Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a group of professionals from within and beyond the world of child welfare with a passion and commitment to improving outcomes for abused and neglected children.

Executive Committee

Pragya Verma, MSW, Chair
Research & Evaluation Group, PHMC

Sharayna Taylor, BA, Vice Chair
Kinesthetic Care Co

Jessica Lauren Taflin, LPC, Events Chair
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Jeannette R. Geter, LSW, Social Media Chair
Social Worker

Sarah Wasch, MSW, Staff Liaison
Field Center


Ashleigh Martell Brunsink, MSW
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Sabrina Charles, MPH
Partners in Health

Lindsay Cooper, MSW
Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency

Emma DiMarcantonio, LSW
Catapult Learning, LLC

Stonie Hull, MSW
Philadelphia Department of Human Services

Kathleen Kelly, MSEd
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

Jennie Mata, LMSW
Jaycare Therapy

Molly E. McLaurin, BA
Monarch Connections, LLC

Ann Perepezko, MSW, LSW
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Bryn Mawr College

Daniel Schiff, MSSP, PhD
Purdue University, Governance and Responsible AI Lab

Jennifer Spata, JD

Julia Vadas, MSW   
Maternity Care Coalition

Liz Wade, MSW, LSW, ACSW  
Liz Wade Adoptions, LLC

Brendan Yospa, CRU  
Cerity Partners

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The Field Center’s Young Professionals Council activities are funded in part by a generous grant from the University of Pennsylvania’s Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.

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