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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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Elliot

Elliot Berger

Vice President, Advancement

Abigail

Abigail Ellis

Executive Director, MENTOR Independence Region

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Michell

Michell Hodge

Vice President, Program Growth & Impact

Gina

Gina DeColli

Vice President, Marketing & Special Events

Adelaide

Adelaide Moschler

Manager, Learning & Development

Allison

Allison Montgomery

School-Based Program Coordinator

Angela

Angela Dilworth

School-Based Program Generalist

Annabelle

Annabelle Recierdo

College Recruiter

Annalisa

Annalisa Sell

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Brittney

Brittney Witman

Team Leader, Customer Relations

Camille

Camille Ennis

Manager of Community-Based Programs

Ciara

Ciara Jenkins

School-Based Generalist (Mentor 2.0)

Courtney

Courtney Stratico

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Manager

Dameek

Dameek Sumter

School-Based Program Coordinator (Mentor 2.0)

Daniel

Daniel DeYoung

Manager, Corporate Relations and Sponsorships

Daniel

Daniel Murphy

Intake Manager

Dawn

Dawn Antonelli

Office Administrator

Dee

Dee Grosso

Director, Human Resources

Doderick

Doderick Tugman

LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Caldarola

Manager, Quality Assurance & Review

Elizabeth (Liz)

Elizabeth (Liz) Rudderow

Special Events Coordinator

Emma

Emma Lynam

School-Based Program Specialist (College Bigs)

Erin

Erin Byard

School-Based Enrollment Specialist

Gabrielle

Gabrielle Aguiar

Mentor 2.0, Program Coordinator

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 Ferster

School-Based Program Coordinator (College Bigs)

Hannah

Hannah Peterson

Team Leader, School Based College Bigs

Heidi

Heidi Duthie

School-Based Program Generalist

Jasmine

Jasmine Carter

College Recruiter

Jasmine

Jasmine Hughes

School-Based Enrollment Team Leader

Jasmyne

Jasmyne King

Community Based Match Support Specialist

Jax

Jax Gitzes

Manager, Grants

Jenna

Jenna Snader

Community-Based Match Support Team Leader

Jenny

Jenny Rockwell

Director, Volunteer Recruitment & Program Partnerships

Jordan

Jordan Collins

School-Based Enrollment Specialist

Kathleen

Kathleen Kelly

Community Based Match Support Specialist

Katie

Katie Stecklair

Program Coordinator, School Based

Kelsey

Kelsey Alderman

Coordinator, Alumni and Volunteer Relations

Kirsten

Kirsten Halker-Kratz

Match Support Specialist

Levere

Levere Tucker

Community Based Enrollment and Match Specialist

Malinda

Malinda Slayton

Director, Individual Giving & Donor Engagement

Malyka

Malyka Cardwell

Community-Based Program Generalist

Manjula

Manjula Koroma

School-Based Enrollment Specialist

Mariella

Mariella Pesantez

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Mikaela

Mikaela Wendel

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Niamh

Niamh Buckley

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Portia

Portia Cyrus

Director, Beyond School Walls & College Bigs

Radhey

Radhey Patel

College Recruiter

Rayna

Rayna Hughes

Human Resources Recruiter

Rory

Rory Phalon

Annual Fund Manager

Sarah

Sarah Betron

Community-Based Enrollment and Match Specialist

Shannon

Shannon Moore

School-Based Program Coordinator

Shayla

Shayla Schafhauser

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Shaquana

Shaquana Roach

Senior Accountant

Sindy

Sindy Nelson

Director, Career & College Success

Stacy

Stacy Niemkiewicz

Director of Finance

Tamar

Tamar Phillips-Williams

Executive Administrator

Tareq

Tareq Rabbani

Staff Accountant

Tim

Tim McKinney

LGBTQ+ Program & Resource Director

Tyler

Tyler Capel

Customer Relations Specialist

Whitney

Whitney Williams

HR Specialist

Yosy

Yosy Morris-Calderon

Community-Based Match Support Specialist