VOLUNTEER CASE MANAGERS
Our volunteer Case Managers each have over 25 years of experience working with people in need.
Ken George retired in 2009 after serving 30 years as a layperson with the American Baptist Home Missions Societies. He held executive positions related to housing, homes and hospitals, and urban ministry. Prior to that, he served 13 years in city government. He also serves on Orion’s and two other Boards. Ken has a B.A. in Political Science and taken graduate courses in public administration.
Kathy Magas Wilson, MSW, has worked in the human service/social service field for 35 years. She has been a social worker at Phoenixville Hospital for 13 years. Kathy is responsible for crisis intervention, supportive counseling, behavioral health assessments, and placements for the Hospital. Kathy serves on the Orion’s Board and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Kathy has a B.S. in Human Development and a Masters of Social Work.
Keith Burress has worked for AIDS service organizations for over 20 years including management responsibilities. He has run support groups for children and adults. Currently Keith is the President of Orion’s Board and serves on the Boards of Hub of Hope and The Community Coalition. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Danielle Blanchard, MSW, LSW, Case Management Supervisor, has worked as a case manager and supervisor for hospitals and home health programs for 15 years. Danielle earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh.
Nell Linderoth, Case Manager, has experience in working with the elderly, pre-school children and people with disabilities. Nell has a degree in Psychology.
Lupe Guizar, MSW, Case Manager, recently received her Masters of Social Work from West Chester University. Lupe went to Mexico to earn her high school education and is bi-lingual.
Erica Murphy, Office Manager, initially began working at Orion as a volunteer and was hired as the Office Manager in December 2014. She has over 20 years experience in office management. Erica has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a specialization in Finance.
Kris Keller started as a volunteer and became Orion’s Executive Director in October 2015. She has owned several businesses and led management training programs. Kris has a degree in Engineering and an MBA in marketing and program management.
Volunteers – Orion couldn’t function without our wonderful volunteers! Neighbors from all walks of life help us with answering phones, stuffing envelopes for mailings, organizing events, assisting with programs and keeping the office in good shape! Feel free to stop in to see how you can get involved.