Well City Challenge Committees  


For their support of the Well City Challenge we would like to thank Independence Blue Cross, Knight Foundation, the Philadelphia Foundation, and members of our Advisory and Recruitment & Selection committees


Advisory Committee 

Amanda Benner, Senior Program Manager, Vegetation Management, PECO Energy 

Brendan Conlin, Chief Program Officer, Congreso de Latinos Unidos 

Jayatri Das, Chief Bio Scientist, The Franklin Institute 

Sue Daugherty, CEO, Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance  

Phil Fitzgerald, Director of Grantmaking, The Philadelphia Foundation 

Sarah Harris, Vice President, Social Impact, Entercom 

Veronica Hill-Milbourne, President & CEO, Spectrum Health Services 

Ellen Hwang, Program Director, Philadelphia, Knight Foundation 

Dr. Cecilia Livesey, Chief of Integrated Services at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System 

Esther Morales, Managing Director, Puentes de Salud 

Lauren Nestler, Chief Communications & Strategy Officer, Public Health Management Corporation 

Tiffany Newmuis, Senior Manager, Town Hall & Campus Programming, Comcast 

Katya Noreika, Lending Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation 

Garrett O’Dwyer, Health Programs & Special Projects Manager, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations 

Matt Rader, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 

Marcy Rost, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, Independence Blue Cross 

Debra Ortiz-Vasquez, JD, Director of Community Health and Wellness, Esperanza Health Center 

Jameel Rush, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Philadelphia Inquirer 

Kiera Smalls, General Manager, Bloc Delivery 

Alonzo South, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Jojy Varghese, Director of Community & Economic Development, Urban Affairs Coalition



Recruitment & Selection Committee 


McKinsey Alston, Managing Director - Talent, Culture & Organizational Effectiveness, United Way 

Ajeenah Amir, Director of Public Engagement, The City of Philadelphia 

Jennifer Aquilante, Food Policy Coordinator, Get Healthy Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health 

Jeff Benjamin, Co-Founder, Board Member, Vetri Community Partnership 

Peter Blau, President & CEO, IT Data 

Marquita Bolden, Executive Director, Therapy Center of Philadelphia 

Atif Bostic, Executive Director, UpLift Solutions 

Daniela Castejon, Child Therapist, Lutheran Settlement House 

Marissa Christie, VP, Student Engagement, Campus Philly 

Jessica Collazo, Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation 

Cory Donovan, Executive Director, ImpactPHL 

Sarah Finkelstein, Manager of Sponsorships, Community Impact, Comcast 

Kristen Fitch, Director, Marketing, University City Science Center 

Kate Fox, Public Health Policy Advisor, Philadelphia Dept of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services 

Kernika Gupta, Corporate Strategy Manager, Independence Blue Cross 

Sally Guzik, General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center Philadelphia 

Scarlet Hernandez, Director of Member Success, REC Philly 

Melissa Lee, Founder & CEO, The GREEN Program 

Jodi Reynhout, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Esperanza Health Center 

Shalimar Thomas, Executive Director, North Broad Renaissance 

Andy Toy, Development & Communications Director, Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition