Our Staff

Everyone at HAP, from the legal staff to the administrators, is committed to the same compassionate goal of easing the burdens of homelessness. We draw as much inspiration from each other as we do from the people we serve, and we make concerted efforts toward making our office culture a supportive and inclusive one.

Faye Chevalier

Paralegal
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Josie Chiba

Paralegal
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Theresa Jett

Director of Operations
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Laura Kolb, Esq.

Staff Attorney
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Michele Levy, Esq.

Managing Attorney
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Patricia Malley, Esq.

Senior Staff Attorney
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Patrick McNeil

Senior Paralegal
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Alexandra Morigi

Director of Development
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Alie Muolo, Esq.

Staff Attorney & Duffy Fellow
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Margaret Oberkircher

Volunteer Coordinator
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Tanya Rambert

Executive Director
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John Schatz, Esq.

Paralegal
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Margianne Smith

Office Administrator
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Joel Sobel, Esq.

Staff Attorney & Duffy Fellow
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Melissa Stafford, MSW, LSW

Social Worker
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Michael Taub, Esq.

Advocacy Director/Director of HAP's Veterans Project
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Naisha Tyler

Executive Assistant
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Board of Directors

HAP is incredibly fortunate and proud to have such a dedicated, passionate, and eclectic Board of Directors. Members include attorneys from a diversity of Philadelphia firms, social services providers, and community members with lived experience of homelessness.

Jon L. Cochran

HAP Board President
I am honored to serve as the President of HAP’s Board of Directors in 2022. HAP's legacy of service and advocacy go back more than three decades as the only organization providing direct civil legal services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, with outsized effects on the most vulnerable, HAP’s work is more important than ever. By recruiting and training volunteer attorneys, legal assistants, and law students to staff these clinics, HAP is able to provide free legal representation and advocacy to a population that is truly in need and not adequately served by other legal services programs. HAP would not be able to achieve this mission without its dedicated staff and the valuable assistance of government agencies, partners in the non-profit community, law firms, law schools, and area corporations, in addition to other donors who support HAP both financially and by volunteering to provide legal and other services. I urge you to contact HAP to see how you can support our vital work.

HAP Executive Board 2022

 

Jon L. Cochran, Esq.
President
LeVan Stapleton Segal Cochran
Jessica Rickabaugh, Esq.
President-Elect
Tucker Law Group
Lawrence J. Kotler, Esq.
Vice President
Duane Morris
David Newmann, Esq.
Vice President
Hogan Lovells
Harrison Lee, Esq.
Vice President
Comcast Cable
Thomas Duffy, Esq.
Vice President
Duffy & Fulginiti
Jennedy Johnson, Esq.
Vice President
PECO/Exelon
Terri Claybrook, Esq.
Secretary
Subaru of America, Inc.
Bridget Mayer Briggs, Esq.
Assistant-Secretary
Blank Rome
Kenneth L. Gibb, CPA
Treasurer
White and Williams
Michael Hayes, Esq.
Past President
Horn Williamson
Dennis J. Brennan, Esq.
Past President
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

HAP Board of Directors 2022

 

Jacqueline C. Chapman Lynn Charytan, Esq.
Comcast
Justin D. Cupples, Esq.
Morgan Lewis, Inc.
Ilana H. Eisenstein, Esq.
DLA Piper
James P. Faunes, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd
Carmine A. Giganti, Esq.
ACE/Chubb Insurance
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.
The Law Office of
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.
Jon M. Katona, Esq.
Klehr Harrison
Stephen Kempa, Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Olufunke Leroy, Esq.
Holland & Knight
Christopher Nana-Sinkam, Esq.
Dilworth Paxson
Brian S. North, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll
Michael J. O’Brien, Esq.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
Justin C. Oshana, Esq.
United States Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Jeff P. Palazzese, Esq.
The Reliable Companies
Wesley R. Payne IV, Esq.
White and Williams
Brian D. Pedrow, Esq.
Ballard Spahr
Rhashidah Perry-Jones
SELF, Inc.
D. Deone Powell, Esq.
Vanguard Charitable Endowment
Heather E. Rennie, Esq.
Merck & Co.
Rachel Rosenberg, Esq.
Dechert
Nancy Smith, Esq.
Lincoln Financial Group
Cassandra Summers
Reed Smith
Hon. Sheila Woods-Skipper
Orphans’ Court Division