Joseph P. Watkins
President & CEO
Joe Watkins was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer by the Community Council Health Systems Board of Directors in March 2021. Mr. Watkins has spent more than two decades in healthcare as a board member with Lankenau Medical Center and Main Line Health. Besides hosting State of Independence on Lighthouse TV, he has been a political commentator for MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Al Jazeera as a former White House aide to United States President George H. W. Bush.
He was previously court appointed Receiver (Chief Executive) for the Chester Upland School District. Mr. Watkins served as a top aide to United States Senator Dan Quayle in the early 1980s. He also served University of Pennsylvania President, Sheldon Hackney as an assistant to the president before joining the White House staff of President Bush as Associate Director of Public Liaison. After leaving the White House, Watkins became an Equity Partner and Managing Director in an asset management firm with $3.2B AUM.
Mr. Watkins is a graduate of the Middlesex School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Princeton Theological Seminary. He pastored a church in Philadelphia for 23 years, serves on several boards and has received numerous honors and awards. He and his wife, Stephanie, are the parents of three married children and have six grandchildren. He is the author of the book “The New PC: Practical Consideration“ which is available on Amazon.
Natasha Boston has worked at Community Council for over 14 years. She began her tenure as an Assistant Teacher, and through opportunity, education and perseverance she was appointed as the Director of Operations in 2018. Natasha holds an undergraduate degree in Education from Millersville University and an MBA from Strayer University. Natasha has more than 25 years experience in working with children and families to improve personal outcomes. Under her leadership, programs have expanded outreach and services.
Vice President of Operations
Troy Chiddick was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2021. Troy has extensive professional experience in the areas of accounting and finance. Troy earned his B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University and his MBA from Rosemont College with a concentration in Leadership and Training. Troy has spent one-half of his professional career in the higher education setting and has a passion for the developing professionals and serving the community.
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Human Resources
Nathan Carr-Whealy, Esq. was appointed General Counsel in November 2021. He has a diverse legal and professional background related to corporate matters, business disputes, real estate, employment, and healthcare. His prior experience has been integral to forming business entities including nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, managing changes and disputes within companies, and dissolving companies. Nathan’s business experience prior to becoming an attorney, as well as his experience in forming his own law firm, give him perspective as a hands-on-leader involved with managerial functions in addition to being the chief legal officer for the company.
Nathan has professional experience working with the General Counsel of Grand View Health, Johnson & Johnson’s Strategic Marketing Group, and the Honorable Gary B. Gilman of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. His law firm experience includes working as an attorney for a New York based corporate securities fraud firm, a small general practice firm in Montgomery County, and most recently his own law firm with a focus on business, real estate, and estate law.
Nathan holds a B.B.A from Temple University Fox School of Business, an M.S. in Health Policy from Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health, and a J.D. from the Widener University Delaware Law School. During Law School Nathan served two terms as the President of the Health Law Society and was the Founder and President of Real Estate Law Society. He graduated with distinction in both Professional Responsibility and Pro-Bono Volunteer Legal Hours for his work with Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PhillyVIP).
Nathan J. Carr-Whealy, Esq.
Gina Sweet-Comrie has dedicated more than 18 years to working with special education students residing in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Her experience includes customizing special education programs, particularly for students with severe emotional disturbances. Ms. Sweet-Comrie offers a depth of understanding of how restorative practices can be effectively implemented in the classroom setting, especially with individuals who have a traumatic history. Bridging education, trauma-informed care, and restorative practices is at the cornerstone of our collective mission.
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