Staff

Our compassionate staff fulfills the needs of a diverse population by planning creative programs and courses that enrich the lives of older adults and enhanced well-being.

Marcia Garrell

Marcia Garrell

Executive Director Golden Slipper Gems

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Marcia has been working at Golden Slipper Gems for 16 years and loves to build new programs that meet the needs of diverse clients and bring older adults together. Marcia worked at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in planning and administration before deciding to make a shift from traditional health care into the non- profit social service arena. Marcia graduated with a BA from the University of Connecticut, her home state and an MS in Social Work from Columbia University.

Moriah SimonHazani

Moriah SimonHazani

Director Main Line

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Moriah is a native of Israel, an ordained rabbi and a student of Midrash and Biblical interpretation which she studied and received a master’s degree in from the University of Pennsylvania. Moriah joined Golden Slipper Gems in 2016 and enjoys researching new and interesting topics to bring to her audiences that teach older adults about new subjects expanding their horizons.

Lettie Switzer

Lettie Switzer

Director: Gems - Bucks County Bucks County

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Lettie Switzer is the Director of the Bucks County program. She has been a music educator and arts administrator for over 15 years at various institutions throughout the Philadelphia region. Most recently, she has worked in community engagement for two non-profit organizations: Jewish Learning Venture and Hands and Voices of PA. She is an active member and Parent Ambassador at Beth Am Israel, where she strives to build community and strengthen connection among the early childhood families.  Lettie looks forward to expanding the Golden Slipper Gems program so that more Bucks county older adults can participate in and enjoy the programming offered.