Board, Staff, Volunteers
TAP Board of Directors
Nicola Tollett Jefferson, President
Founding Executive Director, TAP
Kathleen A. Bowes, Ed.D.
Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Widener University
Parent of TAP graduate (Class of 2010) currently excelling at Cheyney University
LeAnne J. Mangano
Sister of TAP graduate (Class of 2010) currently attending Wesleyan West Virginia University
Nadine McHenry, Ed.D.
Director of Science Teaching Center
Anitra Taylor, MSW
Widener Charter School
Janice Hoffman-Willis, Ed.D.
Retired Psychologist, Chester Upland School District
*All Board Members make a financial contribution to TAP each fiscal year.
Former Board Members who served their term(s):
Vice President of Teaching and Learning
The Philadelphia Education Fund
Muhammad Tax Services
Professor, Department of Education
Frederic Pryor, PhD
Professor Emeritus Senior Research Scholar
Renaissance Advisory Group
Tracy E. Schloss, Esq.
Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP
Executive Search Consultant
Witt/Kiefer Executive Search
Present or Past Consultants for TAP
Edward F. Swenson & Associates, Inc. (EFS)
EFS has collaborated with more than 100 nonprofit agencies across the Mid-Atlantic region since 1989. EFS helps nonprofit organizations accomplish mighty goals, irrespective of their size. The firm has an accomplished record of successfully counseling nonprofit groups that vary in mission, area of focus, and annual budget size. Since its founding, EFS has counseled clients involved in arts and culture; children, youth and families; community and economic development; education; and stewardship of the natural and built environments. The EFS client list contains a range of organizations, including Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Lantern Theater Company, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, and Manayunk Development Corporation.
Greenseeds has been providing grant services for social justice and community service organizations for more than twenty years. During that time, it has helped local, state, regional, and national organizations raise over $15 million in grant funds. Mr. Terry Rumsey of Greenseeds has served in a consulting role with TAP since TAP’s founding in 2002. Green Seeds’ clients include Ceasefire New Jersey, Community Interactions, Inc., the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the national Witness to Innocence organization. TAP contracted with Mr. Rumsey in July of 2006 to develop a consistent grants program for the project. TAP has raised nearly $200,000 in grant awards (some grant awards extended over multiple years) during this period. Terry Rumsey has played a critical role in the development of the TAP fundraising efforts.
Current and Past Interns (Partial List):
Andrew Hernandez (Summer 2011)
Tilden Bowditch (Summer 2011)
Kalli Havens (Summer 2011)
Meghan Malloy (Summer 2010)
Susan Seitz (Summer 2010)
Alexandra (“Alex”) D’Ignazio (Summer 2009)
Justin Ruffini (Summer 2009)
Randall Keith Benjamin, III (Summer 2008)
Kelly O’Donnell (Summer 2008)
TAP has been fortunate to have the volunteer services of many highly talented and effective people. If you are interested in volunteering for TAP contact firstname.lastname@example.org.