Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Lightening burdens and lifting spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries since 1976.
Our Team

A leader in Philadelphia's nonprofit community for more than 15 years, Wendy Graham is known for her strategic vision and innovative management approaches. As Executive Director, Wendy is responsible for the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund's strategic direction and sustainability while overseeing operational, personnel, and financial management. Helping families has always been Wendy's passion and she is deeply committed to the agency's mission to provide assistance to families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and injuries, in a manner that respects their privacy and dignity.

After receiving her Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Macro Practice from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, Wendy worked as a consultant to Philadelphia's Department of Human Services, leading a foster care reform initiative. She then headed Wordsworth Human Services Community Placement Program until 2006, when she founded Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Philadelphia. As the Executive Director of CASA for ten years, Wendy developed a program that bettered the lives of hundreds of children and positioned CASA Philadelphia as a thriving non-profit at the center of child welfare reform in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

Wendy works to give back to the field of Social Work, through her service on the Board of Directors for Women Against Abuse and the Pennsylvania CASA Association and through teaching courses in Social Welfare History and Field Education at Temple University’s School of Social Work. She has a B.A. in History from San Jose State University and earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from Bryn Mawr College. She resides in Ambler, Pennsylvania with her husband Dean and beloved Corgi-mix, Skippy.

For information about our Founder, Peggy Dolan, please read her Founder's Message here.


Peggy Dolan, Founder

Wendy Graham, Executive Director

Danielle Scott Griffith, Program Coordinator

Bruce Patterson, Business Manager 

Sue White Herchek, Development Director

Linda Bean, Outreach Coordinator

Fiscal Year 2018 Board of Directors

Michael Seidner MDGreen & Seidner Family Practice (retired), President 

Susan Stavish, Portfolio Administrator, 1919 Investment Counsel, Vice President

Nicole Ksiazek, CPA, Intacct Corporation, Treasurer

Dolores Vorters, Director of Social Work, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (retired), Secretary

Peggy Dolan, Founder, Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

Elizabeth Ely, PhD, Nurse Researcher, The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Nicolas Gomez, Account Director, Healthcare Solutions 

Leon Silver, Ret. Dir of Development, Easter Seals 

Teresa Araco Rodgers, Principal, harp-weaver

Dai Trong Hoang, Project Manager, Mars, Inc.; 

Eileen Shovlin, Brokerage Sales Coordinator, Premier Brokerage Services 

Herman Weinrich,Esq., Partner, Timoney Knox, LLP

Stuart Solomon, CPA

Patrick Hitchens, Esq., Timoney Knox, LLP

Joanne McGovern, Cancer Treatment Centers of America 

Kimberly Radnor Sirni, Axiom Law Counsel at GSK 

Edward Sotherden, BioTek Remedys 

Jen Lawn, Owner, JL Original Designs

Alison Connors, CPA, Spring Mill Partners, LLC 

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Wendy Graham