CeaseFirePA is the Commonwealth’s leader advocating for an end to gun violence. We can provide information on gun violence, legislation, and other topics to media outlets by emailing

If you would like to become more involved in our work, send a note to or call (215) 732-3151. We can also be contacted by mail at P.O. Box 60095, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Adam Garber

Executive Director

Before joining CeaseFire PA, he worked to protect everyone from dangers in the marketplace at U.S. PIRG where his independent investigations into toxic toys, dangerous cars, contaminated food and other threats received national coverage …
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Kallel Edwards

Philadelphia Campaign Organizer

In his decade of organizing and issue-based advocacy, he has worked to establish fair sentencing guidelines at Families Against Mandatory Minimums…
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Josh Fleitman

Western Pennsylvania Manager

His background is in policy, politics, and communications at the local, state, and federal government levels. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to PA State Senator Pam Iovino and…
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Colleen Kennedy

Digital Campaign Manager

Colleen Kennedy (they/she) is CeaseFirePA’s Digital Campaign Manager, driving forward the digital strategy for the organization through fundraising, digital actions, and digital communications….
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Carol Lastowka

Southeastern PA Coordinator

Carol joined the gun violence prevention movement from a belief that responsible gun ownership and gun safety must go hand in hand. As a lifelong hunter and a gun owner…
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Jeff Yurcan

Director of Development

Jeff is an experienced Development Officer and political strategist with nearly two decades of experience. He is a veteran fundraiser…
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Board of Directors

CeaseFirePA Education Fund

CeaseFirePA Education Fund is our public education arm. It helps educate the public about gun violence, build partnerships, engages citizens for solutions to end gun violence, and investigate policy solutions. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, contributions to it are tax deductible.
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Idris Abdul-Zahir
Karen Buck
Alicia Chatkin, President
Amy Coles
David Ellowitch
Imani Flowers
Mayor Rick Gray, Secretary
Patrick Hodge
Howard Levin, Treasurer
Laura Morris
Shakeeta Purdie
Mike Scott
Eileen Smith
Todd Underwood
Harriet Weiss
Jill Zipin, Vice-President

CeaseFirePA Action

CeaseFirePA Action is our advocacy arm, helping to make the case for key legislation at the local, state and federal level. It also may endorse in elections.

Ellen Brookstein
Alicia Chatkin, President
Marybeth Christiansen
Jessica Frankl
Mayor Rick Gray, Secretary
Andrea Kesack
Adam Kessler
Howard Levin, Treasurer
Tim Lewis
Adan Mariena
Helen Tai
Jill Zipin, Vice-President

Take a Stand

We’ll never stop fighting for a safe, gun violence-free Pennsylvania. If you share that goal, power our efforts today.