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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.
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.
Mara Holmgren, Program Director
Mara Holmgren is a mother and entrepreneur who worked in the fashion industry in New York City for 15 years before taking time off to raise her two young daughters. Community service has been a driving force for her from working at soup kitchens as a young adult to activist counseling for moms groups during the pandemic. Helping ease the acute needs and stress of new motherhood for others has been an imperative call.
Chris Anderson, Marketing Director
After life in the suburbs raising her four children, Chris returned to NYC six years ago thrilled to be re-immersed in the wonderful chaos of city life where a simple walk around the block can yield an abundance of stories. After a career supporting nonprofits and small businesses develop and share their stories, Chris is honored to be working with Moms for Moms as they bring their inspiring mission to life.
Marissa Westlake, Corporate Giving
Caroline Nguyen, Programming
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