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Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance

Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance, discussed one of the country’s largest food rescue and distribution efforts that produced over 4 million meals to the area last year.  He discussed its start, as a restaurant gleaning project, and how it grew to become a model for distributing food to the needy.  We talked about hunger…
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Guy Triano: Regional CEO of American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania

Guy Triano: Regional CEO of American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania, discussed the chapter, one of the nation's largest, which covers 17 counties and over 6.5 million people, in areas ranging from the Poconos to the shore.  He discussed the disaster services they provide and how they see it all, from flooding and mud in the…
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Dr. Yolanda Graham, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Chief Medical Officer for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Dr. Yolanda Graham, SVP at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health discussed the non-profit, founded and based in Philadelphia, today a national organization with schools, inpatient and outpatient treatment services and residential facilities in 13 states.  She described Devereux’s programs for adults and children with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences, individuals with autism, developmental or intellectual disabilities. …
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Joe Brooks- President of Liberty USO

Joe Brooks, president of Liberty USO, The USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, discussed the programming and services they offer for military and their families, support and comfort for our active duty from induction through discharge or retirement.  He discussed the family emergency and respite services, camps for kids and backpack collections, the 24/7…
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President Terry Williamson & Executive Director Mike Daily of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Terry Williamson and Mike Daily discussed the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, one of the nation’s first to honor an individual city’s fallen, they discussed its founding following the creation of the Washington, D.C. memorial, with a ceremonial ‘Last Patrol’ of veterans walking to D.C. to collect rubbings of the Philadelphians included there, the building of…
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Shelly Power- Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet

Shelly Power, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet discussed the company and her first 6 months as its director. We discussed Artistic Director Angel Corella, former star of the American Ballet Theater, and renowned choreographer and teacher, and his vision for the company, 43 dancers strong in the professional corps, an additional 12 with…
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Leslie Hickman- Chief Rail Transportation Officer for SEPTA

Leslie Hickman, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Chief Officer, Revenue Operations Division, discussed the transportation service which covers three states and five counties with buses, light rail, trolleys, regional rail,  and CCT Connect.  They offer transportation services to commuters, students, tourists and the area's aged and disabled 365 days a year.  She discussed the system,…
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Youth Courts, with David Trevaskis and Kathy Smith

A look at Youth Courts and the effects of the criminal justice system on youth was the topic with PAB Pro-Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, and Harcum College Program Director for Law and Justice, Kathy Smith.  We discussed the long-term effects that even a brush with the criminal justice system can have on a youth, the…
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