We thank the 2019-2020 Buchholz Fellows for their year of service to help further our mission, policy and programs. The information below reflects their employment at the time of their fellowship. For more about their current positions, click the link below each profile.


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Tarik Brooks

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, PIDC

Tarik is the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with PIDC. He has gained a depth of legal experience and has a strong history of service to the Philadelphia community. A graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and Rutgers-Camden School of Law (J.D.), he worked with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and supported Pennsylvania’s citizens as an Income Maintenance Caseworker. Tarik began his legal career at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he was a dynamic member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group and focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and Finance. While at Drinker, he also provided pro bono legal services that included small business counseling and land sales in Philadelphia neighborhoods. As the current Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at PIDC, he leads efforts to negotiate business agreements, supports risk management, and collaborate to advance PIDC’s goals. Tarik is a proven leader in management, marketing, and development.

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George Farrell

Associate, Greenberg Traurig

George J. Farrell is an associate in the Government Law and Policy and Litigation Practices in Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office. Prior to private practice, George clerked for the Hon. Lee Solomon at the New Jersey Supreme Court. Additionally, his government experience includes serving as a staff member for a Pennsylvania state senator and for a member of the Philadelphia City Council.
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Clarissa Griebel

Director, The Governor's Woods Foundation

Clarissa F. Griebel is Director of the Governor's Woods Foundation and Managing Editor of DelanceyPlace.com a project of The Governor's Woods Foundation. She has experience in public policy research, advocacy, and fundraising. And works closely with the Foundation's Chairman, Richard Vague, the current Acting Secretary of Banking and Securities of PA, on his political and charitable giving. She is currently a contributing writer for Root Quarterly. Clarissa holds a degree in American and Comparative Politics from Bryn Mawr College.

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Salomon Moreno-Rosa

Consultant, Envoy Growth Advisory

Salomon Moreno-Rosa is a Consultant at Envoy Growth, a social impact consulting firm, where he supports private and public sector organizations with strategic and operational planning, growth and new market expansion, and impact measurement. Prior to Envoy, Salomon led community-based programs and youth development initiatives at the Urban Affairs Coalition and conducted policy research and development at the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP) and the Office of Council President Darrell Clarke at Philadelphia City Council.
Salomon serves on the boards of the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project (YSRP), Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), and the Committee of 70’s Eastern Steering Committee for Draw the Lines. Salomon is a native of Amherst, MA and holds master’s degrees in Public Administration and Education Policy, and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Emily Rogers-Healion

Analyst, Heidrick & Struggles; CIO, Lazarus Rising

Emily is an Analyst at Heidrick & Struggles, an executive search and leadership consulting firm, and the Chief Innovation Officer for Lazarus Rising, a national non-profit organization dedicated to combating homelessness in communities by empowering individuals with the skills they need to establish meaningful and sustainable employment. Lazarus Rising offers job readiness workshops to individuals from partnered shelters and organizations across several regions nationally - with Philadelphia being among the communities where Emily has particularly focused her efforts. Since being awarded the 2018 Salesforce Partner Innovation Award alongside PwC, Lazarus Rising has continued to find ways to challenge and rethink conventional social-sector models to magnify the positive impact volunteers can have in their communities. 
Emily graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics, where she was a member of the Division I Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team.
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Sara Strickland

Senior Officer for Biomedical Programs, Pew

Sara's career encompasses a wide range of experiences, from community arts programming to engineering research development. For five years she worked in academia at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University where she supported a total of over 100 faculty in the development of collaborative research proposals as well as science curriculum for high school students and the general public.  She currently serves as a Senior Officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she focuses on strategic planning, budget management, and special event logistics for a portfolio of biomedical research grants. Sara holds a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and is an alumni of AmeriCorps VISTA (Philly Fellows).  She also enjoys spending time mentoring undergraduates as they make the transition from the scholarly to the professional world.

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