|Helene Pierson, Executive Director|
Helene was named Executive Director
in 2016. Her background includes extensive experience in not-for-profit and corporate management, and she is equally comfortable driving a van as chairing a major event.
|Cindy Ryan, Director of Development|
Cindy started as an outside contractor in 2001 and joined the staff as SCI Accountant in 2019, She was recently named Development Director in addition to her financial responsibilities,
|Janice Estrada, Seafarer Shopper|
Janice joined us in early 2021 to manage the logistically demanding mission of shopping for seafarers who are unable to leave their vessels during the COVID pandemic. She has a social service background, has experience as an Uber/Lyft driver, and is a Catholic Eucharistic Minister.
|Nikki Green, Communications Volunteer|
Nikki divides her time between Florida and her home on the Philadelphia waterfront. She works for SCI year-round, responsible for updates to our electronic communications and coordination of the Ditty Bag program.
|Alex Reale, Digital Marketing Volunteer|
Alex worked with us part time to help
organize and update our online presence, including a major revamp of our website in 2020. We’re happy he continues to lend his expertise as a volunteer.
SHIP VISITORS/HOST TRANSPORTERS
|Jasper DelCarlino, Operations Manager|
Jasper is a former deckhand for Reinauer Tugs and knows the maritime world very well. He has management and operations experience as a former manager of the El Bar in Philadelphia. Jasper joined us as a part time ship visitor and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2019.
|Steve Anderson, Operations Supervisor|
|Jerome Green, Ship Visitor|
|Al Griffiths, Volunteer Ship Visitor|
Al works in the Fairless Hills area and
volunteers on our behalf at some of the
northern-most terminals, which are a
long drive for our Philadelphia-based staff. Al’s interest in serving seafarers began with Chaplain David Reid, who talked enthusiastically about SCI , and Al calls it an “easy decision” to volunteer.
|Denis Lee, Ship Visitor|
|Jennifer Roach-Dixon, Volunteer Ship Visitor |
Jen is a pastry chef and cake decorator by trade and loves anything to do with boats and water. She enjoys whitewater rafting and kayaking as well as paddling on a women’s dragon boating team.
|Annie Thomas, Volunteer Ship Visitor|
Annie grew up helping seafarer missions
in Glasgow, Scotland and has worked with
us for many years. She is a former surgical nurse and an experienced sailor.
|Martin Wade, Ship Visitor|