Board Of Directors

North Light Community Center is led by a volunteer board of directors comprised of interested and active members of the immediate community and from the larger Philadelphia area. These individuals are carefully chosen to represent a varied cross-section of our communities. Their personal skills and dedication to North Light and its mission provide solid leadership and oversight.

Current Board

Joanne Dahme
GM Public Affairs, Retired, Philadelphia Water Dept.
Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA
President of the Board, Chair of Property Committee

James F. Trainer, PhD
AVP & Executive Director, Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
Villanova University
Havertown, PA

Vice President

Christopher McGill
Executive VP, Stamm Development Group
Queen Village, Philadelphia, PA
Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee

Nissa Eisenberg
Architect, ALMA Architecture, LLC
Philadelphia, PA


Adele Struble
Business Analysis Manager, PHMC
Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Joseph P. Gidjunis
Principal, JPG Photo & Video
Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Janet Fetkewicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, Private Practice
Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer Sullivan
IT Support, School District of Springfield Township
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Monique Easterling, MBA
Accounting Manager, City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Lauren Kurisko
Director, Omnichannel Strategy
McCann Health
Chair, Public Relations & Marketing Committee
Erdenheim, PA

Ken Parsons
Investor, Susquehanna Private Capital
Narberth, PA

Jeff Kearns
Manager, Learning, Independence Blue Cross
Wilmington, DE

Dr. Deidre Childs
Supervisor of Student Teaching, Grand Canyon University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Education & Program Committee

Emanuel Beneby
General Manager
Shake Shack
Plymouth Meeting, PA

Abbe Fox
Plan Document Supervisor
American Trust
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Gala Committee

Tara King
Merck & Co.
Bala-Cynwyd, PA