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April 30th 2012:Public-private partnerships to improve community health: a conversation with Philadelphia leaders Dr. Arthur Evans, Joseph Pyle, Jane Golden, and Sara Ansell.

Mary Woods will host a conversation with four distinguished guests from Philadelphia: Dr. Arthur C. Evans Jr., Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS); Joseph Pyle, President of the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation; Jane Golden, Executive Director of City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; and Sara Ansell, Program Manager of the Mural Arts Program’s Porch Light Initiative. Our discussion during this show will focus on the Porch Light Initiative, a three-year collaboration between The City of Philadelphia Mu

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Sara Ansell

Sara Ansell, MA Program Manager, Porch Light Initiative Sara Ansell joined Mural Arts in May 2011. She manages all aspects of the Porch Light Initiative and works closely with Yale to support their evaluation efforts. Ansell holds a dual Masters Degree in Social Work and Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and brings extensive experience in managing projects, conducting research, and analyzing policy around a variety of topics within the field of public health.
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Arthur C. Evans Jr

Arthur C. Evans Jr, PhD Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) In his capacity as Commissioner, Dr. Evans is leading a major initiative to transform how behavioral health care and intellectual disability services are delivered in Philadelphia. Since Dr. Evans’ appointment in November 2004, Philadelphia has begun a transformation of its entire system to one that focuses on recovery for adults, resiliency for children and self-determination for all people who use intellectual disability services. Dr. Evans is a clinical and community psychologist. He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School
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Jane Golden

Jane Golden, MFA Executive Director, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Since the Mural Arts Program began in 1984 as a component of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network, Jane Golden has been its driving force, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation's largest mural program, a catalyst for positive social change and a model for community development across the country and around the globe. Under Golden’s direction, in partnership with communities, grassroots organizations, city agencies, schools and philanthropies, the Mural Arts Program has created over 3,000 landmark works of public art, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Mur
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Joseph Pyle

Joseph Pyle, MA President, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Joseph Pyle, MA, has more than 20 years’ experience in behavioral health, serving eight years as a CEO at various institutions including MeadowWood Behavioral Health System, Northwestern Institute of Psychiatry, Malvern Institute, Friends Hospital, and presently serving as President of the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation.
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