LEHIGH VALLEY INTER REGIONAL NETWORKING & CONNECTING CONSORTIUM

LINC Team

President/COO: Katelyn 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 Administrator: 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.

Community Transition Specialist: 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.

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 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.