Youth Service, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of 5 new members to our Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming them to our Board.

“I am very excited to join YSI’s board; YSI and its dedicated staff remind all of us, the imperative to be supportive of families and youth throughout Philadelphia, in times of need.” 

Nancy B. Katz is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, business development and strategic planning. Nancy currently serves as the Executive Director of Strategic Relations in Drexel University’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

“I could not be more excited to join YSI’s Board of Directors. The education of disadvantaged youth, particularly teen moms, is a both a passion of mine and a focus of my company’s corporate responsibility efforts. I’ve been a fan of YSI’s practical approach to helping at-risk youth and their focus on the importance of the family for quite a while now. I look forward to working together with others who share my enthusiasm so we can do all we can for YSI.”

Susan Clark is an Associate Team Leader of Global Journals Production, North America for Elsevier. Elsevier is a member of the RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for cross-industry business and professional customers that has 30,000 employees and customers in 180 countries. She is co-Chair of the Philadelphia office’s corporate responsibility group RE Cares.

I am excited to continue supporting our youth through the great programs and services provided at YSI.”

Christina Patton has worked with the youth of Philadelphia for more than 10 years. She currently works for the Free Library of Philadelphia and provides support for 49 Neighborhood Libraries and 3 Regional Libraries.

“I’m very excited and happy to join the board of Youth Service Inc. (YSI) as the Board Treasurer. YSI has provided over 65 years of service to many vulnerable families in Philadelphia. Looking forward to providing some assistance to enable the agency to continue this great work for many more years.”

Nathan Oliver is a Strategic Financial & Sales Executive with an extensive background and experience in finance and accounting working for many enterprise companies, non-profit agencies and consulting firms.

“Joining the Y.S.I. is a surreal feeling, growing up in foster care I never thought this would happen.”

Donald W. Kennel grew up in foster care in Philadelphia, PA under the supervision of Y.S.I. Kennel now works as a network engineer working for The Vanguard Group and wants to give back to Y.S.I. any way he can as a board member.