Tackling Gun Violence in Philadelphia: A Reception for Key Stakeholders

March 27, 2024


The Stoneleigh Foundation hosted an informal evening reception to connect with and learn from key stakeholders committed to ending gun violence in Philadelphia.

In attendance were leaders from across the city, representing community-based organizations, government, law enforcement, media, philanthropy, healthcare, and academia. Stoneleigh Fellow Dr. Ruth Abaya offered a powerful and hopeful message about the importance of collaboration in gun violence prevention and intervention efforts. In addition, Stoneleigh introduced its latest cohort of Emerging Leader Fellows who are partnering with their host organizations to tackle gun violence using policy, practice, research, advocacy, organizing, and communications strategies.



Dr. Ruth Abaya
Senior Director, Health Systems & CVI Integration
Stoneleigh Fellow
The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

Ronnie Bloom
Executive Director
Stoneleigh Foundation

Lee Carson
Program Officer
Stoneleigh Foundation

Hanae Victoria Mason
Emerging Leader Fellow
Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project

Oronde McClain
Emerging Leader Fellow
Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting

Franklin Moreno
Emerging Leader Fellow
Public Policy Lab in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts

Julia Zielinski
Emerging Leader Fellow
Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia