Meet Our Team

President

Rich Bevan

When did you start at Baker Industries? 2017
What is your role at Baker Industries? President
What do you like best about your job? Working day to day to help people work together, grow and succeed.
Before working at Baker Industries, what was the most interesting job you’ve had? Leading a national drug testing business that served large employers and major league sports.
What is your favorite part about working for Baker? The supportive and caring community of Baker participants, management, donors, volunteers and customers.

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Ritchie

When did you start at Baker Industries? 2013
What is your role at Baker Industries? Chief Financial Officer
What do you like best about your job? Working with the people in the program. I like to think that my primary role is that of a teacher, but I seem to learn more from participants than I teach.
Before working at Baker Industries, what was the most interesting job you’ve had? Working at IKEA. It was a great experience to be a part of a company that took Corporate Social Responsibility seriously before that term even existed.
What is your favorite part about working for Baker? The people!

Thought Leader

Beth Tiewater

When did you start at Baker Industries? 2011
What is your role at Baker Industries? Thought Leader
What do you like best about your job? Researching new and better ways our program can make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Before working at Baker Industries, what was the most interesting job you’ve had? Marketing manager for T.Y. Lin International, a bridge design firm in San Francisco. Our premier project was the retrofit of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was exciting work with a brilliant and diverse staff.
What is your favorite part about working for Baker? As nonprofits go, Baker is unusual in that we work in the same physical space as the people we serve. I love the daily interaction with participants!

Manager - Malvern Production

Kim Starkweather

  • When did you start at Baker Industries? 2001
  • What is your role at Baker Industries? Manager – Malvern Production
  • What do you like best about your job? Knowing that at the end of the day what we do here really matters, we make a difference. We are just one big Family!
  • Before working at Baker Industries, what was the most interesting job you’ve had? I was a cashier on the night shift at a Turkey Hill. I met a lot of “interesting” people.
  • What is your favorite part about working for Baker? The people! They make the day interesting; there is never a dull moment!
Manager - Communications and Outreach, Certified Recovery Specialist

Jackie Johnston

When did you start at Baker Industries? 2007
What is your role at Baker Industries? Manager – Communications and Outreach, Certified Recovery Specialist
What do you like best about your job? We have new challenges almost daily. Working with the team to solve whatever comes up is always rewarding.
Before working at Baker Industries, what was the most interesting job you’ve had? Paid job – scooping ice cream! Volunteer job – teaching decision making skills at the county prison.
What is your favorite part about working for Baker? When a former participant checks in with us and tells us about their promotion, buying a car, going back to school or graduating – things they couldn’t have dreamed of when they first arrived at Baker! The small successes are great, too, like the guy in our program who started running with the Couch to 5K program, stuck with it, and recently completed his first 5k race!

Manager - Philadelphia Production

Sergio Lebron

When did you start at Baker Industries? 2002
What is your role at Baker Industries? Manager – Philadelphia Production
What do you like best about your job? It allows you to feel like you are part of something beyond its mission statement.
Before working at Baker Industries, what was the most interesting job you’ve had? I used to work for Dietz and Watson Meat Co. as part of a maintenance crew. I learned various job skills and abilities to perform different tasks, from repairing industrial high coolers, to my favorite skill learned to date: forklift operation.
What is your favorite part about working for Baker? It challenges you and dares you to do better the next day, so I welcome it with a smile on my face knowing that, “Today, I will be challenged”.