Meet the team!
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Niki Kulp, LCSW
Program Director 
(she/her or they/them pronouns)
Nicolette (Niki) is a Clinical Social Worker from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Niki's desire to serve the LGBT+ community began while she was an undergraduate studying psychology at Arcadia University. As a Montgomery County native, Niki was acutely aware of the lack of resources and support for the LGBT+ community in her county and it became her dream to be part of the solution. She completed her thesis on Identity Development of Gender and Sexual Minorities and went on to study Clinical Social Work at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. While there, she interned with Mazzoni Center's counseling program in Philadelphia and graduated in 2016. Niki feels privileged to be a part of such rewarding work with a team of such wonderful and talented humans. She will continue to focus her passions for service, social justice, and mental health and wellness toward the goal of increasing support for the LGBT+ individuals of the Philadelphia suburbs.
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Josh Blakesley
Executive Director of
The Welcome Project PA
(he/him pronouns)
Josh grew up in the Midwest before completing a B.A. in Theatre at Northwestern College [IA] and a Masters of Divinity [M.Div.] at Princeton Theological Seminary [NJ]. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ [UCC], Josh has lived and worked in Iowa, Philadelphia, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Michigan. Currently, he is Pastor of Love In Action UCC, an open and affirming congregation featured in a Vox Media episode of Divided States of Women with Liz Plank and in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Josh has 20+ years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in various intra and interfaith settings. Josh is a fellow of Interfaith Philadelphia, designing and coordinating HS and University student groups for interfaith immersion service-learning weeks, called “Alternative Break Interfaith Encounters.” Josh also co-facilitates “How to be an Interfaith Ally” trainings for Philly Peace Day and recently, in Toronto at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He also performs regularly with the dinner theatre company, Without a Cue Productions, and has developed theatre arts curriculum for use in religious and secular settings. Josh also enjoys playing basketball, strumming on the guitar, traveling, learning languages, or making strange and funny faces. He lives in Center City Philly with his life and laugh partner María Elena.
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Aimee Goldsmith
Assistant Director
(she/her or they/them pronouns)
Aimee is a professional artist with a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts. She spent three years as a 3D Printer technician for a local company, two years as a machine shop technician for the University of Pennsylvania, and five years working as a tooling/sculpting/mold making & casting technician for Lenox Corporation. Here, she took advanced courses in SolidWorks and designed and printed 3D parts for figurine and ornament models.
In her spare time, she helped to co-found SAGA Community Center and has been integral in program development, planning, implementation, web design, and marketing. She also assisted with building SAGA's Queer Library and serves on SAGA’s Advisory Board for The Welcome Project PA. Her other interests include vacationing in the Poconos, hiking the Wissahickon, and crafting handmade wooden jewelry &  other commissioned artwork. She enjoys live music, outdoor festivals, DIY projects, and spending time with her loved ones.