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.
A minimum of seven and a maximum of 24 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: Development, Facilities, Finance, Governance, School Programming and Education Performance, which is comprised of the former Academic/Education and Climate/Culture committees. The board's Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board meets regularly throughout the school year. Meetings are public and all are welcome to attend.
- Charles Barrett Adams
- Michael Bowman
- Isaac Ewell
- Dr. William Hayes, ex officio
- Dr. Kevin Johnson
- Albert Oehrle
- Dr. Nancy Robinson-Garvin
- Floyd Simpson
- Stephen Smith
- Patrick South, Secretary
- Amir Tucker
- Kerry Wagner Woodward, Treasurer
- Elaine Wells
- Wesley Wyatt, Chair
- Paul Yakulis
Charles Barrett Adams, Esq.
Managing Partner, Lion's Story
For over twenty years, Charles Barrett Adams has worked on behalf of children in schools and not-for-profit settings. As a former district school leader, Mr. Adams worked in New York and Washington, DC, leading innovative school environments that upgraded the expectations for both schools and students alike. Most recently, Mr. Adams served as the Executive Director for the Greater Philadelphia Region of Teach for America. As a Founder and Managing Partner of Lion’s Story, Mr. Adams continues to leverage the power of education and seeks to elevate racial literacy as an effective tool to fuel empowerment and fight injustice.
Mr. Adams holds a Bachelors of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctorate from The Howard University School of Law, and a Masters of Education from Baruch College - The City University of New York. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and serve as a school administrator.
Mr. Adams serves on the School Programming and Education Performance Committee. Mr. Adams may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Bowman, Esq.
Principal, Rittenhouse Strategies and Impact Law & Strategy
Michael Bowman is the Principal of two firms: Rittenhouse Strategies ("Rittenhouse") a diversity focused consultancy, and Impact Law & Strategy ("Impact") a law firm focused on general counsel services, real estate, and employment. Mr. Bowman has extensive experience in equal employment opportunity matters, diversity strategy, and procurement strategy, and regularly consults and advises companies large and small on the creation and development of proactive and impactful EEO and diversity policies. In his law practice, Mr. Bowman often acts as outside general counsel to medium sized companies with no in-house legal infrastructure.
Mr. Bowman is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a National Merit Commended Scholar. After a stint as a public school teacher in New York City, Mr. Bowman earned both a law degree and Master's Degree in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Wisconsin Law School and the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While at Wisconsin, Mr. Bowman was an Advanced Opportunity Fellow both at La Follette and the Law School.
Mr. Bowman serves on the Governance Committee. Mr. Bowman may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
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.
Mr. Ewell serves on the School Programming and Education Performance Committee. Mr. Ewell may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. William Hayes, ex officio
CEO, Boys' Latin of Philadelphia
Dr. William Hayes is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Boys' Latin of Philadelphia. He began his career in education in Boston, Massachusetts as a teacher, college counselor, and assistant principal. He went on to serve as a turnaround principal in Cleveland, Ohio and then transitioned to become a founding principal of both a middle and a high school in Camden, New Jersey. Dr. Hayes holds a bachelor's of science in psychology from Morehouse College, a master's in education from Harvard University, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.
Kevin Johnson, Ed.D.
Founder and Lead Pastor, Dare to Imagine Church, Inc.
Dr. Kevin Johnson is the founding Lead Pastor of Dare to Imagine Church, Inc. In six years, he has built a ministry that started with 20 people in his home and has grown into a congregation of over 1,200 members on a $2.2 million, 6.8 acre campus in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. Dr. Johnson also serves as the founder and President and CEO of Dare to Imagine Community Development Corporation. Prior to his current positions, Dr. Johnson served as President and CEO of Bridge of Hope Community Development Corporation that, with The Goldenberg Group, built a $100 million, 14-story student apartment tower for Temple University.
Dr. Johnson is a nationally-known speaker who regularly delivers messages of inspiration. Most notably, he delivered a speech at the largest Protestant church in the world, the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea; was the first African-American in 200 years to speak at Africa's oldest Baptists church, Regent Road Baptist in Freetown, Seirra Leone; and by invitation of the American Jewish Committee, traveled to Israel and Palestine to meet with government leaders to discuss the challenges that exist between the nations. Dr. Johnson has been a guest on national media networks and is a frequent columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune.
Dr. Johnson graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Morehouse College and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Education degree from Columbia University. Dr. Johnson previously served on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the City of Philadelphia Workforce Steering Committee, PHL Diversity, the Forum for a Better Pennsylvania, African-American Leadership Forum, and Lincoln University. Dr. Johnson and his wife are the proud parents of three children - a son at Morehouse College and two daughters in Philadelphia public schools.
Dr. Johnson serves on the Development Committee. Dr. Johnson may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
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.
Mr. Oehrle serves on the Governance Committee. Mr. Oehrle may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Robinson-Garvin, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics, CHOP
Nancy A. Robinson-Garvin, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs of the Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In this role, Dr. Robinson-Garvin has managed the successful FDA cell and gene therapy as well as new device submissions and communication for CCMT and other CHOP investigators for INTERACT, Pre-IND, and IDE submissions. Prior to CHOP, Dr. Robinson-Garvin worked in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, first as a Manager of Project Operations and Compliance and then as a Senior Research Investigator. She has also held positions as a Laboratory Assistant, Research Associate, and Microbiologist at various hospitals, universities, and companies in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Dr. Robinson-Garvin earned her B.S. in Biology from West Chester University, and her M.S. in Bioscience and Biotechnology and Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Drexel University.
Dr. Robinson-Garvin serves on the School Programming and Education Performance Committee. Dr. Robinson-Garvin may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Floyd Simpson III, CFA, CAIA, CFP
Director, PFM Asset Management LLC
Mr. Simpson is a Director at PFM Asset Management. He joined PFM Asset Management in 2019 and was the first external hire in the firm's newly created Multi-Asset Strategies Group. In his current role, Mr. Simpson works with clients across the country to develop and implement multi-asset class strategies for their portfolios.
Prior to joining PFM Asset Management, Mr. Simpson worked as an investment officer where he was the associate portfolio manager for the Global and International Equity strategies. During his 20-year career in the financial services industry, Mr. Simpson has written various investment thought pieces and marketing materials, assisted in the construction of a portfolio building/analysis algorithm, and taught business classes.
Mr. Simpson serves on the Board of Trustees for A.T. Still University and is an Executive Board Member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia. He is a former Investment Committee member for the Truman State University Foundation Board. Mr. Simpson holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Truman State University, a MBA from DePaul University, and a certificate from Northwestern University. Mr. Simpson resides in Philadelphia.
Mr. Simpson serves on the Finance Committee. Mr. Simpson may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mr. Smith serves on the Development Committee. Mr. Smith may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Patrick South, CFA
Managing Director and Co-Founder, SRS Capital Advisors
Patrick South is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of SRS Capital Advisors. He also serves as Board Chair for Greener Partners, a local 501(c)3 organization focused on fresh food access, education, and sovereignty for residents for Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
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.
Mr. South serves on the Development Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. South may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mr. Tucker may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Kerry Wagner Woodward, Treasurer
Executive Director, Philadelphia Financial Scholars
Kerry Wagner Woodward is the Executive Director of Philadelphia Financial Scholars, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide Philadelphia high school students, teachers and families with the tools needed to develop financial skills, build greater wealth and achieve financial empowerment. Prior to joining Philadelphia Financial Scholars, Kerry served as Deputy Chief of Institutional Advancement at Mastery Schools and the 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.
Ms. Woodward serves on the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee. Ms. Woodward may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division Chief, Quality Assurance Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, Philadelphia Insurance Service
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 Quality Assurance Staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs Insurance Service, and also serves as the Black History Month Program Manager on its Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Awareness. She has had a long standing career with the United States Government in multiple capacities for over 3 decades.
Ms. Wells is the founder of the community nonprofit, Global Thinking Initiatives Inc,, currently serves as a board member of local community based organization Community Solutions CDC, has been involved with multiple community based resource initiatives, served 8 years on the Parent Leadership Team for the TeenSHARP College Readiness Organization at Rutgers University, Camden, served 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 also one third of the nationally broadcast quality education podcast, the Three Woke Aunties. 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.
Ms. Wells serves on the School Programming and Education Performance Committee. Ms. Wells may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
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.
Mr. Wyatt, as Chair, serves on all board committees. Mr. Wyatt may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mr. Yakulis serves on the Governance Committee. Mr. Yakulis may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
- 2022-23 School Year
- 2021-22 School Year
- 2020-21 School Year
- 2019-20 School Year
- 2018-19 School Year
- 2017-18 School Year
2022-23 meeting minutes are reviewed for approval at the subsequent meeting. Approved minutes will be posted within two weeks of the meeting at which they were approved, but no later than after the conclusion of a second consecutive board meeting after each meeting. Minutes will remain posted for a minimum of one year from the date of the meeting.
2021-22 meeting minutes are reviewed for approval at the subsequent meeting. Approved minutes will be posted within two weeks of the meeting at which they were approved, but no later than after the conclusion of a second consecutive board meeting after each meeting. Minutes will remain posted for a minimum of one year from the date of the meeting.
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.