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Our Board of Directors


  • Maxine Katz, Board Chair - "The courage demonstrated by those who come to SOWN for support and their determination to overcome adverse events is remarkable. The dedication of every member of SOWN’s caring staff is astounding. The opportunity to contribute to the organization is a privilege.  Each of us deserves the chance to age with friends, support and dignity; never to feel isolated or alone.  This is what SOWN does… helps others to help each other.  I’m proud to be a member of SOWN's Board."
  • Normadene Murphy, Board Vice Chair
    • Group Security Risk Assessor, North America -- Johnson Matthey
  • Madeline Janowski, Board Treasurer
  • Jane Combrinck-Graham, Board Secretary
    • Director of Business Services -- Aon Risk Solutions
  • Dr. LaVerne Adams, Board member
    • Director of Greater Philadelphia – Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program
  • Julie Auerbach, Esq., Board Member
    • Partner -- Astor, Weiss, Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
  • Mary Jane Cobbs, MSW, Board Member
  • Mary Costello, Board Member
  • Denise M. Gargan, Board Member
    • Portfolio Mgr. Vice President -- PNC
  • Trenya Garner, Board Member
    • Data Manager, Office of Patient Safety and Quality -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Karen J. Hanson, Ph.D., Board Member
    • Special Consultant, Program Development -- Salus University
  • Jacquelyn Kafes, Board Member
  • Della Lazarus, MSS, Board Member
    • Social Worker -- Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Denise McKnight, CPA, Board Member
    • Partner -- Friedman LLP
  • Roslyn G. Pollack, Board Member
  • Susan Thomas, Board Member
    • Industry Partnership Director -- District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
  • Cynthia J. Waters, Board Member
SOWN: Meeting the needs of diverse adults and their families throughout the Greater Philadelphia area

4100 Main Street, Suite 403 Philadelphia, PA 19127 | T: 215-487-3000 | F: 215-487-3111 |