2020 Ballet for Officers and Directors

Only members in good standing of the AAPHSG are eligible to cast a vote.

Mark and return by April 1, 2020 to GHS Alumnae Association, P.O. Box 21471, Philadelphia, PA 19141-9998, or return with luncheon reservation.  Or, if voting electronically, please submit via the link provided.


 AZEB KINDER (1990): B.A. Psychology, Univ. of Michigan; Ed.M., Temple Univ. Math facilitator, educator who has worked with non-profits and public and charter schools in Philadelphia for 18 years. Consultant for several schools in Philadelphia, launching a consulting business focusing on professional development for organizations around issues of diversity and cultural competency. Activities: Service Club President, Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahai's of Philadelphia, Operation Understanding Conference Committee. Azeb currently serves as the President of the Alumnae Association Board.

1st VICE PRESIDENT – TWO YEAR TERM expiring 2022

NINETTE COOPER BENNETT (1993): B.A., B.F., Drexel Univ. Ninette has served almost 20 years in non-profit work-from programming to operations. Currently owns and operates Manage Your Logistics, an outsource operations company. Activities: Chair of the School Advisory Council for Smedley Elementary School in Philadelphia. Ninette currently serves as 3rd Vice President of the Alumnae Association Board.


TWO YEAR TERM expiring 2022

 Tiffani Wilson (1996):  Temple University, BS, MPH, University of Pennsylvania Certificate in Executive Administration. Community leader and advocate with experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Responsible for oversight, coordination, and structure of constituent services and community activities in the 7th Senatorial District of Pennsylvania. Tiffani currently serves as a Director of the Alumnae Association Board.


JOY KLEINER POLLOCK (JUNE 1961). Joy earned her BA degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Albright College.  She has a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Joy worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the law firm of Astor Weiss and Newman.  She has served on the Alumnae Association Board since 1997 having been a board member, Board Recording Secretary, Vice President and President for four years.

Recording Secretary

TWO YEAR TERM expiring 2022 

 ALMAZ KINDER CROWE (1993): BA, University of Michigan; MFA, Chicago State University. Chief of Staff of Skai Blue Media Activities, a multimedia PR & communications firm based in Philadelphia and NYC. Activities: Over ten years' experience working for non-profit organizations, in event planning and management and marketing, first African American woman president of the largest student-run organization on campus, various volunteer activities, especially organizing events.

Corresponding Secretary

TWO YEAR TERM expiring 2021

CHRISTINE SADJIAN-PEACOCK (1969). Ms. Sadjian-Peacock has vast experience in the educational sector, currently serving as Project Coordinator in the National Board Teacher Certification Support Program at Temple University's College of Education. Over her forty-year tenure in education, Ms. Sadjian-Peacock has advanced in positions such as Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Supervisor of Special Education in Philadelphia, and Adjunct Faculty at Holy Family University. She currently serves on the Alumnae Association Board and its Association Executive Board – currently serving as Corresponding Secretary. Serves on Membership Committee and Chair of Nominations Committee.



Candidates listed in alphabetical order

Cheryl R. McMichael Cooper (1975): Cheryl earned her BA and MA in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  She also earned a MS degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is presently the Assistant Director of Child Welfare at Jewish Children and Family Services after extensive experience in the field of child social work. She is the President of the Advisory Board of Alvernia University in Philadelphia.

CONNIE K. GRIER (1986): B.S. Secondary Education, Social Studies, Temple Univ.; M.Ed. Educational Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, Arcadia University; ABD Educational Leadership, Administration, Walden University. Award-Winning Educator, Social Justice Advocate, Founder: RESPECT Alliance, Inc., and CKG Consulting/ABCs of Mentoring. Connie serves on the boards of several organizations supporting education and social justice. Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University. Adjunct Professor, Temple University. Connie is a former teacher and Assistant Principal in the Philadelphia School District.

MARLENE LACHMAN (January 1964): BA, Temple University, JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School. Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Activities: Judicial Education Committee, Access to Justice Committee, and the Civil Rules Committee. Established an internship program for Girls' High students at the Court of Common Pleas. Prothonotary of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Deputy General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel (Governor's Counsel's office) trial lawyer. Temple University Alumni Association, Temple University College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association, Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Family and Children's Agency, Gratz College, and Independence Place Tower II.

Kayla Starr King Scott (2010): Kayla is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS degree in Communications Media and she also holds a Social Media Marketing Certification.  She works to help nonprofits and business professionals create a brand and helps them with public relations, marketing and social media. She has been nationally recognized by the National Urban League Young Professionals.

SHANI STROTHERS (1976): BS Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shani is a retired homemaker, mother of four. Activities: Organic Nutritional Energy Co-op, Friends of Clark Park, and Spruce Hill Community Association Boards. Founded Organic Nutritional Energy Co-op and Watoto Wazuri International Home School.

Jennifer Weiss (1987): Jennifer received a BS Degree in Finance from St. Joseph’s University and a MA in Communication from Villanova University. She also received a Certificate of Organizational Leadership from Villanova University and is a certified strengths coach. She is the Director of the EMBA and Executive Programs at Villanova University. She is a board member of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, Roxborough Branch and received “Volunteer of the Year” in 2014 from the Y.

 Director to fill unexpired 2021 term

Gail Davidson Titus (1977): Gail received a BS in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA (Pharmaceutical Marketing/Healthcare) from Saint Joseph's University. Gail is a passionate advocate for long-term care consumers and their families. Monitor Long-Term Care Facilities and their residents, families, and staff of long-term care facilities and government agencies to provide information and resolve concerns. She currently serves as a board member of Your Voice Heard.