Gail KorostoffOperations Manager
Gail takes over the office as Operations Manager after many years as a board member of FHSP and an active leader of the Park Restoration and Management committee. Her previous professional experience as a middle school science teacher and welder on a kibbutz in Israel, as well as her other job at KleinLife, adds value to the organization.


Cynthia Blackwood Park Manager and Executive Director
A familiar face in the park, Cynthia stepped down after 7 years of being FHSP President, several years of being on the Board and various committees to take on the responsibilities of the Park Manager. She has lived in Elkins Park for over 26 years working with Friends of High School Park on various committees or as a volunteer almost from its beginning. Cynthia is firmly planted in this little hamlet of Elkins Park with a strong devotion to our community having owned The Frame House, just down the block for 21 years and having raised her 3 children here.  Always available for questions, contact her at
or even better, find her in the park!

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides overall leadership and coordination of all Friends of High School Park activities.

Directors serve one- or two-year terms. All Directors must be members of the Friends of High School Park.   Nominations are accepted, October through December and elections are held in January. Please contact us to volunteer or submit a nomination.

President  •  Robin Locke Nagele
Vice President  •  Risa Robinson*
Treasurer •   Martha Platt
Recording Secretary  •  Amy Brewstein

Board Members

Member  •  Doug Alderfer
Member  •  Rebecca Kelly
Member  •  Nicholas Lodise
Member  •  Gemma Mears
Member  •  Connie Perry
Member  •  Bennett Povlow
Member  •  Tarsha Scovens
Member  • Howard Soloman
Member  •  Terry Sutton-Kravitz
Member  •  Julia Way

*Web Master