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.

Dean M. Beer, Esq.

Executive Director
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Patrick Brogan

Paralegal
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Ira F. Coats, Jr., Esq.

Staff Attorney
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Evan Dubchansky

Social Worker
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Joy Harris

Office Assistant
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Laura Kolb, Esq.

Staff Attorney
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Kay Lawal

Paralegal
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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

Paralegal
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Ann Mintz

Grants Manager
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Alexandra Morigi

Director of Development
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Alie Muolo, Esq.

Staff Attorney & Duffy Fellow
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Tanya Rambert

Director of Operations
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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

Paralegal
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Michael Taub, Esq.

Advocacy Director/Director of HAP's Veterans Project
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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.

Dennis J. Brennan

HAP Board President
It is truly an honor to serve as the President of HAP’s Board of Directors in 2021. For the past three decades, the Homeless Advocacy Project has been the only legal services organization to provide direct civil legal services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. HAP also advocates for the needs of the City’s homeless population writ large, promoting positive changes in policies to address those needs. Since its inception in 1990, HAP has conducted legal clinics in homeless shelters and soup kitchens throughout Philadelphia. By recruiting and training volunteer attorneys, legal assistants, and law students to staff these clinics, HAP has been able to provide free legal counseling and representation to a population that is truly in need and not able to be adequately served by other legal services programs. HAP would not have been able to achieve this success without the valuable assistance of government agencies, partners in the non-profit community, law firms, 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 mission. Working with HAP and providing direct legal services to HAP clients has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I know it will be for you too.

HAP Executive Board 2021

 

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

HAP Board of Directors 2021

 

Lori M. Atkin, Esq.
Holland & Knight
Bridget Mayer Briggs, Esq.
Blank Rome
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
Jack L. Foltz, Esq. Laura Grossi-Tyson, Esq.
Jon M. Katona, Esq.
Klehr Harrison
Stephen Kempa, Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Olufunke Leroy, Esq.
Fox Rothschild
Michael LiPuma, Esq.
Law Office of Michael LiPuma
Christopher Nana-Sinkam, Esq.
Dilworth Paxson
Brian S. North, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll
Jeffrey 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.
Philadelphia FIGHT
Heather E. Rennie, Esq.
Merck & Co.
Rachel Rosenberg, Esq.
Dechert
Cassandra Summers
Reed Smith
Thomas J. Wamser, Esq.
Greg Kleiber, Esq.
Ex Officio
Fox Rothschild
E. Blaine Stanley, Esq.
Ex Officio
Chubb
Joseph A. Sullivan, Esq.
Ex Officio
Troutman Pepper
Scott Towers, Esq.
Ex Officio
Ballard Spahr
Geanne K. Zelkowitz, Esq. 
Ex Officio

HAP Advisory Board 2021

David G. C. Arnold, Esq. Robert W. Ashbrook, Esq.
Dechert
Elisa M. Barbis, Esq.
Michael A. Bloom, Esq. 
Joseph J. Centeno, Esq. 
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
The Honorable Denis P. Cohen
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Lenard A. Cohen, Esq. Natalie D’Amora, Esq.
Chubb
Bryan Deely
PNC Bank
Frank Devine, Esq.
Troutman Pepper
Jennings Durand, Esq.
Campbell Soup Company
Michael Eagles, Esq.
Comcast
Charles A. Ercole, Esq.
Klehr Harrison
William H. Ewing, Esq. Robert Fiebach, Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Wanda Flowers, Esq.
Biz Virtuoso
Ethan D. Fogel, Esq. Gerry Johnson Geckle
Universal Health Services of Delaware
Steven K. Gerber, Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Ellen T. Greenlee, Esq. Judi Greif
Joseph Kernen, Esq.
DLA Piper
Erick J. Kirker, Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Kenneth M. Kulak, Esq.
Morgan Lewis
Lori L. Lasher, Esq.
The J.G. Wentworth Company
Richard A. Levan, Esq.
Levan Legal 
Janice H. Levin, Esq.
Charisse Lillie, Esq.
CRL Consulting
Maureen McCullough, Esq.
Catholic Relief Services
Susan Meier
Paul Messing, Esq.
Kairys Rudofsky
Mark A. Momjian, Esq.
Momjian & Anderer
George F. Nagle, Esq.
Nagle Law
Grant Palmer, Esq.
Blank Rome
Joanne Phillips, Esq.
Ballard Spahr
Karen Pearlman Raab, Esq.
Abraham C. Reich, Esq.
Fox Rothschild
Joseph Rich, Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Nancy Rogers
Lincoln Financial Group
Randi L. Rubin, Esq.
Klehr Harrison
Louis S. Rulli, Esq.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mark Schwartz, Esq.
Regional Housing Legal Services
Sister Mary Scullion
Project HOME
Marnie E. Simon, Esq.
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin
Ted Spaeth
InterAct, Inc.
Julius M. Steiner, Esq. Kevin D. Stepanuk, Esq.
Exelon Business Services
Min S. Suh, Esq.
Obermayer
John R. Urofsky
PNC Bank
Sam L. Warshawer, Jr., Esq.
Venzie, Phillips & Warshawer