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

Wendy-Anne Roberts-Johnson

President & CEO

Wendy-Anne Roberts-Johnson joined PYN in April 2023 as its new President & CEO. Read the full announcement here.

An experienced nonprofit leader with a strong record of success, Roberts-Johnson previously served as the Executive Director of Need in Deed and as the Executive Director of The Workforce Institute, as well as Senior Director of Community Based Services and Out of School Time Operations Manager, all at Public Health Management Corporation.

Roberts-Johnson earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Temple University. She currently resides in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia with her family. 

Jessica Kennedy, MBA

Vice President, Finance

Jessica Kennedy joined the PYN team in March 2023, previously serving PYN's controller before being promoted to Vice President of Finance. In this role, she continues to lead PYN’s finance and contract teams while providing financial governance and strategy for PYN.

Prior to joining PYN, Jessica most recently served as controller at Fairmount Park Conservancy. She has more than ten years of professional services accounting experience. Kennedy built her impressive nonprofit experience starting at the Free Library Foundation then moved to the Philadelphia Foundation for a number of years where she advanced to an accounting manager role. She then moved to Children’s Literacy Initiative before returning to the Philadelphia Foundation as controller. Kennedy has expertise in centralizing information, integrating data and improving operational efficiency for organizations.

Jessica earned a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance, analytics and strategic management from Villanova University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Philadelphia University. Kennedy was born and raised in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Central High School.  

Christian Holland, MBA & M.Div

Vice President, Programs

Holland was named Vice President of Programs as of September 2023. As VP of Programs, Holland is responsible for the service delivery strategy, program implementation and compliance for all PYN Programs. This includes ensuring all youth are connected to high quality services by developing program models, facilitating procurement models and support. He will lead PYN’s signature program, the WorkReady initiative, and ensure all participants have a meaningful and valuable experience each summer.

Christian earned a Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University as well as a Master of Divinity with a focus on administration, counseling and education from Claremont School of Theology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University. He also received Certification from the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College.

Christian most recently served as Senior Director of Out of School Time and Youth Programming at Episcopal Community Services. In this role, he provided strategic oversight and expansion for multiple sites and contracts, which provide quality educational extended learning opportunities for youth and families.

In addition to Holland’s more than 20 years of professional experience, he serves on various health and educational boards throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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, Cozen O’Connor

Douglas I. Oliver (Vice Chair) Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs, PECO - An Exelon Company

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

David W. Beety Regional Vice President, PeopleShare

David 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, MHS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Board Secretary) Founder and CEO, Total HR Solutions, LLC

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

Nasir Mack Alumnus, PYN

Angela Moultrie EVP & Region President, Santander

Tuck Rainwater Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation

Josh 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

John F. Clayton, Jr. Director Diversity Equity Inclusion, Independence Blue Cross

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