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2015 Volunteers

Many thanks to the 340+ individuals who volunteered their time, skills, and enthusiasm in 2015—engaging communities, working on design teams, reviewing projects, guiding special events and initiatives, and leading through the board and advisory council. We couldn't continue to strengthen neighborhoods through design without them!

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Michele Adams

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Ferdinand Addo

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lindsey Allen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Natalie Amodei

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jody Arena

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Allied Construction Services

Anthony Armento

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lisa Armstrong

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KMS Development Partners

David Artman

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Richard Ashworth

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lori Aument

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christie Balka

Dennis Barnebey

Joseph Becker

Southampton, Pennsylvania

Story Bellows

/
Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

David Bender

Thomas Berenbrok

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alice Berman

/
Alice Berman and Assoc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Modesto Bigas-Valedon

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Connie Bird

Stacey Blankin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laura Blau

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Andres Blohm

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Coren Bomback

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

J. Bonham

Daniel Bosin

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Dan Bosin Associates LLC

Advisory Council Co-chair

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stacey Boston

Doris Bova

Taylor Boyd

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Devin Bradbury

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deborah Branden

Daniel Brown

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alexander Bruce

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Volunteer and leadership opportunities with the Collaborative teach you to work with people, and to give ideas and take ideas."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laura Bryant

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Steven Burger

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Julie Bush

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Karyntha Cadogan

Betsy Caesar

Wawa, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Calcagni

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maria Camoratto Sourbeer

"It is both inspiring and rewarding to work with such passionate and committed volunteers and community members."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Donna Carney

” The process of engaging the community in a design process forces you to consider new ideas.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Carr

Philadelphia,

“Physical design is only a part of what needs to happen for a community to be revitalized.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mary Carroll-Coelho

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Carwile

Diane Castlebuono

"I grew up in New London, Pa, where there were lots of farms, hills, and other places to explore. I want to bring that sense of possibility to the city.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Susan Chadwick

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Chaya

Peilin Chen

Mike Choi

Leon Chudzinski

Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania

Tamara Clark

Chris Class

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

S. Michael Cohen

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RP Management, Inc.
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Brian Cohen

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Liberty Property Trust

Tracey Cohen

530 Walnut Street, Suite 998,

Sheri Cole

Beverly Coleman

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Temple University

William Collett

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Edward Confair

High Bridge, New Jersey

Amy Confair

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cheryl Conley

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Cheryl Conley
Mount Laurel, New Jersey

James Conners

Churchville, Pennsylvania

Christopher Connock

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ben Cromie

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jim Curry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Antonio Cutrufello

Havertown,

Kim Davies

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christopher Davies

Mark Davis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alex Deering

Cecelia Denegre

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Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Danielle Denk

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kathryn Dethier

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Erike De Veyra

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Helen Diemer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charlotte DiGiorgio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vincent DiMaria

Wayne, Pennsylvania

Justin DiPietro

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tavis Dockwiller

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Viridian Landscape Studio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Donch

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Volpe and Koenig, PC
Collingswood, New Jersey

Patrycja Doniewski

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Qb3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Thoughtful design doesn't take a lot of money to achieve big improvements.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The Collaborative is my chance to do a broader range of project types and work with different teams.”

James Dugan

Bala Cywyd, Pennsylvania

"It's rewarding to feel like you've provided something a document, drawing, idea, enthusiasm that the community can move forward with."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kate Du Vivier

“The people who live in the community and use the site know best what works, what doesn't and what is needed. Their insights are vital to creating an effective design.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daryn Edwards

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Blackney Hayes Architects
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sone Ehabe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nissa Eisenberg

Noel Eisenstat

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Noel Eisenstat, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Peter Elsbeck

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Samuel Emory

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Suzanna Fabry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gail Farmer

David Feldman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Peter Fernandez

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Chelsea Fitzpatrick

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Jim Flaherty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Having the chance to give a client a new perspective on their site is a great feeling."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kate Flint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Danielle Floyd

Kevin Flynn

Andy Frishkoff

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Philadelphia LISC

John Frondorf

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All the design team members have great experiences and ideas, but it's the community that has the intimate experiences and ideas that are needed to develop the project concepts and designs."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frank Gallagher

Wayne, Pennsylvania

Jose Garcia

Philadelphia,

Dan Garofalo

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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Garrity

Philadelphia,

Stephen Gibson

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Terry Gillen

Alex Gilliam

Eva Gladstein

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Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Jeff Goldstein

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DIGSAU Architecture/Urbanism
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Agnelo Gomes

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Megan Gonzales

Mary Grace Gorman

John Grady

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Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

Kevin Gray

Robert Green

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philip Green

Chivonne Green

Philadelphia,

Alan Greenberger

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Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rachael Griffith

Philadelphia,

Kate Hallinan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mami Hara

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Philadelphia Water Department
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jackie Harris

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gregory Hart

Norristown, Pennsylvania

James Hartling

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Urban Partners
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Allison Harvey

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Donald Hinkle-Brown

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The Reinvestment Fund
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Donna Hirsh

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Nathaniel Hoffmann

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carol Horne Penn

Paul Horning

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Trevor Horst

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dione Hosler

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lee Huang

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Econsult Solutions, Inc.

James Huemoeller

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daniel Humes

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Hwang

Robin Hynicka

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Arch Street United Methodist Church

Wayne Ingram

High Bridge, New Jersey

Andrew Jacobs

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Gary Jastrzab

Steven Johns

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lou Johnson

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Peter Johnson

Glenside, Pennsylvania

Rebecca Johnson

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AIA Philadelphia

Brian Johnston

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bryan Jones

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michelle Jordan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Whitney Joslin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Uk Jung

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sandra Kalanyan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Barbara Kaplan

Fred Kaulbach

Allison Kelsey

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elise May

Wilmington, Delaware

Anthony Kennedy

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ryan Keszczyk

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Cynthia Kishinchand

Geoffrey Klein

Philadelphia,

Christine Knapp

John Kromer

/
Fels Institute of Government

Eileen Kupersmith

Agnes Ladjevardi

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“I believe in my city. There is nothing more satisfying than working with other people in my city who also want to make it better.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eric Larsen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kimberly Latona

Jill Lavine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tashya Leaman Dalen

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Lauren Leatherbarrow

“Working through the Collaborative we help organizations that might not otherwise be able to have access to our experience and skills and enable them to ‘see’ the possibilities of a more beautiful future.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Howard Lebold

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McGillin Architecture, Inc.
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Amy Lempert

“It was amazing how everyone jumped in.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kai Leung

Nora Lichtash

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Women's Community Revitalization Project

Stacey Lindbloom

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Snezana Litvinovic

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Donald Logan

Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Adria Longenderfer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diana Lu

Marta Mackiewicz

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Maimon

Natalie Malawey-Ednie

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rosa Mannion

Haddonfield, New Jersey

Johnathan Manza

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paul Marcus

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Marcus Reinvestment Strategies

Susan Martin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vivian Martinez

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Randall Mason

Joseph Matje

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Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Don Matzkin

Belinda Mayo

/
Philadelphia Office of Housing & Community Development

Jim McAuliffe

"The most rewarding thing about working on a project is experiencing the genuine appreciation of the community members we are designing for."

Trenton, New Jersey

Christina McCallum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alisa McCann

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deborah McColloch

Joshua McFarland

Megan McGinley

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Kitchen & Associates
Collingswood,

Barry McIntyre

Philadelphia,

Sara McLaughlin

Philadelphia,

"I would love to see Mayor Nutter’s dream of making this the greenest city in the country become a reality."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robin Miller

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ari Miller

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Meredith Miller

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Darrick Mix

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Duane Morris LLP

Board Co-chair

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Mobilia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Julie Morningstar

Philadelphia,

Mary Morton

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kristin Mullaney

Kathleen Muller

Tom Nason

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Nason Construction, Inc.

Advisory Council Co-chair

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bonnie Netel

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joseph Nixon

Philadelphia,

Christopher Nolan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Community members understand best how to positively impact their neighborhoods.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nancy O'Donnell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Olaya

Philadelphia,

Fatima Olivieri

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joshua Otto

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Lea Oxenhandler

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cem Ozdeniz

Haverford, Pennsylvania

Stephen Panasci

Haddonfield, New Jersey

Mark Paronish

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ariana Parrish

Ana Pena

“It was rewarding to see our clients willing to take further action by reaching out to organizations to bring the project to life.”

Lorna Peterson

“These are the places where I want to work as a design professional.”

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Roshelle Pfeifer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brian Phillips

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Interface Studio Architects, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Debbie Phillips

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mary Pitek

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michele Plaugic

Philadelphia,

John Poole

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jonathan Price

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Quadrini

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Scott Quitel

Alfio Racite

Collingswood, New Jersey

Laura Raymond

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Laura Raymond
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carly Regn

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phoebe Resnick

/
Resnick Communications, Inc.
Media, Pennsylvania

Pamela Rew

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philip Rivera

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Roark

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michelle Robinson

Dawn Rochester

Kevin Rockey

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Lisa Roman

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

“Sometimes it just takes one comment from a community member to help you think outside the box and change the course of the design for the better.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Omar Rosa

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lance Rothstein

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

James Rowe

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Studio Agoos Lovera

Kate Rutledge

Haddonfield, New Jersey

Joe Salerno

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

James Sanderson

Carrie Sauer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rachel Schade

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rachel Scheinfeldt

Andrew Schlatter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Terri Schmitt

Anna Schmitz

Glenside, Pennsylvania

Joanne Schonfeld

Ellen Schultz

Emily Scrimger

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paul Sehnert

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University of Pennsylvania

Board Co-chair

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kevin Selger

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Trevor Sell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Seok

Philadelphia,

Robert Shamble

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Micah Shapiro

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew Shehan

Philadelphia,

“I encourage others to participate and connect with the greater community.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Siglin

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Karen Skafte

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Julie Skierski

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Margot Sklar

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The Pew Charitable Trusts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Susan Smith

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sfs office design, llc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ian Smith

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kelly Smyth

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

"The most rewarding part is to be able to help nonprofits take their program in the direction they want to go.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kristen Snuck

Doug Soehl

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Susan Solomon

Michael Spain

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D2CA Architects LLC

“Design gives people a tool to be active in the decisions of their community and see the impact it can have.”

Charles Sparkman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"When people can take part in affecting the outcome a project, they tend to care more about how it gets built and used."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brad Springer

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Paul Steinke

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jon Stivers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rachel Stoudt

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Megan Strenski

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kira Strong

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People's Emergency Center

Neil Stroup

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eric Swanson

Brian Szymanik

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Meghan Talarowski

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Sapana Tapade

Teng Teng

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paul Thompson

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brad Thornton

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marcus Toconita

Havertown,

Danielle Toronyi

Andy Toy

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Adding new materials can be done with sensitivity. Sometimes, you have to step outside your comfort zone and understand what materials will keep the historic feel.”

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Brian Traylor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gary Tumolo

Alan Urek

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Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ximena Valle

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carter van Dyke

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Melissa Van Slett

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brian Velleman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paul Vernon

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KSK Architects Planners Historians, Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paloma Vila

Logan Township, New Jersey

Daniela Voith

/
Voith and Mactavish Architects
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amanda Wagner

Greg Waldman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ryan Wall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fon Wang

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Betsy Way

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eric Weiss

Ryan Welch

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Blake Wetherington

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alexis Wheeler

Ilene Wilder

Julie Wiley

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Michael Williams

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lamar Wilson

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V. Lamar Wilson Associates, Inc.
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Caroline Wineburg

Philadelphia,

Richard Winston

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BWA architecture + planning

“We’re benefiting people by creating a better environment.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Meg Wise

Daniel Wolf

Cody Wood

Philadelphia,

Todd Woodward

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SMP Architects
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Roy Yaffe

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Gould, Yaffe and Golden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Evan Yassky

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Katherine Zanecosky

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pamela Zimmerman

/
Zimmerman Studio LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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