Our Mission: To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve.

The work of many charities is accomplished by a large professional staff assisted by a small number of volunteers. The model of service at My Brother's Keeper is the opposite: a small dedicated staff assists our 2,000 volunteers who carry out the work under the staff's supervision.

Our emphasis on empowering volunteers allows more people to build personal relationships with those we serve and experience the joy of service. It also creates greater transparency and a stronger sense of investment from our community.

All our staff is CORI-approved and has received CPR and First Aid training.

Erich Miller, President - Email

Erich is responsible for the overall administration of My Brother's Keeper. He is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 with a degree in Finance… Read More


Jim and Terry Orcutt, Co-Founders - Email

Jim and Terry are the only unpaid members of our staff. They have always been volunteers, choosing not be compensated for their service. Terry supervises the intake process for all program requests while Jim assists with community-building… Read More


Vin Shea, Mission Advancement Director - Email

Vin joined My Brother's Keeper in September 2009 as the first full-time fundraising and community relations staff person. He is responsible for the annual development plan and helps foster relationships with individuals, businesses,… Read More


Ryan Thorley, Director, Easton Facility - Email

Ryan joined our staff in August 2005. He is responsible for the effective daily operation of our Easton facility which annually hosts 2,500 volunteers and completes 8,000 deliveries a year… Read More


Josh Smith, Director, Dartmouth Facility - Email

Josh joined our staff in 2007 and is responsible for the overall administration of our new Dartmouth facility. He started volunteering at My Brother's Keeper in 2000 during his freshman year at Stonehill College… Read More


Heather Gallagher Byrnes, Program Administration Manager - Email

Heather began volunteering in 2009 and joined the staff in 2011 while pursuing her Masters in Public Administration at Bridgewater State University.Heather currently manages many of the day-to-day administrative programs…Read More


Beth Collins, Manager, In-House Programs - Email

Beth joined our staff in September 2007 and manages our in-house programs such as the Food Assistance Program, Credentials for Credibility, and Christmas volunteering. She began volunteering with us in May 2002 as a senior… Read More


John DeAngelo, Direct Service Associate - Email

John started at My Brother's Keeper as a volunteer in 2008. After 32 years at a major life insurance company in Boston, most recently as a Project Manager, he was ready for a career change and joined our staff… Read More


Sasha Lopez, Direct Service Associate - Email

Sasha Lopez began volunteering through King’s College service trips. Upon graduation, Sasha joined our Easton staff for one year through a program called Stonehill Service Corps (SSC). Sasha joined our staff full-time… Read More


Jim Orcutt, Jr., Direct Service Associate

Maureen Strong, Program Associate - Email

Maureen Strong joined our staff as a part-time employee who will work in our offices alongside Heather and Beth. Maureen is originally from Deer Lake, PA and graduated from Boston College… Read More


Ben Williams, Direct Service Associate - Email

Ben Williams began volunteering in 2009 while attending Coyle & Cassidy High School and continued serving with us during his four years at Providence College. He was the first summer intern at our Dartmouth facility in 2014… Read More


Erich Miller, Executive Director - Email

Erich is responsible for the overall administration of My Brother's Keeper. He is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 with a degree in Finance. From 1993-94, he volunteered full-time at My Brother's Keeper through a post graduate service program called Holy Cross Associates. He returned in 1998 as the ministry's first paid employee, became the first Operations Manager in 2001 and the first Executive Director in 2008. He was appointed President in September 2011.

Jim and Terry Orcutt, Co-Founders - Email

Jim and Terry are the only unpaid members of our staff. They have always been volunteers, choosing not be compensated for their service. Terry supervises the intake process for all program requests while Jim assists with community-building and fundraising / major gifts. Both are members of the Board of Directors and are employed by the Congregation of Holy Cross as members of the Holy Cross Retreat House management team.

Vin Shea, Mission Advancement Director - Email

Vin joined My Brother's Keeper in September 2009 as the first full-time fundraising and community relations staff person. He is responsible for the annual development plan and helps foster relationships with individuals, businesses, foundations and agencies interested in our work. Vin received a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University and he has more than 20 years experience working in the non-profit sector with government agencies and faith-based educational institutions.

Ryan Thorley, Operations Manager, Easton Facility - Email

Ryan joined our staff in August 2005. He is responsible for the effective daily operation of our Easton facility which annually hosts 2,500 volunteers and completes 8,000 deliveries a year. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stonehill College in 2004. After graduation, he completed a one-year volunteer program through Holy Cross Associates in Coachella, California, working at the Esperanza Youth and Family Center. He is fluent in Spanish.

Josh Smith, Director, Dartmouth Facility - Email

Josh joined our staff in 2007 and is responsible for the overall administration of our new Dartmouth facility. He started volunteering at My Brother's Keeper in 2000 during his freshman year at Stonehill College. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, he completed a year of service through Holy Cross Associates working at a homeless shelter in Portland, Oregon. To gain an international perspective, he served at several sites in Africa before returning to Massachusetts to work as a community organizer in Fall River.

Heather Gallagher, Program Administration Manager - Email

Heather began volunteering in 2009 and joined the staff in 2011 while pursuing her Masters in Public Administration at Bridgewater State University. Heather currently manages many of the day-to-day administrative programs, such as the furniture pick up program, mission advancement support, event planning, and in-house Christmas management duties.

Beth Collins, Manager, In-House Programs - Email

Beth joined our staff in September 2007 and manages our in-house programs such as the Food Assistance Program, Credentials for Credibility, and Christmas volunteering. She began volunteering with My Brother's Keeper in May 2002 as a senior at Ursuline Academy. She fell in love with the work and continued volunteering as a summer intern throughout her four years at Assumption College. After graduating with a double major in Philosophy and Social Services, she completed a post-graduate volunteer year working in England through L'Arche, faith based communities for people with and without developmental disabilities.

John DeAngelo, Direct Service Staff - Email

John started at My Brother's Keeper as a volunteer in 2008. After 32 years at a major life insurance company in Boston, most recently as a Project Manager, he was ready for a career change and joined our staff in November of 2009. He is responsible for supervising volunteers on furniture and food deliveries as well as furniture pickups. John graduated from the University of Lowell in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Jim Whalen - Email

Jim started volunteering at My Brother's Keeper in 2011. He joined our staff in February of 2013 after working for 25 years in information technology. Jim will be responsible for supervising volunteers on furniture pickups and deliveries at our Fall River facility. He graduated from Boston University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Rachel Smith - Email

Rachel began volunteering at My Brother's Keeper in 2011, participated in our Urban Plunge retreat and worked as a summer intern. During her senior year at Stonehill College, she volunteered an impressive 700 hours at My Brother's Keeper! After graduating in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Studio Art, she completed a one-year service program working with the homeless at Andre House in Phoenix, AZ. Rachel joined our staff in August 2013 and she will be responsible for supervising volunteers on furniture pickups and deliveries at our Dartmouth facility.

Dave O’Connor - Email

Dave O’Connor joined our Dartmouth staff as a full-time employee in August 2014. As a Direct Service Staffperson, he will supervise volunteers on pick-ups and deliveries of furniture. Dave grew up in Long Island, New York and graduated in May from Providence College with a degree in Public and Community Service Studies. While at PC, Dave co-founded Friar Food Rescue, a program which transports food that normally would be discarded from campus dining halls and delivers it to those in need.

Lisa Edwards - Email

Lisa Edwards joined our Easton staff for one year as a full-time volunteer through a post-graduate program called Stonehill Service Corps (SSC). As part of SSC, Lisa will live in a house in Brockton with 8 other recent Stonehill grads. The program has 4 focal points or ‘pillars’: Service, Spirituality, Community and Simple Lifestyle. Lisa graduated from Stonehill College in May with degrees in Marketing and Studio Art. Her work at My Brother’s Keeper will primarily focus on direct service and supervising volunteers but she will also help out administratively and with in-house programs.

Maureen Strong - Email

Maureen Strong joined our staff as a part-time employee who will work in our offices alongside Heather and Beth. Maureen is originally from Deer Lake, PA and graduated from Boston College with a degree in Accounting. She lives in Easton and is the proud mother of two daughters. Maureen has been volunteering at My Brother’s Keeper since 2009.

Ben Williams - Email

Ben Williams began volunteering in 2009 while attending Coyle & Cassidy High School and continued serving with us during his four years at Providence College. He was the first summer intern at our Dartmouth facility in 2014 and joined our staff in July after graduating with degrees in Theatre and History. As a Direct Service Staffperson in Dartmouth, Ben supervises volunteers on furniture pickups and deliveries. He lives in Bridgewater.

Andrew Staiti - Email

Andrew Staiti is from Canton, MA and graduated from Stonehill College in 2014 with a degree in Communications. He volunteered at My Brother’s Keeper regularly while he was a student, primarily helping with food deliveries. Andrew recently completed a year of service through the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry working at an after-school program in Camden, New Jersey. He will be a Direct Service Staffperson like Ben but will work at our Easton facility.

Giuliana La Piana - Email

Giuliana La Piana joined our Easton staff as a full-time volunteer for one year through a program called Stonehill Service Corps (SSC). As part of SSC, Giuliana will live in Brockton with three other recent college grads who will each serve at a local charity. Giuliana is from Wurtsboro, New York and graduated in May with a degree in Theology from King’s College in Pennsylvania. Her work at My Brother’s Keeper will primarily focus on direct service and supervising volunteers.

Taylor McLean - Email

Taylor McLean joined our Easton staff for one year as a part-time volunteer through the Young Adult Volunteer Program (YAV) sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. The Boston YAV program focuses specifically on food justice issues so Taylor will serve with our Food Assistance Program. She will split her work week between My Brother’s Keeper and Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Easton, acting as a bridge between our communities. Taylor lives in Watertown with two other YAV volunteers. She graduated from Elon College in 2015 with a degree in Religious Studies and is from Newport News, Virginia.

Sasha Lopez - Email

Sasha Lopez began volunteering through King’s College service trips. Upon graduation, Sasha joined our Easton staff for one year through a program called Stonehill Service Corps (SSC). Sasha joined our staff full-time in July 2017 as a Direct Service Associate and will be working in both our Easton and Dartmouth facilities.



A suggestion: Ask yourselves this question.
"Am I my brother's keeper?" If the answer is Yes, perhaps you would like to join us, as we go Along the Way in spreading the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ.

If you wish to contribute, use one of the following methods:

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My Brother's Keeper, Inc.
P.O. Box 338
Easton, Massachusetts 02356

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My Brother's Keeper is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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"Whatever you do for the most humble of my people, you do for me."
Matthew 25:40