2017-2018 Meetings, Officers, & Committees
Families, ICS staff, community members, and the general public are welcome to attend any board meeting. There is a public comment period scheduled at each meeting. Meetings begin promptly at 6pm. Please arrive by 5:55.
August 16, 2017
October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
December 13, 2017
February 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018
President – Greg Turlington
Co-Vice Presidents – Maureen Eagen & Tre Johnson
Secretary – Krista Pfeiffer
Treasurer – Harry Moseley
Communications & Development – Rachel Salis-Silverman & Rosie McNamara-Jones, Co-chairs
Finance – Harry Moseley, Chair
Governance – Maureen Eagen, Chair
HR – Mehreen Zaman, Chair
Policy & Advocacy (ad hoc) – Tre Johnson, Chair
Discipline Committee (ad hoc) – Harry Moseley, Chair
Michael Barsanti is the Senior Program Specialist of the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, a position he has held since December of 2007. He has twenty years of experience in the arts and culture field as a fundraiser, administrator, and scholar. Before this, he served as the Associate Director of the Rosenbach Museum & Library, where he was responsible for fundraising, marketing, earned revenue, and security. He is a founding partner and editor for Throwaway Horse LLC, a startup internet company that produces online graphic novels, including an iPad-specific adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses. He has also served as a board member of Pig Iron Theatre Company and the 215 Festival, and as a site visitor for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Barsanti has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught as a writing and literature instructor. In addition, he currently teaches courses in fundraising and arts writing in Drexel University’s Arts Administration graduate program. Most importantly, he is a proud ICS parent!
Camilo Domínguez works as an Analyst at TNTP, an education non-profit organization with nationwide presence. His work centers on performing rigorous data analysis to assess whether educational interventions work and how to improve them. Before joining TNTP, Camilo was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Bryn Mawr College, where besides teaching he conducted research on the economics of education. Previous experience also includes research projects with The World Bank, Columbia University, and Yale University, among others. Camilo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and is a Spanish native speaker born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia.
Ms. Eagen is the Director of the Arbitration Center for the First Judicial District. The Arbitration Center handles approximately 30% of the Civil Trial Division’s inventory for the FJD. As Director, Ms. Eagen is responsible for the disposition of Continuance and Deferral Applications that are filed daily, advising the Arbitrators of their duties and swearing them in each morning, as well as addressing legal issues that arise during the hearings. Prior to being appointed Director of the Arbitration Center, Ms. Eagen had over fifteen years experience with the First Judicial District. She clerked for the Honorable D. Webster Keogh, during his assignment to the Major Civil Trial division, Day Forward program, as well as during his tenure as Supervising Judge of the Criminal Trial division and Administrative Judge, Trial Division.
Ms. Eagen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Economics/Finance in 1988. She received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1991. After law school, Ms. Eagen clerked for the Honorable Leon Katz and the Honorable Albert John Snite, Jr., before returning to Northeastern Pennsylvania. There, she worked as a litigation associate with Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald. She returned to Philadelphia in 1996 and worked for Post & Schell and Rubintate, Jacobs & Saba. Ms. Eagen resumed service with the FJD in 1999. During her tenure with the FJD, she has helped coordinate the “Law Day” trials for the Early Education Program with the Honorable Annette Rizzo(Retired) and participated in the FJD’s Management Development Program and Civil Education, Training and Development Program.
Originally from Trenton, NJ, Tre Johnson was a 2001 Teach For America Houston corps member, where he taught HS English for two years. After teaching in Houston, Tre went on to teach in Howard County, Maryland and later worked for the Urban Alliance Foundation in Washington, D.C. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2006, he served in grant-writing and admissions roles for the Mariana Bracetti Academy and Freire Charter School and then joined the Teach For America Philadelphia staff as the director of community and district partnerships in 2010. Tre next led the region’s alumni affairs team before stepping into the role of executive director. He graduated from the University of Maryland.
Michele Lamm is currently the Director of Business Development for Philadelphia magazine. Her primary focus is integrated advertising and marketing programs with National Automotive, Financial, Legal and Energy clients in addition to building new business relationships for the magazine, Phillymag.com & MetroCorp’s custom content entity, City/Studio. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication in 1990 from Boston University’s School of Communication with a minor in Psychology. Previously, Michele was Public Relations Manager for Chanel as well as the International Fashion Director at Harper’s Bazaar and Fragrance & Grooming Director for Details magazine in New York.
Along with being a full-time mother, Michele currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence Region, serving Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. She also serves on the committee for Philly Feastival benefiting Fringe Arts and is a member of the Fairmount Civic Association.
2016-2018 Parent Seat
Rosie McNamara-Jones has been the Development Director at Juvenile Law Center since 2006, leading annual fundraising from individuals, corporations, law firms and charitable funds while managing a small development team and reporting to executive leadership within the organization. She has over 20 years of business management, marketing/communications, community relations and production experience in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations – from small arts and education groups like Movement Theater International and Suburban Music School, to larger nonprofits and businesses such as Mann Center for Performing Arts and Comcast. Rosie graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Business Administration where she also studied music theory and violin performance at Temple’s Esther Boyer College of Music. She is the parent of an ICS 5th grader in the Enhanced program, and an ICS alum who graduated in 2016 and is now at Central High School.
Harry E. Moseley III joined the ICS Board in 2015. From 2009 to 2010, Harry was a Deferred Associate Fellow at the Public Interest Law Center (PILC), where he assisted PILC with racial discrimination, special education and ex-offender matters. He then practiced Merger and Acquisitions/Private Equity law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City from 2011 to 2014 and at Pepper Hamilton LLP from 2014-2016. In October 2016, Harry left private practice and is currently Counsel-Content Acquisition at Comcast.
Harry has a strong interest in international affairs and travel, in particular in regards to South and East Asia. He has lived and worked in Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan (where he was a student at National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Center). He holds a law degree from Harvard University and B.A.’s in Political Science and History from The Pennsylvania State University
When Krista Pfeiffer came to Philadelphia in 2000, directly after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, she was hoping to find a way to continue her work in education and be able to use her Spanish language skills. She was thrilled to hear of a new school, Independence Charter that was opening up, as it seemed to embody everything she valued in education. She began working for the school before it opened, helping to register our very first students. Over the next few years, Krista earned her Master’s of Education from Temple University and became a certified teacher. She taught at ICS until the birth of her daughter, a current first grader in the immersion program. Since 2006, Krista has been working for The New Teacher Project, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality.
Rachel Salis-Silverman joined the ICS board in 2016. She is the associate director of Public Affairs for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), launching a program to educate the public about how cancer research saves lives. Previously, she spent more than a decade at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) handling public relations for the Cancer Center at CHOP, the CHOP Foundation and its Government Affairs and Community Relations department, among other areas. Prior, she did a stint at a PR agency showcasing Philadelphia’s restaurant scene. And she began her career as the Jewish Campus Corps Service Fellow at the Multi-Campus Hillel of Greater Philadelphia. Rachel has a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University, and a M.S. in Marketing from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
Rachel’s career fulfillment is derived from developing communication strategies to help organizations achieve their business goals while building community among stakeholders. Living in center city with her husband and two young children, Rachel and her family can’t imagine moving to the ‘burbs. Education is the linchpin to ensure Philadelphia continues its upward trajectory. She is so pleased to have joined the ICS community.
Mr. Sheppard currently serves as the National School Partnership Director for City Year Incorporated, where he is responsible for developing strategies and resources that help strengthen school partnerships in the 28 City Year partner cities. Prior to serving in this role, Virgil served as the Managing Director of Impact for City Year Philadelphia where he oversaw the design, implementation, and evaluation of City Year’s Whole School Whole Child Model, as well as the partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. Mr. Sheppard came to City Year from the School District of Philadelphia, where he served in a variety of roles, including Response to Intervention Specialist and the Comprehensive Student Assistance Process/Behavioral Health Liaison. A native of Philadelphia and a product of the School District of Philadelphia, Virgil is a proud graduate of Temple and Cheyney Universities and he enjoys coaching and mentoring youth in his spare time.
2017-2019 Parent Seat
Jo Tiongson-Perez is a proud ICS parent and an advocate of art, education, and community impact.
With an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific (Manila, Philippines), she holds a 12-year track record in launching marketing campaigns for global brands in corporate and cultural sectors. Currently, she serves as Director of Marketing and Social Media at the Barnes Foundation, renowned for its art collection and mission of transforming lives through the arts. In this role, she leads strategy, implementation, and analytics of the institution’s integrated marketing communications plan.
Jo is also personally drawn to initiatives that drive social change. In 2011, she founded a socially responsible baby line called Punypixel, which supported causes such as Cradles to Crayons, Little Kids Rock, and Room to Read. In 2014, she initiated ICS’ participation in the Barnes Foundation’s K-8 art education program. In 2015, she served as an NBC10/Telemundo62 21st Century Community Review Panelist to award $100,000 to three non-profit organizations making an innovative impact in the Philadelphia region.
As a parent board representative, Jo is committed to ensuring that Philadelphia families continue to gain from the strengths of the ICS community.
John Trieu is a Senior Vice President of Steel City Capital Funding, an alternative finance company that is a division of PNC Bank, where he leads the cash flow equity sponsor team. He has over fifteen years of experience, originating, executing and managing several billion dollars over that time. Prior to Steel City Capital, he was with Cerberus Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, where he executed and managed private debt, distressed debt and private equity transactions. Mr. Trieu was a key member in the design and launch of the $2 billion Cerberus PNC Senior Loan Fund and helped form Steel City Capital’s Fund I as a joint venture between Cerberus and PNC Bank. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed courses at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and serves on the Board of Trustees of City Church Philadelphia. He is the father of 2 current (and 1 future) ICS students.
Greg Turlington is currently an experienced Manager in the Business Advisory Services Practice at Grant Thornton, LLP, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and business advisory services. Greg has spent over 10 years in the accounting industry, including several years at one of the Big4 Accounting Firms. During these years Greg focused primarily on performing, planning, and leading, financial statement audits in a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Retail, Health Care, Technology, and Financial Services. Greg also specializes in internal controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance.
Greg has a Bachelor’s of Science in accountancy from Penn State University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Pennsylvania. Greg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) where he serves on the Diversity Committee. Greg has also been a mentor in the Big Brother’s Big sisters program for the past 7 years.
Mehreen Zaman joined the ICS Board in 2016. She holds a B.A. (Urban Studies and Sociology) and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mehreen tutored and mentored at-risk youth in Syracuse, N.Y. and Philadelphia through high school, undergrad and law school. She also participated in programs aimed at educating youth in Philadelphia about Islam and Muslims in America.
Mehreen started her legal career representing Philadelphia children in abuse and neglect cases as a Staff Attorney at the Support Center for Child Advocates. She then practiced Labor and Employment law at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia from 2010 to 2012. She then practiced White Collar Defense law at Post & Schell in Philadelphia from 2012 to 2016. In June 2016, Mehreen left private practice and is currently the Director of Investigations at Endo Pharmaceuticals in Malvern, P.A. Mehreen continues to represent Philadelphia children as a Volunteer Attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates. She has lived in Philadelphia for 16 years.