Advancing moms into economic independence through education.
Cara Mann, Board Fellow
Senior National Corporate
Caitlin Cornwall, Director
Sr. Clinical Research Associate,
Founder and President,
Sitters Without Borders
Board of Advisors
Development, Sitters Without Borders
Glenn Griffin III, Director
San Francisco Police Dept
Roman Hradysky, Director
Third Party Logistics Group
Yasmin Soraya, Director
Independent Economic Development Consultant and CPA
Ellen Bruce, Director
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
Academic Coordinator, Harvard University
Dr. Mary Oleskiewicz
Associate’s Professor, UMass Boston
Dr. Kathleen O’Neal
Director of Single Stop, Bunker Hill Community College
CEO & Founder, FreeBird
Operations Manager, Twin Rivers Tech
Guest Speaker, Harvard Extension School
Lisa R. Carter
Director of Single Stop, Roxbury Community College
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
" 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
Operations, Sitters Without Borders