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History of WRC

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) began in 1975 when five women placed an ad in The Suburban and Wayne Times calling for a meeting on women’s issues. Forty-five women attended the initial meeting, indicating a strong demand for an organization that was dedicated to the special needs of women. The original group established three goals that remain in place to this day:  to provide information and referral services to women & families; to offer supportive programming and workshops; and to maintain a physical location from which to serve the greater Philadelphia community.


Cheryl Brubaker, Executive Director or WRC

Cheryl Brubaker

Executive Director

Dr. Mojdeh Keykhah

Director of Development and Communications
Kai Qualls, Resource Coordinator

Kai Qualls, M.A., LPC

Clinical Director
Debbie Bell, Helpline Coordinator

Debbie Bell

Helpline Coordinator

Kristen Burd, MBA

Volunteer Girls Lead Program Director

Karen Chonofsky, MHR

Program Coordinator

HEIDE CLARK Administrative Assistant

“Thank you for the advice you gave me. I feel more empowered and less stressed.”

WRC’s 45th anniversary happened in 2020, in full pandemic mode. Listen to perspectives from staff, Board and volunteers about the historical legacy of WRC and its impact in the community empowering women and girls today. Many thanks to MLTV-Main Line Network for production and broadcast of this video.

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Marina Zivik
VChief Tax Officer, Livent

VICE PRESIDENT Suzanne Kersten
Consultant, Employment Practices Solutions, Inc.

SECRETARY Christine Topping
Financial Services, MassMutual

TREASURER Tameka Morris
Director, Corporate Accounting & Consolidation, UGI Corporation

Board Governance Committee
Bridgett Battles
Diversity Manager, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Leadership Luncheon Committee
Carmen Billups
Accounting & Credit Services Tax Manager, KPMG

Fund Development Committee
Jennifer Bilotta
Vice President, Communications, Comcast

Leadership Luncheon Chair
Jeanne Carter
Director, Human Resources, Fresenius Medical Care North America

Fund Development Committee
Patti Conlan
Retired Specialties Market Manager, Arkema, Inc.

Fund Development Committee Chair
Robert Flood
Founding Principal, LC Advisor, LLC

Fund Development Committee
Kara Goodchild
Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase

Program Committee
Anjali Gupta
Principal, Cohesive Zone Consulting

Board Governance Committee
Tapesh Kotwani
Supervisor of Corporate Recruiting, Wawa, Inc.

Board Governance Committee Co-Chair
Diane McCammon
Senior Manager, Cigna

Fund Development Committee
Rebecca Perkins
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Senior VP, Investments, Raymond James & Associates

Fund Development Committee
Mollie Plotkin
Owner, Mollie Plotkin Group

Advisory Board

Chair – Phebe Novakovic
Ellie Barger
Millie Bell
Shannon Breuer
Diane Dalto
Brenda DeFeo
Sandra Donahue
Joslyn Ewart
Michelle Flamer
Kate Hermans
Carol Jane
Lisa Kohn
Gayla McCluskey

Jami Wintz McKeon
Barbara Pettit
Stephen Prichard
Shelley Potente
Eileen Connolly Robbins
Jacqueline Segal, Esq.
Martha Tavantzis
Dev Thielens
Betty Uhlman
Liz Weber
Lynn Yeakel
Debra Yelson

Meet Jess

Mom, Business Owner, WRC Donor

“The WRC impresses me so much with the amount of events they do and the number of programs they offer.”

> Read Jess’s story