mission.

Advisory Board Members and Committees

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is proud of the diversity of lived experiences, talents, networks, and ideas to create meaningful and positive opportunities for our Scholars and Teaching Fellows. 

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Jason Duckworth

BTGP Chair and President, Acadia Land Company

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Francine Boone

Associate General Counsel, Amtrak Railroad Operations


Cornelius Brown

Principal, Bohler Engineering

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James Degnan, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Measurement and Institutional Research
Temple University (retired)


Abe Diallo

Senior Vice President, Truist

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Kevin Emancipator

MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

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Eugenie Walsh Flaherty, Ph.D.

Retired, Psychologist


Robin Friedman

Co-Leader of Community Connections Program at Breakthrough, GFS English Department

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Jamal Hill, Esq.

Associate Counsel, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

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Sarita Malakar

Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and Assistant Secretary, Vectrus

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Darren Spielman

Executive Director, Pennsylvania Resource Council


Keino Terrell

Head of Middle School, Germantown Friends School

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Michelle Todd-Coleman

Assistant Principal, Edwin Forrest Elementary School


David Wade

Chief of Staff, PA Office of Transformation & Opportunity


David Zavitz

General Manager, Outside Plant Construction, CDTI


Laurena Zeller

Principal, Add B Anderson School

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Development Committee

Cornelius Brown  |  Abe Diallo  |  Jason Duckworth  |  Eugenie Flaherty, Ph.D.  |  Walter Greason, Ph.D.

Sarita Malakar  |  Kanchan Rai  |  Darren Spielman  |  David Wade  |  Bill Weeks

Program Committee

Francine Boone  |  James Degnan, Ph.D.  |  Kevin Emancipator  |  Robin Friedman  |  Matt Greenawalt

  Jamal Hill  |  Marnie Kerr  |  Priscilla Kinney  |  Keino Terrell  |  Laurena Zeller  |  David Zavitz


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