Director of Operations
Allison joined Edcamp Foundation in June 2016 to build and scale the organization to support educators worldwide. She has a passion for non-profit work and believes strongly in the mission of Edcamp! Prior to Edcamp, she worked in the Philadelphia non-profit sector for 14 years with a primary focus on child welfare. Most recently she was Associate Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Philadelphia, where she was instrumental in building and scaling CASA’s program and financially increasing its budget to serve hundreds of abused and neglected children in foster care. Prior experience includes: Adjunct faculty at Temple University’s School of Social Work; Director of the Outcomes in Behavioral Health Project at the Support Center for Child Advocates; Project Associate of research-based program models and service-delivery strategies for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services; Author of “Transforming Philadelphia’s Child Serving Systems: A Call to Action for the Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services” for the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Social Worker for the Family Advocacy Unit of Community Legal Services. Allison holds a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State and a Master’s of Social Service and Master’s of Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School. She was a founding board member of Urbanstead, Inc. which provided under-served children the skills needed for successful transition to adulthood through the medium of urban farming.