Our Team

Ken Melloni

Director Ken holds an M. Ministry degree from West Coast Bible College & Seminary. Ken was born and raised in South Philadelphia. Alongside a team from First Christian Assembly, he was part of developing the original mission and structure of the Philadelphia Access Center.  He had over...

Kim Perrone

Social Services Case Coordinator Kim has over ten years of experience in direct social services. As a lifetime Philadelphian, she brings a depth of understanding of city culture to our team. Kim responded to God’s call to serve at the Philadelphia Access Center after hearing about it in her church,...

Tinamarie Rhoades

Social Services Coordinator Tinamarie holds a B.S. Business/Small Business Entrepreneurship degree from University of Phoenix. She has called Philly home for her entire life. Tina learned about the Philadelphia Access Center through her church, First Christian Assembly. She began volunteering in...

Joe Welch

Christian Counselor Joe holds an M.S. in Christian Counseling degree from Cairn University and is certified by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. A born-and-bred South Philadelphian, Joe has called Philly home for his entire life. Joe began as a volunteer at the...

Tricia Short

Social Services Case Coordinator Tricia joined the Philadelphia Access Center team in 2016 after relocating back to the Philadelphia area. Originally from New Jersey, she attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, earning a diploma in Practical Theology. There she also met her...

Volunteers

Dennis Recenes

Building Maintenance Dennis now calls South Philadelphia home though he moved 33 times before he settled here in High School. He and his wife Elaine first heard of the center from attending church at First Christian Assembly.  Dennis, a Marine and Vietnam Veteran, asked Elaine, who had been a...

Elaine Mary Segarra

Kid's Closet Elaine calls South Philadelphia home and believes in serving "our people" which is what makes her so passionate about serving at the Philadelphia Access Center.  She and her husband Dennis first heard of the center from attending church at First Christian Assembly.  Dennis, a...

Ellen Bachman

Women at the Well Facilitator Ellen heard about the Philadelphia Access Center through her church, Tenth Presbyterian, long-time supporters of the Philadelphia Access Center. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Ellen moved to Philadelphia in 1977 to work with Messiah College at Temple University. Ellen...

Cindy Carbonaro

Reception and Christian Legal Cindy began at the Philadelphia Access Center as a guest.  Because of the great love she felt here, she began to volunteer on a weekly basis.  She now serves in the Reception area greeting and helping guests.  She also volunteers with Christian Legal...

Donna Cesari

Jobs and Housing Donna is a veteran volunteer at the Philadelphia Access Center. A lifetime resident of South Philly, she attends First Christian Assembly and heard about the Philadelphia Access Center when the need for volunteers was announced in church. Initially a little nervous, Donna didn’t...

Wayne Ranalli

Stepping Stones and Right Path Facilitator Photo and bio coming soon!

Joe Rosenblatt

Building Caretaker Photo coming soon! "Praise the Lord" Joe is one of Philadelphia Access Center's most faithful volunteers.  He has served both the Center and First Christian Assembly for over 10 years.  He grew up in South Philadelphia and loves to see all the ways it changes and grows....

Charlie and Robbie Whitehead

Stepping Stones and Right Path Facilitators Charlie and Robbie are co-facilitators of the Stepping Stones Codependency and Right Path Addictions Recovery groups. They have a combined 25 years of experience with recovery groups, sponsorship, and lay counseling. Charlie and Robbie served together in...

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