Riverfront residents

Meet the Residents

Here are the current residents of Riverfront.

Riverfront residents

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Greg Barnes

Greg Barnes: Quaker author, returned Peace Corps Volunteer and former Drexel administrator (retired 2001). Ph.D (Wisconsin).  Before Riverfront, he has lived in University City, West Center City, and Haverford. His most recent book is Friends in the City: Aging in Places.

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Yoko Barnes

Yoko Koike Barnes was born and raised in Tokyo. At 30 came to West Philadelphia. After teaching Japanese at Penn and Haverford College, retired and moved to Riverfront. Fair Trade passionate. Quaker. Loves Hawaiian hula dancing. M.S.(Penn)

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Joan Countryman

Joan Countryman was born and raised in Philadelphia. A member of Germantown Monthly Meeting, she is a graduate of Germantown Friends School, Sarah Lawrence College, and Yale University. A math teacher then a Quaker School head, she has had considerable non-profit board service. Married to Ed Jakmauh, she has two children and four grandchildren. A poet, Joan returned from Rhode Island to live at Riverfront.

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KC Goodman, retired IBM Distinguished Engineer and global IT consulting executive - BA - Haverford College, MBA - LaSalle University. KC is a passionate global traveler and lifelong learner who enjoys all the cultural, educational, recreational, and dining opportunities Philadelphia offers. With his late wife, Dr. Sharon Curlik, he has two daughters and three delightful young grandchildren who all live in the Philadelphia area.
 

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Mary Anne Hunter

Mary Anne Hunter, Montessorian, public and non-profits manager and consultant, landscape designer, moved to Riverfront in 2011 after 40 plus years in Philadelphia's Fitler Square area and seven on Washington Square. Loves living in the garden. BA and MGA from UPenn; BLA Temple.

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Ed Jakmauh

Ed Jakmauh: an architect specializing in medical education buildings; was the local, associate architect for the new Barnes Foundation. Grew up in Boston, attending Boston Latin School; degrees from Rensselaer, Harvard and MIT. Married to Joan Countryman. President of the 22 Front Condo Board; serves on the FCC and FCCR boards. Writing a memoir and relearning piano.

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Arthur Kover

Arthur Kover is beginning a new life in Philadelphia. Recently, he was a Fellow at the Yale Management School, glider pilot, and bird hunter. He now does research on the new American psyche and cherishes spouse, Margaret Lord, children and four grandchildren.

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Margaret Lord: Smith College B.A. and M.Ed., teaching and administrative career in Independent and Friends Schools. Avid reader, interested in travel, fine arts, crafts, outdoors. Returning to Philadelphia offers opportunities of community exploration. Married to Arthur Kover.

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Dianne Reed

Dianne E. Reed, PhD 

Dianne Reed is a Principal at reed group, a marketing research and management consulting firm based in Philadelphia. She previously served as executive director of three nonprofit organizations, as a senior manager at KPMG, and as budget director of the City of Philadelphia. She serves as a member of the finance committee of Friends Life Care Partners and Germantown Friends School, and as chair of the finance committee of Friends Center City. She is the outgoing chair of the Cosmopolitan Club finance committee. A graduate of UCLA, she holds a doctorate from Stanford University and a Master of Government Administration from the Fels Center of Government, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ted Reed

Ted Reed

Ted heads the reed | group, a marketing research and consulting firm based in Philadelphia. He has long been active in community organizations as founder of Mt. Airy USA, the CDC in Mt. Airy, as a board member and now chair of Cliveden of the National Trust and as the former chair of the Friends Center City board. Ted is trained as a sociologist with a PhD from the University of Michigan and a BA/MA from Oberlin College. Ted and Dianne count four children and six grand-children between them.

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Ruth Wilf is a graduate of Wellesley College with a PhD in Zoology from Columbia University. A certified nurse-midwife and crusader for maternity care reform since the 1960’s, Ruth felt compelled to become a nurse-midwife after she and her husband found maternity care over-medicalized and unresponsive to parent’s wishes. Her late husband, Herbert Wilf, was a mathematician at Penn specializing in combinatorics. Ruth moved to Riverfront in order to have a community.

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Sue Wolfe

Sue Wolfe, a Quaker, joined Riverfront looking for a community of Friends. Sue grew up in Hatboro, PA, married Joel Wolfe (now deceased) and moved to Brooklyn, NY over 40 years ago. She worked for Bloomingdales traveling the world doing project development in home furnishings. For the last 15 years she was a realtor in Brooklyn. Interested in travel, needlepoint, gardening.