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Meet our Team

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle E. Venema

Chief Executive Officer

The story of Michelle, our Chief Executive Officer, is a true inspiration. Thirty years ago, she started at First National Bank of Chester County as a bank teller and worked…

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Programs

Matrie Johnson

Director of Programs

When Matrie Johnson believes something is possible, she doesn’t take no for an answer. As Director of Programs, she grew our programs to where they are today. She made Home…

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Chelsea Buckley

Chelsea Melrath

Program Coordinator for Health & Social Services

Chelsea Melrath gets it – as our leading expert on trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), she has a special perspective on the challenges that many women in our programs…

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Priscilla Cathers

Graduate Outreach Program Coordinator

Priscilla Cathers came to us from Texas, where she got her B.A. from Howard Payne University. In true alliance with her home state, she has a soft spot for frito…

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Jessica Lesko

Jessica Lesko

Jessica Lesko has always had a passion for women’s issues and she knew early on that she wanted to dedicate her career to making a positive impact in our community.…

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Jessica Prendergast

Jessica Prendergast

In the Home of the Sparrow cosmos, Jessica is known as "JP". She brings heart and technical expertise into the Women's Reentry and Assessment Program (WRAP). Most importantly, she will…

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Development and Communication

Operations and Outreach

Darla Nutter

Director of Operations

Darla Nutter is the heart and soul of Home of the Sparrow. Here from almost the beginning, she played an essential role in bringing us to where we are today.…

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Ashley Smith

Outreach Coordinator

Ashley Smith can find the most unusual things, giving her the nickname ‘finders girl’. Together with her ability to bring order to chaos and to organize rock star volunteer events,…

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Bruce Field

Property Manager

As one of the longest standing staff members of Home of the Sparrow, Bruce Field makes sure that our Pre-Senior Bridge Houses and our office are in tip-top shape. We…

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