Jamila Medley

Executive Director

For 20 years, Jamila has strengthened organizations by helping their stakeholders gain knowledge and skills that enable them to participate fully in their roles as staff, board members, and volunteers.  Her career has been devoted to supporting mission-based organizations in the nonprofit and cooperative sectors that serve diverse constituencies.

Jamila was introduced to cooperatives at Mariposa Food Co-op where she was membership & marketing manager and organizational development coordinator. Jamila is an experienced facilitator and leader who is passionate about working with existing, new, and emerging co-ops on  leadership development, strengthening democratic practices, and strategic planning. She lives in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

Peter Frank

Director of Finance and Development

photo credit: Erin Clark

photo credit: Erin Clark

Peter Frank has dedicated his career to growing the cooperative movement in Philadelphia. Most recently, he served as organizational development coordinator at Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philly. He also serves on the board of The Energy Co-op. In 2011, Peter worked as advocacy coordinator for Cooperation Works, supporting legislation introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives to develop co-ops in underserved communities.

Peter’s overarching goal at PACA is to create a sustainable organization that has measurable impact on the surrounding community.

Peter lives in Philadelphia’s East Kensington neighborhood with his wife, Emily, and son, Arthur. Peter and his neighbors are in the process of launching the Kensington Community Food Co-op.

Intern & Volunteer Alumni

Lily Goodspeed
Scarlett McIntosh
Mowie Freeman