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Meet Our Team

Shirley Kessel

Shirley Kessel

Executive Director

Shirley likes Yoga on the beach and spending time with her granddaughter.

Katie MacDonald

Katie MacDonald

Director of Operations

Katie enjoys spending time with her Golden Retriever, being outside and riding her gravel bike

Liz Strawn

Liz Strawn

Director of Development

Liz is a runner by nature, but nothing gives her more pleasure that watching her sons play hockey. Well maybe a beach in Mexico!!

Helen Flood

Helen Flood

Director of Events

Helen treasures spending time with her family, cooking and enjoying as much sunshine as possible.

Derek MacDonald

Derek MacDonald

Director of Digital Marketing

Derek enjoys volunteering, advocacy, community building + running.

Katie Moran

Katie Moran

Volunteer Director and Support Group Director

Katie enjoys time with her pup Cooper and when her entire family can get together! We are in many states; CA, PA, Maine and Delaware!

Sarah Rathsack

Sarah Rathsack

Director of ACT Now Fellows and Advocacy Program

Sarah is a mom of two young children and spends her time watching them play sports and walking with her 2 dogs.

Delores Simmons

Delores Simmons

Bookkeeper

Dee is a born again Christian who is enjoying her journey. She also is the mother of 1 daughter and the grandmother of 3 boys. She enjoys walking for exercise, experimenting with new recipes and spending time with loved ones.

Mary Lou Viola, RD, MBA

Mary Lou Viola, RD, MBA

Director, Family Program & Associate Director, Development

Mary Lou keeps herself busy watching her daughters playing sports and her husband racing cars but always likes to bring everyone together at home with their two German Shepherds.

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