Scott Tharp - President/CEO
Scott Tharp was named President/CEO of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in May 2007. He formerly served as the Executive Director of Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, which for many years has been a national model for youth enrichment programming. With a similar mission to Snider Hockey, this organization is known for providing quality tennis and educational programming to thousands of children, many coming from underserved inner-city communities. Scott is devoted to public service and has long believed that sport can be a powerful force in youth development - when coupled with the delivery of life skills and academic programming, the return in social capital is immeasurable.
Jan Koziara - Executive Vice President
Jan Koziara joined the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation as Manager, Hockey Operations in January of 2007 to oversee the Foundation's on and off-ice programming and assist in the development of strategies to expand the reach of the Foundation. He was named Director, Hockey Operations in 2008. Prior to joining Snider Hockey, Jan worked as a management consultant for six years in New York City and Boston.
Jim Britt - Special Advisor to the President and Snider Hockey Board of Directors
Jim Britt retired from his position as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in March 2017. He is owed a special debt of gratitude for his devoted service to the foundation and as its first employee in May 2005. He remains with the organization as a Special Advisor to the President and Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Atlantic District Coaching Education staff for 18 years and is currently the Atlantic District’s Associate Coach in Chief for Development. Jim has attained the Level 4-Advanced Level Coaching certificate from USA Hockey.
In 2004, Jim was honored by the City of Philadelphia with the Brighter Futures Award. In recognition of his service to USA Hockey and the Atlantic District, he was honored as the 2007 Coach of the Year. In June 2008, Jim was honored with the Layman Award from the Philadelphia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In October 2010, Jim was honored with the John Neumann Award from the Alumni Association of Neumann University.
Chris Newton - Director, Communication & Program Support
Dan Rudd - Director, Hockey Programs
Caitlin Slattery - Director, Education Programs
Katy Bowers - Manager, Development
Jenni Brozena - Manager, Development
Dennis Cunard - Manager, Human Resources
Zack Damico - Manager, Hockey Programs
Gil Schaffer - Manager, Hockey Programs
Sam Napierkowski - Senior Coordinator, Postsecondary Success
Nick Allison - Coordinator, Hockey Programs
Matt Brady - Coordinator, Equipment & Transportation
Gregg Caldaro - Coordinator, Hockey Programs
Gregg Caldaro joined Snider Hockey in 2008 as a part-time coach, establishing "After School Excellence" program at Simons and Scanlon Rec Centers. Gregg was selected to be the coach of the Snider Hockey Peewee U12 team that played in the Delaware Valley Hockey League in our inaugural season. Currently he coaches the Snider Hockey Midget U16 A team and he will be entering his 8th season coaching travel hockey. Gregg Caldaro has over 25 years of experience playing and coaching ice hockey and holds a level 4 USA Hockey advanced certification.
Gregg was promoted to Coordinator of Hockey Operations in August 2012 to assist the foundation with ice rink related operations and maintenance projects. He has over ten years’ experience managing ice rink facilities and is industry certified in ice making and equipment operations. Additionally, Gregg oversees the Snider Hockey quality assurance program as well as part of the Hockey Programming team.
Nora Cothren - Coordinator, Academics
Marissa DeRosa - Coordinator, Volunteers & Interns
Erin Ficca - Coordinator, Alumni Programs
Jeremy Gillam - Coordinator, Life Skills & Healthy Living
Casey Kilduff - Coordinator, Hockey Programs
Ryan McCanney - Coordinator, Hockey Programs
Jake Scott - Coordinator, Data & Program Metrics
Maddie Temoyan - Coordinator, Program Support