Over the past eight years, members of The Pool Fellowship for Health have represented organizations such as Allentown Art Museum, City of Allentown, Lehigh Gap Nature Center and more.


Meet the members of our 8th cohort

Tommy Acevedo, MSW, LCSW - Director of Integrated Behavioral Health Services, Valley Health Partners Community Health Center

Cheryl Arndt, PhD - Community Partnership Data Strategy Analyst,  Leonard Parker Pool Institute for Health

Darian Colbert - Founder and Executive Director, Cohesion

Chloe Cole-Wilson - Co-founder/Artistic Director, Lehigh Valley-based Basement Poetry

Yusuf Dahl - Executive Director, The Century Promise

Yorman De La Rosa - Community Liaison,  Lehigh County

Ramona Hollie-Major - Chief Operations Officer, COI Energy

AJ Lemheney - Vice President and Executive Director, Muhlenberg College Division of Graduate and Continuing Education

Matt Tuerk - Mayor of Allentown

Deidra Vachier - Chief Executive Officer and President, Community Services for Children

Max Weintraub - President and Chief Executive Officer, Allentown Art Museum

Missy Wise - Volunteer Coordinator, Valley Against Sex Trafficking (VAST)


Over the past eight years, members of The Pool Fellowship for Health have represented the following organizations:

  • Allentown Art Museum
  • Allentown Housing Authority
  • Allentown Public Library
  • Allentown School District
  • ArtsQuest
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley
  • Black Heritage Association of the Lehigh Valley
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Century Promise
  • City of Allentown
  • Cohesion Network
  • Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley
  • Community Action Lehigh Valley
  • Community Bike Works
  • Community Services for Children
  • Diocese of Allentown
  • Grace Montessori School
  • Greater Valley YMCA
  • Haven House
  • Iota Communication
  • James Lawson Freedom School
  • Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
  • Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority
  • Lehigh County
  • Lehigh Gap Nature Center
  • Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
  • Michael Baker International
  • Muhlenberg College
  • North Penn Legal Services
  • Pinebrook Family Services
  • Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley
  • Ripple Community, Inc.
  • St. Stephen’s Outreach Center
  • The Baum School of Art
  • The Literacy Center
  • Think Good Leadership
  • Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
  • Union Baptist Church
  • United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
  • Valley Against Sex Trafficking
  • Valley Health Partners
  • Valley Youth House
  • Wildlands Conservancy

The Pool Fellowship for Health is a professional development training opportunity for community leaders in the Lehigh Valley with the goal of increasing our local capacity to address complex social issues that impact health through cross-sector partnerships.