Board of Directors

A distinguished Board of Directors governs the Urban Affairs Coalition. The Urban Affairs Coalition Board of Directors consist of an Executive Committee and (6) six other board committees which govern and provide oversight to the organization.

The UAC Board of Directors has non-governing committees which provide strategic insight and expertise for the growth of the Coalition, including the Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee and the Nominating Subcommittee.

Each committee consists of at least two Co-Chairs (board members that also serve on the Executive Committee), and a UAC Staff Lead who provides support. 

The Urban Affairs Coalition takes pride in working toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society. The UAC Board of Directors represent the communities we work with and serve within, including reporting the following representation:

  • Gender: 60% Male, 40% Female
  • Age: 68% Age 51+, 28% Age 36-50, 5% Age 20-35
  • Race/Ethnicity: 53% African American, 40% Caucasian, 5% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3% Latino/Latina

Board Officers

 

Chair

James Mergiotti 

 

Vice Chairs

Rhonda Lauer

CEO, Foundations, Inc.           

 

Grant Rawdin, Chair Emeritus

Founder/CEO, Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC

 

Secretary

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake 

President/Vice President of Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross Foundation/Independence Blue Cross

 

Treasurer

Brian Edmonds 

Managing Principal, Concordis Key Advisors 

 

Assistant Treasurers

Kevin Satterthwaite

Chief Administrative Officer, Urban Affairs Coalition

 

Thomas Love

Controller, Urban Affairs Coalition

 

Board Members

 

Dennis M. Allen*       

Owner, D. Allen Accounting Firm

 

Dr. Bernard E. Anderson      

Academia, Retired

 

Ronald A. Bradley*   

VP of Gas, PECO Energy

 

Paul Brauer   

COO & Executive Vice President, ShopRite/Brown's Super Stores

 

David R. Bright*        

Banking, Retired

 

Mark Bullock 

Sr. VP, Government & Legal Affairs, AmeriHealth Caritas

 

Monica Burch

Vice President, Market Manager, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania

 

Alexandra Casciato* 

Director of Talent Management, Radian

 

Katherine Clupper*  

Managing Director, The PFM Group

 

Tina D'Orazio 

Vice President, Office of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Eagles

 

Brian K. Edmonds*    

Managing Principal, SVN/Concordis Real Estate Advisors

 

Patrick Eiding

President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

 

William Ewing

Legal, Retired

 

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick*

President & CEO, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania

 

Dr. Donald "Guy" Generals*

President, Community College of Philadelphia

 

Carolyn L. Green*     

Managing Partner, EnerGreen Capital Management, LLC

 

Sharon Jean-Baptiste

Infrastructure Program Manager, Jacobs

 

Rhonda H. Lauer*     

President & CEO, Foundations, Inc.

 

Terri Lee-Taylor*       

Executive Director, State Government Affairs, Merck  & Co., Inc.

 

Alan Lindy     

President, Lindy Property Management

 

Kafi Lindsay   

Sr. VP Community Development Banking, PNC

 

Rev.  Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake*     

President/Vice President of Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross Foundation/Independence Blue Cross

 

Sharmain Matlock-Turner*  

President & CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition

 

Joanne McFall*         

Market President, Keystone First PA

 

Joseph Meade

Chief of Staff to the President and Director of Governmental Relations, LaSalle University

 

James Mergiotti*      

Academia, Retired

 

Cecilia Moy Yep*       

Founder & Executive Director Emeritus, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

 

Arun Prabhakaran*  

Chief of Staff, City of Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney

 

Grant Rawdin*          

Founder & CEO, Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC

 

Nilda Ruiz      

Executive Director, APM

 

Rick Sauer      

Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of CDCs

 

Donn G. Scott

Banking, Retired

 

Bernard Smalley       

Attorney, Raynes McCarty

 

William Smith*         

Banking, Retired

 

Marian B. Tasco        

Public Service, Retired

 

Kareem Thomas        

Chief Financial Officer, American Reading Company

 

Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler

Senior Pastor, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Jannet Walker-Ford  

Vice President & General Manager, Eastern Region, Americas, Cubic

 

William L. Wilson      

Principal, Synterra, Ltd.

 

*Executive Committee Members