Board, Staff, Volunteers


TAP Board of Directors


September 2013


Nicola Tollett Jefferson, President

Founding Executive Director, TAP


Kathleen A. Bowes, Ed.D.

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Widener University


Deborah Brown

Parent Advocate

Parent of TAP graduate (Class of 2010) currently excelling at Cheyney University


LeAnne J. Mangano

Development Consultant

Sister of TAP graduate (Class of 2010) currently attending Wesleyan West Virginia University


Nadine McHenry, Ed.D.

Director of Science Teaching Center

Widener University



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):


Diana Campbell

Vice President of Teaching and Learning

The Philadelphia Education Fund


Marshall Muhammad


Muhammad Tax Services


Lisa Smulyan

Professor, Department of Education

Swarthmore College


Frederic Pryor, PhD

Professor Emeritus Senior Research Scholar

Swarthmore College


Marc Turner

Managing Director

Renaissance Advisory Group


Tracy E. Schloss, Esq.


Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP


Robin  Mamlet

Executive Search Consultant

Witt/Kiefer Executive Search 



TAP Staff

under construction



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, Inc.

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.



TAP Interns


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 Volunteers


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