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!

Melinda Izzo

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

Yvette Blanding Development and Outreach Manager

New to the Orion team, Yvette is ready to embrace her passion for helping others.

Jacquelyn Taylor

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
Wendy Gaynor

Rachelle Hill Case Manager

Rachelle recently graduated from Chestnut Hill College with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services.

Sarah Batista Case Manager

Sarah Batista, bilingual case manager, is a native of  New York City and moved to Pennsylvania during her teenage years.

Michelle Warwick
Sarah Batista

Michelle Warwick Case Manager

Michelle is a recent graduate from Cabrini University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work.

Wendy Gaynor ROOFS Program Coordinator

Wendy is a native of Chester County who spent many years in Philadelphia where she served in the life of Broad Street Ministry, leading both the Breaking Bread program and a diverse music ministry.

LaVeana McCoy

LaVeana McCoy Receptionist

New to the Orion team, LaVeana is ready to embrace her passion for helping others. 

Thalia

Thalia Dafermos Office Assistant

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

Mikaela Woods

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

Ron Moyer Maintainance

Ron Moyer has been a long-time friend of Orion and works in maintenance.

Dottie Bellissimo

Dottie Bellissimo Administrative Assistant

Previously employed with civil engineering firms, Dottie has an eye for detail, and supportive administrative and organizational skills.

Kari Burdeau

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.

Torry Dugan

Torry Dugan Operations Assistant

Torry is currently a master’s student for non-profit management and urban development.