EXECUTIVE/ADMINISTRATION

Helene Pierson, Executive Director
hpierson@sciphiladelphia.org
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
and Accounting

cryan@sciphiladelphia.org
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,
Nikki Green, Communications Volunteer
ngreen@sciphiladelphia.org
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.

SHIP VISITORS/HOST TRANSPORTERS

Jasper DelCarlino, Operations Manager
jdelcarlino@sciphiladelphia.org
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
Nights/Weekends
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
Denis is a retired USPS letter carrier who spends two days a week working with SCI. He sees his job as a great chance to meet people from other countries and learn about them, and he observes that seafarers do a very tough job under difficult circumstances.

Roy Lucchese, Volunteer Ship Visitor
Roy’s maritime experience includes working for Reinauer Transportation, and he volunteers with SCI when he is off rotation from his tugboat job.


Tony Mazella, 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



Nick Warmouth, Volunteer Ship Visitor