Staff

Our model of service at My Brother’s Keeper is to have a small dedicated staff assisting and supervising the thousands of volunteers who carry out the work of My Brother’s Keeper.

Our emphasis on empowering volunteers allows them 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.

Erich Miller

President

Erich is responsible for the overall administration of My Brother’s Keeper. He is originally from New Orleans and graduated Notre Dame in 1993. He has worked at My Brother’s Keeper for 22 years.

Jim and Terry Orcutt

Co-Founders

Jim and Terry are unpaid members of our staff. They have always been volunteers, choosing not to be compensated for their service. Terry helps process intakes while Jim assists with community-building and fundraising. Both are employed by the Congregation of Holy Cross as members of the Holy Cross Retreat House management team.

Ryan Thorley

Director, Easton Facility

Ryan joined our staff in August 2005 and is responsible for the effective daily operation of our Easton facility. He graduated from Stonehill College in 2004 and completed a year of post-graduate service at a youth & family center in Coachella, CA before joining our staff.

Josh Smith

Director, Dartmouth Facility

Josh supervises operations and community development at the Dartmouth Facility. He is originally from Maine and began volunteering as a student at Stonehill College (‘00-‘04). Josh has worked at My Brother’s Keeper since 2007.

Paul Key

Chief Development Officer

Paul has an exceptionally strong background in corporate relations. He previously worked as the Director of Corporate & Community Engagement at Massasoit Community College and also worked as the Workforce Development Director at Father Bill’s & Mainspring.

Beth Collins

Manager, In-House Programs

Beth joined our staff in September 2007 and manages our Food Assistance Program. She began volunteering when she was a senior in high school, was a summer intern throughout her four years at Assumption College, and completed a post-graduate volunteer year working in England through the L’Arche program.

Maureen Strong

Program Associate

Maureen Strong started volunteering at My Brother’s Keeper in 2009 and joined our staff in 2014 as a Program Associate. She provides administrative support to our assistance programs and also helps with bookkeeping. Maureen graduated from Boston College with a degree in Accounting and is the proud mother of two daughters.

Ben Williams

Logistics Manager, Dartmouth Facility

Ben helps oversee the daily operations of My Brother’s Keeper Dartmouth facility, including program delivery and volunteer supervision. He originally began volunteering in 2009 while attending Coyle and Cassidy high school before going on to graduate from Providence College. He has been a part of My Brother’s Keeper’s staff since 2015.

Jimmy Doulos

Staff

Jimmy began as a direct service staff member in September of 2013, where he worked for 1 1/2 years. He then served in Nicaragua with the Peace Corps. He returned after 3 years abroad, joining the staff for a 2nd time. He is from Milton, MA and graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Sociology and Art History.

Jim Orcutt Jr.

Staff

Jim Jr. works as part-time staff at My Brother's Keeper and full-time as a Boiler Plant Operator at the Brockton VA Hospital. His job description: “whatever needs to be done.” He has been with My Brother's Keeper from the beginning.

Michelle Byrne

Administrative Program Associate

Michelle started at My Brother’s Keeper as a volunteer in 2014, bringing Religious Education students from her parish to experience a day of service in Christ’s name. Committed to our mission, Michelle joined our office staff in September 2019.

Kelsey Pandiani

Associate Director of Development

Kelsey oversees the day-to-day operations of the Development Department. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from High Point University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. Kelsey previously worked as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at MCPHS University.

George DuCasse

Direct Service Associate

George joined the Dartmouth staff as a Direct Service Associate in 2021, after a 25-year career in financial services. George has volunteered extensively since being inspired on a Cursillo retreat at Saint Basil’s in Methuen. George lives in Easton.

Jenn Murphy

Event Coordinator & Development Associate

Jenn joined our development team in November 2021 and her focus is coordinating events that will in turn
support our mission at My Brother’s Keeper. She graduated from Stonehill College in 2004 and received her
Master’s degree in Education from Bridgewater State University in 2008. Jenn’s work in the Health and
Human Services department at the Archdiocese of Boston drove her to get involved with community support
organizations and My Brother’s Keeper.

Julie Carchedi

Program Support Associate

Julie became involved with My Brother’s Keeper in 2009 and attending the Gratitude Mass in memory of her father has been an annual family tradition. With a degree in Family and Community Services, Julie joined the Dartmouth staff in 2021 as the Program Support Associate.

Helen Kay

Ignation Volunteer Corps (IVC)

As an IVC volunteer, Helen assists with the Food Assistance Program at My Brother’s Keeper in Dartmouth. Helen lives in Westborough, MA with her husband Dennis and graduated from Stonehill College.

Mary White

Ignation Volunteer Corps (IVC)

As an IVC volunteer, Mary assists with the Food Assistance Program at My Brother’s Keeper in Dartmouth. She lives in West Harwich, MA and is a Retired District Court Judge.

Dennis Kay

Ignation Volunteer Corps (IVC)

As an IVC volunteer, Dennis assists with food and furniture pickups and deliveries at My Brother’s Keeper in Dartmouth. Dennis lives in Westborough, MA with his wife Helen and has volunteered at My Brother’s Keeper since 2021.

Carol Armstrong

Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC)

Carol joined IVC in 2014 after retiring from a 50-year career as a Registered Nurse. Originally from Portland, ME, she spent most of her career working as a Clinical Leader in the Emergency Department of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. Carol volunteers with Stephen Ministry at Holy Family Church in Duxbury and provides administrative support at My Brother’s Keeper’s Easton facility through IVC.