Members of the Board of Directors

Richard Levins, Chair

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

Independence Blue Cross

Marlene Olshan, Vice Chair

Momentum Consulting Group

Sidney Hargro, Treasurer

President

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Ashley Del Bianco, Secretary

Chief Grants Officer

City of Philadelphia

David G. Wilson, Member

Deputy Managing Director, Managing Director’s Office

City of Philadelphia

Vaughn Ross, Member

Deputy Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office

City of Philadelphia

Laura Solomon, Member

Founder

Laura Solomon & Associates

Garrett Snider, Member

Founder

Childhood Resilience Foundation

Sarah Stevenson, Ex-Officio

Chief Integrity Officer

City of Philadelphia

Krystle Baker, Ex-Officio

Deputy Chief Integrity Officer

City of Philadelphia


Staff

Jody Greenblatt

Executive Director 

Jody Greenblatt joined the Mayor’s Fund as its Executive Director in September 2019. Greenblatt most recently served as the deputy chief for climate and safety at the School District of Philadelphia — a position she took after completing a three-year fellowship at the School District of Philadelphia through the Stoneleigh Foundation.

Greenblatt has also held youth-focused roles within the Court of Common Pleas (Family and Criminal Divisions) and the City of Philadelphia’s law department, and served as a consultant for the Southeast Regional Office of Children, Youth, and Families of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.


Trudi Wright

Finance Manager

Trudi joined The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia in 2000. As Finance Manager, she oversees the Fund’s accounting, its financial records, grant distribution, and oversight of its accounting system. She brings to the Fund more than 20 years of experience in personal banking, including tax accounting and branch management. Trudi studied financial management and has a General Banking diploma from the American Institute of Banking. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board for Thrivent Financial, a non-profit organization that offers financial advice and services while supporting social causes. She has previously held the Board President and Financial Director positions at Thrivent Financial.


Emily Gowen

Deputy Director

Emily joined the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia in March of 2014. As Deputy Director, Emily oversees all grant and contract management for the Fund. She drives the Fund’s grantmaking efforts, and supports its governance strategy, client management, and daily operations.

Emily brings five years of Development experience to this role, having previously worked in fundraising and non-profit administration at several Philadelphia and New York cultural institutions. Most recently, she worked in capital campaign planning and operations for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Emily holds a degree in Individualized Study from New York University, where she studied Art History and Museum Studies.