Strategic Advisory Board

Our Strategic Advisory Board is a team of leaders and influencers with wide-ranging experience and expertise in ministry, education, business, and organizational leadership. Their ideas and insights are wise council as we grow in our mission, and their extensive networks are rich resources for fundraising, partnerships, and advocacy in the city.

Dr. Vernard Gant
Director of Urban Education
Association of Christian Schools International

Hon. Bill Greenlee
City Council of Philadelphia

Bob Heerdt
Financial Services

Ron Kaiser
Hoffman CFO Consulting

Betty Handy
Academic Coordinator
Community College of Philadelphia

Brian Esterly
Senior Executive
Healthcare Services

Rose Esterly

Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller
Senior Pastor
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Mike Keim
Univest Bank

Lee Huang
Senior Vice President & Principal
Econsult Solutions

Laurence Tom
Chinese Christian Church and Center

Karen Hojda
Senior Aide
McGowen Family Foundation

Peter Kraybill
Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP


ONE CHILD AT A TIME—The City School is a Pre-K to Grade 12 Christian school in the heart of Philadelphia. We believe an excellent education should be accessible for families in the city.