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Blake Rubin, President
Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Joanna Darcus, Vice President

Attorney, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Racial Justice Fellow, National Consumer Law Center

Mitchell Arch, Treasurer

Manager; Aqua America

Kareema Dixon, Secretary

Drexel University, Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; NBW Youth Alum and former Youth Council member


Board Members

Caitlin Thompson

Director of Operations and Special Projects, Inquiry Schools, Mentor Leader & Founder of the Philadelphia Chapter of Little Bellas

De’Wayne Drummond

Involvement Assistant, School District of Philadelphia

Eliza Michiels


Kay Kyungsun Yu

Member, Ahmad Zaffarese LLC

Leonard Lodish

Samuel R. Harrell Professor in the Marketing Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Leader of the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum (GCP)

Gerry Marron

Mechanical Engineer, Lightning Packs; Schuylkill River Trail Ambassador

Deborah Robinson-Stewart

National Manager of Medicare Services, GENEX Services, Inc.

Marques Coleman

University of Pennsylvania Board Fellow, MBA Candidate at Wharton School of Business


Interested in joining our Board of Directors?

NBW is always seeking new members to join our Board of Directors and help support and steer our work. Board members support our mission, ask thoughtful questions, look for strategic partnerships, program ideas, and growth opportunities. We look to our Board to connect us to community anchors, build our relationships, deepen our reach, and keep a critical eye on our finances.

We strive to have a Board that represent diverse perspectives and identities. Board members of all ages, races, genders, cultural and economic backgrounds are encouraged to join us. We especially encourage individuals that reflect our West Philadelphia community and those with marginalized identities. By joining the Board of Directors, members commit to bi-monthly Board meetings and will be encouraged to join a Board Committee - Finance, Development, Governance, Executive or an ad-hoc Committee.

If you are interested in playing a vital leadership role or if you know of someone who you think would be a great Board member, please be in touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director or 215-386-0316 x 118



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