Who We Are Staff & Board

Staff & Board

Executive Director Emeritus

Felix Torres-Colon

Torres-Colon was a veteran leader in the community development field with decades of real estate development experience at NeighborWorks America organizations. He began at NKCDC in March 2017, quickly investing in culture-shaping initiatives around race and equity, trauma-informed community development, and sustainable business practices. In his tenure, NKCDC completed an office move, hired a third more staff, began a new affordable housing development, and received new funding from sources like the U.S. Department of Justice, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Kresge Foundation.

Felix passed away on Wednesday, February 5, after a brief illness. Felix’s many family members, friends, co-workers, and board are devastated by this sudden loss. Bea J. E. Rider, formerly Director of Resource Development and Communications, is serving as Interim Executive Director. For more information, please visit our memorial page.

Administrative Staff

Lowell began his career as a visual artist and still works as a photojournalist.

Communications Manager

Lowell Brown


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Lisa was born and raised in Olde Kensington.

Morning Receptionist

Lisa Burgos


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Director of Human Resources

Severa Kata


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Debbie started at NKCDC in 1991 as a VISTA volunteer. She also supervises NKCDC’s Open…

Executive Associate

Deborah Kinkead


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Bea trained as an archaeologist and spent a summer digging at Historic Jamestowne in Virginia. 

Interim Executive Director

Bea Rider


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As a teenager, one of Ashley’s poems was published in a young adult poetry book.

Bookkeeper

Ashley Rivas


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At 12 years old, Andy began helping his parents with their business by doing payroll…

Finance Director

Andrew Stachelek


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Afternoon Receptionist

Julia Zambrana


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Community Engagement

Health Connector

Gloria Cartagena


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Health Connector

Gwendolyn Collier-Jefferson


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Youth Connector

Hecmillie Correa


Joan is a very easy person to get along with. No, really.

Health Connector

Joan Dansette


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Youth Connector

Samantha DeJesus


Cass attended FIT for fashion and textile design. She co-founded Mill Creek Community Partnership.

Community Engagement Project Manager

Cass Green


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Health Connector

Gloria Hart


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Jess started work at NKCDC as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

NAC Program Associate

Jessica Hoffman


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Lizette has hyperacusis—acute or very sensitive hearing–i.e. dog ears!

Workforce Development Associate

Lizette Lewis


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Katsí’s name means Moon in Taíno.

Director of Community Engagement

Katsí Miranda-Lozada


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In his spare time, Anthony enjoys restoring furniture.

Community Engagement VISTA

Anthony Miller


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Rodney backpacked/rock climbed 100+ miles in 30 days in the Rocky Mountains at age 16.

Outreach & Engagement Specialist

Rodney Mobley


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Charrice can whistle any song she knows perfectly on key.

Health Connector

Charrice Morris


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Health Connector

Brenda Mosley


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Kids call Maria Ms. Lunch Lady because for 10 years she has hosted summer lunches…

Health Connector

Maria Rivas


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Healthy Housing VISTA

Gregory Robinson


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Chris hasn’t eaten a pancake since 2004.

Health Connector

Christopher Rys


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Robeana wears seven bracelets on her right arm—one for each organization she supports.

Health Connector

Robeana Thomas


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Economic Development

Corridor Steward

Brenda Collier


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Corridor Steward

Tamera Collier


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Brian is a musician and a pool player.

Lead Corridor Steward

Brian M. Cooper


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Corridor Steward

Chris Dais


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Juan writes poetry and raps.

Commercial Corridor Steward

Juan Donato

Bethel did ballet for ten years.

Economic Development VISTA

Bethel Kibebe


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Jessi can sing Jesus Christ Superstar in its entirety, but she can’t carry a tune.

Commercial Corridor Manager

Jessi Ray Koch


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Jake eats kiwis like apples with the skin on.

Commercial Corridor Manager

Jake Norton


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Corridor Steward

Tyreese Whitaker


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Housing Services

Housing Advisor

Sophia Bell


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Mary brings over 30 years of housing counseling and real estate experience to NKCDC.

Director of Housing Services

Mary Campbell


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Joe has been the best man three times, but never the groom.

Associate Director of Housing Services/Compliance Officer

Joseph Filipski


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Melissa is an expert at making tasty soups.

Foreclosure Prevention/Housing Advisor

Melissa Kucherich


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Housing Advisor

Damon Montgomery


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At age 18, in Puerto Rico, Gloria drove a full-size school bus on church trips.

Housing Advisor

Gloria M. Santiago


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Ivette loves chocolate.

Energy/Housing Advisor

Ivette Velez


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Open Space Management

Lasagna is Noel’s favorite.

Landscaper

Noel Olmo

Tiff’s brother and she are Irish twins, 11 months apart.

Open Space Supervisor

Tiff Vidra


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Real Estate Development

Brian eats corn on the cob in a spiral instead of around or side-to-side.

Acting Director of Real Estate

Brian Horne


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Redheads with blue eyes make up only 1% of the world’s population.

Resident Services Associate

Renee Horst


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Board of Directors

Timothy Lederer

President
Board member since 2012

Sydney Stewart

Vice President
Board member since 2011

Erica Vanstone

Secretary
Board member since 2017

Deborah McColloch

Treasurer
Board member since 2016

Keiko Cramer

Board member since 2017

Reverend Richard Harris

Board member since 2019

Frank Iannuzzi

Board member since 2019

Edward Johnson

Board member since 2019

Todd Kimmel

Board member since 2019

Carlos Masip

Board member since 2017

Nathan McCann

Board member since 2019

William Pace

Board member since 2017

John Taylor

Board member since 2019

John Theobald

Board member since 2011

Ralph Whitfield

Board member since 2019