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Meet the TPIC Team

Staff & Advisors

The TPIC team represents diverse areas of expertise and a shared commitment to guiding and supporting all Penn Carey Law students on their pro bono and public interest journeys.

Kenisha Askew

  Director of Operations

Sarah Egoville

  Staff Attorney

Alisha Rodriguez

  Associate Director for Access to Justice Initiatives
Emily Sutcliffe

Emily R. Sutcliffe

  Executive Director
Ayanna Williams

Ayanna Williams

  Associate Director for the Toll Public Service Corps

Key Institutional Partners

TPIC works collaboratively with colleagues from across the Law School and the University, including very close partnerships with public interest experts in the Office of Career Strategy and the Office of Equity & Inclusion.

Neta Borshansky

Director of Public Sector Careers and Government Programs

Jamie Reisman

Associate Director for JD Counseling
Arlene Finkelstein

Arlene Rivera Finkelstein

Associate Dean for Equity & Justice; Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Advisor

Toll Public Interest Center Advisory Board

The Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) Advisory Board is comprised of experts from nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Driven by experience and commitment, the Advisory Board enhances TPIC’s connections to the communities it serves, keeps TPIC well-informed of developments in public service, and offers mentorship to students and alumni.


Joseph Sullivan

Joseph Sullivan

Adjunct Professor of Law


Joseph A. Sullivan
Pepper Hamilton

Richard D. Atkins
International Legal Defense Counsel

Karl Baker
Defender Association of Philadelphia

Valerie Baron
National Resources Defense Council

Catherine C. Carr
Community Legal Services, Inc.

Valerie De Cruz
Penn Greenfield Intercultural Center

Umi Howard
The Wharton School

Jennifer Kates
Philadelphia City Council

Claudia Johnson

Judge Gerald A. McHugh, Jr.
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Anita Santos
Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Harper Seldin
Cozen O’Connor

Janet Stotland
Education Law Center

Joanna Visser Adjoian
Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

Penn Carey Law Faculty Public Service Committee

This committee oversees policies related to the public service program at the Law School


Seth Kreimer

Seth Kreimer

Kenneth W. Gemmill Professor of Law