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UPDATE on Partners: 1700 Sansom Street 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 567-3234 Board of Directors The Reverend Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Chair The Reverend Dr. Roy G. Almquist, Secretary John Asher, Jr. The Reverend Dr. Eugene C. Bay David R. Cooper Valecia Crisafulli John J. DiIulio, Jr., Ph. D., Vice Chair The Reverend Dr. Thomas E. Frank Sally Harris Henry G. Hart The Reverend Pierce W. Klemmt The Reverend Katherine Glaze Lyle Corlis S. Moody James R. Nader, FAIA, Treasurer James B. Straw, AIA David J. Winkowski, Esq. Gordon R. Woodrow Staff A. Robert Jaeger, President Tuomi Joshua Forrest, Executive Vice President Gianfranco Grande, Senior Vice President Caroline Acheatel, Program Associate, Pennsylvania Office Ellyn Barkley, Executive Program Assistant, Pennsylvania Office Alison Cornish, Senior Director of Programs Karen DiLossi, Director of Arts in Sacred Places Daniel Duffy, Project Manager, Pennsylvania Office Alison Hernandez, Program Coordinator, Texas Office Rachel Hildebrandt, Program and Membership Associate, Pennsylvania Office Stephanie Kish, Director of Operations Myra Maxwell, Director of Strategic Investment in Sacred Places Amy J. Schachman, Associate Director, Chicago Office David Rose, Communications & Program Associate, Pennsylvania Office Dorian Volpe, Office Manager, Pennsylvania Office Suzanne Yowell, Director, Texas Office National Office New Staff Partners welcomes several new staff members! This growth is the largest in Partners’ history, nearly doubling our numbers and allowing for expanded programming and outreach through all of our regional offices. Ellyn Barkley, Executive Program Assistant, Pennsylvania Office Ellyn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Architecture. She is working at Partners as a Fellow through the Fox Leadership Program. While at Penn, she was a member of the varsity volleyball team and continues to be involved with the team as a coach. She has previously worked at Scarcello Associates and Bobby Hill Designs as a design and architectural intern. Alison Cornish, Senior Director of Programs Alison is a Unitarian Universalist Minister and has been working with Partners for a number of years as a trainer and consultant. We are thrilled to welcome her aboard to oversee our major program initiatives, including the New Dollars/New Partners training program and Strategic Investment in Sacred Places, and to supervise our expanding program staff. Alison’s dual Masters’ Degrees in Divinity and Historic Preservation make her uniquely suited to direct Partners’ program work. Alison Hernandez, Program Coordinator, Texas Office A native of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Alison graduated with a B.S in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she collaborated on the Congo Street Green Initiative, which serves to implement new methods of sustainable design for under-served communities. She is currently finishing a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. Previously, as an intern at Partners for Sacred Places, Alison participated in the survey and documentation of historic Texas churches for the Texas Sacred Places Project. Sacred Places Production Neeta McCulloch, Editor 3 • Sacred Places • • Spring 2013 Myra Maxwell, Director of Strategic Investment in Sacred Places Born and raised in Philadelphia, Myra currently serves as a United Methodist Pastor in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. She has worked with Partners as a consultant on the Strategic Investment in Sacred Places program for