SP2 Board Members

Chair

David Ertel, W’87, WG’88
Coral Gables, FL

Vice Chairs

Brian D. Schwartz, W’89
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Members

Calvin Bland, W’72
Moorestown, NJ

Allison W. Brady, C’93
Coconut Grove, FL

Matthew Cherwin, W’96
New York, NY

Julie Hinds Franklin, C’87
Miami, FL

Jeffrey H. Freed, C’85, W’85 
Bethesda, MD

Neil Glat, W’89
New York, NY

Vicki Panzier Gross, W’87
New York, NY

Nisha Hurst, W’96
Greenwich, CT

Elisabeth LaMotte, C’90, SW’95
Washington, DC

Dr. Joan Lau, ENG’92, WG’08
Philadelphia, PA

Lira Lee Cohen, C’90, W’90
New York, NY

Claire Lomax, Esq., C’84
Philadelphia, PA

Richard Mashaal, W’86
Montreal, Canada

Bryce Markus, W’99, WG’99
New York, NY

James Miller, W’83
Wellesley, MA

Erik I. Moreno, W’95
Los Angeles, CA

Mark S. Ostroff, W’79
New York, NY

Barry A. Porter, W’79
Beverly Hills, CA

Juan Pujadas, EAS’83, W’83
Mamaroneck, NY

Jodi Bergstein Rabinowitz, C’87, SW’88
New York, NY

Marjorie Gordon Schaye, CW’75
Winnetka, IL

Dr. Jennifer Gillary Segal, C’96 
Houston, Texas

Larry Scott Wieseneck, W’87
West Orange, NJ

Vivian Gonda Zelter, C’85
New York, NY

Daniel B. Zwirn, ENG’83, W’83 
New York, NY

Ex-officio

Herbert K. Whren, SPP’10
Chair, Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council
Philadelphia, PA

SP2 News

Loran Grishow-Schade

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alum Honored for Ongoing Gender Identity Research, Work

For years, Loran Grishow-Schade, MSW ’20, MSSP ’21, has proven to be a prolific leader and fully-immersed pioneer in work...

MSW Student Alisa Branch

Student Life

“Always Something New to Know”: MSW Student Alisa Branch on Being a Non-Traditional Learner

Even after a three-decade career in the human services field, Alisa Branch still felt that she had more to learn,...

New SP2 faculty, clockwise from left: Tamara Cadet, PhD; Yoosun Park, PhD; Meredith Doherty, PhD; and Milan AbiNader, PhD

Faculty & Research

SP2 Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) has announced the hiring of four new faculty members, who will begin...

Philadelphians celebrate the outcome of 2020’s presidential election, waving the Progress Pride Flag while marching through Center City.

Faculty & Research, Student Life

‘Game Pieces in the Culture Wars’

More than 250 bills aimed at reducing the rights of LGBTQ+ people are currently working their way through state legislatures in the...

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