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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 is a charismatic and passionate public servant, devoted to helping those less fortunate. As a visionary leader with more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit executive, he has worked tirelessly to improve life circumstances for disadvantaged youth and to advocate for equal opportunities for communities of color.

He joined Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence in 2013 to further this platform as the organization’s first Black Chief Executive Officer in its celebrated 106-year history. It is through Big Brothers Big Sisters that Mr. Allen has been able to enact a vision of innovative youth mentoring programs designed to help positively transform the lives of children facing adversity in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

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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

Allie

Allie Mullins

School-Based Enrollment Specialist

Allison

Allison Abdalla

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Mandy

Amanda (Mandy) Frisco

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Andrew

Andrew Clark

Director of Finance

Annalisa

Annalisa Sell

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Brittney

Brittney Korn

Customer Relations Specialist

Camille

Camille Ennis

Manager of Community-Based Programs

Courtney

Courtney Stratico

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Manager

Dani

Dani Henkel

Mentor 2.0 School-Based Program Coordinator

Daniel

Daniel DeYoung

Manager, Corporate Relations and Sponsorships

Daniel

Daniel Murphy

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Caldarola

Manager, Quality Assurance & Review

Elizabeth (Liz)

Elizabeth (Liz) Rudderow

Special Events Coordinator

Elizabeth (Liz)

Elizabeth (Liz) Spivey

Community Based Match Support Specialist

Em

Em Drucker

Match Support Specialist

Emily

Emily Sabalbaro

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Gabrielle

Gabrielle Harb

Manager, Data Analytics and Compliance

Garfield

Garfield Jackson

Manager, Partnership Development & Recruitment

Greg

Greg Thomson

Director of Community-Based Programs

Hannah

Hannah Peterson

School Based Program Coordinator, College Bigs

Heidi

Heidi Duthie

School-Based Program Generalist

Jasmine

Jasmine Hughes

School-Based Enrollment Team Leader

Jasmyne

Jasmyne King

Community Based Match Support Specialist

Jason

Jason Templet

Mentor 2.0 School Based Program Coordinator

Jenna

Jenna Snader

Community-Based Match Support Team Leader

Jenny

Jenny Rockwell

Manager of School-Based Programs

Julia

Julia Sidorsky

School-Based Program Assistant

Kate

Kate Summers

School-Based Program Coordinator (College Bigs)

Kathleen

Kathleen Kelly

Community Based Match Support Specialist

Katherine

Katherine (Katie) Pflueger

Beyond School Walls  School-Based Program Coordinator

Katie

Katie Stecklair

Program Coordinator, School Based

Kayla

Kayla Parker

Match Support Specialist, Community Based

Kaylen

Kaylen Ashcraft

Community-Based Match Support

Kelsey

Kelsey Alderman

Coordinator, Alumni and Volunteer Relations

Kirsten

Kirsten Halker-Kratz

Director, Individual Giving and Donor Engagement/Match Specialist

Kristin

Kristin Ulrich

Team Leader, College Bigs Programs

LaWana

LaWana Boone

Manager, Partnership Development & Recruitment

Levere

Levere Tucker

Community Based Enrollment and Match Specialist

Malyka

Malyka Cardwell

Community-Based Program Generalist

Maria

Maria Karkabi

LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator

Mariella

Mariella Pesantez

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Marisa

Marisa Lomax

School-Based College Bigs Program Coordinator

Mary

Mary Jones

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Michael

Michael Banks

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Michael

Michael Frank

Community-Based Team Leader, Match Support

Michael

Michael Hanley

College Bigs Program Coordinator

Michelle

Michelle Markowitz

Enrollment and Match Team Leader

Niamh

Niamh Buckley

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Portia

Portia Cyrus

Manager, School-Based Program

Rachele

Rachele Armstrong

Director, Corporate Relations & Events

Renee

Renee Rankine

School Based Program Generalist

Rob

Rob Roy

College Recruiter

Rory

Rory Phalon

Annual Giving Manager

Sanequa

Sanequa Roberts

College Bigs School-Based Program Coordinator

Sarah

Sarah Betron

Community-Based Enrollment and Match Specialist

Shayla

Shayla Schafhauser

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Sindy

Sindy Nelson

Mentor 2.0 Team Leader

Stephanie

Stephanie Gilmour

Director, School-Based Mentoring

Tareq

Tareq Rabbani

Staff Accountant

Tim

Tim McKinney

LGBTQ+ Program & Resource Manager

Tyler

Tyler Capel

Customer Relations Specialist

Whitney

Whitney Williams

HR Specialist