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.

Marsha I. Cohen, Esq.

Executive Director
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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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Meg Retz, Esq.

Staff Attorney
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Margianne Smith

Office Administrator
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Joel Sobel, Esq.

Staff Attorney & Duffy Fellow
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Michael Taub, Esq.

Supervising Attorney
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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.

Michael B. Hayes

HAP Board President
It is truly an honor to serve as the President of HAP’s Board of Directors in 2020 (HAP’s 30th Anniversary!). For the past three decades, the Homeless Advocacy Project has been the only legal services organization to provide direct civil legal services to homeless families and individuals 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, 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 2020

Michael B. Hayes, Esq.
President
Montgomery McCracken
Dennis Brennan, Esq.
President-Elect
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Jon Cochran, Esq.
Vice President
Hangley Aronchick
Lawrence J. Kotler, Esq.
Vice President
Duane Morris
Sandra Madden
Vice President
PNC
David Newmann, Esq.
Vice President
Hogan Lovells
Jessica Rickabaugh, Esq.
Secretary
Tucker Law Group 
Jennedy Johnson, Esq.
Assistant Secretary
PECO/Exelon
Kenneth L. Gibb, CPA
Treasurer
White and Williams
Nancy A. Smith, Esq.
Past President
Lincoln Financial Group
Jon Katona, Esq.
Past President
Klehr Harrison

HAP Board of Directors 2020

 

Lori M. Atkin, Esq.
Holland & Knight
Bridget Mayer Briggs, Esq.
Blank Rome
Jacqueline C. Chapman
Lynn Charytan, Esq.
Comcast
Terri Claybrook, Esq.
Subaru of America, Inc.
Thomas Duffy, Esq.
Duffy + Fulginiti
Ilana H. Eisenstein, Esq.
DLA Piper
Christopher C. Fallon, Jr., Esq.
Ex Officio
Cozen O’Connor
Jack L. Foltz, Esq.
Laura Grossi-Tyson, Esq. Stephen Harvey, Esq.
Steve Harvey Law LLC
Greg Kleiber, Esq.
Ex Officio
Fox Rothschild
Harrison Lee, Esq.
Comcast
Olufunke O. Leroy, Esq.
Fox Rothschild
Michael LiPuma, Esq.
Law Office of Michael LiPuma
Brooke E. McGlinn, Esq.
Morgan Lewis
Margaret A. Morris, Esq. 
Reger Rizzo & Darnall
Christopher Nana-Sinkham, Esq.
Dilworth Paxson
Constance Naylor 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
Heather E. Rennie, Esq.
Merck & Co.
Rachel Rosenberg, Esq.
Dechert
Carol Nelson Shepherd, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd
E. Blaine Stanley, Esq.
Ex Officio
Chubb
Joseph A. Sullivan, Esq.
Ex Officio
Troutman Pepper
Cassandra Summers
Reed Smith
Scott Towers, Esq.
Ex Officio
Ballard Spahr
George A. Voegele, Jr., Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Thomas J. Wamser, Esq.
CHUBB
Laura I. Weinbaum
Project HOME
Geanne K. Zelkowitz, Esq. 
Ex Officio
Dechert

HAP Advisory Board 2020

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
Doreen Davis, Esq.
Jones Day
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.
Dechert
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