Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21

Staff and commissioners

Name Job title Phone #
Marcel Bassett Public Affairs Specialist
Brittany L. Bronson Policy Analyst
Joseph Chaffin Special Investigator
(215) 685-0880
Anthony Erace Deputy Executive Director
(215) 685-0882
Anastasia McCarthy Policy Analyst
Hans Menos Executive Director
(215) 685-0874
Sheila Olivo Executive Assistant
(215) 685-0891
Janine Zajac Policy Analyst
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Commissioners

Shawn Aleong

Shawn Aleong is an advocate for civil rights and disability rights in his community and has made a great impact in many ways.

Erica D. Atwood

Erica D. Atwood is currently CEO of First Degree Consulting, LLC where she assists organizations with youth development, grassroots communications, and more.  Erica is a public service leader with nearly two decades of experience in communications, project management, community outreach and advocacy.  She was previously interim executive director of PAC.

Mujeeb Chaudhary

Mujeeb Chaudhary is a pharmacist who represents the Somerton, 7th District.

Benjamin Geffen, Esq.

Benjamin Geffen joined the Public Interest Law Center in October 2010 following his completion of a clerkship with the Honorable Robert M. Levy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Geffen’s work at the Law Center focuses on such issues as educational equity, voting rights, access to public records, and health care.

Ronda Goldfein, Chair

Ronda Goldfein is the executive director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania. She represents the Rittenhouse Square area, 9th District.

Marvin R. Lazenbury, MHS

Marvin R. Lazenbury is an advocate, speaker, and overall change agent. Professionally, Marvin has over 15 years of human services experience. Marvin is currently the interim director of community engagement for CUA 1 NET Community Care(NCC) where he is tasked with the implementation of the Strengthening Families Framework and more.

Sarah Yeung

Sarah Yeung is the director of planning and senior project manager at the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, a community-based non-profit organization where she manages community engagement efforts and affordable housing development.

George D. Mosee, Jr.

George D. Mosee, Jr. retired from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office after 28 years of service. Currently, he serves as executive director of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network. He is a Central High School and Temple University School of Law Alumni.

Bilal Abdul Qayyum

Bilal Abdul Qayyum is president and executive director of the Father’s Day Rally Committee, Inc. Qayyum, is an activist and a vocal leader in the Philadelphia community. He was an admintstrator in Philadelphia goverment and was instrumental in the creation of Philadelphia’s African American Chamber of Commerce and Philadelphia’s first Minority Enterpirise Development Conference.

Michael Rahming

Michael Rahming currently serves as a violence intervention counselor for the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. Previously, he served as a Youth Aid panelist for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Naiymah Sanchez

Naiymah Sanchez is a proud transgender Latina currently working with the ACLU of Pennsylvania. She has worked with the Philadelphia prison system to assist with the Prison Rape Elimination Act compliance and added her expertise to the LGBQ&T cultural competency training with the Philadelphia police training Academy.

Michael Wehrman

Michael Wehrman, Ph.D., is a strategic researcher for a global nonprofit association, whose previous work includes research in the areas of predictors of recidivism and community responses to citizen-police oversight groups. He is a resident of Fishtown.


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