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. 

What We Do: 

Moms for Moms supports single mothers in need through the assembly & distribution of our signature postpartum recovery and newborn care packages. Our care packages are filled with the essentials a new mother needs most after childbirth, including diapers, wipes, infant clothing, baby bottles, blankets, feminine care products, hygiene items and more. 

To date, Moms for Moms has served thousands of single mothers across New York City that are often the victims of abuse, homelessness, job loss and financial uncertainty. Knowing that in the first few months of your child’s life you won’t have to choose between buying diapers for your baby 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. 

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

Our Team: 

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.

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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. 

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. 

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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.

Advisors: 

Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman, Attorney & Arts Advocate

 

Cara Belvin, Founder & Executive Director EmpowerHer