Board of Directors

The TCDN Board of Directors is responsible for setting the organization’s direction and policies. Directors are elected to serve 3-year terms. Each Director serves on a committee and attends monthly Board meetings. Responsibilities include:

Being on the TCDN Board of Directors has been a fulfilling experience for me. Not only did I develop professional skills and make valuable contacts, but I got to directly contribute to the success of the child care program where my children spend so much of their time.

- TCDN Board Member and Parent

• Hiring and evaluating the performance of the Director
• Providing financial oversight by adopting an annual budget, setting tuition, and developing financial policies
• Developing and approving the Strategic Plan
• Developing and approving the organizations policies
• Providing adequate resources to fulfill TCDN’s mission


Current Directors:



Term Ending 2017

Lily Huffman, eMail – (Attorney, Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC.)

Mark Turbiville, eMail – (Assistant Vice President, Communications & Donor Relations, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

Mel Jurist, eMail – (Academic Program Manager, UD K-12 Engineering, University of Delaware)

Richard Coe, eMail – (Attorney, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP.)

Sara Levinson, eMail – Board President (Senior Associate, Communication Practice, MERCER Philadelphia)


Term Ending 2018

Chris Hanlon, eMail – Board Treasurer (Executive Director, Beat the Streets Philadelphia)

Tom Saylor, eMail – (Safety Manager, Adventure Aquarium, Camden NJ)

Dana Semos, eMail – Board Vice President (Director of Children’s Education, Wagner Free Institute of Science)

Renee Pollins, eMail - (Director, Breakthrough Enterprise Consulting, Gap International)

Deb Hansen, eMail – Board Secretary (School Based Teacher Leader, School District of Philadelphia, General George G Meade School)


Term Ending 2019

Corinne Weidner, – Board Treasurer  (Controller, First Round Capital)

Kevin Bovard,  – Partner (Baker & Hostetler LLP)

Lisa Godlewski – Executive Director (Architectural Glass & Metal Association)

Dan Grodner – Associate Professor (Swarthmore College)

Josephine Park- Associate Professor (University of Pennsylvania)

Shirley Robinson – Director, Quality Assurance/Quality Control ( Apple Leisure Group/KC Data)

Jesse Thompson – General Manager (GAP International)