Our Staff & Our Board

Executive Staff

Brigid Risko

Brigid Risko

Executive Director

Brigid grew up in Clifton Heights with her parents and 3 siblings. She currently resides in Drexel Hill and is the proud mother of four young children, Genevieve, Harrison, Audrey and Fiona. Brigid is a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School and Immaculata University. She joined Mothers’ Home as Executive Director in August 2015 after working in an office setting for almost 13 years. As Executive Director, Brigid manages a staff of 11 (three full-time and others part-time) employees, organizes staff files, and provides payroll with staff hours bi-weekly. She provides necessary trainings and drills to enhance safety for both staff and residents. Brigid problem solves situations inside and outside of shelter.

Khaleelah(Kaye) Washington
Residential Supervisor

Kaye has a degree in Human services and has experience working with individuals who struggle with mental health and trauma. Kaye has been with Mothers’ Home for over 12 years. As Residential Supervisor, Kaye provides direct support to staff and residents in their efforts to complete daily tasks. She conducts weekly interviews for potential residents and carries a caseload of 4–5 cases as a Case Manager. She ensures that all residents understand the mission of Mothers’ Home and its unique effort to welcome and provide a safe environment. She is aware of residents’ needs and is their advocate. She conducts classes to enhance life skills. Kaye is an advocate for the residents with other agencies to ensure their needs are being met outside of Mothers’ Home.

Charlotte Gordon
Program Manager

Charlotte has a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health and Counseling from Drexel University as well as an Associate’s in Early Childhood Education. More recently Charlotte has become a certified Postpartum Doula and a trained Labor Doula. She has resided in Delaware County for over 35 years where she raised one daughter through the Upper Darby School District. Charlotte is an ordained Deacon and believes strongly in caring for those in need, which is what brought her to Mothers’ Home over six (6) years ago. In the role of Program Manager, Charlotte coordinates all the aspects of the program by way of overseeing the intake process; case management; facilitating life skill and parenting classes; coordinating internships with local universities; offering her doula expertise; coordinating staff trainings; and networking with various other agencies; shelters; hospitals; churches; and homeless services within the community. Charlotte works hard to stay abreast of the changing policies and procedures by participating in forums focused on homeless services. Not only does Charlotte attend, but she sits on panels where she is afforded the opportunity to advocate for our residents as well as share information about the awesome work going on at Mothers’ Home.

Mary Rose Worrilow
Director of Bottle Drives

Our Board

Deacon Timothy (Tim) Darby, Sr. joined the Mothers’ Home board back in March of 2007. Tim attended South Carolina State University and Chestnut Hill College. He’s currently employed by the Department of Defense as an Inventory Management Specialist. Tim’s church and community involvement include: Active member of Bright Hope Baptist Church where he has many affiliations; he also serves as a Deacon. Member of Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania; Mt. Olive Lodge #27; Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout Board of Review; Co-Captain of Durard Road Home Association.

Chris D. Galligan, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, joined Stoltz in 2013 and is charged with overseeing the Accounting and Lease Administration Department of the Stoltz organization. Mr. Galligan has over twenty five years of experience in the real estate industry, primarily in commercial real estate property management, accounting and finance. Before joining Stoltz, he served as CFO of The Emory Hill Companies; commercial real estate management, brokerage, maintenance and construction companies located in New Castle, DE from 2000 through 2013. Prior to The Emory Hill Companies, he worked for a number of real estate companies (both development and management companies in the Philadelphia area) in the roll of CFO and controller. Additionally, Mr. Galligan was CFO and member of the board of directors of TA Title Insurance Company from 1996 through 2000 and assisted in the sale of the company to First American Title Insurance Company. Mr. Galligan began his career with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and has worked for two additional Philadelphia area public accounting firms. Mr. Galligan has a B.S. Degree in Accounting from St Joseph’s University and an MBA in Finance from Widener University. He is also a CMA and is treasurer of two 501c3 charitable organizations: Mothers’ Home, Inc. and St. Joseph’s House, Inc., both of which are located in the Philadelphia area.

Dr. George Isajiw, MD has been a Physician of Internal Medicine, in private practice for 35 years. He earned a B.A. from LaSalle College in Philadelphia 1966 and his M.D. from Thomas Jefferson University in 1970. Dr. Isajiw completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, PA. He completed his Board Certification in 1976. Dr. Isajiw is Past President of the Catholic Medical Association, USA in 1993. He has been Former Treasurer and Vice-President of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (Rome) 1998-2006. Dr. Isajiw has served on the Mothers’ Home Board of Directors since 1991.

Thomas Logan is currently the Vice President of R&D Strategy at BTG International, a global specialist healthcare company. He is responsible for over-seeing development and implementation of strategy and operational plans for research and development organization. Prior to this, Tom held roles of increasing responsibility in areas of strategic planning, R&D leadership, business development, alliance management and corporate venture at BTG International, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi Aventis. Tom received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Thomas Jefferson University School of Graduate Studies and School of Medicine. Tom has his B.S. in Biology from St. Joseph’s University. Tom is the founding board chair and current board member of the Cardinal O’Hara High School Board. He is on the St. Joseph’s Prep High School Father’s Club Steering Committee and is the CYO President of St. Mary Magdalen Parish.

Jody Masterson, MS, Secretary, graduated from Villanova University College of Nursing with a Master’s degree. Currently, Jody is self employed as a rehabilitation nurse who advocates with individuals with disabilities and life care planner. Jody has been a member of the Board of Mothers’ Home since 2006. Jody strongly supports the mission of Mothers’ Home to assist and educate those women who choose to have their baby.

Mary Pat Mattson is a high school mathematics teacher who has taught at Villa Maria Academy in Malvern for the past fifteen years. Her husband, Joe, and she have five children, ages 24 to 34, and three grandchildren. Time spent with family is a high priority. Mrs. Mattson belongs to St. Pius X Parish in Broomall where she is a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and volunteers with Sunday babysitting. Mrs. Mattson has been on the Board of Directors at Mothers’ Home for approximately eight years and is committed to its mission and purpose. She especially enjoys working alongside fellow board members who are among the most dedicated folks she knows.

Dennis C. McAndrews, Esq. is the founder and Managing Partner of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. He has served on the Board of Directors of Mothers’ Home since 2006. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Elder Law Section Council. He served as Executive Director and Staff Counsel to two select committees of the Pennsylvania State Senate which evaluated Pennsylvania’s system of care for persons with disabilities and drafted proposed legislation designed to modernize Pennsylvania’s legal basis for the provision of care to the intellectually disabled.  He graduated from Villanova with a B.S. in Education, a B.A. in Political Science, and from the Villanova School of Law. He served for a decade as Chairman of the Disability Law Committee of the Delaware County Bar Association.

Mary White Packer’s community involvements include past President and Vice President of the Womens’ Auxiliary of St. Edmond’s, Bryn Mawr, and the Advisory Board of St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia. She has served on the Mothers’ Home Board from 2007. Mary and her family are members of St. Katharine of Siena Parish in Wayne, PA. Her involvements there have included President of the Home and School Association, the Pastoral Council, the Capital Campaign as well as Outreach Committee Chairperson.  She and her husband George have three children; George, (recently married to Brigid), Andrew and Caroline. Mary received her BBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1978. Her professional experience is in the marketing/advertising industries.

Jen Sullivan has been married to William Sullivan for 25 years. They have 3 children, Luke, Hannah and Jack. Jen has been on the Mothers’ Home Board for over 10 years and is very involved with raising money through benefits.  Jen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from St. Joseph’s University. She is substitute teacher at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart located in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Frank V. Szalkowski earned degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Taxation from St Joseph, Drexel and Widener Universities respectively. He has served on the Mothers’ Home Board since its inception virtually in every capacity including errand boy, maintenance, Board Chair, Accounting/Treasurer, and Acting Executive Director.  He has been involved in the CAP, Jaycees, Pulaski Parade Association and is currently active in his parish and alumni choirs.  His work career has involved positions at Boeing Vertol, Narco Avionics, Sacred Heart Hospital, U.C.P. of Delaware County, Weichert, Penn State University and D.F.T. Co, Inc.  He is presently self-employed in public accounting.  In addition to his roles as brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, he greatly cherishes his service relationships within Mothers’ Home, his church and alumni organizations.