Our Leadership

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley's executive team represent the mission of the organization through effective leadership, innovative programming, and compassionate service.

  • Dan Lombardo


    Daniel L. Lombardo has been President/CEO of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc. since 1988. He has a broad array of experience in human services; management; program assessment and development; and budget planning and development. Dan was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to the first-ever New Jersey Sentencing Policy Study Commission; was appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia to a mayoral Task Force on Management and Productivity; and was chosen by the Governor of New Jersey to serve as a member of the New Jersey Family Development Advisory Board and the New Jersey Parole Advisory Board. He was subsequently elected Chairman of the New Jersey Parole Advisory Board. Dan also has served as a N.J. gubernatorial appointee to the Asset Monitorization Task Force; the NJ Corrections Government Efficiency and Reform (GEAR) Commission; and the selection task force for the NJ Commissioner of Corrections. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) and serves at its Vice-Chair for North America. Dan is an alumnus of the prestigious Leadership New Jersey Program. He has been active with numerous professional and community organizations and has served in a number of public policy capacities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dan has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work in human services and community corrections, and has written numerous articles about these and related subjects. Dan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work,where he obtained his M.S.W. in Administration/Community Organization. He and his wife, Zulma, live in Camden County, NJ.

  • Patricia McKernan

    Chief Operating Officer

    Pat McKernan is a Chief Operating Officer for Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. Pat has been with Volunteers of America since 1996 and supervises all programs and services. Pat has been a social worker since 1990. She is President of the Reentry Coalition of New Jersey where she has served in leadership roles for more than 10 years. Pat was appointed by Governor Christie to the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners in 2014. Pat is a Leadership NJ Graduate from 2006. Pat has promoted the professional development of corrections practitioners through her efforts in coordinating the 2005 ICCA conference in Atlantic City NJ; the International Association of Re-entry’s Second Working Summit in 2007 in Baltimore MD; the Coalition of Community Corrections Providers of NJ’s Re-entry Conferences in 2007 and 2008, and the NJ American Correctional Association conferences in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the co-sponsored Mid Atlantic States Correctional Association and NJ Chapter American Correctional Association conference in 2015. She has been a certified Field Instructor for the Rutgers University School of Social Work since 1998. She is a licensed Social Worker who received her Bachelor of Arts from Trenton State College and her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. Pat also became a Commissioned Minister in 2006.

  • Steve Shultz

    Chief of Staff

    Steve Shultz is the Chief of Staff for Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. In this role, he is responsible for tracking legislative and regulatory priorities for the agency while monitoring important issues and political trends affecting service delivery on behalf Volunteers of America Delaware Valley and its clients. In addition to policy oversight, Steve oversees all development and communications functions pertaining to the organization's mission of service and marketing strategies throughout the tri-state area. In addition, Steve oversees all construction and maintenance issues related to VOADV operations. Prior to joining the agency, Steve served as South Jersey Director to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. There, he handled a wide range of issues affecting the region including environment, transportation, energy, appropriations, and homeland security. Steve previously served as Legislative Policy Director to N.J. Assemblyman Louis Greenwald. In that position, he focused on budget and appropriations, property taxes, auto insurance, and health care. Steve earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Rutgers University. He is active in his hometown and throughout South Jersey, and has worked and volunteered on many successful political campaigns at the local, county, state, and federal levels. Born and raised in Camden County, he lives in Pine Hill with his wife and two sons.

  • Chuck Kelly


    Chuck Kelly serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. He joined Volunteers of America in 2011. His current responsibilities include the management of the entire accounting and finance function of the organization. In addition, Chuck is responsible for managing relationships with various lending institutions, regulatory bodies, vendors and revenue sources. Prior to joining Volunteers of America, Chuck held numerous financial leadership roles in the senior living industry. These roles were for both for-profit and not-for-profit providers. Chuck has also been involved in project development and financing and has been involved in more than $500 million of tax-exempt municipal bond offerings. Chuck has also served in financial and accounting roles at Bristol Myers Squibb, Schlumberger and Arthur Andersen. Chuck has received his BS in Accounting and MBA in Finance from LaSalle University.

  • Owen McCabe

    VP of Acquistion and Development

    Mr. McCabe has been with VOADV since October 2011. He is responsible for spearheading all real estate development activities, in particular those that involved public subsidies, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs). He manages all land acquisitions, predevelopment site plan approvals, and project financing. Mr. McCabe oversees construction activities including managing design consultants, general contractors, and state agency approvals. Mr. McCabe is a graduate of LaSalle University and received his Masters degree from the University of Colorado.

  • Kathy White

    VP of Program Operations

    Kathy White is Vice President of Program Operations for Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. Kathy has been with Volunteers of America since 2004 and has served in various roles in the agency, including Assistant Director of Garrett House, Operations Coordinator and conducts a number of trainings. Kathy leads the Health & Safety committee and is an active member of Risk Management and CQI. Kathy earned her Bachelors degree from Thomas Edison State College and Volunteers of America Nonprofit Executive Program through University of Notre Dame. Kathy is a member of the National Organization for Human Services, Certified PREA auditor, Certified Investigator PA Department of Public Welfare, Member of Mid-Atlantic States Correctional Association and Epic facilitator for Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey. She is an expert in American Correctional Association and working with ex-offenders. Kathy is responsible for our Intellectual Disability Services and Behavioral Health Services in Philadelphia. Kathy is a native of South Jersey, where she enjoys time with her family. In her spare time she enjoys reading and working out. Her brightest and biggest accomplishment to date is being the mother of her son Christopher Michael. Kathy feels the best way to model her life is a quote by Mahatma Gandhi. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.