Board of Trustees
The Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Board of Trustees is comprised of committed parents, educators, and business and community leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to support our young men in achieving success in college and beyond.
Thirteen trustees serve on the board, including parent and alumni representatives. The school’s CEO is an ex-officio member. Each trustee serves on one of the board committees: Academics (Education), Culture/Climate, Development, Facilities, Finance, and Governance. The board meets regularly, five times throughout the school year. Meetings are public and all are welcome to attend.
- Joseph Conwell
- Isaac Ewell
- Amy Williams Guidi
- Steven Kempf, Vice-Chair
- Albert Oehrle
- Stephen Smith
- Patrick South, Secretary
- Amir Tucker
- Kerry Wagner Woodward, Treasurer
- Elaine Wells
- Wesley Wyatt, Chair
- Paul Yakulis
- Walter Zimolong
Managing Director, GPX Realty Partners
Joseph Conwell is a founding member of GPX Realty Partners and is responsible for acquisitions, development, and asset management of the firm’s real estate investments as well as developing and executing new real estate investment strategies. Additionally, he leads the firm’s brokerage and advisory activities.
Since 1989, Mr. Conwell has played a key role in acquiring, managing, and repositioning and selling over four million square feet of commercial real estate investments. Mr. Conwell also has extensive experience in advising both commercial tenants and property owners having spent over ten years with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm.
Prior to embarking on his successful real estate career, Mr. Conwell enjoyed a five-year professional football career with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and Philadelphia Stars of the USFL. Mr. Conwell holds a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Founder and CEO, Onehunted
Isaac Ewell is a gifted relationship builder and master connector, who has utilized his skills to establish himself as an innovative social entrepreneur. As a visionary leader, he has figured out how to merge a diverse cross-section of industries to impact social change.
A graduate of Morehouse College (B.A., History) and Harvard University (Masters in Education), Mr. Ewell has taught high school history, worked as a designer for EdTech, been a corporate trainer and co-founded several networking/promotions companies and an independent record label. From 2004 to 2012 he worked for the Black Alliance for Educational Options, where he managed a multi-million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that facilitated the creation of approximately 10 high quality schools in low-income communities across the country. Two years ago Mr. Ewell left the safety of a full-time job to launch his own company, Onehunted.
Onehunted creates online and in-person experiences that forge authentic connections between good people and good products/brands. Through live events, fresh editorial content, and ecommerce platforms, Onehunted empowers consumers to look good, do good, and feel good.
In addition to being the CEO of Onehunted, Mr. Ewell proudly serves on the boards of Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia, Wissahickon Charter School, Jill Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation, and Big Picture Learning. Despite his many accomplishments, he is most proud of his role as a dedicated husband and father.
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Amy Williams Guidi
Amy Guidi’s professional experience in performance, producing, teaching, and fundraising spans the past fifteen years. As an actor, she has worked regionally and in New York City. Ms. Guidi had the privilege to create the performing arts program at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia. In addition to building multi-leveled curriculum for Drama, Theatre Practicum, and Oratory and Presentation, she produced and directed all plays and musicals.
As Ms. Guidi executed fundraising initiatives for the theatre program, moving into development was a natural progression, and she assumed the position of Director of Development. In this role, she cultivated a successful individual giving program, stewarded a dedicated donor base, managed grant applications, oversaw marketing and branding, and planned and executed large scale events in and out of house.
Ms. Guidi holds a B.A in Theatre and Dance from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a professional certificate from Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. Ms. Guidi now lives in Boston with her husband and two children.
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Founder, Steven Kempf Building Material Company
A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Steven Kempf was born, raised in and attended the schools of Lower Merion Township, just across City Line Avenue. Mr. Kempf holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from Saint Joseph’s University.
Mr. Kempf began his professional career working for his father’s building material supply business, the George F. Kempf Supply Company, located in Southwest Philadelphia. In fact, he comes from a family with deep entrepreneurial roots in Philadelphia. His grandfather, Winfield F. Kempf, was originally in the ice supply business in West Philadelphia during the early 1900’s. This business later became the W.F. Kempf Fuel Company located at 52nd and Jefferson Streets selling coal and eventually fuel oil throughout West and Southwest Philadelphia.
Mr. Kempf’s father, George, opened his building and material business in 1951 at the corner of 56th and Grays Avenue, later moving to 51st and Grays Avenue, and ultimately to 58th and Lindbergh. After spending almost 20 years with the company his father began, Mr. Kempf left to start his own company, the Steven Kempf Building Material Company. Since its founding in 1994 the company has operated from a state of the art facility located in Conshohocken. The company is focused on supplying building materials to major construction projects throughout the Delaware Valley and is known for providing extraordinary customer service to its contractor customers.
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Albert Oehrle, Esq.
Albert Oehrle was born in Philadelphia on September 19, 1940. He is a graduate of The Haverford School (Class of ’58), Williams College (Class of ’62), and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Class of ’65). He is a lawyer and has been in general practice in Norristown since 1965. Prior to starting his practice, Mr. Oehrle was a lawyer in the District Attorney’s office for five years. He is a member of several local clubs, including The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia. He is also a talented pianist.
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Senior Vice President, Office of Institutional Advancement, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Stephen Smith, senior vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, has 25 years of experience in all phases of development. He has held development positions at The College of New Jersey, Columbia University and Villanova University prior to joining Jefferson in 2002. Mr. Smith began his professional career at the United States Naval Academy and has earned his bachelor’s degree and Master of Education Administration degree from Temple University.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). From 1994-1998 he was the President of the Temple University Young Alumni Association and during that time he served on the student affairs committee of the Temple University Board of Trustees.
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Patrick South, CFA
Managing Director and Co-Founder, SRS Capital Advisors
Patrick South is the managing director and co-founder of SRS Capital Advisors. He oversees the management of the firm and focuses on Investment Solutions, Business Development, and Client Service. He also serves on the Investment Committee. Prior to founding SRS, he was a Vice President at Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. At Hirtle Callaghan, Mr. South was responsible for client service and business development in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. He counseled a broad group of clients that included individuals and families, foundations, endowments, pension plans, and non-profit organizations. For those clients, he designed, structured, and implemented customized and comprehensive investment portfolios to best meet their specific goals and objectives. Prior to joining Hirtle Callaghan, Mr. South worked in the Private Client Services Group at Lehman Brothers in Chicago, where he was responsible for asset allocation and securities selection advice to individual clients. He began his career in sales and marketing at U.S. Steel.
Mr. South holds a B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia. Mr. South is married with two children.
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Director of Finance, NXT Sports LLC
Amir Tucker is the Director of Finance for NXT Sports LLC. He is a proud member of the second graduating class from Boys' Latin of Philadelphia, the Class of 2012, and now serves as the alumni representative on the board.
Following successful internships with the City of Philadelphia Office of the Controller and the Philadelphia Soul, Mr. Tucker began his professional career as a Staff Accountant with Philadelphia Macaroni. He then joined The Arthur Jackson Company as a Staff Accountant and Assistant Payroll Director, before joining NXT Sports in December 2020.
Mr. Tucker earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University. He is active in his community, volunteering with the Concerned Parents Network and Men United for a Better Philadelphia.
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Kerry Wagner Woodward, Treasurer
Deputy Chief of Institutional Advancement, Mastery Schools
Kerry Wagner Woodward is the Deputy Chief of Institutional Advancement at Mastery Schools, a network of 24 public charter schools in Philadelphia and Camden. Prior to joining Mastery, Ms. Woodward served as Chief Operating Officer at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia. After beginning her career in private sector finance, Ms. Woodward pivoted to the Education sector by working at the Philadelphia School Partnership, serving as Portfolio Manager for the $100 million philanthropic fund. In her role at PSP, Ms. Woodward had the privilege of visiting over 60 Philadelphia schools across all three sectors (Public District, Public Charter, and Private Independent).
Ms. Woodward earned her B.A. from Wellesley College and a Certificate of Business Excellence from Columbia Business School. She resides in Wyndmoor, PA with her husband and three sons.
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Division Chief, Internal Control Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs Insurance Center
Elaine Wells, a proud parent of multiple Boys’ Latin Warriors, is the Parent Representative on the Board of Trustees and active member of the school’s Extended Family Network. Ms. Wells is the Division Chief of the Internal Control Staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs Insurance Center and has worked for the United States Government in multiple capacities for over 3 decades.
Ms. Wells currently serves as a member of the Parent Leadership Team for the TeenSHARP College Readiness Organization at Rutgers University, Camden, and as the executive director for the S.T.A.R.S program, a girl’s empowerment and social justice mentoring program, and has served on the advisory board for the Equal Opportunities for Families Organization. In addition to Boys’ Latin, Ms. Wells has represented parents on the boards of numerous community organizations including the Zhang-Sah Martial Arts Center, Academy for Early Learning Child Care Center, the Young Men and Women in Charge Foundation, and the Greater 69th Street Wildcats Football Organization. She is a Philadelphia native, TEDx speaker, parent advocate, community activist, and a staunch supporter of excellent educational opportunities for ALL of Philadelphia’s children.
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Wesley Wyatt, Chair
President and CEO, dfYOUNG
Wesley Wyatt is President and CEO of dfYOUNG, an international logistics provider to large multinational corporations and foreign governments. Under Mr. Wyatt’s leadership, dfYOUNG has developed into a multinational supply chain management firm with a strong focus on technology. He has held this position since 2003. Prior to dfYOUNG, Mr. Wyatt was in sales and project management for Wyatt Incorporated, which is a large family-owned specialty construction firm. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a graduate of Villanova University. Mr. Wyatt resides with his family in Haverford, PA.
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Paul Yakulis was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Main Line Health (MLH) and retired in 2020. Main Line Health is a non-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's mission is to provide a comprehensive range of safe, high-quality health services, complemented by related education and research activities that meet the healthcare needs and improve the quality of life in the communities served by MLH.
Mr. Yakulis was responsible for directing human resources and benefits programs in support of MLH's business strategies and goals. He brought to MLH more than 40 years of experience in human resource management and has worked in a number of business areas, including health services, insurance, manufacturing, banking, and information technology.
Prior to joining MLH, Mr. Yakulis worked at Universal Health Services, Inc., a for profit hospital management company that owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. He also worked for Siemens Health Services, formerly Shared Medical Systems, as Vice President, Human Resources. He has also held human resources executive positions with Providian Corporation, Bankers Trust Company, and Rockwell International. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Group.
Mr. Yakulis resides in Haverford, PA and has been an active member of the community. He was a member and president of the Radnor Township Board of School Directors, the Radnor Township Parks & Recreation Board, The Devon Horse Show Trophy Committee, and the Men's Garden Club of Philadelphia. Mr. Yakulis holds an A.B. in history from Princeton University.
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Walter Zimolong, Esq.
Attorney, Zimolong Law LLC
Mr. Zimolong is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience representing commercial enterprises. He has successfully litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, developers, and other planned community associations in state and federal court, before private arbitration panels, and before the National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Labor. He boasts an undefeated jury trail record.
For the past five years, Mr. Zimolong has been continuously named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Construction Litigation, a distinct honor as less than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are named to the list. He is a Construction Lawyers Society of America (CSLA) Fellow. He is the past Chairman of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Real Property Section, Construction Law Subcommittee; a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors; and a frequent author and presenter on issues facing the construction industry. Mr. Zimolong’s articles on legal issues have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Construction Executive Magazine, Legal Intelligencer, and Connecticut Law Tribune. Mr. Zimolong received both is B.A. and J.D. from Villanova University.
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- 2016-17 School Year
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- 2014-15 School Year
Email addresses for individual trustees are available below.
Board meetings are public and all are welcome to attend. If you are interested in speaking at a board meeting, please complete the form below by 5:00pm the Monday prior to the meeting. Please note that each speaker will be given three minutes to address the board.