Our mission is to increase the capacity for equitable and mutually beneficial partnerships with our neighbors: local, regional and national. We use participatory approaches to achieve this goal by:

  1. Integrating community voices in all our efforts
  2. Sharing resources and information about health and health care
  3. Identifying and supporting community strengths and assets
  4. Facilitating collaborative efforts to obtain internal and external funding

In addition, our office is committed to the following core values:

  • Equity: We are committed to increasing equity in health and health care, and in creating and fostering partnerships wherein all parties share equally in these efforts
  • Integrity: We conduct our practice with honesty and with uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values
  • Trust: We build meaningful partnerships through honesty and reliability
  • Inclusion and diversity: We welcome and value the experiences, opinions and contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Accessibility: We work to make information and resources about health and health care available and accessible to all
  • Transparency: We operate and communicate with openness and accountability
  • Sustainability: We support efforts to achieve environmental, community and financial sustainability  
  • Mobilization: We build capacity for action
  • Transformation: We advocate for radical social and political changes that enhance health and well-being where we live, work and play

Executive Committee

Charles CarrVice President, Philadelphia Parent Child Center
Imam Abdullah DibbaBait-ul-Aafiyat Mosque
Stephan EvansSenior Program Director, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, Columbia North Branch
Alice HausmanProfessor Emerita, Temple University
Darcy Walker KrauseExecutive Director, Uplift Center for Grieving Children
Philip McCallionDirector, School of Social Work
Reverend Renee McKenzieVicar & Chaplain, Church of the Advocate
Lianette PappaterraCommunity Programs Manager, Esperanza Health Center
Jaclynn RiesDirector of Development, Veterans Multi-service Center
Maryann SalibAssociate Medical Director of Community Health and Wellness
Mark SalzerDirector, Temple University Collaborative on Communication Inclusion
Linda SamostFounder and Director, Sunday Suppers
David SarwerAssociate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education
Tanya SenCommunity Nutrition Program Manager, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Brenda Shelton-DunstonExecutive Director, Black Women's Health Alliance
Laura SiminoffDean College of Public Health
Aviva TevahDirector, Philadelphia Reentry Coalition

Steering Committee

Sarah BassSocial and Behavioral SciencesSarah.bauerle.bass@temple.edu
Deborah CrabbeInternal Medicine, Temple HealthDeborah.crabbe@tuhs.temple.edu
Avrum GillespieInternal Medicine, Temple HealthAvrum.Gillespie@tuhs.temple.edu
Lauri FennellPublic Health and Social Sciences Librarianlfennell@temple.edu
Ilene HollinHealth Services Administration and PolicyIlene.hollin@temple.edu
Roger IdeishiHealth and Rehabilitation SciencesRoger.ideishi@temple.edu
Nora JonesCenter for Urban BioethicsNora.jones@temple.edu
Sara KovacsKinesiologySara.kovacs@temple.edu
Rena KrakowCommunication Sciences and DisordersRena.krakow@temple.edu
Omar MartinezSchool of Social WorkOmar.martinez@temple.edu
Pam MasonOffice of Clinical Practice and Field EducationPamela.mason@temple.edu
Anuradha ParanjapeInternal Medicine, Temple HealthAnuradha.paranjape@tuhs.temple.edu
Beth PfiefferHealth and Rehabilitation Sciencesbpfeiffer@temple.edu
Nancy RothmanNursingNancy.rothman@temple.edu
Abby RudolphEpidemiology and BiostatisticsAbby.rudolph@temple.edu
Anne RussKinesiologyAnne.russ@temple.edu
Krista SchroederNursingKrista.schroeder@temple.edu
Gina TripicchioSocial and Behavioral SciencesGina.tripicchio@temple.edu
Bryson Hoover-HankersonTemple Medicinebryson@temple.edu