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Joe Koebele, CFA

Board Chair

Education: University of Cambridge, M.B.A., Finance; Drexel University, B.S., Finance

Work: Over 7 years of experience in the financial services sector. Currently at Guy Carpenter of Marsh & McLennan Companies (Vice President – Mortgage Credit). Formerly at West Capital Management (Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager) and Vanguard (Financial Analyst – Fixed Income).

Community: Friends of Daemion (founder, fundraiser, and volunteer); Drexel University Tennis Alumni Committee Member (fundraiser and strategy formation)

Free Time: Member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club and enjoys tennis, golf, surfing, basketball, reading, strategy games, mentoring and volunteering.

What Daemion Counseling means to me: "Daemion Counseling Center is a unique solution to one of life’s many problems. We have all experienced issues with mental health, whether personally or through a friend or family member, and Daemion provides a safe outlet for people of all backgrounds to be heard. It is important to me to help Daemion achieve sustainability and grow its potential to reach more members of the community."

Gerld Carter

Board Vice-Chair

Education: Arizona State University, B.S., Finance and B.S., Supply Chain Management

Work: Spent the last 7 years in the investment management industry, currently at Vanguard as a Senior Analyst in Corporate Strategy. Previously held roles in large scale transformation program management and mutual fund operations.

Community:Various initiatives to help address homelessness, youth education/mentorship, and food insecurity

Free Time:  All things outdoors including hiking, rock climbing, cycling, skiing, as well as reading, meditation, and sharing a good meal with friends and family.

What Daemion Counseling means to me: Positive mental health is equally as essential to a person’s happiness and well-being as good physical health, but many may be reluctant or unable to access the counseling services from which they could so greatly benefit. Daemion plays a valuable role in helping make high-quality counseling services more accepted and accessible to all members of the community, and I am proud to support Daemion in that mission.

Amedeo G. (Mike) Piccioni

Treasurer

Work: Over 40 years of financial and accounting experience with major regional banks including First Pennsylvania Bank, CoreStates, and Sovereign Bank. Most of his career was focused in the Capital Markets and Treasury functions of those institutions. At various times in his career, he has served as Senior Auditor, Treasurer, Investment Portfolio Manager, Director of Accounting, and Departmental CFO.

Community:

Bethesda Project (Board of Directors, Finance Committee Chair, Board Treasurer): BP’s mission is to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none. BP manages 15 homeless facilities in Philadelphia.

Chester County Choral Society (CCCS): Comptroller and sings with the Chester County Choral Society (CCCS). CCCS is a non-profit avocational chorale dedicated to excellence in performing diverse choral music in order to enrich the cultural life of its members, audiences and community.

Free time: Mr. Piccioni has been married to MaryAnn (Hedges) Piccioni for 44 years. They have four children and five grandchildren. MaryAnn and Mike also opened their home to foster children providing a temporary, safe environment for seven children over a ten-year period.

Margaret Burpee

Secretary

Marketing & Communications Committee, Fundraising Commitee and Friends of Daemion Committee

Education: University of Richmond, Robins School of Business, BA, Business Administration

Work: FS Investments (Events Manager)

Community: Philadelphia reads mentor, volunteer for Bethesda Project

Free time: Yoga, spending time with family and friends, reading, book club

What Daemion Counseling means to me: I believe that mental health is paramount to a person's overall wellness. The stigma around therapy and mental health services is slowly being erased, and I want to do what I can to support that movement. For anyone who is struggling, I think the best thing they can do for themselves is recognize it and get help, and I think that everyone should have access to this service. I am proud to be part of an organization that provides hope and the opportunity for a healthier and more fulfilled life to all members of the community.

Allyson (McAndrews) Washo, M.Ed.

Marketing & Communications Committee

Education: Rosemont College, Masters in Elementary Education, Latin Honors, 2011; Villanova University, BA (Communications)

Work: McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. (Director of Community Outreach and Marketing), Devon Elementary School (Student Teacher)

Community: Certified Tutor in the Wilson Reading Program; Writing Contributor to  “The Mighty”, a Mental Health, News and Media Website; Writing Contributor to NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health Organization; Communications/Marketing Committee, Mothers’ Home; Member of Specialists of Schools (SOS); Member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA); Communications/ Marketing Committee, FLITE: Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin-Easttown; Certified Teacher in Pennsylvania (2012)

Free Time: I enjoy spending time with my husband, sisters and family, friends, and dog named Gordy. Love reading, writing, cheerleading, dancing and Villanova basketball.

What Daemion Counseling means to me: My parents have always instilled in me and my sisters the importance of helping others in our community, and at McAndrews Law Offices, our team is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with disabilities and mental illness.

I have always valued the work of my family and colleagues who strive to help those without a voice. As an advocate for mental health, breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness is one of my passions.

Daemion brings hope and help to our community and I am honored to be on the board of such an amazing organization dedicated to helping others.

 

Kimberly Jobson, CFP®, CRPC

Finance Committee and Grantwriting Sub-committee

Education: West Chester University, B.S., Psychology; College for Financial Planning, CRPC

Work: Wealth Enhancement Group, VP Financial Advisor; The Wiley Group, Client Advisor; Morgan Stanley, Finance Intern

Free Time: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, Bikram Yoga and riding my bike!

What Daemion Counseling Means to Me: “Daemion is here to extend help and hope to the community based on need and not on the ability to pay.”

Ryan Quigley

Education: Boston College, B.A., Marketing & Management

Work: Co-founder and Head of Sales at Playeasy, an online platform and mobile application connecting tourism destinations with athletic events and event organizers.

Community: Volunteer football kicking coach for students

Free time: Member of Philadelphia Cricket Club and avid golfer, enjoys spending time with parents, siblings, nieces and nephews in South Carolina hometown

What Daemion Counseling means to me: “I believe that a support system can make the biggest impact on helping someone get through tough times, or even just the everyday challenges that life brings. Whether or not someone has that support system in their own lives, I believe in the value of professional help and know that Daemion provides so many with help they might not otherwise have been able to access. This mission is so important and I am grateful to be able to support Daemion’s goals.”

Board Member Carol Caracand

Carol Caracand, VMD

Education: University of Pennsylvania, VMD; New York University, MS; Shippensburg University, BA.

Work: Retired owner of the Devon Veterinary Hospital.

Community: Over the years Dr. Caracand has worked closely with many rescue organizations, most recently the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals.  She is anxious to include pet therapy in the programs at Daemion.

Free Time: Dr. Caracand lives in Devon and enjoys spending time with her three dogs and one cat.

David Jacquette

David R. Jacquette, Esquire

Education: Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, JD; Loyola University of Maryland, BA, English Literature.

Work: Morris Wilson Knepp Jacquette, P.C. (Partner)

Community: Dave is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, Trial Lawyers Section, Bench Bar Committee, and Legal Aid/Pro Bono Service Committee. He serves as a child advocate for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Program, which provides free legal representation to children who have been abused. Dave is also the Assistant Editor of the Montgomery County Law Reporter which is published weekly and contains recent opinions, local rule changes, and legal notices.

Nevin Torres

Education: Clemson University, BA, Political Science

Work: CIFC Asset Management (Executive Director - Investor Solutions)

Community: The Agnes Irwin School - AIS Allied (formal mentorship program with students) and Co-Chair, CIFC Women's Network

Free Time: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing tennis and reading.

What Daemion Counseling Means to Me: Mental health and wellbeing is something that is near and dear to my own heart and I've found that while we are making strides as a society, there is still a stigma, particularly in our area, around therapy.  We need to break the negative reputation associated with asking for help - seeking therapy is actually a strength that not everyone has and I am honored to be a part of an organization that provides that support for our community. As a local who was born and raised in this area, I aim to bring awareness to my network and leverage my resources to share the Daemion success stories.

Board Member Maura Jannetta

Maura Jannetta

Education: Jean Madeline Aveda Institute-Philadelphia, PA, Cosmetology Program with PA License; Drexel University-Philadelphia, PA, Coursework for Fashion Design and Merchandising

Work: Owner/Operator of SPELL Style Lounge in Phoenixville, PA

Community: Owning a small business in Phoenixville allows me to support the community through many charitable donations for community fundraisers and events, as well as through my daily work providing service to and developing relationships with the people of Phoenixville. In addition, I also volunteer extensively for the HSA at my children's public school in Phoenixville.

Free Time: In my free time I enjoy socializing, shopping, various exercise classes plus spending time with my husband and kids.

What Daemion Counseling Means to Me: I think at some point everyone can benefit from counseling, whether it is just managing the stresses of daily life or dealing with larger mental health issues, and everything in between. As discussions around mental health are becoming more prevalent and accepted in society, there is definitely a growing need for the services and, more uniquely, the accessibility that Daemion provides. Being a part of Daemion feels like a meaningful way to support my community.