Chef Bill Casaceli has worked with the Kellyn Foundation since 2012 as a school program presenter, school garden coordinator and as the foundation’s Head Chef. He received his Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Northampton Community College, followed by experience in local senior citizen communities as well as at KidsPeace Children’s Hospital. He also worked as a Chef Consultant in the Lehigh Valley, more notably with a twice award winning catering company where he focused on the company’s health care line of meals.
Bill’s focus on personal nutrition studies started in the mid 1990’s to help deal with “life’s changes” and a demanding corporate management life style. This education married well with a culinary interest that started in “Mom’s kitchen” and followed with years of culinary work experience while attending school as a teenager and young adult.
Prior to his culinary focus, Bill’s background comes from an education and 40 year career in health care with a focus on laboratory medicine and biomedical engineering, including a 30 year specialty in Hematology.
Bill now looks forward to an exciting future with the Kellyn Foundation as we expand our reach with the Eat Real Food Mobile Market and the health focused kitchen being established at our Wellness Center located in Tatamy, PA.
Amanda Grega Chef
Chef Amanda Grega joined the Kellyn Foundation in 2017 as one of the foundation’s chefs. She is also a healthy lifestyle educator for the Kellyn school programs, a mobile market staff member and assists with maintaining the school gardens. She received her Associate’s Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Bachelors Degree in Applied Food Studies from The Culinary Institute of America.
Amanda is looking forward to a fulfilling future with the Kellyn Foundation, especially with the establishment of a Micro Food Hub at our Wellness Center in Tatamy, PA. The goal for this unique kitchen is to bring together local farmers, healthy foods, and the residents of the Lehigh Valley to improve the health and vitality of our surrounding community.
In addition to working with the Kellyn Foundation, Amanda is the Event Coordinator for Llantrisant Retreat & Wellness Center. Working directly with the center’s clients, she manages all aspects of their special events, from conception to clean up. Amanda’s leadership, energy, and education foster strong relationships and connections in all aspects of the job.
Sean McGeehan Healthy Lifestyle Educator
Coach Sean McGeehan is a certified Health Coach and has been with the Kellyn Foundation since 2013. Coach Sean is one of the healthy lifestyle educators for the Kellyn school programs, he is also avidly involved with the Eat Real Food mobile market.
Coach Sean’s journey to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle began while he was battling an autoimmune disease for many years. While working within the traditional health care system, and with an ever-growing list of prescription medications, Coach Sean became determined to find his way clear of his medical struggles. After some time of independent research he decided to formalize his passion and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City to become a certified Health Coach.
As a certified Health Coach, Sean now brings his training and enthusiasm to both the Kellyn Foundation and private pursuits. Sean now counsels people working to make healthy lifestyle changes. He also provides support for small business programs, speaks at motivational engagements, and educational seminars where he shares his story in hopes to encourage others to change their lifestyles for the better.
Coach Sean currently lives in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania with two children, spending his free time lost in music performance or in a pair of sneakers preparing for his next marathon. Coach Sean moonlights as student Sean, continuing his education to bring the most current health and nutrition information to his clients and Kellyn.