Healthy Communities Task Force

9:00 am

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast


9:30 AM Welcome

Barry Seymour, Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

Tinesha Banks, Deputy Executive Director, Health Promotion Council (HPC)

9:45 AM Designing for Health: An inter-disciplinary approach to shaping neighborhoods and supporting active lives

Suzanne Nienaber, Partnerships Director, Center for Active Design

10:45 AM Panel I: Developing a Common Language: Understanding data and its use

Moderator: Cassidy Boulan, Transportation Planner, DVRPC

Greg Krykewycz, Manager, Office of Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, DVRPC

Francine Axler, Managing Director, Research and Evaluation Group, Public Health Management Corporation

Cathleen Bennett, Director, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, New Jersey Department of Health

Prof. Amy Hillier, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design

12:00 PM Networking Lunch: Grab a lunchbox and meet someone new


1:00 PM Panel II: Tools that Benefit Planning, Health and People

Moderator: Christina Miller, Senior Program Director, HPC

Katey Mote, Health Impact Assessment Planning Coordinator, Baltimore City Health Department

Anna Ricklin, Manager, Planning and Community Health Research Center, American Planning Association

Prof. Jennifer Kolker, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Drexel Health Management and Policy

2:15 PM Panel III: Lessons Learned: Case studies in working together

Moderator: Alison Hastings, Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships, DVRPC

Kimberly Labno, Senior Program Coordinator, HPC

Kate Clark, Planner for Policy and Program Development, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

3:00 PM Closing & Adjournment

Patty Elkis, Deputy Planning Director, Policy Planning and Programs, DVRPC