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Aaron Nickie

Resident Director

As of Fall 2023, Aaron Nickie joined Radnor A Better Chance as Resident Director, filling the shoes of Jon and Shellie Marshall. Originally from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Aaron moved to this area to attend Eastern University where he earned a B.S. with a concentration in Biology and Environmental Science, and Minorsin Chemistry and Political Science. He is currently teaching Biology and Chemistry in Kensington and also serves as baseball coach for their high school team, in addtion to holding a full-time research role in oncology and hematology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has plans to attend St. Joseph’s University this Fall to obtain his Masters in Cellular Molecular Biology. He is passionate about healthcare, childcare, biomedical research, retail, and politics.

Angela Alquiros


Angela is excited to return to the ABC house as a resident tutor after serving as a house monitor during the 2020-2021 school year. She graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Spanish. She is certified to teach students from PreK-4. She assists the scholars with their foreign language and English language work during study hall. In her free time, Angela enjoys creating art, doing yoga, reading, and going thrifting. You can also find her serving coffee at Gryphon Cafe down the street. 

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BRENDA Johnson

House Chef

Brenda Johnson is starting her fourth year at Radnor ABC as the House Chef.  Born in South Carolina, Brenda decided to move up to the Coatesville/Downingtown area in 1983 after graduating high school because she fell in love with the area when she would visit family during the summer and “wanted a change” from life in SC. Brenda has spent most of her career in the restaurant and food service industry — catering, kitchen prep, food service, and lead chef. We are lucky to have her at the Radnor ABC House! Brenda has two grown children, Ashley and Ray, Jr. When not working at the Malvern Retreat House or Radnor ABC, Brenda enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, movies, walks in the park, church, bible study, and occasionally hosting parties.