Alyssa Eagan, Co-Clerk

Alyssa joined the FCCC Board in September 2018. Her son, Milo, is a graduate of FCCC and her son, Zuri, is currently a Puddle Jumper. Alyssa is a global human resources professional with a focus on developing strategic recruiting initiatives and partnering with leadership to establish strategies that meet organization objectives and improve performance and engagement. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Alyssa also has a passion for promoting peace at home and abroad. She currently works as an HR Director at a global telecom company. 


Allison DeLaurentis, Co-Clerk

Allison joined the FCCC Board in September 2018 and her children were students at FCCC from 2016-2020.  Allison and her family love continuing to remain involved with the FCCC community, which was a special part of their life while raising young children in the city.  Allison is a partner at Troutman Pepper, where she focuses her practice on white collar investigations and litigations in the health sciences industry.

Marissa Litman, Treasurer

Marissa joined the FCCC Board in September 2018. Marissa and her husband Ben have one daughter, Nora who is a recent FCCC alumna and attended FCCC from Care Bear to Camper. 

Marissa is Director of Budget Policy & Analysis for The School District of Philadelphia. Marissa has worked in the public finance and budget world for the past ten years, previously as a consultant with Public Financial Management (PFM). Earlier in her career, Marissa worked for Bryn Mawr College’s development office.  

Megan Smith, Secretary

Megan joined the FCCC Board in October 2019.  She has a son, Ben, who will be a Triangle and started at FCCC as a Bear Cub.  Megan is a principal at Offit Kurman and focuses on all legal issues related to domestic relations and family law.  She also focuses a significant amount of time on non-litigation issues, including mediation and the collaborative resolution process.  Megan earned her law degree from Villanova, and prior to that earned her Bachelor of Arts in English at Penn State.  She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Donya Short

Donya joined the board in September 2018. She is an Associate Director in the Clinical Trial Contracting Unit at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. She joined the university in 2018 and focuses on drafting and negotiating complex agreements with urgent demands, multiple funders or collaborators, strict regulatory restraints, cutting-edge research, and technology development.

Donya has nearly 20 years of legal experience, and prior to the University of Pennsylvania, Donya worked in numerous law firms as a Litigation Associate in addition to operating her own law firm for nearly two years.

Prior to obtaining her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, Donya earned her Bachelor of Arts in English at Morgan State University. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New York, and District of Columbia.

Amanda Shimko

Amanda Shimko joined the FCCC Board in  November of 2019; her daughter Remi started with the center as a Care Bear.  Amanda is an Attorney who has always focused on advancing the rights of workers, whether that be campaigning in the political arena, organizing on the shop floor, or advocating through the court system when necessary. Currently she is the Director of the Worker Protection Office for the City of Philadelphia, leading the unit within the Department of Labor that enforces all of the City’s important labor protection laws. The office is responsible for both advancing and upholding worker protection laws through enforcement and outreach, with a commitment to promoting economic security and racial justice.

Tristin Fabro

Tristin Fabro joined the FCCC Board in November 2019. Her son, Roman, started at FCCC as a Cuddle Cub in June 2019. Tristin is the in-house counsel for the Pennsylvania Financial Responsibility Assigned Claims Plan, a statutorily created non-profit that acts as a safeguard for people involved in motor vehicle accidents within the Commonwealth. Prior to her current position, Tristin worked at two Center City firms where her focus was in defense litigation representing large corporations in mass and various other tort claims.  At FCCC, Tristin is a member of the Development Committee allowing her to utilize her undergraduate experience in Strategical and Organizational Communications. 

Liz Kukura

Liz joined the Board of Trustees in October 2018.  Her older child attended FCCC from Care Bears through Camp and is now a proud alum. Liz teaches law at Drexel’s Kline School of Law, having previously practiced in the commercial litigation group of Bryan Cave’s New York office.  She loves supporting the Friends Child Care Center community, which has been a special part of her family’s experience of raising a child in Philadelphia.

Beth Hallowell

Beth is the Director of Research and Analytics at the American Friends Service Committee. An FCCC mom since 2017, she currently has two daughters at the Center, Ellie in Triangles and the Evelyn in Care Bears. She joined the FCCC board in 2020 and looks forward to supporting the Center’s financial health and institutional relationships. She served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala from 2005-2007 and earned her PhD from Penn in 2015.