Meet our Tree House Books New Advisory Board

The Tree House Books Advisory Board brings together city leaders and passionate advocates in the community who are committed to the work of literacy and to supporting children and families in our local neighborhoods. Working in concert with organizational leadership, the Advisory Board will meet formally twice per year, but will also work behind the scenes throughout the year to advance and promote the organization’s mission and goals.

Meet our members:



Jon Weiss

Equinox Management & Construction, LLC


Cass Bailey, Board Chair Emeritus

Slice Communications

Representative Donna Bullock

195th Legislative District, PA House of Representatives

Council President Darrell Clarke  

District 5, Philadelphia City Council

JP & Gwen Finnell

SAP North America Communications

Michel Gilbert

The Schell Group/Merrill  Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith

Eli Goldblatt

Temple University

Charles Ireland

Philadelphia School District

Daniel Levitt, Rabbi

Hillel at Temple University: The Edward H. Rosen Center for Jewish Life

Star Bocasan Little

Equinox Management & Construction, LLC

Kathryn Lyons

The Ballinger Company

Christopher McGill

DNB First N.A.

Pastor Lewis Nash

M.A.P. Holistic CDC

Brian Phillips

ISA - Interface Studio Architects LLC

Ellen Lissy Rosenberg

The Goldenberg Group

Nyseem Smith

Philadelphia Urban Creators

Senator Sharif Street

District 3, PA State Senate

Andrea Swan

Temple University Office of Community Relations

Ted Swenson

Swenson Nonprofit Consulting

Bonnie Young

The Do-Gooders