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the United Methodist Conference since 2012. Myra was an Urban Ministry Coordinator and worked as Director of Victim Services for the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia, and has been a staff member for and served on the boards of several nonprofits as well as the judicial system. Myra studied Human Services at Lincoln University and earned a Th.D. from International Christian University. At Partners, she will direct the Strategic Investment in Sacred Places program. WHY I SUPPORT PARTNERS Leonard Haas, Wyncote Foundation David Rose, Communications & Program Associate, Pennsylvania Office David has worked for several years with communities and nonprofits as an organizer and consultant. He has a B.A. in Urban and Public Policy from the University of Buffalo, where he planned and implemented a lecture series at the historic Michigan Street Baptist Church that brought in speakers from as far as Florida and Oklahoma to engage the city in transformative discourse on a range of issues. At Partners, he helps promote our mission through social media and is working to expand our Information Clearinghouse. Dorian Volpe, Office Manager, Pennsylvania Office Dorian received her B.A. in English from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, in 2005. For the past eight years she has lived in New York City and worked in an administrative capacity for numerous organizations including New York University and Sotheby’s. Dorian relocated to Philadelphia in January 2013 and joined Partners in June, where she oversees the daily management of the off