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.

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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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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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Brearley Karsch

Brearley Karsch has been living in Washington Square West since 1966. She was delighted to find an interest in city events included with health care, discussion and outdoor setting.  Dietitian/Nutrition Educator for 25 years, her skills make sense at Riverfront. Drexel Institute of Technology, BS in 1951 (few of us remain from DIT); Drexel University, MS in 1971 (Drexel became a university in 1970).

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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

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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Mary Ellen McNish

Mary Ellen McNish: retired CEO of The Hunger Project, former General Secretary, American Friends Service Committee. Has visited 68 countries. A Quaker and feminist activist for 45 years. B.S. from East Stroudsburg University and M.S. in Business from Johns Hopkins, Was married to the late Dave Miller, 3 kids.