Susan Matyas

March 2, 2024

Susan Matyas has resided in W Mt. Airy for nearly 15 years and
wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! She worked for several
decades as an engineer and consultant for hi tech companies such
as Hewlett Packard, and then made the switch to the nonprofit arts
world. She has been in leadership roles for nonprofits in the city
including the Kimmel Center and is currently Senior Director of
Development & Communications for the Preservation Alliance for
Greater Philadelphia. She was an adjunct faculty in Drexel’s Arts
Administration & Museum Leadership program for over a decade
where she taught Fund Raising, Advanced Fundraising, Strategic
Planning, Grant Writing, and more. Susan is the Board President of
Allens Lane Art Center and is thrilled to be back on the board of

Octavius Price

March 2, 2024

Originally from Memphis Tennessee, I made my way to Philadelphia in August of 2020, instantly fell in love with the character and fabric of the city and the grit of its citizens. Decided that my family would set up here and raise our daughter here. You can frequently find me walking or running up and down Germantown Avenue or taking the 23. Excited for the future of Mt.Airy and looking forward to helping it fulfill its potential.

Nicole F Seawright

March 2, 2024

Nicole Seawright is an attorney, activist, and educator. She currently serves as a career counselor at Columbia Law School and is an active member of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association. Nicole and her wife, Mariah, moved to West Mount Airy with their daughter in 2023 from New York.

Jarma Frisby

November 12, 2023
A life-long NW Philadelphia resident and is a “super community volunteer” Jarma served on the WMAN board from 2003- 2009 (President 2005-2009), has worked with Food Moxie and other local organizations. Recently retired from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and looking forward to continuing to work with WMAN on zoning and fundraising committees.

Cheryl Ann Nelson

March 1, 2023

Cheryl Ann is a retiree of Community College of Philadelphia where she served as an English professor for 30 years. Her primary area of interest during her retirement is working with organizations that promote the importance and enjoyment of reading, especially for children and youth. Recent home and apartment development in her immediate area has spurred a desire to protect the W. Mt Airy neighborhood from being overly developed with construction that does not reflect a respect for this historic area of the Wissahickon Valley.

Adrienne Carpenter

March 1, 2023
Adrienne Carpenter is a long time resident of West Mt. Airy. Locally she is actively involved with the WMAN Historic Preservation Initiative, serving as its committee chairperson. She has had a long term career in education with the School District of Philadelphia. Adrienne is a global traveler. She enjoys reading historical fiction. She is a WMAN member and a member of Historic Germantown.

Ralph Pinkus

March 1, 2023

Ralph has lived on Westview Street since 1980.  He and his family moved to Philadelphia from the Washington, DC area where he worked in the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  He then served as a Deputy City Solicitor in Philadelphia in the City Law Department. In 1984, Ralph opened his private legal practice specializing in real estate and zoning matters.  He has chaired the West Mt. Airy Neighbors Zoning Committee since 2005.   He is currently in the process of retiring and has a part time “gig” serving on the Philadelphia Board of License and Inspection Review.  He enjoys walking in the Wiss with his lovely wife Cheryl, and traveling to Colorado to visit his two fantastic grandchildren.

Kevin Keene

March 1, 2023

Kevin Keene was born in Philadelphia and has lived in the city for all but ten years. He is a graduate of Central High School and Clark University. He has been a resident of West Mount Airy for four years. He served in the City of Philadelphia for over 30 years as a Real Property Evaluator; Mass Appraisal Analyst; Real Property Supervisor; GIS Manager; Modeling Director and Director of Mass Appraisal and Analysis.

In his semi-retirement he is the principal at Keene Mass Appraisal Consulting. His primary passions are promoting assessment equity, teaching, community activism, cycling, travel and enjoying life with a loving wife and two adorable dogs.