Behind the inspiring organizations, dynamic businesses, compelling events, intriguing communities, and notable news items that help make Philadelphia global, are individuals who bring a wealth of expertise and commitment.  Meet the scholars, researchers, students, diplomats, curators, artists, linguists, educators, attorneys, financiers, transportation experts, scientists, administrators and others who contribute so much to the globalism of the region.  (GPA members appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-members in alphabetical order.)

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Chief People and Communications Officer at Marcone Supply
Realtor at CENTURY 21®
Executive Vice President,  Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Curtis Institute of Music
Sally Weinberg is the founder of Textiil
Asylum Officer at USCIS- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Chantal Westby was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts located here in Philadelphia, PA. Born in France, she also earned a master’s degree from Parisian institution Haute Couture. Currently Ms. Westby resides near Philadelphia, over the last 18 years she has placed many of her great large canvas works upon the walls of her own chateau. The time has come to make some space for new beginnings and more masterpieces. We would like to show you her finest works and interested buyers, collectors, curators, and all walks of art life are invited to visit, to learn more and own a large original canvas or mixed media acrylic work of art perfected and inspired by the Ms. Westby herself.
Well known throughout Pennsylvania’s legal community for her consummate legal skills and uncompromising dedication, Kathleen Wilkinson served as chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2013, only the sixth woman to lead this 13,000-member organization founded more than 200 years ago.
Office Manager at T. Frank McCall's, Inc.
Past President, The Eisenhower Fellowships
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Media International, Inc.
Steve Wray is the Executive Director of Block Center for Technology and Society at Carnegie Mellon University.
Harold B. Yaffe, D.D.S. has a long and solid history of service to the local community as well as to the American Jewish Commitee. Having served as President, Chairman and, currently, Chair Emeritus and Advisory Councils of the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey office of AJC. As a political activist, Harold’s knowledge and support of issues important to the community is renowned.
Chief Product Officer and Head of Community at Venwise
Executive Director of Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
Multicultural Arts Exchange The Exchange for Arts and Culture in Northeast Philadelphia
Director of New Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships, Women's Campaign International
Executive Director of Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Emilia Allen is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Villanova University (Spring 2015). After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at Oakland University, she worked as a non-profit development officer in Clarkston, MI. Her work with the Global Philadelphia Association was as a research fellow for Project World Heritage - Philadelphia’s pursuit of World Heritage City distinction. Emilia’s research interests include economic and community development, urban sustainability, and municipal financial management.
Co-founder and Event Coordinator, Italian Professionals in Philadelphia