People

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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Jessica joined the Bar Foundation in 2013 as Executive Director. A former diplomat and international lawyer Jessica has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1985. During her U.S. State Department career, Jessica was the Legal Adviser to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in Germany.
E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, Esquire is the managing attorney and principal owner of E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC, a WBE certified boutique law firm servicing the needs of start-up and medium sized businesses, including their founders, owners, “c-suite” and employees. The firm helps clients in the areas of entrepreneurship and day-to-day growth, risk management and contracts, employee relations and human resources, creditor rights and collections, debt restructuring and unwinding, as well as bankruptcy.
Present Employment/Part Time: Contractor - Medical Actor for Clinical Simulation     Drexel Nursing School - Philadelphia, PA     Jefferson Medical School - Philadelphia, PA Present Volunteer:     Ambassador - Union League of Philadelphia Past Volunteer:     LaSalle University Nonprofit Center - Consultant     St. Christopher Hospital - IRB Board Member     ALS Foundation     Reader for the Blind
Vice President of External Affairs, Free Library of Pennsylvania
Distinguished Professor of History at Temple University; Marvin Wachman Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy 
Her corporate career involved efficiently aligning people and processes in supply chain and operational leadership in industries as varied as pharmaceuticals, energy and electronics/computers, I now translate those skills to providing risk assessment and leadership on non-profit and corporate boards and occasional consulting.
President, Global Education Motivators
Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY Language Services USA
Pat graduated from Penn State with a MBA following a tour of duty with the US Army in Vietnam. He is a CPA and worked for nine years with the Deloitte & Touche Philadelphia office and left as an Audit Manager.
Sam Katz is a lifelong Philadelphian who has had a unique career in public and project finance, venture capital, civic affairs, development, politics and documentary filmmaking.
Kristy Kelly is assistant clinical professor and director of School of Education's Global and International Education Program at Drexel University. Dr. Kelly's research is situated at the intersection of sociology of gender, anthropology of policy, and the politics of knowledge. She uses gender and education as critical lenses to study social change in Southeast Asia, particularly in post-socialist Vietnam where she has worked since the early 1990s.
Associate General Secretary for International Programs, American Friends Service Committee