Our Staff

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Molly Clifford
Executive Director


Molly joined PVS in 2020 after spending much of her career in local government in her hometown of Rochester, NY, with an emphasis on neighborhood empowerment and public health and safety.  While serving on the Rochester City Council, she was a partner in a small training company that worked with high-risk populations on fire safety and injury prevention.  She currently lives in Philadelphia and visits at the Federal Detention Center.

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Emily Cashell-DeSilva
Administrative Coordinator


Emily joined PVS in 2018 after years of working with people in Philadelphia that were returning home after periods of incarceration. She holds bachelor's degrees in Criminology and Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and certificates in Nonprofit Administration and Fundraising from LaSalle University's Nonprofit Center. In addition to being a staff member, she visits people incarcerated at FDC Philadelphia. She lives in northeast Philadelphia with her spouse, two dogs, and two cats. 

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Jennifer Whitton
Visitor Coordinator


Jennifer joined PVS in 2022, contributing 6 years of experience in Evidenced Based Program design and implementation as well as leadership in care and treatment in various correctional settings.
She graduated from the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work and is licensed in motivational interviewing (MI), certified in assessing criminogenic needs, and adept at targeting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Interventions empirically shown to reduce recidivism. The experience of working one on one with Returning Citizens has given her unique insight into the criminogenic risks and barriers facing incarcerated individuals.
Her passion is utilizing  MI to increase intrinsic motivation to facilitate lasting behavior changes to improve re-entry outcomes for Returning Citizens.
She currently lives in Georgia with her 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter and their menagerie of pets—including several ball pythons, a dog, and a rabbit.