Natasha Danielá de Lima McGlynn is the Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. She is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership, and oversight of AVP’s operations. As a co-victim of homicide, Natasha is dedicated to amplifying the voices of victims and co-victims to affect system-wide change. Natasha brings a wealth of knowledge in nonprofit management, community development, and government and regulatory affairs. Her professional career includes over five years of public service at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where she engaged in administrative transparency and open government matters, and played a key role in launching several diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Natasha received her Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese/Brazilian Studies and Economics from Smith College, and Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. As a Student Fellow with the Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse at the University of Pennsylvania, Natasha’s graduate research on violence against women in public spaces from a public administration lens earned her the 2020 Fels Public Service Award. Natasha is a former Rising Organizers Fellow (2018) and New Leaders Council Fellow (Philadelphia Chapter, 2021). In 2021, Natasha was named a 40 Under 40 by AL DIA. Most recently, Natasha was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Victim Services Advisory Committee (VSAC) to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. As an appointee to VSAC, Natasha is committed to ensuring the voices, needs and perspectives of all victims and survivors are considered in the development of victim support services, services standards, policies, funding priorities, legislation, and victim compensation assistance.
Gabrielle Rainey is the Director of Victim/Witness Services at AVP. Gabrielle is a dedicated victim advocate with years of experience in serving victims and co-victims of violence in the Philadelphia area. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Legal Studies & Analysis and Gender & Women’s Studies, and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MCJ) from Widener University. She is currently Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Coalition of Victim Advocates (PCVA).
Lisa Christian, LCSW, is the Director of Counseling Services at AVP. Lisa has over 25 years of experience working with diverse, urban families. Lisa provides individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents at AVP’s office in West Philadelphia, in the community, and in Philadelphia schools. She works closely with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office CARES program to respond to the clinical needs of homicide co-victims in close proximity to the time of the crime. Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker and received her Master of Social Work from Temple University.
Lorenzo Shedrick is the Director of Counseling Services at AVP. Lorenzo is an experienced leader who is passionate about the ongoing well-being, safety, and permanency of children and youth in Philadelphia. As an advocate for youth, Lorenzo believes that permanent, life-long connections help youth thrive and reach their fullest potential. Lorenzo has nearly ten years of experience developing and managing trauma-informed and evidence-based programs for children, youth, and families. In addition to his extensive knowledge of Philadelphia’s child welfare systems, Lorenzo brings a wealth of experience collaborating with diverse child and family-serving organizations and building partnerships to transform service delivery for children, youth and families. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lorenzo lives in West Philly with his dog, Rusty, and cat, McKenzie. A graduate of Cheyney University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Lorenzo is currently completing a Master of Social Work at Walden University.
Stéphanie Le Clair received her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Mary’s College of California and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Stéphanie is passionate about violence prevention and has volunteered in centers addressing both sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and intervention since 2010. Her volunteer work has included designing and leading educational workshops, court advocacy, hotline crisis counseling, and counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors at the hospital. Stéphanie is a trained crisis counselor/advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault in the state of Pennsylvania.