Who’s Who

The Board of Directors must live within the boundaries of Society Hill, be at least 21 years of age, and be a member of the Association.

Officers: Five members serve in the position of President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer.

Directors at Large: Eight members are elected at-large.

District Directors: The 12 members are elected from the Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest Districts of Society Hill. Each district has three District Directors on the Board.

Continuing Director: The person who served as president during the preceding year.

Designated Directors: The six members are designated by the respective owners’ and or residents’ associations of Hopkinson House, Independence Place, Society Hill Towers, and Penn’s Landing Square. Representatives of St. James Court and St. James Apartments are non-voting directors.

Photographs of Society Hill: Bonnie J. Halda

Staff

Administrator: Matt DeJulio, info@societyhillcivic.org
Accountant: Greg DiTeodoro

To reach a member of the Board contact Matt DeJulio, info@societyhillcivic.org and your message will be forwarded.

SHCA Officers

President
Larry Spector

First Vice President
Mary Purcell

Second Vice President
Martha Levine

Treasurer
Michael Gorman

Secretary
Mollie McEnteer

President

President
Larry Spector

District Directors

Southeast Quadrant
Barbara Gelman

Northwest Quadrant
Norm Lieberman

Northwest Quadrant
Sissie Lipton

Southwest Quadrant
Yvona Rizzo

Northeast Quadrant
Carla Petri McMullan

Southeast Quadrant
Albert Meinster

Northeast Quadrant
Robert Kramer

Southwest Quadrant
Claudia Carabelli

Southeast Quadrant
Bob Curley

Northwest Quadrant
Bill Jantsch

1st Vice President

First Vice President
Mary Purcell

Directors At Large

2nd Vice President

Second Vice President
Martha Levine

Continuing Director

Continuing Director
Rosanne Loesch

Secretary

Designated Directors

Penn's Landing
Nick DeGregorio

Hopkinson House
Ramona Johnson

St, James High Rise
Helen Grady

Bingham Court
Bernice J. Koplin

Society Hill Towers
Terry Conn

Independence Place
Bernard Gelman

St. James Court
Sharon Simon

Block Coordinators

Larry Spector

President

Larry is a 40 year resident of Society Hill, an attorney who represents parties to business disputes and has occasionally served community associations dealing with proposed development. Married 36 years ago at Society Hill Synagogue, he has two grown daughters who were raised in this neighborhood. He enjoys mentoring, golfing, Penn Relays officiating and balloon handling in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. He values efficiency and spirit and would apply these qualities to help SHCA preserve and promote the very special mix of history and residential life that exists in this community. He is especially interested in making it easier for the young people who have revitalized Philadelphia to stay here to raise a family.

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Mary Purcell

First Vice President

Mary has made Philadelphia her home for over 20 years. Her professional expertise is in project management and employee benefits administration, most recently as a principal at Mercer, a Marsh & McLennan company. Mary is on the Council at Society Hill Towers and is past chair of the Society Hill Towers Community PAC. She coordinates the annual SHCA social and currently chairs the Nominating and Elections Committee. Mary takes advantage of the many cultural and historic institutions Philadelphia has to offer, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and National Constitution Center.

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Martha Levine

Second Vice President

Martha has lived in Society Hill with her husband attorney Howard Sedran for over 25 years. Formerly an educator for the School District of Philadelphia, Martha went on to earn an MBA in marketing. She has a passion for this neighborhood and has created many programs and projects to improve the quality of life here. Martha is chair of the Franklin Lights Committee, where she oversaw the fundraising necessary to replace 500 lights, doubling the illumination in our neighborhood. She initiated the Welcome Basket program and the Society Hill’s List of Contractors. Martha co-chairs the annual Open House and Garden Tour. In addition, she manages the Block Coordinators and co-chairs the Fix the Brix program.

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Michael Gorman

Treasurer
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Mollie McEnteer

Secretary
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Larry Spector

President

Larry is a 40 year resident of Society Hill, an attorney who represents parties to business disputes and has occasionally served community associations dealing with proposed development. Married 36 years ago at Society Hill Synagogue, he has two grown daughters who were raised in this neighborhood. He enjoys mentoring, golfing, Penn Relays officiating and balloon handling in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. He values efficiency and spirit and would apply these qualities to help SHCA preserve and promote the very special mix of history and residential life that exists in this community. He is especially interested in making it easier for the young people who have revitalized Philadelphia to stay here to raise a family.

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Barbara Gelman

Southeast Quadrant
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Norm Lieberman

Northwest Quadrant
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Sissie Lipton

Northwest Quadrant
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Yvona Rizzo

Southwest Quadrant
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Carla Petri McMullan

Northeast Quadrant
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Albert Meinster

Southeast Quadrant
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Robert Kramer

Northeast Quadrant
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Claudia Carabelli

Southwest Quadrant

After 30 years in the suburbs (Abington) raising our two sons, my husband Ron and I moved back into the city. Initially we were in a condo part time on Washington Square and then 3 years ago we sold our suburban home and relocated full time to the 500 block of Pine St. We love being in the city and have never looked back.

I had a first career as a critical care RN for 10 years, returned to graduate school when our children were young and moved on to a 24 year career in school counseling from which I just retired last year. While living in Abington I volunteered with several different community organizations including the Abington Community Taskforce and Abington Hospital’s Safe Harbor (bereavement support group) Program. I’ve always enjoyed being involved and working to promote positive change wherever I’ve lived.

I currently work part-time with Hand2Paw, a non-profit (which coincidentally I first heard about in the SHCA newsletter) that connects at risk youth with opportunities and internships in animal care settings. I supervise/mentor our student interns at the PSPCA. Additionally, I have two therapy dogs and do a lot of therapy dog volunteer work at CHOP, HUP and Pennsylvania Hospital.

In my spare time I like to be involved politically, garden throughout the neighborhood, volunteer with Tree Tenders, work on various fabric art projects, bake, read and spend time with our little grandson. I look forward to the opportunity to become more involved with the SHCA.

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Bob Curley

Southeast Quadrant

Bob is a native Philadelphian and has lived in Germantown, Oak Lane and Chestnut Hill. He and his wife moved to Society Hill in 2005. He is a partner with O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP. The firm represents international and local labor unions and their employee benefit plans. Bob became involved with SHCA’s Anti-Graffiti Subcommittee and Clean-Up Day Committees before joining the Board as a Southeast Quadrant Director in 2011. Most recently he served as board president until May 2016. Bob also remains active with the Parking Lot and Tree Tenders Committees.

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Bill Jantsch

Northwest Quadrant

My wife Nancy and I have lived in Independence Place now for over 7 years. Nancy and I sing with the Mendelssohn Club, she teaches vocal music at Swarthmore College, and our daughter Carol is the tuba principal in the Philadelphia Orchestra. I provide that information to let you know that Nancy and I are committed to the community, and have no plans to move- ever.

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Mary Purcell

First Vice President

Mary has made Philadelphia her home for over 20 years. Her professional expertise is in project management and employee benefits administration, most recently as a principal at Mercer, a Marsh & McLennan company. Mary is on the Council at Society Hill Towers and is past chair of the Society Hill Towers Community PAC. She coordinates the annual SHCA social and currently chairs the Nominating and Elections Committee. Mary takes advantage of the many cultural and historic institutions Philadelphia has to offer, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and National Constitution Center.

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Rick McConnell

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Carl Moody

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Susan Collins

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Andrea Layden

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Concha Alborg

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Bonnie Halda

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Lorna Katz Lawson

Lorna Katz-Lawson is a practicing architect with John Lawson Architects. She has been a Society Hill resident since 1973, serving in various capacities both on and off the Board, including the Zoning and Historic Preservation Committee, a representative to the Crosstown Coalition and a member of the Steering Committee for SHCA’s Neighborhood Plan.

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Jeff Berry

After a career in marketing in the asset management industry in Boston, Jeff and his wife, neurologist Frances Jensen, moved to Society Hill in 2012.  The couple both enjoy historic homes, which is what drew them to our neighborhood.  Initially a consultant to the Wharton Executive Education program, Jeff has continued consulting while joining the Leadership Council at KIPP Philadelphia Schools, the Investment Committee and other roles at St Peter's Church, as well as tutoring at a local after school homework program.
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Martha Levine

Second Vice President

Martha has lived in Society Hill with her husband attorney Howard Sedran for over 25 years. Formerly an educator for the School District of Philadelphia, Martha went on to earn an MBA in marketing. She has a passion for this neighborhood and has created many programs and projects to improve the quality of life here. Martha is chair of the Franklin Lights Committee, where she oversaw the fundraising necessary to replace 500 lights, doubling the illumination in our neighborhood. She initiated the Welcome Basket program and the Society Hill’s List of Contractors. Martha co-chairs the annual Open House and Garden Tour. In addition, she manages the Block Coordinators and co-chairs the Fix the Brix program.

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Rosanne Loesch

Continuing Director

Rosanne returned to the presidency of SHCA in June 2016, after having served from 2009 to 2011. She came to Philadelphia with her husband Yves Quintin to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. They have raised their family in Wash West and Society Hill. Most recently, Rosanne has served on SHCA’s Fifth Street Development Committee that is focused on the Acme supermarket site. In the mid to late 2000s, she was a leader in opposing Foxwoods Casinos, helped to modify wheelchair-accessible ramps to conform to the historical and preservation standards of Society Hill, and aided in facilitating a dialogue with neighbors and the City regarding the new bike paths that were purposed for Spruce and Pine Streets. Rosanne is honored to have the opportunity to serve the Society Hill neighborhood once again.

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Mollie McEnteer

Secretary
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Nick DeGregorio

Penn's Landing
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Ramona Johnson

Hopkinson House
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Helen Grady

St, James High Rise
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Bernice J. Koplin

Bingham Court
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Terry Conn

Society Hill Towers

Professional experience

Teaching in the humanities at Curtis Institute and University of the Arts (1977-86)

Acting Director, College House Programs, Penn (1987-88)

Associate Vice Provost for University Life, Penn (1989-2009)

Community and volunteer experience

Volunteer and board member, JDRF, Philadelphia (1988-1995)

Board president (1990-1992)

Volunteer and board member, Welcome House Adoption Agency (1983-1989)

Volunteer and board member, Pearl S. Buck International (1993-current )

Society Hill Towers representative to SHCA (2006-2008)

Docent, Carpenters Hall (2012-2013)

Volunteer, Project Home (current)

Volunteer and board member, Powel House Garden (current)

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Bernard Gelman

Independence Place
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Sharon Simon

St. James Court
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Northwest Quadrant

Sharon Simon / St. James Court
VacancyManning Walk
Ramona Johnson604 / Hopkinson House
Bernard GelmanIndependence Place1
Jerry YablinIndependence Place2
Jim Melancon / The Ayer
Jim Melancon / 210 W. Washington Square
George Zolot200 / S. 4th--Westside
Anne & Jim King300 / S. 5th Street
Derek Brader200 / S. 7th Street
Jaime Fox400 / Spruce-Northside
Dennis Duffy / 500 / Spruce Street-Northside
Martha Levine600 / Spruce-Northside
Joel Chernock700 / Spruce Street

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Northeast Quadrant

Terry ConnSociety Hill Towers
Jennifer SchwartzWillings Alley Mews
Bernice J. KoplinBingham Court
Rich McCracken200 / Locust Street
Rich DeLorey / 200 S. 4th
Charles Prendergast / Willings Alley
George Kelley200 / Spruce Street
Margaret McMullan300 / Spruce Street-Northside
Diane Harrison200 / Philip Place
Diane Harrison200 / St. James Place
Judy Hartl200 / S. 3rd Street-Westside
Alice Levy200 / S. 3rd Street -Eastside
George Zolot200 / S. 4th Street-Eastside

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Southwest Quadrant

Jo Surpin500 / Addison Court
Martha Moore600 / Addison Street
Matt Dering700 / Addison Street
Marc Kittner / 400 / Cypress Street
Tricia Bozek500 / Cypress Street
Joan Tropp500 / Delancey Street
Vacancy / 400 / Gaskill Street
Leslie LaRocca400 / Lombard Street
Jo Surpin500 / Lombard Street
Delores Helb600 / Lombard Street
Janet Lewis700 / Lombard Street
Vacancy / 400 / S. Perth Street
Kim Williams400 / Pine Street
Linda Skale500 / Pine Street
Yvana Rizzo600 / Pine Street
James Hogan
 / 700 / Pine Street
VacancyRandolph Court
Charles Todd300 / S. 4th Street-Westside
Anne & Jim King300 / S. 5th Street
Mary Hawkesworth300 / S. 6th Street
Martha Moore400 / S. 6th Street
Vacancy300 / S. 7th Street
Richard Goldberg400 / S. 7th Street
Marc Kittner300 / S. Lawrence Court
Jaime Fox400 / Spruce Street-Southside
Rick Herskovitz500 / Spruce Street-Southside
Martha Levine600 / Spruce Street-Southside

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Southeast Quadrant

Rhonda MoodyBlackwell Place
Rhonda MoodyStampers Street
Jeffrey IngberLiberty Court
Mary Ellen PattonPenn's Landing Condos
Jack Kannon100 / Delancey Street
Carol Pate200 / Delancey Street
Rory Boyle / 300 / Delancey Street
Gail Hauptfuhrer300 / Gaskill Street
Sarah Kern / 100 / Lombard Street-Southside
Norma Van Dyke100 / Lombard Street-Northside
Jeffrey Ingber200 / Lombard Street
Doug Stay300 / Lombard Street
Larry Gilbert / 100 / Naudain Street
Jessica Ackert100 / Pine Street
Debbie Zak Cohen200 / Pine Street
Vacancy300 / Pine Street
Kim Williams /400/ Pine Street
George Kelley200 / Spruce -Northside
Nancy Lanham / 200 / Spruce-- Southside
Margaret McMullen300 / Spruce -Southside
Jack Kannon300 / S. Front Street
Jose Vallejos / 400 / S. Front Street
Sarah Kern / 500 / S. Front Street
Barbara Gelman300 / S. 2nd Street
Emma Faulkner300 / S. 3rd Street
Jeffrey Berry /400 / S. 3rd Street
Charles Todd300 / S. 4th Street-Eastside
Karen Sztencel300 / S. American Street
Amanda Lehman300 / S. Philip Street
Albert Meinster300 / Cypress Street
Laura Lane300 / St. Peter's Way

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