Dr. Cecilia M. Cardesa-Lusardi
Dr. Cardesa-Lusardi joined MAP in June 2017 and is responsible for its overall leadership and management. She brings into her management expertise a trauma-informed approach on the role of trauma and resilience among individuals, organizations and communities.
Dr. Cardesa-Lusardi studied Political Science at Villanova University. As a graduate student on Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Cecilia was moved by the architectural use of space memorializing memory after a visit to the Garden of Exile at the Jewish Museum in Berlin.Her master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania was on the Role of Storytelling in Social Value Creation.
Cecilia’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania looked into Situating Traumatic Memory in Social Value Creation. While in graduate school, Cecilia served as planning committee member for the 2013 Wharton Social Impact Conference.
Richard A.J. Prebil, Director, Veterans Administrative Law Division
Richard serves as Director of the Veterans Administrative Law Division and is an Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP). He joined the MAP staff in January 2017 as the Assistant Director of the Division to help foster and grow the practice area.
He holds a JD from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and a B.A. in History & Legal Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
D’Nae Hurst, Intake Specialist
D’Nae Hurst serves as Intake Specialist and is the first point of contact for individuals contacting MAP. Ms. Hurst excels at supporting daily operations, coordinating projects and spearheading strategic initiatives. Whether working with women’s organizations or serving as a school aide with the Philadelphia School District, Ms. Hurst provides excellent level of service and care to everyone with whom she interacts.