Friends of the Coalition

Friends of the Coalition

The Urban Affairs Coalition's network of professionals who support our mission of driving change from the ground upUAC’s Friends are specially chosen because of their commitment to community before self, stellar professional success and because they wish to be enthusiastic ambassadors for the Coalition.

UAC would like to thank Friends of the Coalition co-chairs Kareem E. Thomas (Wells Fargo, Vice President, Business Banking Market Manager) and Maria Wing, Esq. (Deputy CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority) for their phenomenal leadership spearheading this initiative. 

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2016 Friends of the Coalition

Michael Banks African American Chamber of Commerce
Otis Bullock, Esq. Diversified Community Services
Malik Brown Peirce College
Tara Chupka, Esq. IBEW Local Union 98
Uva Coles Peirce College
Yasseline Diaz IBX
David Dix Luminous Strategies, LLC
Tyrone Dixon LITM Marketing
Heather Falck IBX
Charles Gibbs, Esq. The Green Firm
Kevin Harden, Esq. Eckert Seamans
Felicia Harris Urban Affairs Coalition
Bjorn Henriques Comcast Spotlight
Dewain Johnson 215 Media Solution
Mellanie Lassiter PECO
Charisee Lillie Comcast
Ayanna Matlock Septa
Nikki Merkerson Morgan Chase
Darisha Miller Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society
William Miller V Consultant
Isaiah Nathaniel CalCom Tech
Bret Perkins Comcast
Arun Prabhakaran Urban Affairs Coalition
Bill Rawlings, Jr. Porche of Conshohocken
Kathryn Roberson AEC Partners
Emmanuel Stuppard Enviornmental Resolutions
Kareem Thomas Wells Fargo
Maria Wing, Esq. Delaware River Port Authority

Becoming a Friend of the Coalition

You must be invited or referred to be a Friend of the Coalition. Accepted friends pledge $1,000 annually to support the work of the Coalition and receive the following benefits:

  • One (1) Free ticket and recognition at the UAC 47th Anniversary Breakfast in November 2016
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with other Friends of the Coalition members and top regional executives
  • Access to invitation only events during the Pennsylvania Society in December 2016
  • Exclusive invitation to Friends of the Coalition private dinner with UAC President at 2015 & 2016 PA Society Weekends
  • Exclusive invitation to the UAC Board of Directors Annual Reception in June 2016 (Invitation Only)
  • Opportunity to attend CEO Roundtables with leading Philadelphia Executives in Spring 2016
  • Personal support from UAC’s President, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, to aide in connecting you with other top leaders in Philadelphia who will help you advance professionally
To learn more about the Friends of the Coalition and to be considered for membership, please email your resume to