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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

Andrew

Andrew Clark

Director of Finance

April

April Merdon

Temple University Bigs Program Board President

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

Annalisa

Annalisa Sell

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Specialist

Anne Marie

Anne Marie McMullen

School-Based Program Specialist

Brittney

Brittney Korn

Customer Relations Specialist

Caitlyn

Caitlyn Gaskill

School-Based Program Coordinator

Camille

Camille Ennis

Manager of Community-Based Programs

Sisi

Carmen (Sisi) Rivera

Senior Administrative Assistant

Courtney

Courtney Stratico

Community-Based Enrollment & Match Manager

Dani

Dani Henkel

Mentor 2.0 School-Based Program Coordinator

Daniel

Daniel Murphy

Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

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

Director of Community-Based Programs

Heidi

Heidi Duthie

School-Based Program Generalist

Isabel

Isabel Camarillo

School-Based Program Assistant

Jasmine

Jasmine Hughes

School-Based Enrollment 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)

Katherine

Katherine Pflueger

Beyond School Walls  School-Based Program Coordinator

Katie

Katie Hanford

Community Engagement Coordinator

Katie

Katie Stecklair

Program Coordinator, School Based

Kayla

Kayla Parker

Match Support Specialist, Community Based

Kirsten

Kirsten Halker-Kratz

Director, Individual & Institutional Giving

Kristin

Kristin Ulrich

Team Leader, College Bigs Programs

Lacey

Lacey Layberger

Manager, School-Based Intake

Levere

Levere Tucker

Community Based Enrollment and Match Specialist

Lydia

Lydia Cole

School-Based Program Coordinator, Mentor2.0

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

Michelle

Michelle Markowitz

Enrollment and Match Team Leader

Oscar

Oscar Orizaba

Grant Accountant

Portia

Portia Cyrus

Manager, School-Based Program

Rachele

Rachele Armstrong

Director, Special Events & Sponsorships

Rob

Rob Roy

College Recruiter

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

Stephanie

Stephanie Gilmour

Director, School-Based Mentoring

Tamika

Tamika Payne

School-Based Enrollment Specialist

Tareq

Tareq Rabbani

Staff Accountant

Tim

Tim McKinney

LGBTQ+ Program & Resource Manager

Tyler

Tyler Capel

Customer Relations Specialist

Whitney

Whitney Williams

HR Specialist