Coalition & Convening Manager

TJ von Oehsen


TJ von Oehsen joined the Fairmount Park Conservancy team in June 2023. As the Coalition & Convening Manager, TJ is responsible for convening community members, resident advocates, and public space partners around common issues and key geographies, including FDR Park and East and West Fairmount Park. He is also responsible for the day-to-day leadership, facilitation, and management of the Park Friends Network, consisting of 140 neighborhood parks and community gardens, and in the planning and execution of spring and fall Love Your Park events.

He joined the team having worked in the Office of Reentry Partnerships for the past four years as the Coordinator of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, where he worked to increase the communication, collaboration, and capacities of the 130 organizations belonging to the coalition. He’s also worked as a Policy and Research Fellow at the Education Law Center.

TJ is originally from Montgomery, NJ, and graduated from Haverford College in 2018. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor trips both big and small; whether it be rolling out a blanket on Belmont Plateau with friends, paddling a canoe, or hiking in a national forest. He also participates regularly in Philadelphia’s ultimate frisbee league and grew up going to a circus arts program called Trenton Circus Squad.