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PHL Diversity Staff & Advisory Board

Updated: April 02, 2021

PHL Diversity Staff

Gregory DeShields

Executive Director, PHL Diversity


Damali Stansbury

Diversity & Life Sciences Coordinator


PHL Diversity Advisory Board Executive Committee

Leonie Alexander

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

Brad Baldia

President, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce

Bridgett M. Battles

Community Engagement Administrator, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Nancy W. Campbell, M.Ed.

Principal Consultant/Adjunct Professor, Community College of Philadelphia, NWC: Edunomics

Gregg Caren

President & CEO, PHLCVB

Jimmy Contreras

Public Relations Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Yvonne E. Drayton

President, Drayton Cross Consulting

Sue Geyer

Associate Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Ricky Haldis

Founder, Wise Owl Multi-Media

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

Director of Contract & Supplier Services (Supply Chain), Temple University

John Kroll

President, Keating Hospitality

Richard Lee

Owner, Media Copy

Andrew Lovell

Senior Associate Director of Industry Relations, Temple University

Lynsey Madison, PhD

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

Shawn Murray

Assistant Professor & Interim Director Culinary Arts Institute, Montgomery County Community College

Richard Lee Snow

Regional Development Director-Washington, DC Region, UNCF

Tami Sortman

President, Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

Janice Sykes-Ross

Executive Director, The Belmont Mansion

April Thomas-Jones

Executive Director, Philadelphia Police Athletic League

PHL Diversity Advisory Board

Raquel M. Arredondo, MA, PHR

Associate Director, Outreach, Engagement & Professional Development, Drexel University

Bradley Baldia

President, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia

Brandi M. Baldwin, PhD

CEO, Millennial Ventures

Loraine Ballard Morrill

News & Community Affairs Director, iHeart Media

Adonis Banegas

Executive Director, Concilio

Michael Banks

Managing Director, Employment Opportunities & Entrepreneurship, United Way of Greater Philadelphia & South Jersey

Elizabeth H. Barber, PhD, CHE

Director of Development, Professor Emeritus, Temple University

Paul S. Beidman

President, Avenue of the Arts, Inc.

Mariska K. Bogle

Executive Director, Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc.

Stephanie M. Boyd

Director of Sales & Marketing, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

Keeya Branson-Davis, MTHM, EdD

Corporate Contributions Manager, PECO

Albert Butler

Director of Community Outreach & Diversity, Fitler Club

Amanda Chevalier

Principal, CFI: The Knoll Source

John W. Chin

Executive Director, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

Michael Chow

Manager, Sang Kee Peking Duck House

Taylor Cobb, M.Ed.

Manager of Advancement Services and Special Events, Girard College

Brigitte Daniel-Corbin

Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc.

Roland Davis, CHRM

CEO, 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

Jason D. Evans

Supplier Diversity Specialist, University of Pennsylvania

Mike Fanelle

Partner, Executive Producer Parralux

Chantelle Fitzgerald

Founder Mindset Strategies, LLC

Janean Gardner

Divisional Practice Lead, Professional ServicesAerotek

Naomi Gonzalez

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

Monique Greenwood

CEO, Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast Inns

Robert Hackman

Founder & Principal 4C Consulting

Cate Haeman

Chief Executive Officer Prelude Solutions

Angela B. Hollis, MBA, DES

Vice President Advanced Meeting Solutions

Kenny Johnson

Community Engagement Coordinator Philadelphia Phillies

Jennifer Kerstetter

Vice President, Retail Office Manager WSFS Bank

Corvette Kittrell, MBA, M.Ed.

Director-Workload Based Learning & The Business of Hospitality Philadelphia Academies

Evan Linhardt

Vice President, Private Wealth Management Alliance Bernstein, LP

Tanyelle Little-Mims, Esq.

Senior Corporate Recruiter-Diversity Freedom Mortgage

Andrew Lovell

Senior Associate Director of Industry Relations Temple University-School of Sports, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Jennifer MacMullen

Senior Vice President, Retail Marketing Manager Republic Bank

Michael Mariano

Director, Tourism Economics and Oxford Economics

Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney, Sr.

Senior Pastor Bright Hope Baptist Church

Kelly Meerbott

Leader & Team Development Coach You and Clear

Kris Mendoza

Founder & Executive Producer Maestro Films

Jason Mitchell

President NExT Philadelphia

Jeffrey Montague

Director of Alumni Engagement Temple University-School of Sports, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Tonya Moody

Vice President-Medicare AmeriHealth Caritas

Kevin Moran

Senior Manager, Urban Land Institute

Yasmine Mustafa

CEO, ROAR for Good

Isidore Ogoussan, ChFC

Financial Advisor, 1847 Financial

Dana C. Palma

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Jerry E. Rice, Jr.

President & CEO, Jerry's Cakes and Catering

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

Janice Sykes-Ross

Executive Director, West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Paul Robeson Museum

Alyssa Sendler

Sales Manager Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Narashima B. Shenoy

President & CEO Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia

Tami Sortman

President Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

Rebecca Tham, MA, SHRM-CP

Operations & Human Resources Manager Women's Business Enterprise Center East

Ivan B. Turnipseed, PhD

CEO Benjamin Grace, LLC

Raechelle Walker-Ellis

Senior Grants Management Specialist FEMA

Portia D. Waller

Realtor 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

Denise Williams

Managing Director Madison Birch

Kenneth Wong

President & CEO CIG Asia, Ltd.

Christopher Yochim

Head of Business Development-NIIMBL University of Delaware

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

Councilman-At-Large, Philadelphia City Council

Honorable Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez

Councilwoman-At-Large, Philadelphia City Council

Honorable Blondell Reynolds-Brown

Councilwoman-At-Large, Philadelphia City Council

Emeritus Board Members

A. Bruce Crawley

President, Millennium 3 Management, Chairman Emeritus

Nelson Diaz, Esq.

Partner, Dilworth Paxson, LLP

State Representative Dwight Evans

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

Ernest Jones, Esq.


Cheryl McClenney-Brooker

Tom Muldoon

President, Muldoon & Associates

Robert Nelson


Romona Riscoe Benson

President of Riscoe & Associates /, Manager, Corporate Relations, PECO

Ahmeenah Young

Former President & CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

Bill Wilson

Principal-In-Charge, Synterra Ltd., Chairman Emeritus

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