Chief of Staff
Kevin Roche joined the Fairmount Park Conservancy team in June 2012. In his role as Chief of Staff, Kevin is responsible for managing the Communications and Communities departments, representing the CEO’s office in key internal and external settings, and coordinating with the Development department on institutional giving, grant compliance, and donor relationships in support of the Conservancy’s work. This role is responsible for ensuring mission, project, and program alignment across all Conservancy departments, key geographies and city-wide initiatives, and proactive, consistent communication and a spirit of collaboration with all stakeholders, partners, and volunteers.
Prior to beginning as Chief of Staff in January 2024, Kevin previously served in an institutional funding role at the Conservancy for 11 years, managing foundation and government grants, donor communications, and a wide range of writing and development functions in support of the organization’s mission and work. Previously, he spent four years working for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Philadelphia in similar fundraising and communication roles. Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, he relocated to Philadelphia in 2006 after completing a BA in Literature and Philosophy from the State University of New York at Purchase. He is an avid reader, soccer player, runner, and a long-time musician. The Trolley Trail is his favorite place to be in Philadelphia’s parks.