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Board of Directors 2017-09-22T14:41:14+00:00

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Board Member Bios

David Fair
David FairChairman of the Board

David Fair has had a long career in both the public and nonprofit health and human services sector, and as both a provider and funder of services. He currently works as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children, a Philadelphia-based child welfare agency. Previously, Fair served as Senior Vice-President for Community Impact at United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and as a deputy commissioner responsible for the Division of Community-Based Prevention Services of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Bruce Fishberg
Bruce FishbergTreasurer

Bruce Fishberg, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer at JEVS Human Services. Most recently he was the CFO and Senior Operating Officer of Beth Tfiloh Synagogue and Schools in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to that position, Bruce was the CFO and eventually CEO of Pincus Bros., Inc. a once clothing manufacturer in Philadelphia. He is a member of the AICPA and PICPA. Bruce graduated Summa Cum Laude and first in class from Drexel University. He serves on a number of non-profit and community boards.

Anthony Kyriakakis
Anthony Kyriakakis

Anthony Kyriakakis is an experienced investigator and proven trial lawyer who now represents and counsels corporations and individuals as a member of the White Collar/Corporate Investigations Practice Group of Dilworth Paxson LLP. He previously served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, where he prosecuted more than 100 cases involving fraud, embezzlement, narcotics, child exploitation, robbery and other offenses. Mr. Kyriakakis also teaches courses on sentencing and the criminal justice system at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and at Temple Law School. In addition to CFAR, he serves on the boards of the University of the Arts and Big Brother Big Sisters Independence Region. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in history from Yale University.

Farida E. Boyer
Farida E. Boyer

Farida E. Boyer is the co-founder and therapist of Family Centered Outpatient Therapeutic Services (FCOTS) and is responsible for strengthening client relationships and business development. She specializes in individual, couple’s and family therapy. In addition, Mrs. Boyer is also the Co-Founder and Treasurer for non for profit Black Brain Campaign, an advocacy organization that attempts to eradicate the stigma of mental health through education, lobbying and networking. Her expertise and passion for helping people to reach their maximum potential, makes her a sought after therapist and speaker.

Mrs. Boyer, has over twenty years of experience in education and social services. Mrs. Boyer founded FCOTS in 2013. Prior to this she had a distinguished career in the world renown Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a Lead Home Visitor. In 2012 she began performing therapy at the Center for Families and Relationships, where she currently serves as a Board Member.

Mrs. Boyer, earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Temple University and a M.S. in Clinical Counseling, specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy at Chestnut Hill College. Mrs. Boyer is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and she is married to Ryan N. Boyer and has one son Sultan.

Romell Parham
Romell Parham MPS

Romell Parham is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and a licensed social worker with over 15 years of experience within the Human Services field. He currently serves as the Director of RHD’s School Based Mental Health Program and has spent most of his professional career in the behavioral health sector both working with and managing youth serving organizations.
Prior to his position at RHD, Romell spent 5 years as the Associate Program Director of a residential treatment facility for adolescent and young adult males and 12 years managing school based behavioral health and alternative education services within the city of Philadelphia. Romell was a key member in the School District of Philadelphia’s Crisis Response and Management team and is an adjunct professor at a local junior college.

Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein, Executive Vice President at A-Best Vending and Coffee Service has been with the company for over 10 years. Coming out of Muhlenberg College, Alex continued his passion of Music and Radio and worked at WPHI 103.9 and WRDW 96.5 until moving over to the family business in late 2005. Developing business processes, sales and great teamwork is a foundation for success. Working with the MS Society and community outreach is dear to his heart. Alex is a goal oriented leader that enjoys working with others to create success for all team members.

John Milne
John Milne

John Milne is an accomplished Healthcare Executive with more than 15 years of sales, management and consulting experience who has earned an industry-wide reputation as a subject matter expert and creative developer of benefits solutions for his clients. As a licensed Benefits Consultant, Compliance & Healthcare Reform Specialist with Corporate Synergies, John provides employers and employees, with customized benefit solutions to control costs and ease administrative burdens.Prior to Corporate Synergies John has held management and consulting position with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mid-Atlantic Capital, Dollar Tree Inc., and Merrill Lynch. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rutgers University.

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