Our Team

Our dedicated leaders and talented staff bring our values to life.

General Inquiries


For general inquiries and group tours.


For the Community Boathouse and Dock, the Denkyem River Guardians youth internship, and water quality monitoring.


For neighborhood tree plantings and the ROOTS Tree Crew youth internship.


For the Sankofa Community Farm, the youth internship, community garden, and home garden beds.


For donations, volunteering, fundraising events, and membership.


For communications, media, and outreach.


For invoicing and billing.

Careers & Opportunities
No phone calls or visits, please.

Board of Directors

Officers

Charles LomaxCharles LomaxPresidentPresident and CEO, Lomax Real Estate
Robert P. RaymondRobert P. RaymondVice PresidentVice President- Private Client Services, HUB International
David Schultz, AIA, NCARBDavid Schultz, AIA, NCARBVice PresidentPrincipal/Architect, DAS Architects, Inc.
Eric W. Swanson, AIAEric W. Swanson, AIAVice PresidentPrincipal, Ballinger
Jillian C. KirnJillian C. KirnSecretaryShareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Anna JungclausAnna JungclausTreasurerCFO, Equal Measure

Directors

Robert AllenRobert AllenDirector of Property and Concession Management, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
J. Blaine Bonham, Jr.J. Blaine Bonham, Jr.Retired, Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Michael BowmanMichael BowmanBoard of DirectorsPrincipal, Impact Law & Strategy / Principal, Rittenhouse Strategies
Lawrence JonesLawrence JonesCEO/Founder, Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
Paul Lantieri IIIPaul Lantieri IIIPartner, Ballard Spahr, LLP
Lisa M. MillerLisa M. MillerCFO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Vania MillerVania MillerBoard of DirectorsProgram Director, Health Federation of Philadelphia
Robert S. Pugliese, PharmD, BCPSRobert S. Pugliese, PharmD, BCPSDirector of Innovation Design, Jefferson
Eva RayEva RayRetired, Director of Education, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Kate StrathmannKate StrathmannDirector/CEO, Wanderwell Consulting
Paul VernonPaul VernonSenior Associate/Senior Urban Planner, Stantec
Maria Viola-KuttruffMaria Viola-KuttruffPrincipal, Viola Interior Design, LLC
Steven A. YoungSteven A. YoungCommunity leader and energy conservationist (Local #14)

Emeritus

Elizabeth Bressi-StoppeElizabeth Bressi-StoppeRetired, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Sidney B. SpahrSidney B. SpahrCivic leader and horticulturist
James B. StrawJames B. StrawRetired, Principal, KSK Architects

Southwest Community Leadership Circle

Sheila AnthonySheila AnthonyBartram Village Residents Council
Eric Edi, PhDEric Edi, PhDPresident and COO, AFRICOM
Nakia FieldsNakia FieldsSouthwest Resident
Mark Harrell, MHSMark Harrell, MHSCommunity Outreach Coordinator, City of Philadelphia Register of Wills / Southwest Resident
Marquita HodgesMarquita HodgesBartram Village Resident
Todd McCoyTodd McCoyFounder, Bornleader Family Foundation
Sharon NeilsonSharon NeilsonExecutive Director, Woodland Academy
Adriane ParksAdriane ParksSouthwest Resident / Block Captain
Tonya RobinsonTonya RobinsonBartram Village Residents Council
Dionna RoundtreeDionna RoundtreeSouthwest Resident
Tarik RyantTarik RyantExecutive Chef/Owner, Rhythm & Brunch and Chef Reeky’s Cafe & Juice Bar
Elsa StuckmanElsa StuckmanWoodland Academy / Southwest Resident
Kimberly WalkerKimberly WalkerSouthwest Resident
Jermaine WomackJermaine WomackFounder, Philadelphia Auto & Parole
Steve YoungSteve YoungCo-Founder, Empowered CDC / John Bartram Association Board of Directors

Staff

Sarah AdeniranSarah AdeniranDevelopment CoordinatorEmail Sarahx102
Cavhanah Baht T’omCavhanah Baht T’omMarketing & Communications CoordinatorEmail Cavhanahx103
Chris Bolden-NewsomeChris Bolden-NewsomeCo-Director, Sankofa Community FarmEmail Chrisx111
Laquanda DobsonLaquanda DobsonCulinary Culture CoordinatorEmail Laquandax111
Joanne DouglasJoanne DouglasYouth Education Manager / Watershed Youth & Interpretation ManagerEmail JoanneX117
Yaasmeer EnixYaasmeer EnixMaintenance TechnicianEmail Yaasmeer
Dan FeeserDan FeeserNursery ManagerEmail Danx105
Joel FryJoel FryCuratorEmail Joelx106
Leslie GaleLeslie GaleEducation ManagerEmail Lesliex110
Lynne HammondLynne HammondYouth AdvocateEmail Lynne267-864-1059
Ryan HoganRyan HoganLand StewardEmail Ryanx105
Ty HolmbergTy HolmbergCo-Director, Sankofa Community FarmEmail Tyx111
Marion HorowitzMarion HorowitzEducation CoordinatorEmail Marion
Katie JacobyKatie JacobyGardener, Bartram House SectionEmail Katiex105
Mandy KatzMandy KatzLead GardenerEmail Mandyx105
Merissa MacDonaldMerissa MacDonaldTree Program CoordinatorEmail Merissa
Shanna MitchellShanna MitchellArts & Culture Programs CoordinatorEmail Shannax118
Ahmad MuhaiminAhmad MuhaiminFacilities & Programs Support
Valerie OnifadeValerie OnifadeSeasonal Programs Support
Breanna PerryBreanna PerryDevelopment ManagerEmail Breannax107
Sophia PoeSophia PoeCommunity Partnerships ManagerEmail Sophia215-609-8132
Aseel RasheedAseel RasheedDirector of Public ProgramsEmail Aseel215-776-2769
Tom ReberTom ReberDirector of Landscapes and FacilitiesEmail Tomx115
Steven RogersSteven RogersCustodial & Events Support AssistantEmail Steven
Maitreyi RoyMaitreyi RoyExecutive DirectorEmail Maitreyix101
Mary StrandMary StrandWelcome Center CoordinatorEmail Maryx121
Andrea TaylorAndrea TaylorDirector of AdministrationEmail Andreax100
Tahnisha Burke ThomasTahnisha Burke ThomasWelcome Center Associate
Annemarie VaeniAnnemarie VaeniDirector of Finance and Human ResourcesEmail Annemariex114
Chloe WangChloe WangRiver Programs CoordinatorEmail Chloex116
Zach WebberZach WebberLogistics ManagerEmail Zachx112
Caroline WinschelCaroline WinschelDirector of Development & CommunicationsEmail Carolinex104

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Volunteers

Interested in getting involved? Check out our current volunteer opportunities. 

Careers

Join our team

Youth Internships

We offer paid opportunities for local youth and young adults.

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Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.