Staff Contacts


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Marypat Tracy, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director

phone ext. 12

A passion for working in the aging field attracted Marypat to SOWN 20+ years ago. She earned her MSW degree with a concentration in Gerontology at Rutgers University. Outside of SOWN, Marypat enjoys biking, walking on the beach, and laughing with her beloved grandsons.

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Lori Latimer, MSW, LCSW

Director of Programs

phone ext. 17

Lori earned her MSW from UPenn and has experience in housing, mental health, geriatrics, and clinical research. She has a passion for trauma-informed care and the Sanctuary model. Lori loves training in judo and hanging out with her husband, their two cats, and dog.


Wanda Kraybill, MSc

Finance Manager

phone ext. 13

Wanda brings her broad international experience in programming and international education to her work in finance. She holds an MSc in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. Wanda finds joy in running, reading and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

John Rosenberg

Administrative Coordinator

phone ext. 15

John brings to SOWN extensive administrative experience. He is from Los Angeles, California, and is happily a short-order cook for his wife Yael and their son Calvero.

Mayu Stehly

Operations & Communications Coordinator

phone ext. 15

Mayu has worked in operations at SOWN since 2012. Outside of SOWN, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and participating in her church.

Direct Service

Patricia E. Davis, MSW, LCSW

Senior Social Worker

phone ext. 25

Patty has worked at SOWN since 2000, providing counseling and program coordination. She earned her BSW and MSW, and is a credentialed provider with Philadelphia CBH. Patty enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family.

Arlene Segal, MS


Philly Families


phone ext. 11

Arlene is a Certified Trauma-Competent Professional who has the privilege of working with grandparents raising their grandchildren. Her career at SOWN began 30+ years ago. Her private life is filled with family (7 grandchildren), friendships, writing poetry, and reading.

Jill Gates Smith, MA

Outreach/Administrative Coordinator, PFRT

Newsletter Coordinator

phone ext. 24

Jill brings to SOWN a diverse work history and strong belief that literacy is a right and a necessity. Previously, Jill worked as a tutor, trainer, and teacher, covering a wide range of subjects, such as women's history, public health, disabilities studies, and early and adult literacy.

Deborah Davis, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker

phone ext. 13

Debby joined SOWN in 2014 and provides counseling and program coordination. She earned her BSS, M.Ed, and MSW, and is a credentialed provider with Philadelphia CBH. Debby enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and family, gardening, and reading.

Jessica Begley, MSEd

Family Literacy Educator, Philly Families Read Together

phone ext. 24

Jessica joined SOWN in 2019 and in her role, shares her love of learning with grandparents who desire to help their grandchildren excel in school. Jessica enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Sylvia Forman, MPH

Evaluation Specialist

phone ext. 24

Sylvia manages SOWN's evaluation efforts. She earned her MPH from Temple University. Previously, she earned a PhD in Mathematics and was a professor at Saint Joseph's University. Sylvia enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Philadelphia.


Nancy Morrow, MSW

Strategic Development Specialist

Nancy has worked in aging her entire career. She joined SOWN in 1992, creating new initiatives and programs. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys gardening, baking, reading with her book group, spending time with family and friends, and playing tennis.

Beth Varcoe

Grants Specialist

phone ext. 16

Beth joined SOWN in 2012 as a grant writer. She also writes other materials for SOWN and provides support on external affairs projects. A Connecticut native who settled in Philadelphia after graduating from Swarthmore College, Beth enjoys horseback riding and gardening.