Advancing moms into economic independence through education.

Cara Mann, Board Fellow

Senior National Corporate 

Partnership Manager

Caitlin Cornwall, Director
Sr. Clinical Research Associate,

Corbus Pharmaceuticals

Oksana Hradyska
Founder and President, 

Sitters Without Borders

Board of Advisors

Chynna Lewis
Development, Sitters Without Borders

Glenn Griffin III, Director
Police Agent,

San Francisco Police Dept

Roman Hradysky, Director
Senior Manager,

Third Party Logistics Group

Yasmin Soraya, Director

Independent Economic Development Consultant and CPA

Ellen Bruce, Director

Senior Fellow,

Umass Boston

 Board of Directors

Samuel Batchelder, Esq.
         Retired NPO Consultant, Executive Service Corps of New England
         Former Partner, Goodwin Procter

Dr. Robert Hill
            Founder and Sr. Coach, Match Beyond of Match Education

Kimberly Gulko
            Academic Coordinator, Harvard University

Dr. Mary Oleskiewicz
            Associate’s Professor, UMass Boston

Dr. Kathleen O’Neal
          Director of Single Stop, Bunker Hill Community College

Ethan Bernstein
            CEO & Founder, FreeBird

Nigel Kheng
            Operations Manager, Twin Rivers Tech
            Guest Speaker, Harvard Extension School

Lisa R. Carter
            Director of Single Stop, Roxbury Community College

Mojdeh Barros
            Management Consultant to Nonprofits, Executive Services Corps of New                         England
          Sr. Project Manager at INSYS Group, Inc.

Lauren A. Trippodi
            Academic Planning Coordinator, Teacher’s Bookshelf

Zoe N. Anetakis
            Executive Director, TUGG

Liza M. Nascembeni
         Associate Director of MBA Community Standards, Harvard Business School

Jessica Von Goeler, Director

Project Manager, 

PAREXEL International


" When I was studying biochemistry in college, I saw many students coming to class with their babies. Sometimes there were strollers in the classroom and when we had lab, moms found acquaintances to watch their children in the cafeteria for a few hours. These young women were intelligent and competent, but of course, after struggling with childcare for a while, they dropped their studies.

I had babysat throughout high school and college, so it was obvious to me how a single mom in the Boston area wouldn’t be able to make ends meet, raise a child and on top of that, attend college. Partially from my own babysitting experience, I realized what these moms needed to complete their degree - a few babysitting  hours so they can go to class – for free, at their home, by a trusted babysitter. No strings attached.

I gave it a try. Immediately there were Sitters interested in giving 4 hours a week of their time, to help low-income moms and play with kids every week. And there were many mothers eager to receive our services. Organization protocols were developed and systems set up. Over 3 years, 45 families, a long waiting list and a great reputation later, Sitters Without Borders continues to meet the requests of women who are reaching towards their economic independence.

                                             - Oksana Hradyska,  Founder

Note from Founder

Carolina Traynor
Operations, Sitters Without Borders

The Team