Management Staff

Michael Kellerman

Interim President and CEO

As Interim President & CEO, Michael focuses on executive leadership, change management, revenue development, finance, and strategic planning. Michael comes to theVillage as a Senior Consultant with Schultz & Williams. Prior to his work as a consultant, Michael was 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 is a saxophone player and a writer, and married these two passions as classical music critic and features writer for the Austin Chronicle and other publications. Michael enjoys spending time with family and his dog, and lives in Center City Philadelphia.

Jack Cavanaugh

Vice President- Operations

Jack is responsible for directing finance, IT, operations and human resources at theVillage. Prior to joining theVillage, Jack spent 28 years at Carson Valley Children’s Aid in leadership roles responsible for financial management and planning, human resources, operations, IT, and office management. Most recently he served as their CFO.

Jack received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State University. He has served on several nonprofit boards in the region. Jack enjoys golfing, fishing, hiking and spending time with his family.

Joanne Wolf

Vice President for Strategy and Business Development

Joanne Wolf, MSW, LCSW, is the Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at theVillage and is responsible for the growth and expansion of existing services and the development of new initiatives and program opportunities. Joanne joined theVillage in 2010 as the Vice President for Programs and in that role she supervised all client services on both campuses. Her 15+ years of experience in clinical social work, trauma informed care, quality improvement, program administration, and program development prepared her for her current position. Prior to joining theVillage, Joanne was the Director of Quality Improvement for Addiction Services at NHS. Prior to her career in social work, Joanne produced television commercials and corporate videos.

Joanne holds a BA in International Relations /Latin American Studies and a MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. When not at work Joanne can often be found at the basketball court or baseball fields watching her sons play sports.

Jory Barrad

Vice President- Development and Marketing

Jory Barrad joined theVillage in 2014 and heads up the team responsible for fundraising, marketing, communications, PR, community engagement and volunteer management. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and cares deeply about issues impacting children and families in our region. He volunteers for other nonprofit organizations and serves on several nonprofit boards. Jory is also an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Planned Giving Council of Greater Philadelphia.

Jory received his BS (cum laude) from Neumann University and a certificate in Principles of Nonprofit Fundraising from Villanova University. He enjoys spending time with family and touring the countryside with his wife on their Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Jane Shuster

Senior Director for Programs, Rosemont Campus

Jane Shuster, MSW, recently returned to theVillage as the Senior Director for Programs at the Rosemont Campus. From 1992-2010 she worked at theVillage in various leadership roles. Her leadership experience at theVillage includes roles in all program areas from Foster Care to Behavioral Health Services to Residential Treatment and Supervised Independent Living Program. Jane has extensive training in The Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care and has served as an adjunct faculty instructor for Social Work at Widener and Marywood Universities.
Prior to returning to theVillage Jane assisted her husband in their own business providing services for seniors and their families.

Jane received her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Juniata College and her MSW from Marywood University. Outside of work Jane enjoys music, cooking, and outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking and hiking with her husband.

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.

Eric Confer Martens


Since joining staff in 2011, Eric Confer Martens has been a key member of the residential clinical and therapeutic activities teams. As theVillage Chaplain, his responsibilities include leading values groups, organizing voluntary worship services, meeting with individual residents; coaching the running group and much more.

Eric provides community outreach through speaking engagements, interfaith groups, and taking residents to visit worship services of various faith traditions. He received his BA (cum laude) in religion from Houghton College and his Masters of Divinity from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He and his wife are house parents at the Hill School where she is a chaplain. Eric enjoys coaching soccer at the Hill School and spending time with family and friends.