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
and Accounting

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.


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