Tim 150x150Tim Williams – Executive Director

Tim Williams is a retired Army Special Forces Colonel with over thirty years of active duty service.  Tim is a combat wounded Veteran and holds the Combat Infantryman’s badge with Star with service in DESERT SHIELD/STORM, Somalia and multiple tours in Iraq.  He has extensive service throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Central Asia States. Tim joined the Veteran’s Multi-Service Center as the Executive Director in September 2014.  He has Masters degrees from Louisiana State University, the University of Canberra in Australia and the United States Army War College, and is a member of the Arkansas Veterans Hall of Fame.

Lincoln 150x150Lincoln Strehle – Deputy Executive Director, Business Operations

The son of a Vietnam Veteran and grandson of a WWII Veteran, Lincoln started his career at VMC in 2003 after completing his B.S. degree in Management Information Systems at Cabrini College.  Lincoln currently oversees agency development and support (grants, foundation support, fundraising, partnerships).  In 2011, Lincoln received the U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Veteran Advocate of the Year award. 

CharlieForshee 150x150Charlie Forshee - Deputy Executive Director, Services

Charlie Forshee is a retired Army Infantry Lieutenant Colonel with over twenty-one years of active duty service. Charlie holds the Combat Infantryman's badge with Star for service as an infantryman in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has extensive service throughout Europe and the Middle East. Prior to coming to this organization, Charlie worked seven years overseas as a program and portfolio manager of several contracted military assistance programs. Charlie joined the Veteran's Multi-Service Center as the Director of Regional Supportive Services in May, 2016. He has Masters of Military Arts and Science degree from the Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies and a Bachelor's of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Sandy Miller – Director of Homeless Veterans Residential Services

A Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era, Sandy joined VMC in 1997 as the Program Coordinator for LZ II Transitional Residence. In 2010, she was promoted to Director of Homeless Veterans Residential Services, overseeing all operations of VMC’s transitional housing programs.  Additionally Sandy was appointed to the VA Secretary's Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans in 2003 and she is currently the Chair of the Vietnam Veterans of America National Homeless Veterans Committee.

Kathleen Salerno – Director of Housing

Kathleen is responsible for VMC’s housing programs and homeless services, including program development and implementation.  Kathleen also serves as a member on the City of Philadelphia’s Continuum of Care “McKinney Strategic Committee”, providing planning and oversight on all of the City’s homeless funding and projects.  Prior to becoming the Director of Housing, Kathleen was in charge of VMC's Employment and Training programs with responsibilities for training development and program coordination.  Kathleen has been a member of the PVMSEC staff since 1993.

Trish 150x150Patricia Burke – Director of Business Management

Trish began her career at VMC in 2001. In 2012, she assumed the role of Director of Business Management, responsible for financial operations as well as internal controls. Her duties also include human resources, banking and insurance.


Debby Derricks - Director of Development

Debby serves the organization in a dual capacity by managing communications and development efforts, specifically, event management and corporate partnerships. Her past work includes political campaign management, communications consulting and strategic marketing. She holds a BA in Political Science and Psychology from New York University and a Certificate in Politics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Anonymous - Philadelphia, PA

"I am the wife of a Viet Nam Veteran. My husband started going to PVMSEC 10 years ago for help. No mere words could ever express how much his life and in turn our family life has changed for the better in those years. I am and always will be grateful for the wonderful care he has received at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center & Education Center."

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