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.

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

Direct Service Associate

Ben helps manage the daily operations of My Brother’s Keeper’s Dartmouth facility, including leading deliveries and donation pickups, and working directly with volunteers and recipients. He originally began volunteering in 2009 while at Coyle and Cassidy high school before going on to graduate from Providence College. He has been a part of My Brother’s Keeper staff since 2015.

Joe Tenaglia

Direct Service Associate

Joe began volunteering at My Brother’s Keeper in high school and was a summer intern while a student at the University of Notre Dame - where he graduated from in 2018. Joe joined our staff as a full-time Direct Service Associate working in the Dartmouth facility in April 2019.

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.

Sasha Lopez

Direct Service Associate

Sasha’s core responsibility is to supervise and lead volunteers while in the community during donation pick-ups and deliveries. She is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from King’s College in 2016. She has worked at My Brother’s Keeper since 2016.

Leslie McCarthy

Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC)

As an IVC volunteer, Leslie assists with the Food Assistance Program at My Brother’s Keeper in Easton. She is originally from Duxbury, MA and graduated from Providence College in 1988. She started volunteering at My Brother’s Keeper in October 2019.

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.

Kathleen Beltramello

Administrative Program Associate

Kathleen Beltramello was introduced to My Brother's Keeper through Ignatian Volunteer Corps, doing two days a week of service for 10 months in 2018-19. After retiring from Clinical Social Work, she now works part time as our Administrative Program Associate in Dartmouth.

Rebecca Merkel

Stonehill Service Corps

Rebecca is a recent graduate of Stonehill College with a degree in Criminology and Sociology. Rebecca began serving with My Brother's Keeper in 2015. She interned three times and is now a full-time staff member through the Stonehill Service Corps (SSC). Rebecca is a Direct Service Associate and works in our Easton facility.