Stephen Moosbrugger, President and Travel Commissioner
A Philadelphia resident since 1996, Steve is inventory manager at Bauman Rare Books, the nation’s largest antiquarian bookseller. He and his wife Kathy are parents to three current United Philly Soccer travel players who learned to play at Fairmount Soccer. After short stints as a Clark Park Soccer and a Fairmount Sports Association baseball coach, Steve was a founding board member and travel baseball coach for the Philadelphia Athletics baseball organization from 2013-2018. He joined the Fairmount Soccer board in 2012, serving at various times as intramural commissioner, travel commissioner and since 2014 as president. He is co-manager of the 2002 Girls and 2005 Boys United Philly Soccer teams, and is a founding partner of the United Philly Soccer project that promotes cooperation between member clubs Germantown Soccer, Kensington Soccer, and the Anderson Monarchs so that Fairmount Soccer players can look forward to a travel soccer club to play with through their high school years.
Ned S. Levi, Honorary President
Frank Paiva, Vice-President
Frank, a Philadelphia resident since 1988, is chief deputy city solicitor for tax litigation in the City of Philadelphia Law Department, where he has worked the last 25 years. He became involved with Fairmount Soccer shortly after his son started playing for Fairmount’s intramural program in 2002. In 2009, Frank started the first Fairmount girls’ travel team, of which his oldest daughter is a member, and he’s been team manager the last nine years. He joined the Fairmount board in 2010 and served as travel commissioner during a period when Fairmount travel teams grew from two to 15 in number. He had previously coached baseball and softball teams for Fairmount Sports Association for six years. He was also a board member for Greene Towne Montessori School for eight years and served as board president. He also serves on the Finance Committee of The Spring Gardens, a nonprofit community garden. Frank lives in Fairmount with his wife, son, and two daughters.
Lisa Clapper, Secretary
Bruce Martin, Treasurer
Robert Flaynik, Fields Commissioner
Heather grew up in the Philadelphia area and has lived in the city since 1992, attending college and law school here. She is executive director of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and serves on the boards of Fairmount Soccer Association and Philly Girls in Motion. Heather lives in Spring Garden with her husband, two kids and dog. Her daughter started in the Fairmount Soccer toddler program, moved through the academy program and now plays for a travel team. Heather is entering her third year as a team manager.
George has lived in Philadelphia since 1970 when he began as an attorney at Community Legal Services, where he continues to work. He coached club and travel baseball for the Taney Youth Baseball Association for ten years, taking two travel teams to play in the highly regarded Cooperstown, N.Y., tournament. George lives with his wife in the Fitler Square area. His son played club and travel soccer for Fairmount for 10 years. George coached Fairmount club and travel soccer for nine years.
Robert Lamb, Liaison to Area Soccer Clubs
Chris, a soccer fan since he saw the Philadelphia Fury play the New York Cosmos in the 1970s, moved back to Philadelphia in 2005 and joined the Fairmount board in 2014. He is the founding principal and CEO of the Science Leadership Academies, a network of inquiry-driven, project-based schools in Philadelphia. He also co-founded Inquiry Schools to help schools create more empowering, modern learning experiences. Chris is the 2014 winner of the McGraw Prize in Education. Chris was named the 2013 Outstanding Leader of the Year by ISTE, and in November of 2012, Chris was named one of Dell’s #Inspire100 – one of the 100 people changing the world using social media. He and his wife are parents to two sons, one of whose involvement in Fairmount Soccer led him to the board.
Emmet has lived in Philadelphia since 1998, when he joined The Philadelphia Inquirer as an editor. Currently strategic communications manager at The Vanguard Group, he previously served for six years as a Taney Youth Baseball Association coach, four years as Taney’s Tee-Ball commissioner, and three years on the Taney Board of Directors. Emmet lives in Bella Vista with his wife and two sons, the younger of whom started with Fairmount Soccer at age 6 and plays Fairmount travel soccer. He has been a Fairmount team manager for four seasons.
Tuong Van Mahlab, Registrar
Van has lived in Philadelphia since 1991, attending both college and law school here. She works for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is a member of the board of the J.R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School’s Home and School Association. She previously served a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Perelman Jewish Day School. Van lives in Old City with her husband and two sons. Her older son started with Fairmount Soccer at age 4 and now plays for United Philly. Her younger son is part of the Fairmount Travel Soccer. She is entering her fifth year as a team manager for the clubs.
Andrew Pack, Commissioner of Fundraising and Intramural Commissioner