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Our Board of Directors

The PRSA Philadelphia Board of Directors is a diverse body of public relations professionals drawn from business and industry, agency, healthcare, not-for-profit and high-tech backgrounds. Their job, with the help of committees that report to the board, is to manage the Chapter’s operational and financial needs, as well as to execute marketing, special events, publicity and program management.

If you are looking for ways to build your network of contacts, gain valuable volunteer experience, participate in new aspects of the field, or contribute to the further advancement of the profession, please contact us at membership@philly.org. We would love to have you on our team!

Martha Gaston, APR

Martha Gaston, APR

Past President

Vice President, Corporate Communications Manager II, TD Bank

Steph Byrwa

Steph Byrwa

President

Marketing & Communications Manager, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Philadelphia

Michele Besso

Michele Besso

Vice President

Public Relations Specialist, Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania

John Kouten

John Kouten

Treasurer

CEO,
JFK Communications

Lisa Packer

Lisa Packer

Membership Chair

Strategic Communications Consultant, Root Strategies

Jake Farbman

Jake Farbman

APR Accreditation Committee Chair

Executive Director at New Jersey Center for Student Success

Diana Quattrone

Diana Quattrone

Programming Chair

Public Relations Manager at Independence Blue Cross

Jessica Floersch

Jessica Floersch

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Communications Specialist at Saint-Gobain North America

Jen Wentzel

Jen Wentzel

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Business Communications Manager, IAG/Pep Boys

Megan Healy

Megan Healy

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Senior Account Executive, Evoke KYNE

Robyn Frenze

Robyn Frenze

Emerging PR Pros Committee

Founder/Communications Consultant at Chameleon Communications, LLC

Melanie Wright

Melanie Wright

PR Institute Chair

Communications Director, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Rick Buck

Rick Buck

Director-At-Large

Senior Director, Public Relations, AACR

Rosie Braude

Rosie Braude

Director-At-Large

Assistant Director, Office of Media & Public Relations, Rowan University

Lori Doyle

Lori Doyle

Director-At-Large

Senior Vice President, Communications,  Drexel University

Linda Woody

Linda Woody

Director-At-Large

Senior Manager, Internal & HR Communications,
Saint-Gobain