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Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team brings decades of knowledge, experience and management to our organization. Their diverse backgrounds in wide-ranging disciplines are critical to our success; from business strategy and finance to development and planning. These dedicated senior staff members implement Board decisions and initiatives in order to maintain the smooth operation of our agency.


Julie Dees, MBA, LPC
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Julie is responsible for the overall administration of Family Service. With 20 years of combined clinical and administrative leadership, Julie has demonstrated expertise in organizational growth, staff development, and building and fostering positive community relationships. Through her leadership, we fulfill our mission to listen, care and help. Every day.

Nancie M. Miller
Executive Office Administrator
215-757-6916, ext. 205

Anne M. Estelow
Chief Financial Officer
215-757-6916, ext. 209

Anne has more than 25 years of strategic financial leadership experience and has worked in the non-profit health and human services field for more than 30 years. As Chief Financial Officer, Anne oversees general ledger, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, budgeting, year-end audit, financial planning and IT. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Penn State University.

Kristin DeForest, MA, LPC
Chief Operating Officer
215-757-6916 ext. 260

A seasoned professional, Kristin brings decades of nonprofit human services experience, serving in a variety of clinical and administrative leadership roles. Throughout her career, she has utilized her vast knowledge of innovation and technology to build and enhance successful operations.

Stephen Burns, CFRE
Director of Development

As Director of Development, Stephen oversees the fundraising and volunteer efforts of the agency.  Stephen has more than 11 years of professional fundraising experience and is a life-long resident of Bucks County.

Murielle Kelly
Director of Housing Services

Michelle Evans, MS
Director of Quality Improvement
215-757-6916 ext. 212

Tricia Dressel, MS, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
215-757-6916 ext. 239

Tricia is an experienced and dedicated human resources leader with over twenty years of nonprofit management expertise serving community-based organizations in the Delaware Valley region.  Tricia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.