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Our Board of Directors


  • Karen J. Hanson, Ph.D., Board Chair -
    • Special Consultant, Program Development -- Salus University
    "Social isolation is a problem at any age, but SOWN's tried and true approach to community building counteracts the devastating effects of loneliness on health and wellbeing for so many facing the challenges of growing older."
  • Julie Auerbach, Esq., Board Vice Chair
    • Partner -- Astor, Weiss, Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
  • Denise McKnight, CPA, Board Treasurer
    • Partner -- Friedman LLP
  • Denise Adamucci, Esq., Board Secretary
    • Vice President Regulatory Compliance and Customer Programs -- Philadelphia Gas Works
  • Mary Jane Cobbs, MSW, Board Member
  • Suzanne Frederick, MBA, SHRM - SCP, Board Member
    • Manager, Human Resources -- Ellis Coffee Company and K&G Coffee Company
  • Jacquelyn Steck Kafes, Board Member
  • Maxine S. Katz, Board Member
  • Della Lazarus, MSS, Board Member
    • Social Worker -- Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Normadene Murphy, Board Member
    • Regional Security Manager -- BASF Corporate Security
  • Roslyn G. Pollack, Board Member
  • Leslie Sherman, Board Member
    • Sr. Customer Service Manager -- Medtronic Monitoring Inc.
  • Susan Thomas, Board Member
    • Industry Partnership Director -- District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
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 |