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Meet the Interns

Rachel Collins Clarke (President)

Rachel Collins Clarke is the President of the West Poplar Neighborhood Association.  She moved to West Poplar with her husband in 2018 and since that time, she has been focused on finding ways to bring our community together for common good.  She hopes to see our neighborhood become a true village, have more trees, less litter, and a beautiful playground.  Outside of our organization, Rachel is a lawyer at Cozen O’Connor where she practices white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.  Beyond her work as a lawyer and on WPNA, Rachel loves to do pretty much anything active and outdoors with her husband and young daughter.

Jim Tolerico (Vice President)

Jim Tolerico is the Vice President of the West Poplar Neighborhood Association. Jim has been living in West Poplar since 2014 and hopes to see like-minded people work together to make West Poplar a better place.  He wants to help neighbors develop connections and become committed to the community.  During his work day, Jim is a lawyer for State Farm.  Jim loves to spend his free time weed whacking the neighborhood and watching/playing sports.

Gerard (Jerry) Shoemaker (Secretary)

Jerry Shoemaker is the Secretary of the West Poplar Neighbors Association.  He has been living in West Poplar since 2013 and has been involved in WPNA since he first attended one of our monthly cleanups.  Jerry hopes to see the West Poplar neighborhood grow with the organization. Outside of WPNA, Jerry is an attorney practicing family law, and he loves to golf, play volleyball, and travel.