Alex Bove, Ph.D. – Board Member
Besides being a Board Member at MCGC, Alex is also an Assistant Professor at the Community College of Philadelphia, where he teaches writing and literature, as well as a sexuality scholar and educator specializing in the study of Men and Masculinities. When he is not teaching or curating the Talk Like a Man Project, a social media conversation about 21st Century masculinity, he enjoys baking, riding motorcycles, hiking in the woods, and playing board games.
Tiffany Dominique – Board Member
Tiffany is an MCGC Board Member. She is the Program Director of Narrative Shift at SHOOTERS, teaching documentary filmmaking, working with justice involved individuals as they transition back into life in the Greater Philadelphia community. Tiffany is a longstanding HIV ally and social justice activist with over 20 years of community engagement experience. Prior to joining the Media In Neighborhood Group’s team, she ran HIV research-related community advisory boards at the University of Pennsylvania and worked on issues of inclusion and representation of community perspectives in developing research questions relevant to their needs.
Aaron Dunbar, J.D. – Board Member
Aaron L. Dunbar is an MCGC Board Member. He is an associate at Kline & Specter, PC. He focuses his practice on product liability, mass tort, bad medical devices, medical malpractice, and personal injury. He handles all phases of the litigation process, including pleadings and motions, discovery, depositions, and defending clients at trials, arbitrations, and/or mediations. Aaron’s experience includes serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Major Trials Division of the District Attorneys’ Office of Philadelphia. During his tenure, he managed a caseload of over 120 complex criminal matters through all phases of prosecution, trying bench and jury trials to verdict. Prior to joining Kline & Specter, he served in the Casualty Litigation Practice of a regional defense firm. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law where he was Editor of the NCCU Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Trevor Evans, MSW. ACSW, LCSW – Board Secretary
Trevor Evans is a licensed clinical social worker with 35 years of experience in social service and academic settings. He has extensive experience in addiction, curriculum development, teaching and clinical practice. Currently, he works for DGR Behavioral Health, working with males across the life cycle, couples, and families. He specializes in areas of anxiety, depression, PTSD and ADHD. In addition, he works with males ages 7 through 90 years old, focusing on negotiating the many transitions and challenges males face, such as in school, work, family relationships, friendships, developmental challenges, intimate relationships, parenting, career stress, and retirement. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Play Therapy and Psychodynamic Theory in his approach.
Trevor helps coordinate MCGC’s educational workshops and liasons with Widener University for Continuing Education and conference programming.
Rob Garfield MD – Board Member
Rob is a psychiatrist and clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches systems therapy. He has a private practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA and does consultations and referrals for individuals, couples and families. He is the author of “Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship” (New York: Penguin/Random House, 2015).
For the past 30 years Rob has focused on men’s issues, male emotional intimacy and the dilemmas men face in engaging in traditional psychotherapy. He developed an innovative model for group therapy for men (“Friendship Labs”) with Dr. Jake Kriger, and conducted research (the MFEI Study) with Dr, Robert Heasley that demonstrates the value of emotionally close friendships for men’s health and their relationships. He has published and presented his work both nationally and internationally in Delhi, India and Prague, in the Czech Republic.
Rob was the founding Director of the Hahnemann Masters of Family Therapy Program in Philadelphia, and also a founding member and former officer of the American Family Therapy Academy. He is past president and current board member of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility. He recently became a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He is excited to advance and expand the social impact of his work with men as a part of the MCGC team.
Evelyn (Lyn) Groome, M.S., M.S.Ed, LMFT – Board Member
Both my clinical practice and my work with non-profit organizations are the essential and energizing aspects of my professional life. I strongly believe that community lives out its calling, is most effective and responsible when it comes together in behalf of its fellow members. I see this clearly in my involvements with the Men’s Center for Growth and Change and my continued work with the Mighty Writers organization.
I have lived in Philadelphia most of my life, and witnessed the city becoming more and more vibrant, over time. I went to Penn as an undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate student. I was on a start-up board at the University, focused on creating a closer connection between Penn and the West Philadelphia community. I was on the clinical staff of Penn Council for Relationships for 10 years, before going to London for 4 years, where I worked as a clinician and teacher/supervisor. Philadelphia is the place!! I have 3 grown children, and 5 grandchildren. My husband is a fiction writer, and has been committed to non-profit organization work for many years.
I look forward to helping MCGC increase its visibility and carry out its mission. Through board governorship, I hope to work with others to bring community attention to such a well-run, service oriented gem in our city. It is an enlightened and essential organization, dedicated to providing and maintaining dignity and skills to all who walk through its doors.
Robert Heasley, PhD, LMFT – Board Member
Robert (previously Co-Director) is a member of the MCGC Board. He is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals, couples and families, as well as adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has a strong interest in MCGC expanding its reach in the community to address a range of issues in the lives of men and boys as well their families.
Robert’s work with men over the years has focused on concerns about intimacy, sexuality, sexual identity, commitment, and communications. He is Past President of the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA). He conducted research, the MFEI Survey with Rob Garfield in 2012, which confirmed the importance of emotional intimacy in men’s close friendships. He currently works with men on such topics as childhood trauma, struggles regarding careers, parenting and friendships as well as masculinity. His also works with couples who struggle with relationship disenchantment, affairs, divorce, anger, children, and change in general in a couple’s life. Robert’s research and publications focus on men and the effects of expectations on men’s lives.
Jake Kriger, MSS – Treasurer and Board Member
Jake is a member of the MCGC Board. He is in private practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA and has run therapeutic men’s groups for the past 25 years. He has also led groups for fathers on parenting issues. He has presented widely on the topic of male friendship and intimacy, locally, at Widener University; nationally, for the American Men’s Studies Association AMSA conference, the Psychotherapy Networker Conference, as well as abroad, in the Czech Republic in 2018. He practiced for many years as a dentist, before years later receiving his social work degree at the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work. He has been active in promoting MCGC’s work as a teacher and in development issues.
Eric Marsh Sr. – Board President
Eric is a father, mentor, entrepreneur, community supporter and advocate for men and families. He has been active helping others flourish for nearly 20 years. He has extensive experience as a facilitator for adult and youth programs with organizations such as PASCEP, Frontline Dads, The Frator Heru Institute, Focus on Fathers and others. Eric also spent a decade operating his own business as a General Contractor where he trained apprentices to go on and have successful careers in the building trades. Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his mission of inspiring and informing men and boys. He has served as a workshop presenter, panelist and planning committee member for The Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS). He has also been the organizer and co-host for the annual Focus on Fathers Fall Conference as well as the Fathering Festival, a two-day event held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Pearlman Building. Finally, he has presented workshops at the National Family Involvement Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement Ltd. A long-time advocate for education, Eric has been a parent volunteer at several public schools and most recently served at Edward T Steel school as President of the School Advisory Council. He currently serves as a commissioner on He is one of the founding members of The Fathering Circle, a peer support organization where fathers examine male socialization, its impact on them and its residual effects on their partners, children and society.
John G. Taylor, PhD, M.Ed., MACC, LPC (he, him, his) – Board Vice President
John is an Author, Sexuality Educator, and Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA. His new book: Pocket Guide For Young Men Without Fathers was released January, 2018. He counsels individuals, couples and families that are dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, domestic violence, and sexual identity. John is passionate about educational initiatives that address sexual violence and domestic violence. John works as a liaison for organizations, churches, parents, adults, and adolescents so that constructive conversations about sex and sexuality can occur.
John is currently enrolled in the PhD Human Sexuality Studies Program at Widener University. John teaches courses at Drexel and LaSalle Universities that focuses on sexual violence, domestic violence, race, public health, health disparities, and sexuality. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling, and recently earned his Masters Degree in Human Sexuality Studies. John throughout his career has held positions such as: Correctional Officer, Probation/ Parole Officer, Domestic Violence Group Facilitator, HIV/AIDS case manager and addictions counselor. These positions have allowed John to help individuals working through various stages in their lives. John has published in various publications. John is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHC), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. To contact John visit his website: www.johngtaylor06.com. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.