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

Jennifer Prah Ruger

Faculty & Research

“A Risk Anywhere Is A Risk Everywhere”: Jennifer Prah Ruger Shares Global Health Justice Vision

In a stirring and timely presentation for the latest Power of Penn Faculty event, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, laid out...

Image of Arie Hayre-Somuah and Jessica Cho Kim

Student Life

CSWE Fellows Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among BIPOC Communities

Three graduate students from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) were selected and have been serving as Fellows...

Ashley Kenneth, MSSP

Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Named President of The Commonwealth Institute

As Ashley Kenneth explains, “I have always been passionate about social change and a strong advocate for justice”—and her notable...

Dakota Becker MSW

Student Life

MSW Student Selected for Yale Child Study Center Fellowship

Dakota Becker, a student in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice...

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