Breaking Barriers and Raising the Bar

Code: SL31805

Dates: April 13, 2022

Meets: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $35.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Celebrate the extraordinary success of area Black women who have advanced their fields and raised the bar for excellence in their respective disciplines. Hear the stories of their careers, their motivations, their dreams, the role of supporters, mentors and sponsors, how they impact their fields, coworkers and future generations, as well as, the challenges and obstacles they face. Lunch is included.
Fee: $35.00

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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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Marsha Brown Woodard

The Reverend Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard is a graduate of Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kansas), Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri) and Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, PA) from which she received the Doctor of Ministry degree. She is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and was licensed and ordained by the Antioch Baptist Church. She currently serves as Director of Supervised Ministries, Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in Christian Ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary, the Seminary of Eastern University, in St. Davids, PA. She has also served as adjunct, or guest lecturer at other seminaries and institutions. She has a weekly broadcast that airs on Thursday on She has served as Pastor or on the Pastoral staff of congregations in Pennsylvania and Missouri and for many years served as the “Resident Chaplain” for the Biblical Institute of the Zion Baptist Church of Ambler, PA Dr. Woodard currently serves as Director of Christian Education for PEKBA (Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association), First Vice-President for the Baptist Pastors and Ministers Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Secretary of the Mainline Black Interdenominational Ministers Alliance., Vice-President of NewCORE (New Conversations on Race and Ethnicity, as well as serving as a member of other boards and committees both locally and nationally. Dr. Woodard has preached and conducted workshops, seminars and retreats throughout the United States as well as in Africa. She and the Rev. Dr. Phaedra Blocker are founders of Daughters of Thunder a collaborative endeavor whose mission is to support, nurture and empower female clergy of African descent. Her sermons and devotions have been included in numerous publications, most recently, “Oh Lord, Why Me?”. She is the author of “I Was Tired Today”, and “I Choose To Thrive”. Dr. Woodard is a member of the Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, where she serves as Associate Pastor.


Kimberly Davis Cuthbert


Kim Gadlin

Kim Gadlin is the newly appointed Director of Educational Programs for The Philadelphia Dance Company that is warmly known as PHILADANCO! and the current Director of the youth ensemble D/3. She teaches for the Philadelphia Dance Arts School and recently, she has been asked to teach master classes for PHILADANCO!’s first and second companies. Ms. Gadlin was a soloist with PHILADANCO! and a principal dancer with the Joseph Holmes Dance Theater of Chicago. She has created and set choreography within higher education institutions and secondary schools. Ms. Gadlin has been casted in movies, commercials, and videos throughout her dance career. Presently, she is the co-founder of D.ancestors Presents…a platform where dance is used as a modality of healing and selfdevelopment. She is also the co-founder of The African Diasporic Dance Conference at the Claremont Colleges. She has been teaching dance in higher education for the past 20 years. Currently, she is teaching at Drexel University and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has taught Dunham inspired classes, production, dance history, arts integration, and dance from a womanist’s perspective. Throughout her career she has also taught African infused dance, ballet, jazz, Graham, Horton, improvisation, and dance/movement workshops that focus on dance as a healing modality. She received her professional dance training from the Alvin Ailey Studios- Merit Scholarship, Joel Hall: New School North, Joseph Holmes School of Dance-Chance to Dance Scholarship, Philadanco!, Ruth Page School of Dance, and STEPS. She has studied and worked closely with Joseph Holmes, Joan Myers Brown, Milton Myers, Talley Beatty, Harriet Ross, Keith McDaniel, Thea Barnes, Tommy Gomez, Homer Bryant, and many other renowned teachers and choreographers. Ms. Gadlin was a Pitzer College New Resource student and graduated with a B.A. in Dance. She has a M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Dance Education from Claremont Graduate University (CGU), and she is completing a Ph.D. in Dance at Texas Woman’s University. She is working towards gaining a certification in Dance/Movement Therapy and in the Dunham Technique. One of Ms. Gadlin’s core beliefs is that dance has the power to build sustainable and creative communities that transforms lives.


Teresa Nance



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