Board and Key Staff

Board of Directors:

Joanna Otero-Cruz, Deputy Managing Director, City of Philadelphia – Chair, Designee of the Managing Director
Robin Ackerman
Adam Corbett, VMD
Sandra Jones, Esq
Carrie Ruddell Maria
Bobby Henon, City Councilman 6th District
Colena Johnson-Kemp, DVM
Dayna Villa


Staff Leadership:

Vincent Medley, Executive Director
Audra Houghton, Operations Director
Tara Schernecke, Director of Field Services
Hillary Herendeen, VMD, Medical Director

Board Meetings

The ACCT Philly Board of Directors meet once a month for either a closed board meeting or open public session. Meeting minutes from both sessions are available on this webpage in the section below.

2018 Board Meeting (Private) Schedule

January 22nd
March 19th
May 21st
July 16th
September 17th
November 19th

Time and Location:
6 p.m. at the Municipal Services Building, Room 1450
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd

2018 Public Session Schedule

2018 dates will be updated as the sessions are scheduled.  Current scheduled sessions are:

April 16, 2018 – Open Annual Meeting

** MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD **  ACCT Philly’s annual meeting will be April 16, 2018.  Due to the recent changes in board members we felt we needed just a little more time to make sure all board members are on the same page and up-to-date on events. We hope everyone involved understands the need to move the meeting back a couple of weeks.  In the meantime please feel free to send any questions or concerns to, and we will promptly respond.

Agenda: ACCT Staff and Board Announcements from 6:00 to 6:30 PM; public discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Meeting notes will be prepared and responses to any unanswered questions or issues will be posted to the ACCT website within 10 days of the meeting.
ACCT Philly Attendees: At least one board member and members of the ACCT Executive Team will attend the meetings.
Process: Any person who would like to speak must sign in at the meeting and include their email address. Commentary will be heard in order of the sign-up sheet. Each person will have no longer than five minutes, which allows approximately 14 people to speak. Anyone unable to follow this process will be asked to leave the meeting.
Other Opportunities: Individuals may also discuss items during the Executive Director’s regularly scheduled open office hours which are every 3rd Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or through email.

Board Minutes, Reports and Presentations

Public Session Minutes


Board Bylaws