Our Board

AVP is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. To learn more and/or to apply for a spot on the Board, please visit the Become a Board Member page.

2020-2021 Board of Dircetors

Brett Roman Williams – Chair
Brett Roman Williams is an independent creative producer with experience in live event production, video production, and youth education in digital filmmaking. Brett was once a client of AVP and was inspired to volunteer his time as a Board Member in 2017. A Philadelphia native, Brett now resides in Harlem, NYC and is a proud son of Howard University where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Brett is in the process of producing and directing a documentary series called “Philadelphia Unsolved: Left in the Dark,” which sheds light on Philadelphia’s co-victims of homicide and the city’s low homicide clearance rate.

Samantha Rivera – Vice Chair
AVP welcomed Samantha Rivera to the Board very recently.  Visit this page soon to learn more about Samantha. 

Anthony Johnson – Treasurer
Anthony Johnson is the Deputy Director of The Partnership Transportation Management Association of Montgomery County, a transportation consulting group that promotes transit-oriented development and other pro-pedestrian initiatives. A Camden, NJ native, Anthony earned an EdD in higher education administration from Immaculata University, a Master’s in Human Services Administration from Chestnut Hill College and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Rowan University.  

Cliff Akiyama – Secretary
AVP welcomed Cliff Akiyama to the Board very recently.  Visit this page soon to learn more about Cliff. 

Natasha Danielá de Lima McGlynn – Board Member
Natasha Danielá de Lima McGlynn currently serves as AVP’s Interim Executive Director. Prior to AVP, she obtained a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. As a Student Fellow with the Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse, 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 brings a wealth of knowledge in non-profit 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. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese/Brazilian Studies and Economics from Smith College. Natasha is currently a New Leaders Council Fellow in the Philadelphia chapter.

Kellan White – Board Member
AVP welcomed Kellan White to the Board very recently.  Visit this page soon to learn more about Kellan. 

Ramsey H. Chew III – Board Member
Ramsey H. Chew III is an associate at McDonnell & Associates, where he concentrates his legal practice in the areas of premises liability and premises security for one of the nation’s largest retailers. Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Ramsey served as an Assistant City Solicitor in the Philadelphia Law Department where he routinely tried cases of child abuse and neglect on behalf of the Department of Human Services in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Family Division. While at Widener University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, Ramsey served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John Milton Younge in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Civil Division. Ramsey received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Howard University. A native Philadelphian, Ramsey attended Central High School of Philadelphia and has deep roots in the Philadelphia area.

Tania Isaac Hyman – Board Member
AVP welcomed Tania Isaac Hyman to the Board very recently.  Visit this page soon to learn more about Tania.