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!
Melinda Izzo Operations Manager
After volunteering for four years, Melinda joined Orion in December 2018 as Program Coordinator for our STARS and GLAD programs.
Yvette Blanding Development and Outreach Manager
New to the Orion team, Yvette is ready to embrace her passion for helping others.
Jacquelyn Taylor Program Director
Jacquelyn is originally from Monrovia, Liberia. She migrated to the United States at age 3 and grew up in the West Philadelphia area.
Rachelle Hill Case Manager
Rachelle recently graduated from Chestnut Hill College with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services.
Michelle Warwick Case Manager
Michelle is a recent graduate from Cabrini University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work.
LaVeana McCoy Receptionist
New to the Orion team, LaVeana is ready to embrace her passion for helping others.
Thalia Dafermos Office Assistant
Thalia is an old timer residing at Camphill Soltane for the past 25 years.
Mikaela Woods Outreach Associate
Mikaela is a new member of the Orion Communities team. All her life, she knew she wanted to help people, in any way she could.
Ron Moyer Maintainance
Ron Moyer has been a long-time friend of Orion and works in maintenance.
Dottie Bellissimo Administrative Assistant
Previously employed with civil engineering firms, Dottie has an eye for detail, and supportive administrative and organizational skills.
Kari Burdeau Administrative Specialist
Kari has worked for a variety of non-profit and for profit businesses over the last 22 years, gaining experience in office management, advocacy, and customer service.