People

The Philadelphia ACE Task Force is comprised of leaders in our region who are committed to work on childhood adversity (ACEs), trauma, and resilience. The work of the Task Force is supported through staffing from the Health Federation of Philadelphia and The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, with funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Sandra L. Bloom, M.D.
Philadelphia ACE Task Force Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Co-Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Joel Fein, MD, MPH
Philadelphia ACE Task Force Co-Chair, Research Committee, Workforce Development Committee
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Emergency Department The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Lee M. Pachter, DO
Philadelphia ACE Task Force Co-Chair, Co-chair of Practical Interventions Workgroup, Research Committee
Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine,
Co-chair of Practical Interventions Workgroup
Esther K. Chung, MD, MPH, FAAP
Co-Chair of Practical Interventions Workgroup
Greater Philadelphia Area - ‎Professor of Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College and Nemours - ‎Jefferson Medical College and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Childre
Jeanne M. Felter, Ph.D., LPC
Workforce Development Workgroup Co-Chair
Program Director and Associate Professor, Community and Trauma Counseling, Philadelphia University
Christine M. Forke, MSN, RN, CRNP
ACE Research Committee Co-Chair
Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Fellow, Violence Prevention Initiative
Patricia Gerrity, RN, PhD, FAAN
Community Education Workgroup Co-Chair
Director, Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, Drexel University
Associate Dean for Community Programs, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University
Michael O'Bryan
Community Education Workgroup Co-Chair
Program Manager, Village of Arts and Humanities
Project Coordinator/Sanctuary Facilitator for Stawberry Mansion - Sanctuary for Hope
Suzanne O'Connor
Workforce Development Workgroup Co-Chair
Healthy Parenting Initiative, Manager - Community Impact Department, United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
Leslie Lieberman, MSW
The Health Federation of Philadelphia
Alyson Ferguson, MPH
The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation
Caitlin O'Brien, MPH
The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation
Carolyn Smith-Brown
The Health Federation of Philadelphia
Robert Anda, MD, MS
Senior Advisor
ACE Interface, LLC
Co-Principal Investigator of the ACE Study
Linda Chamberlain, PhD MPH
Senior Advisor
Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Arctic Initiative
Founding Director, Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project

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