ORION COMMUNITIES has a dedicated staff here to assist our neighbors in need.
It came as a surprise to Kris late in her career that she had a real love for non-profit work!
After volunteering for four years, Melinda joined Orion in December 2018 as Program Coordinator for our STARS and GLAD programs.
Development and Outreach Manager
Ava has always had a passion for helping those in need and has worked within the Human Services field for almost 30 years.
Lead Case Manager
New to the Orion Team, Dynesha has a master’s Degree in Social Work from West Chester University.
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.
Sarah Batista, bilingual case manager, is a native of New York City and moved to Pennsylvania during her teenage years.
Lori is a graduate from Chestnut Hill College. and began her career in child welfare with foster care.
Kaitlynn was our intern during her senior year at Cabrini University of 2021 and now has joined the team as a case manager.
Admin Tech Specialist
Kari has worked for a variety of non-profit and for profit businesses, gaining experience in office management, advocacy, and customer service.
Previously employed with civil engineering firms, Dottie has an eye for detail, and supportive administrative and organizational skills.
LaVeana joined the Orion team in December of 2019. She brings with her over 20 years of Business Administration experience.
Development & Communications Specialist
Kelsey has worked in various roles and with different populations over the years.
Mikaela was very excited to learn about Orion Communities’ mission and their work. It was the perfect opportunity to give back.
Thalia is an old timer residing at Camphill Soltane for the past 25 years.
James is a long-time friend of Orion and recently joined our staff.