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Aid for Friends is now known as Caring for Friends

Board of directors

The Caring for Friends™ board of directors draws from the business, social services, and religious communities of the greater Philadelphia area.

Executive Chair

Vincent J. Schiavone
Entrepreneur and Chief Executive of the Board


Anne Healy Ayella
Retired Assistant Director, Nutritional Development Services

Charlene Spencer Baylis
Corrections Officer, Philadelphia Prison System

James Delaney
CEO, JD Capital, Inc.

Rev. Msgr. John Jagodzinski, MA
Parochial Vicar (Senior Priest), St. Pius X Catholic Church

Deacon James Mahoney
Permanent Deacon, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Henry Rossi
Retired Executive, Accenture

Anthony S. Urbanski
Retired truck driver

Director Emeritus

Anne Murry Hileman
Senior Program Officer, Connelly Foundation

Frank McCann
Retired Administrator, Senior Adult Services, Catholic Social Services

Dr. Michael Schiavone
Caring for Friends co-founder and retired dentist

Our History