President: Katelyn P. Mack
Katelyn recently returned to the Lehigh Valley after spending more than ten years helping nonprofit organizations make a measurable impact on issues ranging from education to community development. As a LINC client, she has experienced the value of its services first-hand. As a nonprofit executive, board member, and management consultant she brings core expertise in using data to learn and drive improvements.
Under her executive leadership at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula in Menlo Park, CA, she led technology improvements and culture building that strengthened the organization’s ability reach more students and deepen the organization’s impact. Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Club, Katelyn worked with a variety of philanthropic institutions, including the Ford Foundation, The California Endowment, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, various public-school districts, and others to achieve their goals.
Katelyn believes that inclusion, curiosity, and learning are critical drivers of success. In her work, she seeks opportunities to elevate underrepresented voices to catalyze change and achieve organizational objectives. She is passionate about engaging employers and employees to promote inclusive workplaces.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Katelyn is an active volunteer and community member, participating in college success programming and serving on boards of organizations supporting youths at risk of dropping out of high school. She is a granddaughter of a Cuban immigrant and also has deep roots in the Lehigh Valley. Residing in Saucon Valley with her husband and two children, she can be found exploring new trails on foot or bike with her family.
Katelyn holds a Master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she led communications and technology initiatives, and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
Director, Business Development: Jessica Escobar-Eck
Jessica Escobar-Eck is an experienced relationship builder and development professional. A lifelong Lehigh Valley resident, she has devoted her life to helping others and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Jessica comes to LINC after 5 years with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley where she was on a high functioning development team that raised nearly $20 Million dollars for the Greater Lehigh Valley in 2022. She led the Emerging Leaders group and helped to grow it to 130 members. Prior to joining UWGLV, Jessica worked in a variety of positions that allowed her to make connections and help those in need, including Guardian Life Insurance, Magellan Health Services and KidsPeace.
Jessica is an active volunteer and serves on the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) committee for the Association for Fundraising Professionals of the Northeast and serves as Vice President of the board for Joyful Giving, as well as serves on the board for The Financial Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley. Jessica lives in Bethlehem with her husband, 2 teen Stepchildren and her 2-year-old Daughter. She is a lover of a live music and our local PA wineries and is happiest when she can do both at same time.
Jessica holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Business Operations Manager: Elisa Tukeva
Gifted administrator. Multi-tasker. Community Builder. Elisa comes to LINC with a wide range of administrative skills cultivated in the education and human services industries. She brings that expertise to LINC to further the mission to recruit and retain talent from diverse backgrounds in the Lehigh Valley.
She is a graduate of Penn State University and a lifelong Lehigh Valley resident. In addition to spending time with her husband and two school-aged children, Elisa enjoys watching sports of all kinds, including both of her children’s soccer matches. She is an avid Penn State and Boston Bruins fan. Elisa is also active in her church community, where she serves as a children’s ministry volunteer.
DEI Program Manager: Kristina (Krissi) Echevarria
Krissi decided to move to the Lehigh Valley full-time in 2020 after years of visiting family and friends, and has come to appreciate the community and rich history of the region. They received their bachelor’s degree from University of California – Berkeley in social welfare and education prior to relocating to the Lehigh Valley. Krissi is passionate about community engagement and looks forward to opportunities to create greater networks of diverse talent in the Lehigh Valley. Krissi values community engagement and believes that community relationships are essential for professional success.
Client Services Manager: Terry Camilli
Terry Camilli has over 15 years with Air Products as a marketing professional. Her broad experience working in a diverse multi-cultural employee and customer base will aid her in her new role as Client Services Manager. She highly values relationships and actively seeks to build those with partners, clients, and colleagues. Terry’s passion for marketing and people drives her to deliver business results while balancing a keen ability to listen and advise, with a kind, pleasant, nature.
As a Lehigh Valley resident for over 30 years, Terry’s knowledge and connections in the valley will enable her to support new hires and their families transitioning into the region. Her enthusiasm, tenacity, and can-do attitude create an environment that fosters integration and team collaboration. She is excited about the opportunity to acclimate future LINC clients into our community.
Senior Community Transition Specialist: Teri Ahmad
Teri Ahmad began her career with LINC as a Client Services Representative. Her business communication skills and talent for managing logistics and operations were quickly recognized and she was promoted to Client Transition Specialist. Teri then has lived in the Lehigh Valley for over 20 years and raised two children here. Currently she resides in Hellertown Pennsylvania with husband. Teri’s knowledge of the area, surrounding communities and local resources has been an asset in helping incoming talent transition smoothly and integrate into the Lehigh Valley.
Prior to working for LINC, Teri was a well-known realtor and has long been connecting people to new opportunities and helping them to find homes and build lives in the Lehigh Valley. She is passionate about helping people relocate to the area and truly enjoys sharing her experiences and connecting her clients to community transition resources that will help them integrate into the community and learn more about the diverse culture of the Lehigh Valley.
Client Services Specialist: Gabby Hochfeld
Gabby moved to the Lehigh Valley from the Poconos to attend Moravian University in 2015 where she graduated with a degree in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She approaches her work with LINC from a perspective of accessibility, inclusion, and community which is influenced by her previous roles in event planning and community outreach at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown. As a longtime Pennsylvania resident, Gabby is excited to be a community connector for newcomers to the Lehigh Valley. She enjoys conversation and is always exploring what the greater Lehigh Valley has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her house plants, attempting new recipes, and doing arts & crafts.
Client Services Manager: Sue McDermott
Sue is a seasoned professional offering 30+ years of experience in Human Resources management, relationship building, coaching/mentoring, conflict resolution, staffing, and training. She specializes in assisting professionals and their families relocating and transitioning to the Lehigh Valley.
During her professional career, Sue’s family moved 16 times within the United States from the east coast to the west coast. Her goal is to give people the power and support to build ‘community’ to make their transition, both personally and professionally, a successful one.
Ambassador Program Coordinator: Virginia Oskin
Virginia Oskin joins the LINC Client Transition Services team with over 20 years of experience leading and working with local non-profits. She moved to the Lehigh Valley in 1999 with a freshly minted Executive MBA and corporate marketing and project management experience. She credits her passion for non-profits with the warm welcome she received from the very first volunteer meeting she attended. Not one to sit still, she jumped into the volunteer scene which allowed her to leverage her business skills and have a sense of purpose by working with volunteer organizations while raising her family.
She values the opportunity to make a positive impact for her community and give back, setting a positive role model for her girls. She has held several leadership roles with area non-profits including United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, YWCA Bethlehem, the Auxiliary of St. Luke’s University Health Network, and the Northampton County Medical Society Alliance. This background will serve her well as she prepares to re-launch LINC’s Volunteer Ambassador Program. Managing volunteers who share her passion for the area to welcome newcomers is a perfect fit for Virginia’s talents and community connections. When not working or volunteering, Virginia likes to be outdoors golfing, playing tennis or pickleball and walking on the rail trail.