Historic Philadelphia

About Us

Board of Directors


William H. Haines, IV, Retired


President and CEO

Amy Needle, Historic Philadelphia, Inc.



Rick Odorisio, Senior Vice President of Hotels, MJ Hotels



Joshua L. Grimes, Esq., Grimes Law Offices, LLC



William J. Avery, Retired

George A. Beach, Founder & Chairman, Beach Creative Communications

Flora Becker, Retired

Karen V. Butler, Retired

Ian Comisky, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Lauren Feldhake, VP Customer Operations, PECO

Rob Ghormoz, PA Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs

Sheila Hess, City Representative, City of Philadelphia

Joseph Hill, Principal, Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Meryl Levitz, Retired

Christopher C. Nana-Sinkam, Associate, Dilworth Paxon

Marc Oppenheimer, Chief Marketing Officer for Greenwood Gaming

Joseph Perna, Senior Vice President, Regional Director, Clarfeld Citizens Private Wealth

The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Edward G. Rendell LLC

Jennifer Schwartz, Managing Counsel, Merck

Juhi Saigal-Shah, Philanthropist

The Honorable Mark Squilla, Councilman, First District - Philadelphia

Carol Tamburino, President, C.T. & Associates Development Consultant

Joe Volpe, Owner, Cescaphe

The Honorable Joshua Wolson, U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Carol Zacney, Retired


Board Observer

Cynthia MacLeod, Superintendent, Independence National Historical Park


Life Director

John P. Neary

Group Information

Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

historic philadelphia group tours, school groups, entertainment

Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors, it's all listed right here!

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