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"Our dream in starting the Foundation was to provide a way for the community to give back and feel really good about where their donation was going while making a lasting and positive impact in the lives of children in distress. We are so grateful to all those who join our team, enabling the Foundation to serve more children in more ways each year."

-Karen Moyer

The Moyer Foundation Founders and Staff

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Jamie Moyer, Co-Founder & Vice President 
Karen Moyer, Co-Founder & Vice President 


Seattle Office

Kevin Sullivan
National Executive Director
In 2011 Kevin Sullivan joined The Moyer Foundation team as the organization’s new National Executive Director.  Sullivan’s career includes more than a quarter century of experience in the nonprofit realm, including work with the American Red Cross and the YMCA. Over the course of his career, he has helped organization’s formulate and manage their strategic direction; supervised program development and fundraising initiatives; ensured compliance with policies and procedures, including hiring, coordinating and evaluating personnel; and more.

When he was just eight years old, Kevin lost his own father so he personally understands the importance of providing support and care to children as they experience an extremely difficult time. At The Moyer Foundation Kevin leads the overall design, marketing, execution and quality of the Foundation’s programs and services.  He also be ensures the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to all relevant stakeholders. Kevin currently resides Philadelphia with his wife.
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Lisa Willis
National Programs Director
Lisa Willis is the National Programs Director for The Moyer Foundation, responsible for the Foundation's sustainability and expansion of the Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa network of camps; managing the national strategy, development and branding of existing and new locations. Lisa, together with her team, works with each Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa partner and community nationwide to raise awareness, establish programs, build strategic partnerships and fund raise. Lisa also oversees the Foundation’s Community Grants program distributing funds to non-profit organizations in PA and WA that reflect the Foundation’s two key initiatives – childhood bereavement and the prevention of alcohol and drug dependency. She joined the Foundation in 2011. 

Lisa has more than 15 years of experience working in corporate responsibility, sports philanthropy and media. Lisa worked extensively and in multiple capacities with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - funded Sports Philanthropy Project, a national organization that maximized the incredible power and assets of professional sports to impact sustainable social change.

Lisa has spent her career dedicated to improving the health and happiness of America's children. Prior to joining The Moyer Foundation, Lisa worked as an independent consultant for a variety of non-profit and for profit clients including Nike, Inc. and the Clinton Global Initiative, the Seattle Seahawks, The Food Trust, Everyday Health and Friends of the Children. She began her career working for FOX Sports New England and Clear Channel Communications where she specialized in marketing, business development, community outreach and public relations.

Lisa holds a BA in psychology with a minor in business administration from Wittenberg University, where she was recruited for swimming. Originally from Connecticut, Lisa now lives in Seattle.
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Karen Gallagher
Director of Development and Communications
Karen Gallagher joined The Moyer Foundation in December 2011. She is responsible for spearheading development and communication efforts that will help steer the Foundation’s continued growth and position the organization nationally.

Over the course of her career, Karen has worked in a variety of senior-level positions for both non-profits and foundations that are focused on youth education including the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, the Annenberg Foundation, the Maryland Humanities Council and the Arts Education Partnership. She joins the Foundation from a strategic communications firm, Marmillion + Company, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications plans in addition to brand identity, marketing and fundraising campaigns with a range of local, state and national non-profit organizations and foundations.

Given her strong passion and dedication to giving children in need a chance to succeed in life, Karen is pleased to be part of The Moyer Foundation’s team. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education and Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Museum Studies/Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Karen enjoys time with her family, African dancing, yoga and biking. She resides with her husband and two children in Baltimore, Maryland and looks forward to moving back to her hometown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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Rachel Lockmon
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Rachel Lockmon joined The Moyer Foundation staff in September 2007 and currently holds the role of Marketing and Communications Manager for The Moyer Foundation.   Rachel manages the  communications for Foundation programs/initiatives  in conjunction with partners Marmillion + Co, and RTB Social.  Rachel works closely with Foundation staff , helping to maintain consistent communications, branding and messaging between all Foundation initiatives.

Rachel brings related experience in the areas of community relations and non-profit campaign writing. She has a true passion for working in the non-profit industry and feels fortunate to be a part of The Moyer Foundation team. Rachel holds a BA in Public Relations from Central Washington University where she graduated with honors in 2007. She lives in Seattle with her husband and loves the city life. Her leisure time is spent with her wonderful friends and family, traveling and enjoying the outdoors. Rachel’s favorite thing in life is being a proud auntie to her niece and nephews!

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Bethany Gardner
Camp Erin Program Manager
Bethany joined The Moyer Foundation in December of 2011 as the Camp Erin Program Manager.  She is privileged to provide support and oversight to more than forty Camp Erin locations nationwide, and cultivates a national network of bereavement professionals to offer development and networking opportunities.

Prior to joining The Moyer Foundation, Bethany worked for the Safe Crossings Children's Grief Support Program of Providence Hospice of Seattle, WA.  She has also worked in school-based counseling; undergraduate student services; summer camp programming; and is a practicum facilitator for graduate-level students.

Bethany holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate.  She shares life with a fantastic community of family and friends in Seattle who love to eat good food, play often and care well for one another. 
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Brian Maus, MA, LMFT
Camp Mariposa Program Manager
Brian is a Licensed Couple and Family Therapist who brings 25 years of experience working with children, teens and families from diverse backgrounds.  Most recently, Brian built and ran a successful couple and family therapy practice in the Philadelphia area for the past 9 years.  Brian also has 16 years of experience working with non-profits in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.   He developed an innovative home-based family therapy program for children, teens and families whose lives had been impacted by serious violent crime.  In addition, he developed a national model outreach program for individuals and families living with a cancer.  Both of these programs were focused on serving individuals and families living in low-income, underserved communities.  Brian is very excited to be returning to non-profit work and the Camp Mariposa program in particular.  He believes strongly in the Moyer Foundation’s commitment to providing quality services to children living with the stress of addiction in their family.

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Joanna Fulginiti
Development Coordinator
Joanna joined The Moyer Foundation in 2013 as the Development Coordinator.  She is involved in grant writing, donor relations, and funding research. She brings extensive experience working for non-profit organizations including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she supported the Museum’s highest level membership program. Prior to joining the Moyer Foundation, Joanna was the Annual Giving Coordinator at Simpson Senior Services where she was responsible for overseeing annual giving campaigns for five senior living communities and played a key role in managing special events. 

Joanna is a Philadelphia native and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. She is a member of the Philadelphia Women’s Caucus for Art and lead organizer of The Ragdoll Project, a community arts project that educates the public on the crime of human trafficking. Joanna is enthusiastic about health and wellness and in her free time she enjoys making art, hiking, spending time outdoors, relaxing at the shore and following the Phillies.
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Jocelyn Matics

Office and Program Administrator
In October 2013, Jocelyn Matics joined The Moyer Foundation team as the Office and Program Administrator.   Jocelyn is excited to manage the administrative operations, provide support to The Moyer Foundation Staff, and assist the programming department in this role.  

Jocelyn is passionate about creating positive experiences for kids.  Having been an intern for The Moyer Foundation in 2012, Jocelyn is excited to continue her work with the Foundation.  She brings experience from various non-profits where she has worked in camp directing and programming, event planning, as well as programming and development for a family social work program.   

Jocelyn holds a BA in Communication Studies with a double minor in Women’s Studies and Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.  She loves traveling, eating good food, and going on adventures with friends.
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Catherine Porciuncula
Regional Development Manager - Pacific Northwest Region
Catherine joined The Moyer Foundation in November 2013 as the Regional Development Manager, responsible for raising awareness and funds in the Pacific Northwest region. In this role, Catherine will also be managing and cultivating regional events and relationships for TMF.

Over the course of her career, Catherine has spent more than 7 years working in both the political and nonprofit field.  In Washington, D.C., she was staff to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and later managed the Independent Community Bankers Association’s PAC (Political Action Committee).  Since relocating to Seattle in 2004, Catherine fundraised for numerous U.S. Senatorial campaigns including her last role as Deputy Finance Director.  Catherine is very passionate about children’s education and has worked and donated time fundraising for several schools in Seattle. 

Catherine holds a BA in Communication from Western Washington University.  She enjoys time with her family, running, kickboxing, and yoga.  She resides with her husband and two children in Seattle, Washington.   

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Wendy Belzer

Director of Community and Government Relations
Wendy Belzer Litzke earned her B.A. in Spanish, summa cum laude, from Boston College, and attended American University in Washington D.C. where she earned a master's degree in International Communication. Ms. Belzer Litzke has worked in the private sector for International SOS Assistance and inlingua School of Languages; and in government, as special assistant to the director of the Voice of America; and as press secretary and communications director for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez and the House Committee on Small Business. She spent nine years in higher education as special assistant to the president, director of government and community relations, and vice president for government and community relations at Goucher College in Baltimore.  Most recently she was executive director of The Orphan Society of America (OSA), located just outside of Philadelphia.  

Wendy speaks fluent Spanish and in her free time, enjoys ballet dancing and spending quality time with her husband, two young children and her dog Pele named after the famous soccer superstar.
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Katie Fleegel
Katie Fleegel joins The Moyer Foundation as Controller based in the Philadelphia office. She is a licensed CPA and has been working with non-profit organizations in an accounting, finance and budgeting capacity since 2002. This includes a position as the Budget Director at Phoenix House Foundation, a national non-profit organization providing holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment for adults and adolescents, and as Director of Finance at iMentor in New York City working with students from low-income communities to graduate high school and succeed in college.

Katie is a Syracuse University graduate and previously worked in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into the non-profit space. She recently relocated to Philadelphia from Brooklyn, NY and is loving the opportunity to get to know another big east coast city. In addition to spending as much time as possible with her nieces and nephew, Katie is an active member of several local running clubs and also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, travel, and creative seasonal cooking and eating. 

Jean Heflin Kane
Corporate Relations Manager
Jean Heflin Kane started with The Moyer Foundation in October, 2014. She is an attorney with a vast array of experience, most recently as Founder and Director of the Green Schools Resource Center. Prior to that, Jean was a Senior Assistant Regional Counsel with the Environmental Protection Agency and worked at a private law firm. Jean is active in her community and is on the Boards of and the Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown, and has held many leadership positions in her local school district. Jean is a proud graduate of Boston College, where she earned degrees in English and Psychology, and serves as a Full Member of the Council for Women of Boston College.  Jean received her law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Throughout her career Jean has been actively engaged in children’s issues, she has tutored in inner-city schools, represented the legal rights of abused and neglected children and championed children’s literacy programs. She is thrilled to be a part of the Moyer team, and looks forward to collaborating with New York Life to support their initiative to make a difference in the lives of children who have experienced loss.

Jean lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and two of her four children (her two adult children both reside in Boston) and their fuzzy sibling, a goldendoodle named Toby. She enjoys playing racquet sports, biking, yoga, golf, freelance writing and traveling with her family in her free time.