Maura Kennedy

March 2, 2024

Maura lives in West Mount Airy with her wife, Jessica, their two young sons, and a rescue
dog named Ella. Maura has extensive professional experience working in real estate in the
public and private sectors. She has held leadership roles in the land use agencies for both
the City of Philadelphia and the City of Pittsburgh. She currently works in the private sector,
where she leads projects across the Mid-Atlantic. Maura has a bachelor’s degree in
government from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University
of Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the Wissahickon with her family,
reading mystery novels, and advocating for safer streets.

Carla Pagan

November 12, 2023
A resident of West Mount Airy for 23 years, Carla is passionate about community and all things real estate. She joins the board with more than 15 years of administrative experience and a willingness to serve. She and her 17-year-old son Elijah, love walking and biking in the Wissahickon.

Sam Lifson-Neubardt

November 12, 2023
Sam lives in Mt Airy with his family. While relatively new to Philly he’s proud to have made it his home, and feels so lucky to have been welcomed by such an amazing community. Sam works for a small software company building tools for environmental conservation and is passionate about making Mt Airy a walkable & affordable place for everyone.

Will Lippitt

March 1, 2023

The strength of this community and deep connectivity among the neighbors stand out as core values that resonate deeply for Will. Alongside the high quality of life, verdant gardens, tree lined streets, many parks, and walkable coffee shops in two directions, the community spirit was among the many qualities that drew his family to this particular pocket of Philadelphia from Seattle last year.  Will draws on his passion for stewardship of public space as a Master Watershed Steward for Carpenters Woods, and brings his real estate development expertise to the neighborhood zoning committee.

Will is excited to bring his years of construction and real estate experience to the neighborhood board to assist in navigating the current wave of development activity. An alumni from Brown in Architectural History and Urban Studies, he is passionate about urban design and the shared experience of public space.   Having served in board positions with community nonprofits in the past, Will has earned some useful perspective on how to draw forth the voices of all of the stakeholders that may not otherwise be heard or empowered. As a member of the WMAN board, he hopes to be an advocate for robust discussion that brings the neighbors together and collaborative effort that delivers proactive and thoughtful progress.

Anne Dicker

March 1, 2023

Anne Dicker lives in W Mt Airy with her husband, 11 year old daughter, and their two cats.  A resident of Mt Airy for 13 years,  Anne works at Living Beyond Breast Cancer as a database coordinator. She studied economics and geography at Middlebury College, and has a continuing interest in using maps and data to solve problems. Anne is a lifelong organizer and advocate for progressive causes and neighborhood issues – most recently for increasing voter participation, maintaining Mt Airy’s trees, and calming traffic.  Anne is the co-chair for Keep Mt Airy Green and is the leading the Northwest Traffic Calming Campaign.  She is passionate about making Mt Airy more livable by improving our walking infrastructure and increasing the density and vibrancy of our tree canopy.

Rob Pelszynski

March 1, 2023

Rob and his wife Elizabeth have lived in West Mount Airy since 2006. They opened the Mount Airy Taproom in 2019. Rob holds a Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in Risk Management and Insurance. He has a wide range of experience in restaurant management.  Rob is interested in deepening his roots in the community by serving on the WMAN Board.

Morrie Zimmerman

March 1, 2023
Morrie is Principal of O Z Collaborative, an award-winning architectural firm established in 1988 that serves clients in the Philadelphia region with a range of project types, including affordable housing, non-profit, higher-ed, K-12 schools, institutional, sustainable design and historic preservation. Morrie and his wife, Anne Deaner, moved to West Mt. Airy a year after purchasing a fixer-upper in 2000, and raised their son with all the amazing amenities that we have around us, including the Wissahickon, Lovett Library, and Mt. Airy Baseball. Morrie has a deep interest in community, historic fabric, and the built environment and has served various roles in WMAN since 2008.

Steve Kendall

March 1, 2023

Dr. Kendall is a registered architect and holds a PhD in Design Theory and Methods from MIT. His career in architectural practice, research and education spans more than 35 years. Before his retirement in 2014, he taught in the US, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Africa and Italy. His teaching, research and writing focus on the Open Building approach, needed to make buildings more adaptable, easier to customize to meet changing preferences and thus more sustainable. He has authored more than 50 published papers and research reports and three books. He is Co-Founder and Vice President of the Council on Open Building, a professional non-profit advocating that buildings be prepared for change.