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Category Archives: Board Member News
Meet Amaya Howard, first-year member of our board and Vice Chair of our Strategic Operations Committee. Can you guess her favorite Philly icon? Hint: R&B singer with a legendary voice.
Meet Koa Kekuna, a third-year member of our board and Communications Committee Vice Chair, and hear about his love for recreational volleyball, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the Spruce Foundation.
Meet Maggie Place, current chair of our Strategic Operations committee and next year’s President, a singer and performer who loves all that Philadelphia’s outdoors has to offer.
Meet Brianna Westbrooks, member of our Strategic Operations and DEI committees, a fan of Philadelphia icons Patti LaBelle and Green Line Cafe who would describe Philadelphia in three words as diverse, gritty, and proud.
Meet Libby Ellman, first-year member of our board on our Communications and Spruce Council committees, an avid reader and fan of the Gayborhood’s Graffiti Bar who finds inspiration in her fellow young leaders at Spruce making a big impact.
Meet Brian Balduzzi, Vice Chair of our Development Committee, a self-proclaimed foodie, board game lover, and former member of the American Theatre Critics Association which bestows the prestigious Tony Award for Regional Theatre.
Meet Zara Waters, our Communications Committee Vice Chair who’s passionate about Philadelphia’s food scene, the arts, and advocating for resources and access for the city’s youth.
Learn more about our Events Committee Vice Chair Mary Pat Wixted, a mom of two and avid tea drinker in her fourth and final year on the Spruce Board.
Meet Amaryllis Owens, our President and a former voice actress who’s favorite Philly cheesesteak spot is outside of Philly.