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 We would love to have you on our team!

President – Martha Gaston, APR 

Martha can be reached at

Vice President – Stephanie Byrwa

Stephanie can reached at

Treasurer – Thomas Logue

Thomas can be reached at

Secretary – Michele Besso Cohen

Michele can be reached at

Immediate Past President and Ethics Chair – John Kouten

Director-at-Large – Rosie Braude

Director-at-Large – Jawanza Keita, APR

Director-at-Large –  Lisa Packer