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Table of Contents


1.  ABR


2.  Bar Run


3.  New Website


4.  ABR Highlight Video #2


4.  Meet the Advocate


Who We Are


The Support Center

for Child Advocates

provides legal and social

services to our most

vulnerable children.

It is our mission to

advocate for victims of

child abuse and neglect in

Philadelphia with the goal

of securing a permanent,

nurturing environment

for every child.


united way

Donor Choice #535

In The News 


Recent Press: 

3/25/13  Op-ed: Advocates Say Abuse Measure Would Make Matters Worse


2/7/13  Op-ed: PA Kids Need More Protection From Abuse


1/15  Op-ed: Lack of Statewide Strategy Hampers Child Protection



Our Board

of Directors


Katayun Jaffari



 Katherine Kelton

Vice President


 Sherri Krensel



 Mark Gittelman


PNC Bank


Deborah Baird

 Eckert Seamans

Deborah Cohen



Victoria Demo


Joe DeSimone


Gary Deutsch

PNC Bank


Kathleen Egan


Amy Fox


A. Nicole Friant

Duane Morris


Feige Grundman

Blank Rome


Beth Hanssens

PBS Kids Sprout


Rosemarie Hoslyn


Janie Mershon


Kathy Ochroch

Blank Rome


Edward Ohlbaum

Beasley School of Law, Temple University


Charles Persing

Bederson & Company


Jill Porter


Shannon Prown

Navigant Consulting


Elizabeth Reeves

AmeriHealth Mercy 


Jane Robinson

UBS Financial Services


Suzanne Root

Attorney at Law


Matthew Siegel

Cozen O'Connor


David Silverman

Curley, Hessinger

& Johnsrud


Joe Tucker

Tucker Law Group


Ilene Wasserman

ICW Consulting Group





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We are thrilled to announce our newly relaunched 
Child Advocates website.  If you haven't checked us out, make sure to visit us HERE.  
A special thank you to our friends at LevLane  who did an amazing job of creating a more user-friendly site full of incredibly rich graphics, updated statistics and easier navigation.  We truly appreciate all the hard work of Gabby Shirdan and Drake Newkirk, and the creative leadership of Bruce Lev, a 2013 Distinguished Advocate!
We hope you enjoy the new site as much as we do.  We also welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have.  Email  Tracy Buchholz with any thoughts.  Thanks!


2013 Child Advocates Annual Benefit & Reception Highlight Reel #2!
2013 Child Advocates Annual Benefit Reception & Auction Teaser Video #2!
Check out our newest video featuring Beth Hanssens, Child Advocates Board Member & Board Co-Chair of the 2012 and 2013 Annual Benefit Reception & Auction!

 Meet The Advocate:
Margie Gualtieri, Managing Attorney



Managing Attorney Marguerite Gualtieri (Margie to her friends) joined Child Advocates 17 years ago, after spending a year volunteering with us as a lawyer.  Margie began her career as a social worker, helping children and adults with chronic medical issues.  She quickly realized she wanted to influence policy and returned to school, heading to Villanova Law School to earn her law degree.  After spending some time in private practice, Margie says she felt drawn to social justice and helping children, and wanted to hold a more meaningful position.


On a daily basis Margie supervises our five staff attorneys, and each of their cases, to ensure the best possible results.  She describes her role at Child Advocates as "being responsible for the legal end of our office's advocacy."  She also assists with consultations, trainings and technical assistance.  In the nearly two decades Margie has spent with Child Advocates she says what she most enjoys about working here is "being surprised by the resilience of the children we work with" and "the people with whom I work."


Since our Annual Benefit Reception & Auction is right around the corner, Margie is most looking forward to seeing so many people coming together to support Child Advocates and of course, browsing (and bidding) on the various auction items! Be sure to say "hi" to Margie if you can join us on April 10th.


During her off time, Margie enjoys spending time with her family, running, visiting Brigantine Beach and is currently planning a trip to Italy.  Since March Madness is upon us, we had to ask who she's rooting for.  The answer, "Florida!" 

Upcoming Events!


Click the links for more information!


April 10th, 2013: 2013 Annual Benefit Reception and Auction


April 11th, 2013: "How To Handle A Child Abuse Case" CLE Volunteer Training


May 19th, 2013: 2013 Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk



Our Appreciation


Thank you for reading our monthly newsletter. Stay connected on regular basis by checking out our social media (just click any of the buttons below!) Like us, follow us, and feel free to direct any questions  or feedback to Tracy Buchholz. Thanks again for helping us change the story!

-The Child Advocates Team


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