Healthy Communities Task Force

9:00 am - noon
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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, Coffee, and Networking


9:30 am Opening Remarks

Patty Elkis, Director of Planning, DVRPC 

9:45 am Keynote Presentation 

Racism, Trauma, and Child Health

Dr. Lee M Pachter, DO, Director of Community and Clinical Integration, Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children

10:30 am Active Break

Kelli McIntyre, Physical Activity Coordinator, Get Healthy Philly

10:40 am What’s happening in Our Area? 

A panel moderated by: Philip Fitzgerald, Director of Grantmaking, The Philadelphia Foundation

Impact Services

Zoë Van Orsdol, Public Health Projects Manager

Hopeworks ‘N Camden

Dan Rhoton, Executive Director

Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connection

Valerie Jackson, PEAK Coordinator, Pottstown School District

Kristen Freitag Murray, Director of Development and Public Relations, Creative Health Services, Inc.

University City District’s Just Spaces Initiative

Andrew Stober, Vice President of Planning and Economic Development

11:55 am Closing Remarks

Amy Verbofsky, Senior Planner, DVRPC

12:00 pm Lunch Available

Please stay to network and continue the discussion.