Stoneleigh Fellowship

Leslie Acoca is recognized for her trailblazing work focusing on justice and health strategies in her research, policy, and programming efforts for youth and women in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Over the last twelve years, Leslie...
Our children are dying and we can stop it,” says Dr. Ted Corbin, an emergency department physician at the Drexel University College of Medicine where he is both a doctor and a violence prevention practitioner. Violence, he says, is a major...
Julie Cousler Emig has spent most of her professional career working in Philadelphia's non-profit community to improve the health and social outcomes for the city's most vulnerable citizens. Currently she serves as Deputy Director for the...
Kathleen Creamer is a public interest attorney who has devoted her career to working with parents and children involved with the child welfare system.  She currently works as a staff attorney at Community Legal Services (CLS).  In that...
Christine Dougherty was a staff attorney at the Support Center for Child Advocates from 2001-2008, providing direct representation to children in civil dependency and criminal abuse cases, technical support and training to volunteer attorneys. While...
Jody Greenblatt has a significant record of working with the child and youth serving systems in Philadelphia. As a consultant for the Southeast Regional Office of Children, Youth and Families, she was responsible for developing and implementing...
Richard is an expert in the field of workforce development and prisoner reentry, with extensive experience leading nonprofit social services organizations.  He has spent over twenty years addressing the complex economic development and human...
Lisa M. Jones, Ph.D.  is a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire.  Lisa’s career has focused on reducing child victimization rates and...
Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. According to the Annie E. Casey Kids Count (2011), 34% of all American...
Candace Putter spent her career working tirelessly for vulnerable young people.  She worked for years at St. Gabriel’s Hall, a residential placement facility for adjudicated young men.  It was during her time there that she realized...