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Why We Do What We Do:
"Becoming a mother is the hardest job in the world, even if you have everything. Imagine if you had nothing."
~ Danielle Krupa
Danielle Krupa, Founder & Executive Director
Raised by a single mother that worked 3 jobs while simultaneously putting herself through school, Danielle Krupa experienced firsthand the hardship a mother faces when she doesn’t have financial security. This served as her inspiration in starting Moms for Moms once she became a mother herself. And it continues to serve as her motivation in providing new and expecting mothers the critical items needed most after childbirth.
Danielle spends her time between NYC and the Berkshires with her husband and 2 young daughters. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in Psychology from The City University of New York. Prior to establishing Moms for Moms, she worked in healthcare research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, and more recently as a culinary professional specializing in health & wellness.
Vicky Leonard, Director of Operations
Vicky is a native New Yorker and mother of two. She holds an M.A. in Art Therapy and has worked in a variety of settings throughout New York. In addition to her work with Moms for Moms, Vicky serves as an advocate for children in the foster care system while also working to reunify families whose children are currently in the foster care system.
Deanna Lowe, Program Coordinator
Deanna Lowe currently works in Broadcast News and moved to New York after completing her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. She will be applying to law school with a focus on public interest and civil rights. In addition to her work with Moms for Moms, Deanna works as a volunteer social media content creator with Common Start Coalition helping to advocate for affordable and accessible high-quality early education in Massachusetts. She also serves as a volunteer with New York City Relief as a writer to help spread awareness and educate the community on homelessness in New York City.
Susan Miller, Program Distribution Director
Susan is a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. She holds a J.D. and M.P.H. from Columbia University and has spent the past fifteen years of her career working in New York City's not-for-profit sector in legal, policy and volunteer positions focusing on public health.
Marissa Westlake, Corporate Giving
Wa Phung, Accounting
Board of Directors:
Lauren Costa, Ph.D., Founding Member, Secretary
Lauren Costa is the mother of three young boys. She has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology specializing in animal behavior and sleep, yet can't seem to get her children to stay in bed past 5am. A native of Boston, she has lived in New York City for almost 20 years, and enjoys escaping to nature whenever she can.
Maya Rom Korin, Ph.D., Founding Member
Maya Korin is a New York City native and mom of two boys. She is a public health educator and researcher focusing on health literacy and social determinants of health. Outside of the classroom and the playground, you can find her at a barre or yoga class, trying to find some calm in her crazy wonderful city.
Lindsey Page, Founding Member
Lover of good food and travel, Lindsey Page has called NYC her home for over 16 years. She is the mother of three boys with a penchant for volunteering and doing her part to better the world.
Katie Galvin, Founding Member
Hailing from Virginia, Katie is happy to have called NYC home for the past several years. Her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer informed her decision to become a middle school teacher. But her current job is the toughest and most rewarding one yet: being a mom to her three small kids.
Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman, Attorney & Arts Advocate
Cara Belvin, Founder & Executive Director EmpowerHer