PHL Diversity Staff & Advisory Board

The PHL Diversity advisory board is comprised of an ethnically diverse representation of Philadelphia’s corporate, government, and social communities from each customer segment: African American, Asian American, Latinx, LGBTQ, and Women. PHL Diversity and its team of leaders provides access to the decision-makers of various community sectors for sponsorship opportunities, to serve as keynote speakers, panelists, to help build audiences, and to help with outreach, service and support.

PHL Diversity Staff

Sheila Alexander-Reid

Executive Director, PHL Diversity


Lana Rendon

PHL Life Sciences & Diversity Coordinator


PHL Diversity Advisory Board

Leonie Alexander, MBA*

Vice President of Finance & Administration,
African American Museum in Philadelphia

Raquel M. Arredondo, MA, PHR

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,
University of Pennsylvania

Brad Baldia*

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce

Bradley Baldia

National Executive Director,
Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce

Loraine Ballard Morrill

News & Community Affairs Director,
iHeart Media

Adonis Banegas

Executive Director,

Michael Banks

Executive Director, The Promise,
United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

Jason Mitchell

NExT Philadelphia

Elizabeth H. Barber, PhD, CHE

Professor Emeritus & Director of Development,
Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Bridgett M. Battles*

Director of Community Engagement & Supplier Diversity,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Paul S. Beidman

Past President,
Avenue of the Arts, Inc.

Mariska K. Bogle

Executive Director,
Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc.

Stephanie M. Boyd

Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Convention Services,
SMG Pennsylvania Convention Center

Keeya Branson-Davis, MTHM, EdD

Corporate Contributions Manager,
PECO, an Exelon Company

Albert Butler

Director of Diversity,
Fitler Club

Nancy W. Campbell, M.Ed.*

Founder & Chief Strategist,
NWC Edunomics, LLC

Gregg Caren*

President & CEO,

Jimmy Contreras*

Public Relations Manager,
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Amanda Chevalier

CFI: The Knoll Source

John W. Chin

Executive Director,
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

Michael Chow

Sang Kee Peking Duck House

Taylor Cobb, M.Ed.

Manager of Advancement Services and Special Events,
Girard College

Jimmy Contreras*

Public Relations Manager,
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney, Sr.

Senior Pastor,
Bright Hope Baptist Church

Roland Davis, CHRM

4 Dimensions, LLC

Ron Davis

Chief Diversity Officer,
Parx Casino

Vanessa Delgado, HMCC

Sales Manager,
Fogo De Chao

Rollo A. Dilworth

Vice Dean Professor,
Temple University-Boyer College of Music and Dance

Yvonne E. Drayton

Drayton Cross Consulting

Jason D. Evans

Manager of Supplier Diversity & Responsible Sourcing,
TD Bank

Mike Fanelle

Partner, Executive Producer,

Chantelle Fitzgerald

Mindset Strategies, LLC

Janean Gardner

Director, Philadelphia Region,
e&e Technical Consultants, LLC

Anthony Geistwite

Director of Sales, Marketing & Revenue,
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square

Sue Geyer*

Associate Executive Director,
Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Naomi Gonzalez

Vice President of Education and Community Engagement,
The Mann Center for Performing Arts

Monique Greenwood

Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast Inns

Ricky Haldis*

Photographer, Videographer & Founder,
Wise Owl Multi-Media

Cate Haeman

Chief Executive Officer,
Prelude Solutions

Angela B. Hollis, MBA, DES

Vice President,
Advanced Meeting Solutions

Rikki-Quinn James-Renz, MBA, SSGB, CRCP

Director, Global Branded & Specialty Rx Contracts,

Kenny Johnson

Community Engagement Manager,
Philadelphia Phillies

Jennifer Kerstetter

Vice President, Retail Office Manager,

John Kroll*

Keating Partners

Richard Lee*

Media Copy

Evan Linhardt

Vice President, Private Wealth Management,
Alliance Bernstein, LP

Tanyelle Little-Mims, Esq.

Senior Corporate Recruiter-Diversity,
Freedom Mortgage

Andrew Lovell*

Director, Corporate Partnerships & Engagement,
Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Jennifer MacMullen

Senior Vice President & Retail Market Manager,
Republic Bank

Lynsey Madison, PhD*

Department Head, Business Leadership, Fashion & Hospitality,
Community College of Philadelphia

Michael Mariano

Director, Tourism,
Oxford Economics USA

Kelly Meerbott

CEO & Leadership Coach,
You: Loud & Clear

Kris Mendoza

Founder & Executive Producer,
Maestro Films

Jason Mitchell

NExT Philadelphia

Jeffrey Montague

Former Associate Vice Dean,
Temple University School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management

Tonya Moody

Vice President-Medicare,
AmeriHealth Caritas

Kevin Moran

Senior Manager,
Urban Land Institute

Shawn Murray*

Assistant Professor Tourism & Hospitality Management and Discipline & Program Coordinator of Hospitality,
Montgomery County Community College

Yasmine Mustafa

ROAR for Good

Isidore Ogoussan, ChFC

Financial Advisor,
1847 Financial

Dana C. Palma

Financial Advisor,
Edward Jones

Krystal Peters

Program Coordinator & Professor,
Cheyney University

Kimberly S. Reed, M.Ed., CDP

Chief Transformational Officer/Diversity Equality Inclusion Executive Strategist & Advisor,
The Reed Development Group

Jennifer Rodriguez

President & CEO,
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Alyssa Sendler

Sales Manager,
Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Narashima (Nick) B. Shenoy, PSE, MSEE, MBA

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia

Richard Lee Snow*

Regional Development Director-Washington, DC Region,

Tami Sortman*

Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

Janice Sykes-Ross*

Executive Director,
West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Paul Robeson Museum

Brandi M. Baldwin, PhD

Founder & CEO,
Millennial Ventures

Rebecca Tham, MA, SHRM-CP

Operations & Human Resources Manager,
Women’s Business Enterprise Center East

Lowell Thomas

Past General Counsel,
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.

April Thomas-Jones*

Executive Director,
Philadelphia Police Athletic League

Ivan B. Turnipseed, PhD

Benjamin Grace, LLC

Raechelle Walker-Ellis

Senior Grants Management Specialist,

Portia D. Waller

Berkshire Hathaway

Carol Watson

General Manager,
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Donavan S. West*

Founder & President,
Black Business Accelerator

Erika L. White, CDE

Diversity Inclusion Program Manager,
Pennoni Associates

Zach Wilcha

Executive Director,
Independence Business Alliance

Denise Williams

Managing Director,
Madison Birch

Kenneth Wong

President & CEO,
CIG Asia, Ltd.

Christopher Yochim

Business Development Director,
National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)

Gregory O. Yorgey-Girdy, Esq. MBA

Manager of Conflicts & Client Intake,
Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP

Ex-Officio Board Members

Julie Coker

President & CEO,
San Diego Tourism Authority

Honorable David Oh

Philadelphia City Council

Honorable Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez

Philadelphia City Council

Honorable Blondell Reynolds-Brown

Philadelphia City Council

Emeritus Board Members

A. Bruce Crawley

President Millennium 3 Management,
Chairman Emeritus

Nelson Diaz, Esq.

Dilworth Paxson, LLP

State Representative Dwight Evans

U.S. Congressman,
Representing 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Ernest Jones, Esq.


Cheryl McClenney-Brooker

Tom Muldoon

Muldoon & Associates

Robert Nelson


Romona Riscoe Benson

President of Riscoe & Associates,
Manager, Corporate Relations,

Romona Riscoe Benson

President of Riscoe & Associates,
Manager, Corporate Relations,

Ahmeenah Young

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

Bill Wilson

Synterra Ltd., Chairman Emeritus

* PHL Diversity Executive Committee


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