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 15th and 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.
Colleen Costello - Victim Advocate
Colleen serves victims from the 2nd and 7th police districts and is dedicated to helping them recover from the aftermath of their victimization. Colleen was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and graduated from Archbishop Ryan high school. Colleen went on to graduate from Holy Family University with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. Colleen also holds a Masters of Science Degree from Saint Joseph's University in Criminal Justice.
Kerstin Reynolds - Court 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 time assisting victims in a courtroom setting. Kerstin 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. Furthermore, Kerstin has the ability to secure stay away orders and other court injunctions.
Xiomara Claudio - Bilingual Victim Advocate (Spanish)
Xiomara has been a welcome addition to NEVS office. Alongside Megan, 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 recently graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.