About Moms for Moms
When women support each other, incredible things happen
Founded in the Spring of 2014 by Danielle Krupa and a group of like-minded mothers, Moms for Moms started simply as a pay-it-forward initiative for single mothers in need. While we have evolved in many ways since then, our original approach remains the same. We are mothers supporting mothers. We are a community of women providing care and support to other women.
What We Do:
Moms for Moms supports single mothers living in poverty by providing diapers, wipes, infant clothing, baby bottles, blankets, feminine care products, self-care items and more through our distribution of postpartum recovery and newborn care packages to our partner agencies. For the past 6 years, Moms for Moms has served thousands of single mothers across New York City. Knowing that in the first few months of your child’s life you won’t have to choose between buying diapers, feminine care products or feeding yourself, a new mother can focus on the other important aspects of her life, including work, school, and above all, creating a loving and secure attachment to her newborn baby.
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 lives in Back Bay, Boston (after 20 years in NYC) 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. She is a culinary professional specializing in health & wellness with a background in healthcare research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College.
Roberta Parrino-Clinton, Program Director
Roberta recently joined the Moms for Moms NYC team as Director of Programs. She is dedicated to helping and empowering women through her community activism and professional endeavors. She has spent over a decade of her professional life in Corporate America in marketing and strategy roles in the financial services and technology industries before transitioning to helping non-profits and women owned small businesses.
Roberta has her MBA from the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation from the University of Connecticut.
In her spare time this native New Yorker enjoys learning about different cultures through food and travel with her husband and two sons, reading, baking specialty cakes, and working out.
Hanna Zrihen, Strategic Consultant
After a career in management consulting in London, Hanna worked for the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit organization that responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. For the last two years, she developed the startup “zoulat” to help online retailers make donations with each purchase.
As a new mom, Hanna can’t bear the idea of a mother going through giving birth without the security and support she needs. She knows small actions can make a big difference in people’s life, and that’s why she’s thrilled to be a part of Moms for Moms.
Wa Phung, Accounting
Samantha Jensen, Office Manager
Samantha is a recent graduate of New York University where she studied Art History and Studio Art. She continues to work on her art while applying to law school in the area of public interest.
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