Our Leadership: Meet our team

From our Board of Directors to our Leadership Team, PYN colleagues are smart, caring individuals dedicated to the power, potential, and success of the young people we serve.

Leadership Team

John F. Clayton, Jr.

Interim President & CEO

John F. Clayton, Jr. serves as PYN's Interim President & CEO.
Read the full announcement to learn more.

John has been on the PYN Board of Directors since 2016 and most recently served as Director, Diversity Inclusion & Workforce Initiatives at Independence Blue Cross (IBX), where he held various roles in over 41 years with the company. John was the inaugural Individual WorkReady Spotlight Award recipient in 2012 in recognition of his significant contributions to WorkReady Philadelphia and his dedication to advancing opportunities for the city’s young people.

Karin MacBride, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

With a senior executive background in financial management forecasting and analysis; and accounting operations, Karin joined the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) in 2015 as the Vice President of Finance and Administration. In this role, Karin is responsible for the financial operations of PYN in support of the organization's core functions. In doing so, she manages the organization's accounting functions; budgeting; cash and investments; capital assets; accounts receivable and payable; payroll and benefits; leases and compliance with government reporting requirements, among other tasks. Karin also administers the organization's contracting process for its consultant and provider agreements, contracts and subcontracts.

Prior to joining PYN, Karin served as the Controller at the Princeton Junior School, a private, coeducational school for children in preschool through fifth grade. In this role Karin managed the independent audit processes and oversaw the preparation of federal and state tax returns in conjunction with the auditors. She was also a member of a task force responsible for identifying potential cost savings that would not significantly diminish the overall program offering, which resulted in more than $225,000 in annual cost savings.

Karin is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs and New Jersey Society of CPAs. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Rider University.

Farrah Farnese Roma

Vice President, Programs

Farrah Farnese Roma oversees programmatic strategy, design, implementation, and evaluation at the Philadelphia Youth Network’s (PYN). With a strong focus on systems and strategies that work for young people and our direct service providers, Farrah develops and maintains relationships and serves as a unifying force internally and externally to champion positive outcomes for youth and young adults.

Joining PYN in 2008, Farrah has held a variety of roles in the organization spanning from employer engagement, direct service programming, convening, and system coordination. She has a track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of initiatives concurrently and an innovator that can take complex challenges and build out solutions that make sense for all stakeholders.   

Farrah is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and resides in Ardmore with her husband, Ben.


Michele DePoulter Director, Program Compliance and Monitoring

Erica Feldman, M. Ed & MSSP Director, Program Implementation

Roxolana Golas, MSSP Director, Education and Workforce Policy & Strategy

Gloria Miranda Director, Human Resources


Board of Directors

Debra S. Friedman (Board Chair) Member, Labor and Employment, Cozen O’Connor

Douglas Oliver (Vice Chair) Vice President, Government & External Affairs, PECO

Dr. Whitney A.E. Arjun Director of Enrollment Management and Retention, Penn State University Abington

David Beety Regional Vice President, PeopleShare

Dave Burkavage Philadelphia Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Tiffany Canady, CPA (Treasurer) Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

Lisa M. Drauschak VP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, PJM Interconnection LLC

Tracee L. Hunt (Board Secretary) Founder and CEO, Total HR Solutions, LLC.

Gerald B. Kosmin Corporate Director of Business Development, Malvern Health, Inc

Nasir K. Mack Student, Temple University

Angela Moultrie Regional President, Santander Bank

Tuck Rainwater Vice President, Comcast NBCUniversal

Joshua D. Schmidt Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, InterDigital, Inc.

Dr. Jane R. Shore Head of Research and Innovation, Revolution School

Hayward West Senior Manager, Deloitte

Interested in working with PYN?

PYN is always looking for talented individuals to join our work. Visit our Careers page to see what opportunities are currently available with our dynamic team