Who We Are Staff & Board

Staff & Board

Executive Director

Bill McKinney

Dr. Bill McKinney joined NKCDC after more than 25 years leading in nonprofits and public and academic institutions, including two decades directing his own consulting firm, Innovative Solutions Collective.

A longtime resident of McPherson Square, Dr. McKinney has researched, written and presented extensively on Philadelphia and Kensington on issues of race, equity and economic justice, including food access, access to education, community institutions such as libraries and settlement houses, incarceration and re-entry, addiction and recovery, emergent non-profit support, gender pay equity, and the effect of race and ethnicity on women’s economic status.

From 2014 to 2019, Dr. McKinney served as executive vice president and director of research and evaluation at The Food Trust, a nationally recognized nonprofit based in Philadelphia, dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food.

From 2003 to 2013, he was deputy director and then director of the Howard Samuels Center at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, focusing  on research and public policy to increase civic engagement and community participation.

“As a longtime resident of the part of the city NKCDC serves, I have been impacted by the significant challenges that this community faces while also appreciating the incredible assets we have to offer,” Dr. McKinney said.

“It is critical that we address systemic racism and poverty while also working from a community-centered, strengths-based approach to develop strategies that combat displacement and create healthy and thriving community,” he said.

Dr. McKinney received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University, a Master’s in Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Cleveland State University. In keeping with NKCDC’s vision for trauma-informed community development, he has certifications in Trauma Informed Care and Enhanced Trauma Awareness.

Dr. McKinney has lived on McPherson Square in North Philadelphia for over 18 years, where he enjoys gardening and playing music with his band, the West Kensingtons.

Administrative Staff

Lowell began his career as a visual artist and still works as a photojournalist.

Communications Manager

Lowell Brown


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Lisa was born and raised in Olde Kensington.

Morning Receptionist

Lisa Burgos


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Using a chimney when grilling will cut your prep time with no lighter fluid taste.

Director of Finance

Dani Howard


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Debbie started at NKCDC in 1991 as a VISTA volunteer. She supervises NKCDC’s Open Space…

Director of Operations

Deborah Kinkead


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Dr. Bill McKinney joined NKCDC after more than 25 years leading in nonprofits and public…

Executive Director

Bill McKinney


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Bea Rider brings a decade of fundraising and management experience from nonprofits across the Philadelphia…

Director of Resource Development and Communications

Bea J.E. Rider


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Account Specialist

Margie Stamm


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Afternoon Receptionist

Julia Zambrana


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Community Engagement

Joan says she’s easy to get along with. And she’s right!

Certified Community Health Worker

Joan Dansette


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Katsí’s name means Moon in Taíno.

Director of Community Engagement

Katsí Miranda-Lozada


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Rodney backpacked/rock climbed 100+ miles in 30 days in the Rocky Mountains at age 16.

Outreach & Engagement Specialist

Rodney Mobley


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NAC Program Associate

Darnell Morris


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Certified Community Health Worker

Brenda Mosley


Economic Development

Everyone calls her “Smooches!”

Commercial Corridor Manager

Gloria Cartagena Hart


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Corridor Steward

Brenda Collier


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Brian is a musician and a pool player.

Lead Corridor Steward

Brian M. Cooper


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Corridor Steward

Chris Dais


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Claire spent one summer working customer service at Alcatraz.

Anti-Displacement VISTA

Claire Hanke


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Corridor Steward

Jerome Hart


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Economic Development & Housing Resilience Coordinator

Anthony Miller


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Lee has a friendly pet snake named Couscous.

Commercial Corridor Manager

Lee Nentwig


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In her spare time, Nicole assembles Ikea furniture and tries not to kill house plants.

Director of Real Estate and Economic Development

Nicole Westerman


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Corridor Steward

Tyreese Whitaker


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Health & Wellness

Sonya can name any pure breed of dog and most cats by looking at them.

Nourish/SNAP-Ed Community Health Specialist

Sonya Carroll


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CHW Training Supervisor

Gwendolyn Collier-Jefferson


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Lizette has hyperacusis—acute or very sensitive hearing—i.e. dog ears!

Workforce Development Project Manager

Lizette Lewis


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Mark loves being a DJ!

SNAP-Ed Community Health Worker

Mark McAden


Nutrition Educator

Morgan Rust


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Nourish Program Manager

Jacquelyn Saez


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Community Health Worker

Barbara Small


Empowerment Hub Vista

Jayda Stanford-Collier


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Community Health Worker

Pamela Stanley


SNAP-Ed Community Health Worker

Antonia Villafane


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Housing Services

Intake Processor

Francesca Aviles


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Housing Advisor

Sophia Bell


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Mary brings over 30 years of housing counseling and real estate experience to NKCDC.

Director of Housing Services

Mary Campbell


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Housing Advisor

Arlene Cole


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Housing Advisor / Community Health Worker

Janell Collier-Montgomery


Joe plays classical guitar.

Associate Director of Housing Services/Compliance Officer

Joseph Filipski


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Housing Advisor

Damon Montgomery


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Housing Advisor

Brenda Santiago-Reyes


Ivette loves chocolate.

Housing Advisor

Ivette Velez


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Open Space Management

Lasagna is Noel’s favorite.

Landscaper

Noel Olmo


Tiff’s brother and she are Irish twins, 11 months apart.

Open Space Supervisor

Tiff Vidra


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Real Estate Development

Redheads with blue eyes make up only 1% of the world’s population.

Real Estate & Resident Services Coordinator

Renee Horst


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In her spare time, Nicole assembles Ikea furniture and tries not to kill house plants.

Director of Real Estate and Economic Development

Nicole Westerman


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Board of Directors

All NKCDC Board members live within our service boundaries.

Frank Iannuzzi

President
Board member since 2019

Ralph Whitfield

Vice President
Board member since 2019

Caitlin Shuler

Secretary
Board member since 2020

Deborah McColloch

Treasurer
Board member since 2016

Michael Acciani

Board member since 2021

Michael Alles

Board member since 2021

Awilda Aguila Balbuena

Board member since 2021

Keiko Cramer

Board member since 2017

Tess Donie

Board member since 2021

Bryant Eng

Board member since 2022

Luis Gonzalez

Board member since 2022

Reverend Richard Harris

Board member since 2019

Carlos Masip

Board member since 2017

Nathan McCann

Board member since 2019

Gabriela Monje

Board member since 2021

William Pace

Board member since 2017

Angel Rosa

Sandy Salzman

Board member since 2022

Wes Willison

Board member since 2022

Neighborhood Advisory Subcommittee

The Neighborhood Advisory Subcommittee (NAS) is part of NKCDC’s contract with the Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development. Through the NAS, neighbors come together to discuss community needs, brainstorm solutions, and share resources. The group’s work includes community safety, zoning, sustainability, and other issues that matter to the area. NAS members serve a two-year term, attending 10 monthly meetings per year. For more information, contact Darnell Morris at 215-427-0350 x118 or dmorris@nkcdc.org.

Isaac Brooks Jr.

Joe Caffrey

Gwendolyn Collier-Jefferson

Michael Lang

Brenda Mosley

Joy Soto

Pamela Stanley

Patrice Thiede

Ling Tran

Naomi C. Wildflower


In Memory of Felix M. Torres-Colon

Felix Torres-Colon was a veteran leader in the community development field with decades of real estate development experience at NeighborWorks America organizations. NKCDC remembers his charismatic and courageous leadership of NKCDC from 2017 to 2020.

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