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Aid for Friends is now known as Caring for Friends

Our staff

The team of Caring for Friends™ keeps the organization running smoothly and efficiently. They are here to help make sure volunteers have the resources they need to support our clients. Feel free to reach out to our staff at any time by calling 215-464-2224 or email

Leadership Team

Vincent Schiavone, Chair & CEO

Larry Welsch, Interim Executive Director

Geoff Walker, Chief Operating Officer

Abdellah Abdul Qawi, Head Chef/Kitchen Manager & Executive Director of Muslims Serve

Regional coordinators

Coordinators help organize visitors, resources, and activities in each area of the Philadelphia region. They often visit people who are candidates for the services of Caring for Friends to determine how we can help. There are 1 to 2 coordinators assigned to each county in the Philadelphia region.

Our Board of Directors