Meet the Staff
|Deborah Diamond, Ph.D., President
Deborah joined Campus Philly in 2010 as president. She began her career as a college professor, teaching political philosophy at Columbia University and Bryn Mawr College. But after falling in love with Philadelphia as a place to live, she shifted focus, launching a career in market research and joining Visit Philadelphia as their first director of research and strategy. Deborah holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She serves on the Executive Board of the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association, the board of overseers of the Jewish Grad Network of Greater Philadelphia, and the board of the Home and School Association of Science Leadership Academy.
|Ashlie Thornbury, Director, Corporate Relations & Partnerships
Ashlie directs Campus Philly’s corporate membership program, and strategic partnerships with regional organizations. She is an active supporter of Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), and is a member of the YIP/Leadership Philadelphia Emerging Leaders Working Group. Ashlie is also active in various groups that unite professionals in different industries, such as the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE), Philly Start-Up Leaders(PSL) and the Delaware Valley Career Planners (DVCP) Association. Prior to her arrival at Campus Philly, Ashlie worked at one of Philadelphia’s leading creative advertising agencies, Brownstein Group, and with Visit Philadelphia. Ashlie holds a B.A. in Art from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
|Patrick Sherlock, Director, University Relations & Student Engagement
Patrick moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania, found there was too much to explore over four years, and has lived in the city ever since. Patrick joined Campus Philly after five years as part of the Environment and Communities team at the William Penn Foundation, and participates in several local civic technology, media and creative industry community groups. He enjoys running, walking and biking Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and waterfront trails, as well as SEPTA, local food trucks, dollar hotdog night and Jersey blueberries [in season May-June].
|Jennifer Devor, Senior Program Manager, Campus Philly Careers
Jennifer’s passions lie at the intersection of innovation, sustainable design, and city living. Because of this, she loves her job of enticing young people to stay put. She does this by introducing students to internships, arts & culture, volunteer opportunities, and cool city spots in hopes they stay in Philly after graduation. She also connects regional employers to the many local colleges and universities to create a talent pipeline. Jennifer has planted her own roots in South Philly, where she is very involved in her neighborhood, sitting on several nonprofit boards and serving as a block captain.
|Erica Hawthorne, Senior Program Manager, Open Arts
Erica moved to Philadelphia to attend graduate school at Temple University and to be a part of the City’s arts and cultural community. She is co-founder of the Spoken Soul 215 performance collective that curates The Harvest; Philadelphia’s largest seasonal open mic featuring emerging performance, craft and visual artists. Erica is also the founder of Small But Mighty Arts, a Knight Foundation-supported program that connects Philadelphia’s artists to micro-grants and career-enhancing resources. At Campus Philly, Erica has the pleasure of connecting college students to the City’s amazing arts and culture events and venues, through the Open Arts program, while supporting arts organizations in their efforts to engage new audiences.
|Debora Charmelus, Program Manager
Debora is a Philadelphia girl, through and through. After graduating from Central High School, she decided to continue her lifelong love affair with the city by attending Temple University. During her time at Temple, Debora became heavily involved with the underground music scene in the city. On any given night, you can catch her jamming out to some of the fantastic local talent that Philly has to offer. Debora loves exploring all parts of Philadelphia and she challenges herself to try something new each week. Debora loves the diverse and accepting community of the city, but her favorite thing about Philadelphia would have to be Wawa.
|Cory Dulaney, Program Manager
From the West Coast of Pennsylvania, Cory attended Duquesne University where he received his degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. Cory moved to Philadelphia to attend graduate school at Temple University where he received his degree in African American Studies. Helping people is his passion and after graduating, Cory has worked with various nonprofit organizations, schools, and community groups. He loves volunteering and working with young people, helping them get connected to all the opportunities Philadelphia has to offer. When he isn’t hiking at Wissahickon, biking around Kelly Drive, or mixing some records in Germantown, you can find Cory in Center City hanging out with friends.
|Lindsey Campbell, Operations & Marketing Manager
Lindsey was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Messiah College in December 2013 with a degree in Public Relations. After spending an awesome semester at Temple University and interning with Campus Philly’s Open Arts program in Fall of 2013, she decided Philadelphia was the place to be after graduation. When Lindsey is not taking care of business as the Operations and Marketing Manager, you can find her playing softball, exercising, cooking and cleaning. She also, very much, enjoys camping and traveling.
|Roger Estes, Creative Manager
Roger decided to move to Philadelphia in 2004, a few months after graduating from the
School of Art and Design at Alfred University in New York State. He joined Campus Philly after gaining some great creative experience at Visit Philadelphia, and has also worked on projects with Whipped Bakeshop and Julius Scissor. Roger enjoys snowboarding, making animated GIFs, being in the woods, building things out of wood and exploring new places in the city on his bicycle.
|Brett Ferdock, Graphic Designer
Brett graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and received his B.A. in Graphic Design and was rewarded “Best Portfolio” in his graduating class. When not designing you can find Brett ripping around the streets on his bicycle, doing outdoor activities (weather permitting), traveling and performing crowd-pleasing songs anywhere that has karaoke.
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