Board of Directors

President: Todd Schwartz
Vice President: William Shuey
Secretary: Tiffanny M. Walsh
Treasurer: Patti Tahan
Executive At-Large: Colleen McDonough
At-Large: Anthony Fasano, Jenny DeHuff, Matt Rankin, Ed Hogarty, Rachel J. Cox, Todd Miller 

Todd Schwartz: President 

Todd has been active with LoMo since December of 2007 and has served as Vice-President since 2009.  Todd has lived in Philadelphia since 1996 and is a native of Wilmington, Delaware. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he focused on city planning-urban studies.  Todd has served as a probation and parole officer for the City of Philadelphia, as well as a safety and security consultant for a private transportation consulting firm. Todd joined LoMo because he wanted to become involved in making our neighborhood an even better place to live and play; however, most importantly, he wanted to do something about the trash in South Philly. He is very proud of his efforts over the years to organize cleanups in the neighborhood and also make our community more bicycle-friendly through the installation of numerous bicycle racks along Broad Street and Snyder Avenue.

William Shuey: Vice President

Will is an attorney with years of experience with non-profits generally and LoMo specifically. He has previously served on LoMo’s board of directors, assisting our organization draft our initial bylaws, legally incorporate, and apply for recognition of 501(c)(3) status.

Patti Tahan: Treasurer

Patti has been a homeowner in the the same house in South Philadelphia since 1989. She considered leaving the area once back in the 2003, but quickly rejected an offer on her house when she realized what she would be giving up. There is just too much to love when you live so close to historic Philadelphia, many great museums and performing arts venues, parks, restaurants, shops, quirky neighborhoods and public transportation. A graduate of Temple University, she has been teaching in Philadelphia since 1997. She is pursuing a Masters degree from UPenn in Liberal Arts with a focus on Urban Studies. She became a member of LoMo in its first year and has been involved with the beautification committee and cleanups but most often in maintaining neighborhood gardens. She looks forward to becoming the treasurer, taking a more active role in the civic association. She loves South Philadelphia and believes that the old and the new can exist together and become better working together.

Tiffanny M. Walsh: Secretary

Tiffanny M. Walsh, CFRE, is the Annual Fund Manager of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. A native New Yorker (Go Mets!) who has lived in LoMo since March 2013, she became the Chair of the Outreach Committee in August 2014 and Secretary of the Board in March 2015. Prior to moving to Philadelphia in January 2013, she was previously with the William J. Clinton Foundation (Now the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation) in New York where she was responsible for donor research, development-related writing, and database management. In March 2015, Tiffanny became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE); in December 2013, she completed the Nonprofit Ascending Leadership Certificate Program at the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute of Bryn Mawr College; and in 2011, she won a national award for writing a public service announcement on train track safety. She is a graduate of Marymount College of Fordham University, where she won the Theatre and Media Arts medal for the highest GPA in that program and served as Vice President of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society.
In addition to her LoMo service, Tiffanny serves as a philanthropic adviser for community services at the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood in Queens, NY; is a member of the National Lawyer’s Guild – Philadelphia Chapter Women’s Committee; is a weekly volunteer at Philly AIDS Thrift Shop, a monthly volunteer at GayBINGO benefiting AIDS Fund, and was a member of the planning committee for Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day 2014.

Colleen McDonough: Executive-at-Large

Colleen originally came to Philadelphia in 1998 when she started working at the Art Institute of Philadelphia; however, she only lived here during the week, returning to Annapolis on weekends. She moved permanently to South Philadelphia in June 2006. 

By August 2006 she was searching to find in which civic association her house was located; only to discover that there was none. She started the process by placing a shout out on PhillyBlog for others interested in forming what would later become Lower Moyamensing Civic Association (LoMo).  The first meeting, in September 2006, was held at what used to be Gavonnes on 10th and Wolf. Colleen and seven ambitious people who responded to her post took the first steps in the lengthy and challenging process of getting the original application together. Unfortunately, Colleen is the only original member left, which is proof that the organization needs to be constantly expanding its membership and participation.

It is now going on ten years that Colleen has been involved with LoMo and she has served as a board member since the beginning. Many theories of organizational development hold that it is best for established leaders to limit their tenures and nurture others take leadership roles. She agrees with this and so has gone from Treasurer to Executive-at-Large.  Colleen also believes that it is vital that there be long standing board members to function as the memory of the organization and to advise newer members on initiatives. It is particularly important to assure that, when an initiative is proposed, the board can discuss whether it has been attempted before, what was learned from that attempt and if and how another attempt should be made.

Anthony Fasano: At-Large

Anthony has been a resident in LoMo since 2007, but joined the organization in fall 2013, and immediately started attending Zoning and Planning Committee meetings. Anthony is originally from the Chicagoland area, but came to Philadelphia (coincidentally with his family) to study Architectural Engineering at Drexel in 2002 and has never left. He had lived in West Philadelphia and Center City as an undergrad before landing in South Philadelphia after graduation, and has never looked back since (a renter first…and now a homeowner). “Ant” is a licensed Mechanical Engineer by day, and “little bit of everything” by night. He is part of the South Philly Food Co-op and sits on two committees for them. He sits on the Zoning and Planning Committee of LoMo in addition to serving on the Board. Anthony joined LoMo because he wanted to become involved in making our neighborhood a better place. He loves living in South Philadelphia, and “can’t imagine living anywhere else”, but he knows it can be better. Trash/litter, equitable development, safety, accessibility to multiple modes of transit, cultural diversity…these are just some of the things Anthony finds important.

Jenny DeHuff: At-Large

A native of New England, Jenny has lived in the LoMo area since 2010. A 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, she has written for The Philadelphia Public Record, the Philadelphia Bulletin, The Times Herald in Norristown and now works as one of two City Hall reporters covering the mayor and City Council for the Philadelphia Daily News.

Matt Rankin: At-Large

Matt grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and attended Westtown Quaker School in West Chester for high school. After graduating from Earlham College, he and his wife, Rebecca, decided to move back to Philadelphia. Matt has worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researching diabetes. Prior to purchasing a house at 10th and Wolf in 2009, he and his wife rented in Society Hill. Though they liked living there, it never really felt like a neighborhood to them. They were drawn to South Philadelphia and are happy to have settled in LoMo. Matt is fluent in Spanish.

William Shuey: At-Large

Will is an attorney with years of experience with non-profits generally and LoMo specifically. He has previously served on LoMo’s board of directors, assisting our organization draft our initial bylaws, legally incorporate, and apply for recognition of 501(c)(3) status.

Ed Hogarty: At-Large

Ed has lived in Philadelphia since 1989. After living in numerous neighborhoods around the city, he settled in LoMo with his wife, Betsy, in 2007. He has worked in medical publishing and video production, and is currently a media production manager at the National Board of Medical Examiners. Ed has been active with the civic association since arriving in LoMo, getting involved with tree planting and maintenance, as well as neighborhood cleanups.

Rachel J. Cox: At-Large

Rachel J. Cox is originally from Maryland. In 2005 she moved to East Passyunk with her sister, who was attending Penn Law School. She now lives in LoMo with her husband, Greg, their son, Oscar, and their dog, Jolene. Since last year she has been working at Temple University Libraries as a graphic designer.

Rachel loves karaoke, pastries, science fiction and thrift store shopping. She dislikes litter, Dunkin Donuts donuts and people who block subway doors.