Leadership

Communities In Schools is a respected national voice for students. Over the years, through five presidential administrations, our position has been clear: Every child needs and deserves the resources that make the difference between a graduate and a dropout. It is everyone’s job to ensure every student’s success—which means schools, parents, businesses and the community as a whole must work together.

Our board of directors is an integral part of why Communities In Schools of Philadelphia has been so successful. This group of community leaders not only endorses the mission and vision of CIS, but also uses their experience and influence to open doors, garner support and offer guidance to create an even better organization for future generations.

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia Board of Directors

CHAIRPERSON
Devon L. Starks
Executive Vice President, National Capital Resources, LLC

PRESIDENT & CEO
Dawn L. McCray
President & Chief Executive Officer, Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc.

VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Joseph Devine, Esq.
Partner, Spector Gadon & Rosen P.C.

SECRETARY
Kelly A. Thornton
Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

TREASURER
Kim B. Staudt, Retired
Partner, PriceWaterhouseCooper

MEMBERS

Cyndi A. Bolden
Regional Staff Representative, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Kimberly J. Gholston
Senior Director, Human Resources, Jefferson University Hospitals

Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Amachi Advisor, Public/Private Ventures

Cassandra Jones, Ed.D.
President & CEO, Next Step Associates, LLC

Joyce B. Harrison, Retired
Assistant Superintendent, Office of Senior High Schools School District of Philadelphia