RHLS Staff

RHLS attorneys have always been able to do both development and policy work. This remains true today, and many of our attorneys work in both areas. Attorneys are listed here under the category that contains the majority of their work.

Development

Dina Schlossberg, Esq.
Deputy Director/Senior Attorney Multi-Family Housing
Dina provides legal representation to nonprofits developing affordable housing -- with a special focus on design and development vulnerable populations. She works in our Glenside office.
Mark Levin, Esq.
Chief Counsel
Mark works on a wide range of affordable housing development issues. He works in our Glenside office.
Kim Dolan, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Kim provides legal representation to nonprofits engaged in affordable housing development with focus on developments that create independent living opportunities for persons with disabilities. She is based in our Glenside office.
Laura Schwartz, Esq.
Director of Economic Development
Laura Schwartz works on a broad range of projects for clients involved in community stabilization and revitalization, including the financing and commercial leasing of mixed- use developments located on commercial corridors. She is based in our Glenside office.
Judy Berkman, Esq
Senior Counsel (volunteer)
Judy came to RHLS in 1996 with prior experience in private practice and legal services. She works on a broad range of policy initiatives and homeownership development projects, primarily focusing on large-scale developments of homeownership units for sale to mixed-income buyers.
Joe Jampel, Esq.
Independence Foundation Fellow

Joe represents nonprofits in affordable housing transactions and works on affordable housing policy. He is based in our Glenside office.

joseph.jampel@rhls.org

(215) 572-7300, ext. 106

Policy

Mark Schwartz, Esq.
Executive DIrector
Mark uses his extensive experience in affordable housing and community development to advocate for policies that benefit vulnerable populations.
Rachel Blake, Esq.
Associate Director
Using a diverse skill-set to solve hard problems in low-income housing policy and nonprofit capacity-building.
Bob Damewood, Esq
Staff Attorney
Bob works on a variety of housing and community development matters. His areas of concentration include HUD Section 3 (resident training, employment and contracting) and displacement-free development.
Cindy Daley
Director of Community Redevelopment Initiatives
Cindy is overseeing the Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance project to help communities hardest hit by foreclosures. Using her extensive background in community development, affordable housing, and policy, Cindy works with selected communities to help them stabilize families and neighborhoods.
Ryan March
Intern

Ryan is a macro-concentration MSW intern from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. He was previously an intern with Pathways to Housing during his foundation year. From his work with this organization, Ryan has developed an interest in housing issues in social work.

 

Utilities

Patrick Cicero, Esq.
PULP Executive Director
Patrick provides advocacy, training, consultation and support services in energy and utility matters on behalf of Pennsylvania’s low-income residents and community organizations.
Elizabeth Marx, Esq.
PULP Supervising Attorney
Liz provides advocacy, training, consultation and support services in energy and utility matters on behalf of Pennsylvania’s low-income residents and community organizations.
Harry Geller, Esq.
Senior Counsel (volunteer)
Harry has served as Senior Counsel to PULP since his retirement as PULP’s longtime Executive Director in June 2015. He continues to provide leadership, advocacy, training, consultation and support services in energy and utility matters
Kadeem Morris
Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow
Kadeem assists the PULP attorneys in their continued advocacy for low-income consumers through the Utility Hotline, advocacy, and other projects.
John Sweet
Staff Attorney

John is a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) where he provides legal representation, advocacy, training, consultation and support services in energy and utility matters affecting low-income residents of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining PULP, John worked as a staff attorney at North Penn Legal Services where he represented low-income clients in various matters including bankruptcy, foreclosure, and housing issues. Prior to North Penn, John was a participant in the Dauphin County Attorney Incubator program where he represented both individual and corporate clients various matters.

John received a B.A. in Political Science from East Stroudsburg University in 2004 and a J.D. from Widener Commonwealth School of Law in 2014. Prior to law school John worked in various fields including construction, maintenance, and culinary science.

Kristen Geesaman
Paralegal
Kristen Geesaman is a Paralegal with the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Under the supervision of PULP’s attorneys, Kristen provides advice and advocacy to individuals calling PULP’s utility hotline. She provides training for clients and other legal aid staff on utility issues, in addition to supporting the work of PULP’s attorneys and clients.
Madilyn
Fellow

Madi Keaton will be working with PULP and CJP on an 11-month fellowship through the Episcopal Service Corps.  

Madi graduated from Messiah College in May with a degree in Environmental Science and is considering law school. Madi has pursued her interest in social justice since high school. She has been a racial justice intern at the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, focusing on racial justice and reconciliation, the Director of Human Rights Awareness at Messiah College, and the Volunteer Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg. She was also the student coordinator for the Grantham Community Garden and a Martin’s Scholar during college.

This year, Madi will be applying her studies to real world situations as she explores an interest in social justice and the law.

Administration

Phyllis Guillaume
CFO/Director of Administration
Phyllis leads our financial and administrative functions.
Anabel Genevitz
Manager of Organizational Advancement
Anabel focuses on communications and grant-writing.