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Barbara Deeley - Executive Director

Barbara Deeley was Philadelphia's first female sheriff and served as a member of the Sheriff of Philadelphia's executive office for over two decades. After her retirement from that position, she joined the NEVS staff as the Executive Director. Barbara is a life-long resident of Philadelphia and she is involved with various organizations in her community.


Megan Torpey - Senior Victim Advocate

Megan has been with NEVS for over a decade and diligently works to provide assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes in the 8th police districts. Megan grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and has a vested interest in the community. Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University, in Psychology and Social Science.

Kerstin Reynolds - Victim Advocate

Kerstin Reynolds is life-long resident of Northeast Philadelphia and attended Arcadia University where she received her BA in Psychology in 2016.

Kerstin spends the majority of her assisting victims in the 2nd and 7th district. Her work involves contact with crime victims and victims’ families to offer emotional support, victims’ rights information, help in finding needed resources, and assistance in filling out crime victim related forms.

Xiomara Claudio - Bilingual Victim Advocate (Spanish)

Xiomara has been a welcome addition to NEVS office. She works to help those victims in the very busy 15th district. In addition, she is bilingual and assists Spanish speaking victims throughout the Northeast. Her communication abilities ensure that these victims are able to get the help they need in a manner that they can understand. Xiomara graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.


Tamia Johnson - Court Advocate

Tamia spends her time assisting victims in a courtroom setting. She serves as a liaison between local assistant district attorneys and crime victims, witnesses, and their families. She attends preliminary hearings at the Criminal Justice Center for the Northeast division. There, she aids in helping victims with transportation assistance, case tracking, restitution, compensation claims, victim impact statements, and guidance on victim rights. She has her Master's of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Cabrini University.

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