Human Resources Department

Kristen Kelsch-Cordes

Human Resources Director


Betsy Wendel

Director of Policy

In May, 1981, Betsy completed her Social Work internship supporting individuals in an ARC group home and graduated with a BA in Social Work. Due to enjoying her work with the individuals, she applied for a Direct Support Professional position with Kelsch Associates, Inc. NJ. Betsy started working there in May, 1981 in a group home. At the time, the Agency provided service to individuals in only 2 group homes. With mandated depopulation of institutions, the Agency expanded its support to many more individuals in many locations in NJ, providing opportunities to promote staff development and a career ladder. Over the years, Betsy had the opportunity to support the individuals in many positions i.e. Assistant Resident Manager, Resident Manager, Program Director, Coordinator of Operational Services and Assistant Executive Director. Earning her MSW during her early years in the company enhanced her administrative experience. From February, 2015 to August, 2019, she served as the Executive Director in Kelsch Associates, Inc. PA. In September, 2019, Betsy moved into another position as Director of Policy and Procedure.

When she first started in 1981, Betsy did not know what her career plans were except for Social Work. She stayed because of the vision of our founder, Jim Kelsch. He created our Philosophy of being Individual Oriented and promoted a family like setting. The past and current Board of Directors have and continue to foster the rich tradition of providing family like support that was started 42 years ago.

Pascale Brown

Human Resources Manager

Sarah Rodriguez

Human Resources/Payroll Assistant

Sarah joined Kelsch Associates, Inc. in August 2021 as the Human Resource/Payroll Assistant. She graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in December 2019 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. After graduating, she moved down to Florida to participate in the Disney College Program. It was during her program where she decided that she wanted to pursue a business orientated career. At Kelsch Associates, Inc. she gets the best of both worlds by being involved in a business that is human service orientated.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys being with her family and friends, blogging, and traveling. In August of 2019, she participated in a Clinical and Ancient Psychology Program abroad in India for two weeks which is the farthest she has traveled thus far.

Tiffany Govan

Administrative Assistant

Tiffany recently started working as an Administrative Assistant in our reception area. She attended Indian University of Pennsylvania and Delaware County Community College. Tiffany is blessed with twin’s, a boy and girl, who are three years old. She has a passion for helping others and learning new things. Tiffany is thrilled to be a part of the Kelsch Team!