Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets once a month on the 2nd Monday of each month. Board Elections occur at our public Annual Meeting each May. Any CNA member current on their dues and who resides, works at, or operates a business within the boundaries of the Callowhill Neighborhood Association is eligible to run. All positions are held for a period of two years.

Sarah McEneaney

Sarah McEneaney has lived and worked in Callowhill since 1979 and is a founder of Callowhill Neighborhood Association and Friends of the Rail Park. A visual artist, McEneaney’s work is represented by Locks Galley, Philadelphia and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

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Julia Millan Shaw

Julia is Deputy Director at Asian Arts Initiative, a multidisciplinary community arts organization located at 1219  Vine St. Since permanently locating their building in Callowhill/Chinatown North, Asian Arts Initiative has worked with the neighborhood  on a variety of artistic projects including: Sunday Breakfast Farm;  People:Power:Place a Cultural Plan for Callowhill/Chinatown North; Shared Spaces; and the Pearl Street Project. Julia is a Philadelphia resident and a mom to three young children. She  joined the CNA Board in 2016.  

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John Struble

John has lived and worked in the neighborhood since 1997. He is a founding  member of CNA.

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Robert Cheetham

Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a geospatial software and analytics firm that employs 65 people and has been based in the Callowhill neighborhood since 2002. Robert has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and worked in local government in Japan and Philadelphia for several years. Prior to founding Azavea, Robert served as a software developer and data analyst for the Philadelphia Police Department, the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia. Current projects include work in climate change, green infrastructure, urban forestry, redistricting, and stormwater. He has been on the CNA board since 2006.  

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Dennis Pilsits

Dennis brings multi-tasking abilities to his role as board member and Treasurer for Callowhill Neighborhood Association. He has been a CNA board member and Treasurer since late 2011.Dennis’ background in graphic design and business management has been useful to CNA. Having graduated from Parsons School of Design/The New School, he pursued a career in design and formed various small business entities in New York City over a 30-yr. period before moving to Philadelphia in 2011.Not knowing the city upon his arrival, Dennis considered several different neighborhoods. In Callowhill he found unique qualities and an untapped potential that other neighborhoods lacked. Eight years later, these qualities endure and the potential is just beginning to be realized. He is gratified by the opportunity to contribute to these changes in even a minor way.

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Deborah Gorth

Coming soon.

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Bo Dahlhausen

Coming soon.

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Kelly Edwards

Kelly is a driven urban planning and business development professional. In her role at Arts + Crafts Holdings Kelly spearheads programming, special projects and coordination for tenants and residents throughout Spring Arts District and has been appointed to serve on the City of Philadelphia’s Historical Commission. She has been a member of the Callowhill Neighborhood Association Board since 2017.  

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Leah Strenger

Leah has lived in Philadelphia since 2006 and in Callowhill since 2012. The industrial character of the neighborhood, the availability of loft living, along with the potential for the now-realized Rail Park, and the neighborhood’s location are among the many elements that attracted her to settle down in Callowhill. Leah Strenger has been a Realtor with Elfant Wissahickon Realtors since 2014. Leah has been a CNA board member since 2014.

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Erica Ehrenbard

Erica Ehrenbard is a sculptor based in Callowhill who values creativity, quality, and greenery in our everyday environment. Erica has co-founded a metalworking studio in the neighborhood, Carriage Creative Co., and is dedicated to growing community alongside her artistic practice.

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Vincent DiMaria

I’m a practicing architect who enjoys contributing my knowledge and passion for the built environment, zoning, and city planning. I think that CNA can and should have a big role in facilitating community engagement in our vibrant and unique   neighborhood.

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Betsy Way

Betsy is new to the Callowhill neighborhood having moved here about 2 years ago. She spent most of my career in New York City working in public transportation, business and project management. She has interest in strengthening communities by making streets more friendly, implementing trash and recycling programs, creating non-car centric mobility strategies, preserving green space in urban environments and promoting development that serves their neighborhoods. Betsy is pleased to be part of the Callowhill Neighborhood Association efforts to improve our quality of living.  

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Jeremy Montgomery

Jeremy is President/CEO of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.  Previously, he served as an executive at Habitat for Humanity for 10- years in both North Jersey and Fort Lauderdale.  Self-described as “a minister with an MBA,” his two master degrees are from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.  Currently living with his wife in Old City (close enough to bike/walk to Callowhill Neighborhood), he loves sailing and racing with the Liberty Sailing Club at Pier 5.

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Callowhill Neighborhood Association

Email: callowhill@gmail.com

Address: 
1115 Hamilton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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