Tammy Aupperle is a strategic, nonprofit leader that brings more than 25 years of experience in organizational management, fundraising, strategy, project management, and scaling organizations.
Before joining Jeremiah’s Place, Tammy was Director of Global Strategy for the National Center of Arts & Technology, an affiliate organization of Manchester Bidwell Corporation. She was also Principal of TB Aupperle Consulting, a philanthropy consulting practice that advances social change in the foundation, corporate responsibility, the nonprofit sector, and international development. Before launching TB Aupperle Consulting, Tammy served as the Chair of the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation, a corporate foundation supporting local, national, and international programming. She managed global grantmaking focusing on nutrition, diversity, and healthy communities.
Tammy has a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She actively volunteers and serves on the Best of the Batch Foundation and Wesley Family Services boards of directors. She resides in Washington County, PA, with her husband and daughter.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Family Empowerment Coordinator
Jillian Long is an adaptable and creative professional who loves to go on adventures. She has always known that she has wanted to help children and families, and she quickly fell in love with the mission at Jeremiah’s Place. Jillian joined Jeremiah’s Place as a student intern in 2014, and was hired on as a Therapeutic Childcare Staff following her graduation. As the Family Empowerment Coordinator, Jillian is the primary contact for Jeremiah’s Place families as they are seeking emergency childcare, completing intakes and updates and scheduling for the center. She also works with community agencies to educate them about our services and how to make proper referrals to our program.
Jillian holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Carlow University. She is a native of Ligonier, PA. She loves to spend time with her nieces and her pet cat. She likes to playing video games, watching foreign television shows and movies, and traveling all over the world.
“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead she has leadership skills.”- Sheryl Sandberg
Finance and Administration Manager
She previously served as Finance Manager at the United Methodist Church Union and Finance Secretary for United Electric Radio and Machine Workers of America Local Chapter 667.
She is super excited to work at Jeremiah’s Place!
McKenzie is a caring and dedicated individual who values the opportunity to lend a helping hand to those that need it, something she is able to do at Jeremiah’s Place.
McKenzie started as a Therapeutic Childcare staff member in 2020 and was promoted to Development Manager after graduating in 2022. As the Development Manager, she sources funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations, plans events, and manages social media.
McKenzie has her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Public Service with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, and a certificate in Managing Health Services, Programs, and Projects. She is currently attending Pitt for her Master of Public Administration with a major in Public and Nonprofit Management.
As a Pittsburgh native, she considers herself a proud Yinzer. In her free time, McKenzie enjoys baking, cooking, walking on local trails, and snuggling her dog, Barkley.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Melissa Messman is an empathetic and nurturing leader at Jeremiah’s Place. Starting in 2020 as a student intern, Melissa also worked as a Therapeutic Childcare Staff during the weekday shift and helped lead the team during that time. She provides day-to-day management of our childcare program. She values her time at Jeremiah’s Place, as she is able to be connected and nurturer the world’s next generation. She believes all children need education and skills for them to become resilient adults, and she wants to make sure all children can thrive, helping them grow mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Melissa has her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies from Ohio University. She is a resident of Dravosburg, PA. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her fiancé, two dogs, and bunny. Melissa loves to travel to new cities and beaches, and she loves to take on new house projects.
“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.”- Jesse Jackson