Meet the Team
Kris Keller Executive Director
It came as a surprise to Kris late in her career that she had a real love for non-profit work!
Danielle Blanchard Case Management Supervisor
Danielle knew at a very young age what she was meant to do…help people. “Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.”
Nell Linderoth Case Manager
Nell has worked in programs with the elderly, pre-school children and people with disabilities. She has her BA in Psychology from Eckerd College in Florida.
Marisol Martinez Case Manager
Marisol has been working in Social Services for the past 16 years with children, adults, and elderly populations.
Melinda Izzo Program Coordinator
After volunteering for four years, Melinda joined Orion in December 2018 as Program Coordinator for our STARS and GLAD programs.
Erica Murphy Office Manager
With a degree in Business Administration and professional experiences that include owning her own business, Erica saw an opportunity to make an impact in a different way.
Thalia Dafermos Office Assistant
Thalia is an old timer residing at Camphill Soltane for the past 25 years.
Board of Directors
Keith Burress President
Keith stumbled into the most challenging and rewarding opportunity for growth by joining Orion’s board in 2014.
Kathy Magas Wilson Vice President
Kathy found her calling 35 years ago in the social service field. She is a natural at helping individuals and families with crisis intervention and supportive counseling...
Patrick Killeen Treasurer
Patrick has been working in the banking sector since graduating from Drexel University with a degree in Business Administration.
Art Munson Secretary
Art has worked and volunteered with non-profit organizations across the USA for over 50 years!
Ken George Past President
Ken has been Orion’s go to guy for many years and it is due to his generous nature and incredible variety of life experiences.
Kara Bielli Member
Kara is a faculty and administrator at Villa Maria Academy High School. She has a B.A. in English and a law degree.
Janet Gervais Member
Janet has worked as a research scientist for local pharmaceutical companies and has planned social events for corporations
Glenn Moses Member
Glenn started his relationship with Orion back in 1991 when Orion helped him get his first job as part of a program to help people with disabilities secure employment.
Ellen Scott Member
Ellen is special counsel in the Berwyn office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. She has retired from her prior practice in the firm’s Health Sciences Department.
Theresa Thornton Member
Theresa Thornton is a Phoenixville native and business owner. She and her family have been active in the community since 1955.
Larry Way Member
Larry worked as an accountant for three years, and after achieving his CPA designation, began a 35-year career with a diversified manufacturing company in the areas of finance and general management.
Kyle Young Member
After teaching in the Phoenixville Area School District for 7 years, a new job opportunity outside of teaching presented itself.