Brian is the director of the Center for Social Responsibility at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, where he directs social welfare planning, advocacy and grant-making. He is a leader in the anti-hunger movement, having led the 2012 Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge that garnered 40 news articles from CNN to Time and led a statewide coalition against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's attempt to asset test SNAP (food stamp) recipients. Brian leads planning for the community's groundbreaking electronic social service records system and other innovations like the Choice Food Program, which uses touch screen technology and virtual prices to encourage food pantry clients to make healthier food purchases.
Prior to his work at Federation, Brian managed the healthy aging and basic needs grants at United Way. He also worked in the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Brian has a master's of science in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's from The George Washington University.
Rethinking Social Services: New Strands for the Safety Net
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