Foundation Staff

Thomas Kelly, Jr. | CFO

Office: (570) 207-3731, Ext. 303

Cell: (570) 575-8363

Thomas Kelly has spent the past seven years providing financial management leadership for Moses Taylor Foundation. No stranger to the Foundation’s mission of improving the health of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Thomas previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Community Medical Center and for the Moses Taylor Health Care System. Prior to that he held administrative positions at an academic medical center in the state of Georgia. When Thomas is not working, you’ll likely to find him playing golf, reading, and mentoring young professionals in the pursuit of their goals.

Christine Marcos | Senior Program Officer

Office: (570) 207-3731, Ext. 304

Cell: (570) 904-1164

In her role as Senior Program Officer for Moses Taylor Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives, Christine Marcos pursues her passion every day working with partners to develop, implement, and evaluate the Foundation’s strategy and interventions in the areas of Preventing Older Adult Isolation and Expanding School-Based Health. She cites her family’s values around hard work and helping others as inspiring her love for community and leading to her interest in pursuing a career in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.  She previously served in roles with United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.  After ten years in the field, Christine describes her current role at the Foundation as her “dream job.”  The creative, developmental nature of the work fits well with her passion for learning new things, and she also thinks that nothing beats the fulfillment of engaging in community-level efforts to improve health in the region where she was born and raised. 

Dr. Mary Sewatsky | Interim President and CEO

Office: (570) 207-3731, Ext. 302

Dr. Sewatsky began as Interim President/CEO on August 2, 2021.

Dr. Sewatsky received a BS degree in biology and chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She returned to the area to participate in the newly formed Scranton/Temple Internal Medicine Residency Program and served as chief resident in her last year of training. She was appointed Director of Emergency Medicine at Moses Taylor Hospital where she served in that capacity from 1985 to 2011. She is currently employed by Community Health Systems at Moses Taylor Hospital and serves as the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer and Patient Safety Officer. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACEP.

Dr. Sewatsky served as a member of the boards of directors of the Scranton/Temple Residency Program, the Moses Taylor Health Care System, the Rural Stroke Initiative, and the Task Force on Health Care at the University of Scranton. She currently serves on the boards of directors of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and NEPA Emergency Medical Services. She is also an affiliate faculty member of The Commonwealth Medicine College. Dr. Sewatsky volunteers at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Scranton and her parish’s Care and Concern Health Clinic in Pittston.


Jeff Smith | Senior Program Officer

Office: (570) 207-3731, Ext. 306

Cell: (570) 904-1077

As Senior Program Officer, Jeff Smith oversees Community Responsive Grants and Capacity Building Investments aimed at fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of improving the health of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Bringing years of non-profit, compliance, and grant writing skills to his current role, Jeff helps prospective grantees navigate the application process, offers technical guidance, and works closely with community partners to develop strong and sustainable projects and collaborations. Immediately before joining Moses Taylor Foundation, Jeff was an Affordable Care Act subject matter expert working with an organization contracted under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to that, Jeff’s experience includes work with combating homelessness for persons living with HIV and AIDS, and affordable housing and homeless assistance programs. Aspects of this role that Jeff enjoys most include helping to develop stronger organizations, advocating for collecting and implementing feedback from those we aim to serve, and promoting stronger board governance.

Ellen Stevens | Operations and Grants Manager

Office: (570) 207-3731, Ext. 301

Cell: (570) 904-0019

As Operations and Grants Manager of Moses Taylor Foundation, Ellen Stevens coordinates office operations, procedures, resources and special events. In addition, Ellen assists in grantmaking and accounting activities and is responsible for processing all grant agreements and disbursements. Before joining the Foundation, Ellen held various leadership positions within Voluntary Action Center of Lackawanna County. After three decades working for a nonprofit service organization, Ellen appreciates the opportunity to now assist other nonprofits with enhancing their work.

Ellen has served on several local and state boards and committees and is currently a member of the Lackawanna County Interagency Council, NEPA Aging Network Alliance and PEAK Grantmakers. Ellen feels her people skills and attention to detail are a perfect fit for the Foundation and truly enjoys being part of a dedicated, inspiring and fun team!

Capacity Building Older Adult Isolation Responsive Grantmaking