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Board

Executive Committee

PRESIDENT

Paul Hummer ESQ, Senior Partner, Saul Ewing

VICE CHAIR

Jerry Naples Jr., (2000), President, REPSG, , Glenn Mills PA
Over the last 25 years, Jerry Naples has been working with municipalities, private developers and non-profit organizations in devising and implementing brownfields restoration projects. He provides consulting services to private firms engaged in mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and many other aspects of real estate transactions.

Before founding REPSG, Jerry was the managing director of New Jersey operations for New England Pollution Control Company (NEPCCO). Mr. Naples has also been involved in a number of environmental remediation projects ranging from emergency response events (Chemical Control, Elizabeth, NJ) and UST management programs (Acme Markets system wide, City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property), to extensive groundwater assessment and remediation projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Jerry received his B.S. in Environmental Conservation along with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire. He also holds Licenses for UST/AST removal and installation with the NJDEP, PADEP and DNREC, and is an active member of industry groups such as National Brownfields Association, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the American Railroad Association.

TREASURER

Brigitte Cooperman, Founder, Retail Impact Group, Chief Operating Officer, Kicks USA & Ubiq.

SECRETARY

Stuart Anmuth, Managing Partner, HResults, Inc.
Stuart Anmuth is the founder and principal consultant of HResults. As a management consultant, he has developed a strong reputation for identifying and designing solutions that lead to greater organizational effectiveness. He has consulted extensively in the areas of strategic planning, organizational design, culture change and the implementation and alignment of business and Human Resource strategies.

Prior to founding HResults, Inc., Stuart was the head of Human Resources for (Aetna) U.S. Healthcare. Previous executive roles included Vice President positions at Deutche Bank New York and Wells Fargo, as well as senior Human Resource positions at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and Exxon Corporation.

Stuart holds an MBA in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from Temple University. In addition to serving on the Greensgrow Board of Directors, Stuart has been involved with the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Group, Society for Human Resources Management, Friends of Philadelphia Parks and the Center for Literacy.

Board Members

Stacey Behm, Nonprofit Operations Professional and Process Improvement Project Manager, Philabundance

Donna Cooper, Executive Director, Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Eileen Corboy, Agent, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Alicia Hickok, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Alicia Hickok came to Philadelphia from Southern California by way of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, where she was able to make cider from perry pears and apples from an old orchard, revel in learning how to use her abundant grapes and raspberries and carry on a love-hate relationship with blackberries. It was there that she developed a passion for seed saving and heirloom roses, passions that she tries to nurture on her small suburban plot in Delaware County. She and her family moved from Oregon to Pennsylvania in 1998 so that Alicia could study law at the University of Pennsylvania. Aside from clerking on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, she has spent her entire legal career at Drinker, litigating and handling appeals. Her three children are now scattered across the globe pursuing their passions. In addition to serving Greensgrow, Alicia is on the boards of Musicopia and Mendelssohn Club and is active in the ABA Litigation Section and Judicial Division, as well as serving as Deputy Counsel to Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee.

img_1035Ryan Kuck (ex officio), Executive Director, Greensgrow
Kuck, a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, moved to Philadelphia in 1999 to study Architecture and Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a success story of Philadelphia keeping college graduates. He stayed in Philadelphia after graduation and devoted six years to the Urban Nutrition Initiative, assuming many roles from farm educator to program coordinator while helping to grow that organization. Kuck joined the Greensgrow team in 2006, first as Lead Farmer and then Sustainability Manager, Food Access Programs Manager, Director of Greensgrow West, and Development Director as Greensgrow grew from a staff of 4 to a staff of 40 over the last 10 years.

Marc Lyman, Operations Auditor, AquaAmerica

Ali Perelman, Executive Director, Philadelphia 3.0
Ali is the Executive Director of Philadelphia 3.0, a political startup with a focus on City Council. Prior to this role she was the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the office of former City Councilman Bill Green. Alison has a PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

An overly ambitious vegetable gardener, Ali has kept less-than-detailed records of the 20+ varieties of tomatoes she has grown in the last few years. She and her wife live in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philadelphia with their son and dog.    

Kerry Nelson, Founder, Ploughboy

Saxon Nelson, Capacity Coordinator, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Education

Nancy Threlfall, Principal, Threlfall Marketing Group
Nancy Threlfall founded and leads Threlfall Marketing, “Your Virtual Marketing Department”, a strategic marketing communications and business development consulting firm. Nancy is a seasoned, hands-on professional with experience in the development of strategic marketing plans, and with her creative team, guides the tactical implementation of these plans, including branding, website design, social media, and online marketing.

A skilled communicator and strategic marketing executive, Nancy shifts the trajectory of people and enterprises from frustrated to focused. With clarity, insight and expertise, Nancy excels at recovering, revitalizing and redefining lost vision. Working with clients, she creates and implements measurable marketing strategies and sustainable solutions that secure new business, increase client retention, and build brand recognition. In short: Nancy makes your brand better.

Recognized as a passionate networker, she supports job searches for young and seasoned professionals and connects business professionals to maximize their mutual business development efforts. Extensive experience spans noteworthy national brands, emerging regional businesses and non-profit organizations.

Nancy is engaged in the community having served and led numerous nonprofit boards and board committees. She currently serves on the Lycoming College Leadership Initiative, Greensgrow Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for The Village 1877 and Pennsylvania Horticulture Society committees.

Rafaela Torres, Christopher Ludwick Foundation

Larry Waddell, COO, Seer Interactive