Meet the Team

The brightest in the industry, who also happen to have the biggest hearts!

At Big Brothers Big Sisters we value honesty in all of our dealings, great collaboration and teamwork, an open-minded respect for all people, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Our Board of Directors

Governing Board

of Directors

Honorary Board

of Directors

Regional Advisory Boards

Philadelphia County

Regional Advisory Board

Southern New Jersey

Regional Advisory Board

Chester County

Regional Advisory Board

Delaware County

Regional Advisory Board

Montgomery County

Regional Advisory Board

About Our CEO

Marcus Allen Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Allen became the first African-American CEO in BBBS Independence celebrated 100-year history in April of 2013. He has significantly grown the Agency as measured by number of children served, revenue generation, and programs offered. As a result, he now manages the largest one-to-one mentoring program in the Commonwealth and the third largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the nation.

Allen is a visionary leader, spending much of his time and effort defining how to have an even greater impact on over 200,000 children facing adversity in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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Marcus Allen

Meet our Team

Marcus

Marcus Allen

Chief Executive Officer

He is a two-time inductee into the Paine College Sports Hall of Fame (2000, 2014) and played basketball professionally in Sweden, Israel, Finland, and Argentina.

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Michele

Michele Molano

Chief Operating Officer

She was born and raised in the U.S. by Swiss and Filipino parents, speaks English and German, and travels globally with enthusiasm.

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Abigail

Abigail Ellis

Executive Director, MENTOR Independence Region

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Greg

Gregory A. Burton

VP, Marketing & Communications

Greg is an avid martial artist and teaches Seido Karate at the YMCA in Roxborough, PA, to both children and adults.

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Kate

Kate McCloud

VP, Advancement

Rich

Rich Berry

Vice President, Program

Abigail

Abigail Canela

Team Leader, Customer Relations

Adelaide

Adelaide Moschler

Manager, Learning & Development

Adrienne

Adrienne Hessert

Senior Director, Community-Based Program & Match Activities

Afnan

Afnan Blankinship

Team Leader, Enrollment & Match

Alexandra

Alexandra Donahue

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Allison

Allison Abdalla

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Mandy

Amanda (Mandy) Frisco

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Anna

Anna Greenwald

Manager, Community-Based Enrollment & Match

Anne Marie

Anne Marie McMullen

School-Based Program Specialist

Bailey

Bailey Wood

Manager, Annual & Alumni Giving

Brianna

Brianna Rivera

School-Based Program Assistant

Brittany

Brittany Korn

Customer Relations Specialist

Caitlyn

Caitlyn Gaskill

School-Based Program Coordinator

Camille

Camille Ennis

Team Leader, Community-Based Match Support

Cara

Cara Amato

School-Based Program Coordinator, Mentor2.0

Sisi

Carmen (Sisi) Rivera

Senior Administrative Assistant

Cecilia

Cecilia Roseo

School-Based Program Coordinator

Daniel

Daniel Murphy

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Donna

Donna Alidjani

Administrative Assistant

Dorothy

Dorothy Washington

School-Based Program Generalist

Dustin

Dustin Timmerman

LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Caldarola

Manager, Quality Assurance & Review

Emily

Emily Sabalbaro

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Gabrielle

Gabrielle Harb

Advancement Specialist

Garfield

Garfield Jackson

Manager, Recruitment

Greg

Greg Thomson

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Heather

Heather Loring-Albright

Team Leader, Community-Based Match Support

Helena

Helena McBride

School-Based Enrollment Specialist

Isabel

Isabel Camarillo

School-Based Program Assistant

Jeffrey

Jeffrey Van Valkenberg

Senior Accountant

Jenna

Jenna Snader

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Jennifer

Jennifer Bell

School-Based Program Coordinator

Jenny

Jenny Rockwell

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

John

John Whitehead

Manager, Special Events & Sponsorships

Josh

Josh Dillon

School-Based Program Coordinator

Katie

Katie Hanford

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kayla

Kayla Kahan

School-Based Program Coordinator

Kevin

Kevin Mulroy

School-Based Program Coordinator

Kimberly

Kimberly Cosby

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Kirsten

Kirsten Halker-Kratz

Director, Individual & Institutional Giving

Kristin

Kristin Ulrich

Team Leader, School-Based Enrollment

Lacey

Lacey Layberger

Manager, School-Based Intake

Lydia

Lydia Cole

School-Based Program Coordinator, Mentor2.0

Malyka

Malyka Cardwell

Community-Based Program Generalist

Mariella

Mariella Pesantez

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Mark

Mark Viereck

Bookkeeper

Mary

Mary Jones

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Michael

Michael Frank

School-Based Program Coordinator

Michael

Michael McElroy

Manager, Special Projects

Michelle

Michelle Crooks

School-Based Program Coordinator

Michelle

Michelle Markowitz

Community-Based ER & Match Specialist

Minelson

Minelson Louis-Baptiste

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Mo

Mo McDermott

School-Based Program Coordinator

Nicole

Nicole King

Community-Based ER & Match Specialist

Nicole

Nicole MacNeill

Senior Manager, Community-Based Program

Nikki

Nikki Franklin

Manager, Brand Activation

Patty

Patty Boyle

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Portia

Portia Cyrus

Manager, School-Based Program

Rachele

Rachele Armstrong

Director, Special Events & Sponsorships

Rob

Rob Roy

School-Based Enrollment Specialist

Sabrina

Sabrina Ramirez

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Shayla

Shayla Schafhauser

School-Based Program Coordinator

Stephanie

Stephanie Gilmour

Director, School-Based Mentoring

Tim

Tim McKinney

LGBTQ+ Program & Resource Manager

Bill

William (Bill) Finn

Financial Controller