HAP Board President Nancy A. Smith

I am honored to serve as the President of HAP’s Board of Directors this year. For nearly 30 years, the Homeless Advocacy Project has been the only legal services organization to provide direct civil legal services to homeless families and individuals in Philadelphia. HAP also advocates for the needs of the city’s homeless population, promoting positive changes in policies that impact those needs. Since its inception, HAP has conducted legal clinics in shelters and soup kitchens throughout Philadelphia. By recruiting and training volunteer attorneys, legal assistants and law students to staff these clinics, HAP has been able to provide free legal counseling and representation to a population not adequately served by other legal services programs. HAP would not have been able to achieve this success without the valuable assistance of city and state agencies, partners in the non-profit community, law firms, and area corporations, in addition to other donors who support HAP both financially and by volunteering to provide legal and other services. I urge you to contact HAP to see how you can support this important mission. Working with HAP and its clients has been a truly rewarding experience for me and I know it will be for you too.

HAP Executive Board 2019

Nancy A. Smith, Esq.
Lincoln Financial Group
Michael Hayes, Esq.
Montgomery McCracken
Dennis Brennan, Esq.
Vice President
Saul Ewing
Lawrence J. Kotler, Esq.
Vice President
Duane Morris
Sandra Madden
Vice President
Jon Cochran, Esq.
Hangley Aronchick
David Newmann, Esq.
Assistant Secretary
Hogan Lovells
Kenneth L. Gibb, CPA
White and Williams
Jon Katona, Esq.
Past President
Klehr Harrison

HAP Board of Directors 2019

Lori M. Atkin, Esq.
Holland & Knight
Bridget Mayer Briggs, Esq.
Blank Rome
Lynn Charytan, Esq.
Thomas Duffy, Esq.
Duffy + Partners
Ilana H. Eisenstein, Esq.
DLA Piper
Christopher C. Fallon, Jr., Esq.
Ex Officio
Cozen O’Connor
Jack L. Foltz, Esq. Laura Grossi-Tyson, Esq.
Independence Blue Cross
Stephen Harvey, Esq.
Steve Harvey Law LLC
Jennedy S. Johnson
PECO Energy Company
Harrison Lee, Esq.
Michael LiPuma, Esq.
Law Office of Michael LiPuma
Brooke E. McGlinn, Esq.
Morgan Lewis
Margaret A. Morris, Esq. 
Reger Rizzo & Darnall
Christopher Nan-Sinkham, Esq.
Dilworth Paxson
Brian S. North, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll
Jeffrey P. Palazzese, Esq.
The Reliable Companies
Wesley R. Payne IV, Esq.
White and Williams
Brian D. Pedrow, Esq.
Ballard Spahr
Heather E. Rennie, Esq.
Merck & Co.
Jessica A. Rickabaugh, Esq.
Tucker Law Group
Rachel Rosenberg, Esq.
Jennifer L. Seme, Esq. Carol Nelson Shepherd, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd
E. Blaine Stanley, Esq.
Ex Officio
Joseph A. Sullivan, Esq.
Ex Officio
Pepper Hamilton
Cassandra Summers
Reed Smith
Scott Towers, Esq.
Ex Officio
Ballard Spahr
George A. Voegele, Jr., Esq.
Cozen O’Connor
Thomas J. Wamser, Esq.
Laura I. Weinbaum
Project HOME
Geanne K. Zelkowitz, Esq. 
Ex Officio

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