Marsha Eichelberger joined Inter-Faith Housing Alliance as Executive Director on December 1, 2013. Her career includes over fifteen years of non-profit experience. Prior to joining the Inter-Faith staff, Marsha was Associate Executive Director for Community Services for the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV), where she was responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the agency’s human services programs, ensuring excellence in the delivery of services across multiple programs. Her duties included supervision of program directors, development of new initiatives, fund development, and oversight of the agency’s overall volunteer program. Marsha began her career with CACLV at its Sixth Street Shelter, an emergency shelter for families with children.
After three successful years as the Coordinator of Volunteers, she was appointed director of the shelter and its two transitional housing programs. During her tenure, she oversaw two capital projects that renovated ten apartments and created five new apartments for the emergency shelter program. She holds a non-profit management certificate from LaSalle University.
As the Case Manager at Inter-Faith, Malika works directly with the families of the Interfaith Hospitality Network and Hope Gardens, Inter-Faith’s emergency shelter and transitional housing program, respectively. Malika works with clients to help them reach their goals and obtain resources for their particular needs. She has worked in the social services field for over ten years throughout the Greater Philadelphia region as a Mental Health Advisor, Behavior Specialist, Therapeutic Staff Support, and Juvenile Guidance Counselor. She also holds certificates related to foster care, crisis management, and as a PA Para-educator. Malika has her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and is currently attending the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at Delaware Valley University.
As the Education Coordinator at Inter-Faith, Tiffany facilitates educational classes to enhance the lives of the families in the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance program. The educational classes are offered weekly in group as well as private sessions. During the classes important information and activities are offered on an array of topics including Parenting Skills, Employment, Finance Literacy, Communication and Nutrition. Tiffany has over ten years of social service and facilitation experience which spans various populations and demographics. She has gained experience and knowledge throughout the Tri-State area as a Director of Social Services, Case Manager, Neurorehabilitation Specialist and Family Resource Specialist. Currently, she holds certificates in Traumatic Brain Injuries and Financial Literacy. Tiffany has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Temple University.
As the Community Resource Manager at Inter-Faith, Sue connects community members to meaningful volunteer work that capitalizes on their skills and passions, oversees the volunteer program, and utilizes community resources that will sustain Inter-Faith’s programming. Sue has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Juniata College. She has ten years’ experience in housing and volunteer coordination as the Program Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network at Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton. At Keystone Sue expanded the Network to add volunteer congregations in the Upper Bucks region; helped implement the Your Way Home Program and the Bucks County Housing Link; and executed the first Point-In-Time homeless counts in Bucks County, which resulted in more Code Blue Shelters.
Rebecca (Beck) Kelly joined the Inter-Faith Food Cupboard’s volunteer staff in 2002, soon after she moved to Philadelphia from Chicago, IL. The pastor of her church, Beth Gassert Lyon, passed her a letter from Inter-Faith requesting volunteers, and Beck called the next day offering her time. She has been there ever since, with a couple of brief breaks. Beck now coordinates the volunteer staff, organizes food drives, maintains donor relations, and keeps track of clients and general statistics.
Beck also owns a small business in photography specializing in events and portraits. She has been shooting area Mitzvah ceremonies, weddings, families, children and corporate clients since arriving in Philadelphia in 2000.
Anne Whitney has been working with Inter-Faith part-time since September 2014 as our Bookkeeper. Before coming on board as a staff member, Anne volunteered for Inter-Faith through her church during the month that they host families in our emergency shelter or Interfaith Hospitality Network. Anne also works part-time as the Bookkeeper for Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard here in Ambler.
Catherine, who joined Inter-Faith in January 2016, provides part-time administrative support for the office. She has eight years of experience in nonprofit administration and development.