"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."

                                                                                            - Karen J. Hanson, Ph.D.

Our Board of Directors


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Karen J.Hanson, Ph.D.

Board Chair

Special Consultant,

Program Development- Salus University

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Denise McKnight, CPA

Board Treasurer

Partner - Friedman LLP

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Leslie Sherman,

Board Vice Chair

Sr Customer Service Manager- Medtronic Monitoring Inc.

Denise Adamucci, Esq.

Board Secretary

Vice President Regulatory Compliance and Customer Programs - Philadelphia Gas Works


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Julie Auerbach, Esq.

Partner - Astor, Weiss, Kaplan & Mandel, LLP


Suzanne Frederick, MBA, SHRM - SCP

Manager, Human Resources - Ellis Coffee Company and K&G Coffee Company


Della Lazarus, MSS

Social Worker - Drexel University College of Medicine

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Julie Howard Taylor

Managing Director, Private Philanthropy - United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

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Ashley Tomisek

Lead Associate - Booz Allen Hamilton

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Mary Jane Cobbs, MSW


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Roslyn G. Pollack


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Susan Thomas

Industry Partnership Director - District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund

Supporting Older Adults and their Families in the

Greater Philadelphia Area

4100 Main Street 

Suite 403

Philadelphia, PA 19127


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