Board of Directors

Freire Charter School’s Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who are invested in the school’s success and committed to the mission.

Eldron Blackwell
New Penn Financial

Sheila Brown, Alumni Parent
Assistant to the Managing Director, Finance, Pew Charitable Trusts

Dave Bryant, Head of Audit Committee
Chief Financial Officer, Resource Capital Corporation

Tom Caramanico, Chair
Chief Executive Officer, McCormick Taylor

Kelly Davenport, Ex-officio, Head of School
Freire Charter School

Gerald Escovitz, Vice Chair
Vice Dean, Medical College of Pennsylvania (retired)

Lisa Hoffstein
Founder and Director, The Katie at the Bat Team

Adina Lowry, Parent on the Board

Philip Marchese, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
Second Vice President, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Eric Muller
Associate, SSH Real Estate

Shinita Naylor-Jones, Parent on the Board

Beth Packel
First Vice President, Bancorp Bank

Scott Solomon, Secretary
Business Development, ITAGroup


2013-2014 Board Meeting Dates

All meetings are held 8am-10am. All meetings in 2013 will be held at 2027 Chestnut Street (Freire High School). All meetings in 2014 will be held at 1026 Market Street (Freire Middle School).

September 11, 2013

October 9, 2013

December 11, 2013

February 12, 2014

April 9, 2014

June 11, 2014

If you would like to attend a meeting, please email Julia at Julia.Regan.Fanelli@freirecharterschool.org.