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Feather O'Connor Houstoun is a senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation on public media and journalism and is serving a four-year term on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. She is a former president of the William Penn Foundation.

Houstoun has worked at every level of government, serving as Pennsylvania's secretary of public welfare during Gov. Tom Ridge's administration, New Jersey state treasurer under Gov. Tom Kean, chief financial officer of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, and in a number of senior positions with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Feather O'Connor Houstoun