About University City District

University City District (UCD) was founded in 1997 by a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small business, and residents to improve economic vitality and quality of life in Philadelphia’s University City. Our primary mission is community revitalization. We work within a place-based, data-driven framework to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers, and promote job growth and innovation.

UCD Board

Craig Carnaroli, Chair

Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania

David Adelman, Vice Chair

President and CEO, Campus Apartments

Keith Orris, Vice Chair

Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations and Economic Development Drexel University

Joseph Trainor, Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer, The Wistar Institute

Maureen Rush, Secretary

Vice President for Public Safety, University of Pennsylvania

Antonio Acevedo

Senior Vice President, Asset Management, HCP Medical Office Properties 

Elizabeth Azari

Senior Vice President of Operations, National Board of Medical Examiners

Mark Celoni

Vice President and Office Director, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Della Clark

President, The Enterprise Center


David Forde, Jr.

Vice President of Community & Government Affairs, University of the Sciences

Michael Froehlich

Community Representative, Cedar Park Neighbors

Jamie Gauthier

Community Representative, Garden Court Community Association

Ken Gedaka

Vice President, Communications and, Public Affairs, FMC Corporation

Peter Grollman

Senior Vice President of External Affairs, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Barry Grossbach

Community Representative, Spruce Hill Community Association

Curt Hess

Senior Vice President of Real Estate, University City Science Center

Keith Kasper

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Daniel Liberatoscioli

President, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College


Margaret Livingston

Community Representative, Walnut Hill Community Association

Mark Mills

Owner, Metropolis Group / 40th Street Live

Phil Moses

Principal, Vice President, INTECH Construction, Inc.

Brad Paul

Co-Owner and General Manager, Central City & Ardmore Toyota

George Poulin

Community Representative, Powelton Village Civic Association

Joe Reagan, Jr.

Vice President, Development, Wexford Science + Technology

Joe Ritchie

Vice President of Development, Brandywine Realty Trust 

Josh Sevin

President and CEO, International House

Douglas Smith

Vice President, External Affairs, Verizon Pennsylvania


UCD Staff

Matt Bergheiser


Joyce Bacon

Manager, Coaching and Support Services, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative 

Patrick Bayer

Manager, Continuous Improvement, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative 

James Carter

Public Safety Account Manager 

Lt. Sean Cobette

Commanding Officer, UCD Philadelphia Police Substation 

Sarah Davis

Director of Development

Nick Edelman

Finance Director

Brian English

Director, Green City Works

Rachel Feigenbutz

Urban Design Associate


Caitlin Garozzo

Senior Manager, Learning & Development, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative 

Alan Garry

Director, Public Safety and Community Services

Fontaine A. Gutierrez

Operations Coordinator, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative 

Nathan F. Hommel

Director of Planning and Design

Taylor James Keitt

Manager, Participant Services, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative 

Maggie Langdon

Office and Administrative Manager

Margaret Leidy Starke

Event Planner

Joshua Park

Senior Manager, Employment Services, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative


Tom Patterson

Operations Manager, Public Space Maintenance Program

Chris Richman

Communications Manager

Morgan Rogers Burns

Develpment Associate

Shawn Ryan

Graphic Design and Web Development Manager

Ryan Spak

Manager, Project Rehab

Sarah Steltz

Vice President of Workforce Solutions

Andrew Stober

Vice President of Planning and Economic Development

Tyler Tran

Data Scientist

Alissa Weiss

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications