Ann Marie Barr
Chapter Leader – West Grove – Chester County
Ann holds a B.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Education and Communications and a certificate from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Church Ministry Program. She has worked on planning committees for Chester County efforts on Hunger & Homelessness Awareness, Family Promise of Southern Chester County, and the Chester County Community Collaborative which facilitates programs for single mothers. Ann has originated various assistance endeavors including Catholic Social Services’ first Parish Outreach Coordinator. As the Workforce Development Board of Chester County’s first Mobile Workforce Navigator, she connected and assisted over 700 Chester County employment seekers with CareerLink of Chester County and the United Way Financial Stability Center. One of her outreach meetings centered on introducing more parishes to Joseph’s People and led to the founding of the West Grove chapter.
For over 25 years she has overseen human service advocacy, support groups, and immediate need assistance for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish. Faith and family have been the foundation of her work ethic.
Chapter Leader – Reading – Berks County
John is one of the original founding members of Joseph’s People Berks Chapter and the Lead Volunteer since 2008. He has been on the Joseph People Board since 2009. John is currently retired and does consulting work with Startup companies. He has held various management positions including General Sales Manager, Training Director, VP of Sales, National Sales Manager, and Director of Sales over his career in both sales and marketing. He has been married to his wife Heidi for 39 years and they have 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Both John and Heidi grew up in Philadelphia and lived in the Reading area for the past 30 years and have recently moved to Palm Bay, Florida. Mr. Senick is also a former board member and VP of Starhawks youth Deck hockey. He was the co-founder and head coach of Challenger Basketball Berks, a program that was designed for special needs children in Berks County. John was a member of the Berks County Committee on Increasing Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities. He was Head Minister of Hospitality at St. Catharine of Sienna Church and a Volunteer for Keystone Military families.
Treasurer – Downingtown Chapter
Steven is an accounting professional with more than thirty years of corporate experience in Cash Management Systems, Accounts Receivable, Inventory Analysis, Credit, and Collections. Steven has been the treasurer of Joseph’s People- Downingtown Chapter since 2006. As treasurer, he has been responsible for bank reconciliations and quarterly statements. He has been both a member and volunteer of the Joseph’s People Downingtown Chapter since 2004 by assisting members with their job search and support. Steven is presently a credit analyst with Softmart. He has a BS degree in Accounting from Bentley College, now Bentley University.
Chapter Leader – Huntington Valley – Montgomery County
Suzanne is the owner of SC Staffing & Consulting. She has been in business for 8 years. Their specialty in placing staff both temp and perm. is in the financial, administrative and HR industry. Her company has won numerous awards.
Prior to staffing Suzanne worked in the banking industry for 20 years. She graduated from LaSalle University. Suzanne would love to help everyone that comes through Joseph’s people be able to obtain employment that they are worthy of. She resides in Philadelphia, with her husband and son.
Ernest W. Russom, III
Co-Chair Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County & Chapter Leader Delaware County
Ernie Russom is the Executive Director of The Westview Associates, a firm that provides Accounting, Finance and Administrative staffing solutions throughout the Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Region. Clients vary from Start-up Organizations and non-profits to Fortune 100s. Provided staffing solutions range from Senior Finance and Accounting Executives to Support Staff.
Ernie has a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State and an MBA from Temple University. His career began within the Financial Service Industry. Selected accomplishments include being a senior member of PNC Bank’s Credit Quality Assurance team that participated in numerous bank and portfolio acquisitions, the Compliance Officer for a $3.8B consumer loan portfolio that was managed by EDS and the author of a risk mitigation product for the Financial Service Industry which was featured on the front page of USA Today.
Ernie’s community service activities include Chairman of two Philadelphia based chapters of The FENG” (Financial Executive Networking Group) and Vice President of Catholic Charities Appeal for the Philadelphia Archdiocese
Eagle Chapter Leader at St. Elizabeth Church – Chester County
Mike is a Corporate Finance Leader with an extensive career in the Life Sciences industry. He has been a member of Joseph’s People since 2013 and the Eagle Chapter Leader at St Elizabeth Church since 2019.
Chapter Leader – Mainline – Wayne Presbyterian Church –Delaware County
Diane is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, where she runs a research lab studying the molecular basis of hereditary neurodegenerative diseases. She received her undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas in Houston and The University of Pennsylvania, respectively. In her position at TJU, Diane also teaches medical, graduate and pharmacy students. From 2005-2012, Diane was the Director of the PhD Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Diane lives in Malvern with her husband and two children. She is a long-time member of Wayne Presbyterian Church, where she is currently serving as a Deacon and leader of the Joseph’s People chapter that recently merged with Joseph’s People Mainline. At WPC, Diane is also a member of the Congregational Care Committee, through which she and her husband coordinated a Caregiver’s Support Group for the past 4 years.
Rick has been a Joseph’s People chapter volunteer since 1996 and board member of Joseph’s People Ltd. since its inception. He is a retired business owner of a staffing agency that provided industry specialists for project assignments at financial institutions. His prior experience was in commercial lending at a Philadelphia, PA based bank. Rick has a BS degree in Marketing from St. Joseph’s College, completed the Stonier School of Banking program at Rutgers University, and has an MBA-Finance degree from Widener University.
Kurt has been working for Family Service of Chester County for 45 years as a Family Counselor and in the position as Director of Programs and Services. He collaborated with Josephs People to help the unemployed deal with the many stressors as well worked at the career Link of Chester County in the same capacity. Kurt has a Diploma from the University of St.Gallen Switzerland in Social Work. He came to the USA in 1969. He is retired and enjoys gardening, the outdoors, baking and cooking, as well as acting in his former career as a Swiss Chocolatier, making handmade artisan gourmet chocolates during the holidays. His spiritual quest is to continue to understand the relationship between men and our creator.
Paul J. Licata
Paul is a small business owner with extensive experience in his 25 year career in corporate and private companies, and as an entrepreneur. He joined Joseph’s People in 2023 and is a member of many other organizations that support the unemployed and underemployed.
Chapter or General Member Representatives Volunteers – Member representatives are non-voting members of our group who have graduated or are presently unemployed who provide us with their view of our activities and plans from a “member” perspective. That input is very valuable to us.