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PHS Staff List

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Administrative Services

Lorraine Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant

Takiyah Cuyler, Associate for Administration and Finance

Beth Hessel, Executive Director (215) 928-3886

Quincina Jackson, Senior Administrative Assistant for Office Coordination and  Support

Elonzer Purkins, Custodian

Miguel Vargas, Custodian

John Wood, Director of Administrative Services (215) 928-3896


Development & Communications

Jasmine Clark, Development Assistant

Deana Stuart, Development Associate

Fred Tangeman, Director of Communications & Marketing


Public Services

Lisa Jacobson, Senior Reference Archivist

David Koch, Reference Archivist

Charlene Peacock, Reference Archivist

Sonia Prescott, Reference Assistant

Nancy J. Taylor, Director of Programs and Services


Technical Services

Jenny Barr, Technical Services and Reference Archivist

Bill Brock, Collections Management Archivist

Allison Davis, Archives Technician

Kristen Gaydos, Reformatting Technician

Gabrielle Orozco, Archives Technician

Ray Scaletti, Archives Technician

Natalie Shilstut, Digital Collections Archivist

David Staniunas, Records Archivist

Margo Szabunia, Manager of Technical Services

Yvonne Wathen, Records Manager

Gabriela Zoller, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian