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Staff Contacts


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Dionne Wright Chambers, MSEd
GrandFamily Educator

215-487-3000 ext. 14

Dionne earned her Master’s in Early Childhood Education, and has experience working in various Early Childhood Education settings and schools. Her passion is advocating for children, families, and educators to have access to high quality early language and literacy curricula. Dionne enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.

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Lois Giovacchini
Development Director

215-487-3000 ext. 16

Lois joined SOWN in September 2023. She has served as senior development officer at Jewish organizations, education foundations, the PA SPCA, and Japan Society Shofuso House. She has over 35 years of experience building campaigns and in development operations. A graduate of New York University, Lois lives in Collingswood, NJ with her son Lido and two senior pugs.

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Christina Klos, MS
Case Manager/Community Engagement Specialist

267-627- 4954

Christina graduated from Temple University with an MS in Communication for Development and Social Change. She previously served as an AmeriCorps Corps Member with Teach For America, teaching Secondary English Language Arts to her transformative students in Albuquerque, NM. Christina enjoys long form journalism, warm beverages, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Lori Latimer, MSW, LCSW
Director of Programs

215-487-3000 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.

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Arlene Segal, MS
Coordinator, Philly Families

215-487-3000 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.

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Marypat Tracy, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director

215-487-3000 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 grandchildren.


Deborah Davis, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker

215-487-3000 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.

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Carly Handley, B.S.Ed.
GrandFamily Educator

215-487-3000 ext. 24

Carly earned her B.S.Ed. from Gwynedd Mercy University. She is a PA Licensed Educator whose passion is empowering others through literacy. Carly loves listening to music, traveling, trying new cuisines, and hanging out with her friends, family, and pets. 

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Wanda Kraybill, MSc
Director of Finance

215-487-3000 ext. 13

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

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John Rosenberg
Administrative Coordinator/Grant Writer

215-487-3000 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 sons.

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Mayu Stehly
Operations & Communications Coordinator

215-487-3000 ext. 15

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


Mr. Donnie Cunningham
GrandFamily Literacy Outreach Coordinator, PFRT

Nancy Morrow, MSW
Strategic Development Specialist

Photo credit: Beke Beau

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