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Board of Directors

Jacalyn Mills

Board Chairperson

Jacalyn Mills is an IV technician at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.  She remains a passionate supporter of the agency her husband, the late James Mills, helped establish.

“His passion was unbelievable. He had a love for young people, for the underdog. He did not want to see them hurting or suffering. Mills could see the potential in a person and because of that he would take them in and help change their lives. It’s an honor to help continue his legacy.”

Melissa Paris

Board Secretary

Melissa J. Paris is an accounting and finance executive.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as board secretary of PAAN.  PAAN’s community is resilient, shows dedication, and has made a difference in the lives of Philadelphia’s youth and their families.  Being a part of Philadelphia’s leading organization dedicated to empowering our youth has been fulfilling. I am fully committed to continuing to grow PAAN to be the finest that it can be.”

Sidney M. Grobman, D.O., J.D.

Board Treasurer

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“I have come to appreciate the hard work done by all the members of the various programs within PAAN.  These services have proven to me to be needed and are done with a great deal of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm which has led to a tremendous amount of success for the community that we serve.”

Joel Fein

Board Member

Joel A. Fein MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  

“I am thankful for the opportunity to work with an organization that demonstrates its strong commitment to youth and families each and every day. Everyone in this agency is passionate about supporting our neighborhoods, and has the skills to do it.”