Management Staff

Michael Kellerman

President and CEO

Michael joined theVillage in August 2017 as Interim President & CEO and was appointed by the board to the permanent role in July 2018. Throughout his career Michael has worked with nonprofit organizations in a variety of roles to foster excellence in mission, service, and performance through executive leadership, change management, revenue development, and strategy. Michael brings to theVillage a deep passion for the promotion of mental and behavioral health, the revitalization of communities, and a reverence for theVillage’s deep legacy of support for children and families.

Prior to his work as a consultant, Michael was Senior Consultant with Schultz & Williams, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships with the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C., and Vice President at Habitat for Humanity in Austin, TX, among other posts.

Michael earned a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he was also Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from The New School University in New York. Michael enjoys spending time with family and his dog and lives in Center City Philadelphia.

Jamie Fenstermaker

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie Fenstermaker joined theVillage in July 2016 as the Director of Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation. Her previous position was Program Director of The Villa, another non-profit residential program, where she had worked for over 16 years. Jamie brings to theVillage her experience in leading a multifaceted program, as well as her background as a Professional Counselor and certification in Lean Six Sigma. She is responsible for overseeing quality improvement processes throughout the agency and ensuring on-going compliance with our regulators and funders.

Jamie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Master’s degree in Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her mission in helping those most in need started when she began volunteering in homeless shelters and outreach programs as a freshman in college and continues through her work today in improving services to children and families in theVillage's vast network. Jamie enjoys traveling to see friends and family, and cheering on all of her beloved Pittsburgh sports teams.

Cheryl Burkett

Senior Director for Community Based Programs

Cheryl Burkett, Ph.D. is the Senior Director for Community Based Programs, which includes the Foster Care and Adoption, In-Home Protective Services, Family Empowerment Services, Community Engagement, and Out of School Time programs. Prior to joining theVillage, Cheryl was the Division Director of Child Welfare and Director of Treatment Foster Care, General Foster Care, Adoption and Permanency Services for Northern Home for Children (Philadelphia). She has also worked with persistently and chronic mentally ill adults. Cheryl also worked in psychotherapy with children and families.

Cheryl received her B.S. from Temple University, M. Ed. from Pennsylvania State University, and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology and Family Psychology from Capella University. In her free time she plans parties and weddings and she and her husband enjoy taking care of their pet Rottweilers.