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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Siobhán Lyons assumes the position as CDI's President & CEO. She succeeds Nancy Gilboy, who will remain involved as President Emeritus.
Dr. Nasreen Malik practices family practice at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia PA.
Art Manno was born in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York, in a true workingclass neighborhood. From the earliest days, Art dreamed of a life in the arts. As a young man Art could often be found sketching from window displays at Manhattan’s Museum of Natural History.
Coordinator, Italian Professionals in Philadelphia
Co-Founder and President, Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce
The Law Office of Stephen J. Mathes
Psykee’s initiative is to help bridge the gap between mental health and technology. We strive to become a mobile marketplace platform which aims not only to be a pioneer in serving communities with behavioral health needs, but to inspire new waves of innovation using technology. It is all about building products and services with focusing on long term social happiness as opposed to short term profitability.
President Emerita, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
Marla McDermott is the Director of City Integration with I Heart PHL. She helps new residents navigate the challenges they face upon arriving in Philadelphia, orients them to the City’s offerings then helps them integrate seamlessly into daily life through highly customized services.
Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH); Associate Professor of History, Rutgers-Camden; Editor-in-Chief, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
President, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia
Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Drexel University
Executive Director, Nationalities Service Center
Executive Director, Project for Nuclear Awareness
Deputy Managing Director, The City of Philadelphia
Acting Board Co-Chair, Women's Campaign International
Mayor, The City of Philadelphia