Meet the Team

Staff

Kris Keller

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

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

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

Marisol Martinez Case Manager

Marisol has been working in Social Services for the past 16 years with children, adults, and elderly populations.

Melinda_Izzo

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

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

Thalia Dafermos Office Assistant

Thalia is an old timer residing at Camphill Soltane for the past 25 years.

Board of Directors

Keith Burress

Keith Burress President

Keith stumbled into the most challenging and rewarding opportunity for growth by joining Orion’s board in 2014.

Kathy Wilson

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

Patrick Killeen Treasurer

Patrick has been working in the banking sector since graduating from Drexel University with a degree in Business Administration.

Art Munson

Art Munson Secretary

Art has worked and volunteered with non-profit organizations across the USA for over 50 years! 

Ken_George

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. 

Members

Kara Bielli

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

Janet Gervais Member

Janet has worked as a research scientist for local pharmaceutical companies and has planned social events for corporations

Glenn Moses

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

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

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

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

Kyle Young Member

After teaching in the Phoenixville Area School District for 7 years, a new job opportunity outside of teaching presented itself.