Board OfficersBlake Rubin, President
Joanna Darcus, Vice President
Attorney, Community Legal Services
Aristide (Ty) Tessitore, Treasurer
Consultant; Capital Markets Professional
Kareema Dixon, Secretary
Drexel University, Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; NBW Youth Alum and former Youth Council member
Church Administrator, Calvary AME Church; Parent of NBW Youth Leader
Involvement Assistant, School District of Philadelphia
Consultant/Proposal Developer/Grant Writer/Social Entrepreneur
Samuel R. Harrell Professor in the Marketing Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Leader of the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum (GCP)
Mechanical Engineer, Lightning Packs; Schuylkill River Trail Ambassador
Patent Attorney, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Director, PECO Transmission Operations and Planning
National Manager of Medicare Services, GENEX Services, Inc.
University of Pennsylvania Board Fellow, MBA Candidate at Wharton School of Business
Interested in joining our Board of Directors?
NBW is always seeking new members to join our Board of Directors and help support and steer our work. Board members support our mission, ask thoughtful questions, look for strategic partnerships, program ideas, and growth opportunities. We look to our Board to connect us to community anchors, build our relationships, deepen our reach, and keep a critical eye on our finances.
We strive to have a Board that represent diverse perspectives and identities. Board members of all ages, races, genders, cultural and economic backgrounds are encouraged to join us. We especially encourage individuals that reflect our West Philadelphia community and those with marginalized identities. By joining the Board of Directors, members commit to bi-monthly Board meetings and will be encouraged to join a Board Committee - Finance, Development, Governance, Executive or an ad-hoc Committee.