Communities In Schools is a respected national voice for students. Over the years, through five presidential administrations, our position has been clear: Every child needs and deserves the resources that make the difference between a graduate and a dropout. It is everyone’s job to ensure every student’s success—which means schools, parents, businesses and the community as a whole must work together.

Our board of directors is an integral part of why Communities In Schools of Philadelphia has been so successful. This group of community leaders not only endorses the mission and vision of CIS, but also uses their experience and influence to open doors, garner support and offer guidance to create an even better organization for future generations.

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia Board of Directors

Joyce B. Harrison, Retired
Assistant Superintendent, Office of Senior High Schools, School District of Philadelphia

Martin Nock
President & Chief Executive Officer, Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc.

Joseph Devine, Esq., Spector Gadon & Rosen P.C.

Wanda Bailey Green
Director, Non Degree Education & External Affairs, Eastern University

Devon L. Starks
Senior Vice President, Citizens Bank


Cyndi A. Bolden
Regional Staff Representative, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Glenn Ellis, Sr.
President, Strategies For Well Being, LLC

Kimberly J. Gholston
Vice President, Human Resources, Jefferson University Hospitals

Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Amachi Advisor, Public/Private Ventures

The Honorable Levan Gordon, Retired
Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of PA

Cassandra Jones, Ed.D.
President & CEO, Next Step Associates, LLC

Karyn Lynch
Chief of Student Support Services, School District of Philadelphia

Rasheedah Phillips, Esq.
Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services

Sidney V. Smith, Jr.
Partner, Newmark Knight Frank Smith Mack

Kim B. Staudt, Retired
Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Kelly A. Thornton
Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers