Carole Haas Gravagno
Philanthropist, activist and former elementary and high school teacher, Carole Haas Gravagno has given her time and resources to many of Philadelphia’s most cherished cultural and social institutions. Ms. Gravagno is a leading voice for arts education and has served on the board of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the William Penn Foundation as well as many other organizations. She is chair of the board of Play on Philly! and the Stoneleigh Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Carole holds a M.Ed. from Temple University.
Marcelline Krafchick earned Beaver College's first Fulbright scholarship, back in 1954, and was awarded an honorary degree by Arcadia University in 2013. Between those dates, she earned two master's degrees and a Ph.D. in English, and served on five City, County, and State commissions in California. She was the first woman on Hayward’s Zoning Board, and their first woman Planning Commissioner.
She was Santa Clara University’s first woman instructor and taught for forty years at California State University East-Bay. She has published four books, one with a university press, and more than twenty papers and articles, one featured in The New York Times, and lectured at universities in Japan, China, and South Africa.
Mingo Stroeber is a sole practitioner concentrating in criminal and juvenile defense and family law. She received her B.A., summa, from Bethany College and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Ms. Stroeber is a member of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and the current Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter’s Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Ms. Stroeber has taught at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Law, and is a frequent lecturer and presenter on juvenile and criminal justice issues.
Heather Karasow Smith
Having 25 years of experience in nonprofits, Heather Karasow Smith, shares her fundraising and organizational skills with JBF. She has a broad understanding of organizational operations and has held development positions for the Natural Lands, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Her diverse background also includes positions at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pacific Science Center. Heather earned her BA in Art History from the University of Delaware, and her MS in Organizational and Strategic Leadership from Neumann University. She placed her first vote by absentee ballot in the 1988 presidential election!
Emily Galleazzi is a freelance video editor who hopes to make editing a full time career in the future. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of West Florida and currently works in the accounting department of an international law firm. She is an advocate for women's rights and human rights.