Meet Our Staff

Executive Director

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Sarah became Executive Director at Parents Helping Parents in February 2019 after serving for several years as a board member, volunteer, and interim Executive Director. Early in her career, she was a Manager at the Pine Street Inn, providing support services to mentally ill women with a history of homelessness. More recently, she was an inter-faith chaplain at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She graduated from Creighton University with a BSW and went on to earn her Master’s in Theological Studies focusing on Social Ethics and Pastoral Care from Boston College (formerly Weston School of Theology).

Sarah has four adult children and in her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cooking with her family, and walking Lola, her family's cockapoo.

Director of Parent Support Groups 
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Heather Hernandez

Heather joined Parents Helping Parents in the Spring of 2022.  She brings twenty years of experience working with children and families in the Greater Boston area as a Clinical Social Worker.  After earning her Master's in Social Work with a Certificate in Group Work from Boston University in 2006, she has taken on leadership roles in many settings including community centers for urban youth, outpatient mental health clinics, adolescent residential treatment programs, and homeless shelters.  Her expertise is in trauma-informed work with children and their families with a special emphasis on high-risk youth, single parents, and survivors of domestic violence. 

 

Heather is a mom to three amazing children and a menagerie of animals.  In her sparest of spare time, she enjoys finger painting, baking things her kids refuse to eat, and playing Minecraft.

Program Manager (Salesforce Administrator)
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Lalita joined the Parents Helping Parents in 2006 after a successful career at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF Nepal). She has an extensive background in program management, administration, and Salesforce while playing a major role in developing and launching new systems. She is a certified Salesforce Administrator and holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the Heller School at Brandeis University in Waltham MA.

 

In her personal time, Lalita enjoys volunteering, swimming and playing tennis. Volunteering gives her the chance to not only work with families and parents, but to also gain hands-on experience that will help shape her professional goals.
 

Director of Parental Stress Line

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Kimberlee joined Parents Helping Parents in 2020. Prior to joining the team, she served as a Program Manager for international high school students where she found, trained, and supported their host families.  Acting as a liaison between parents overseas and the students living in the U.S., she followed students’ academic progress and worked with their teachers to keep them on track while handling all issues, concerns, problems, and emergencies 24/7. She also served as the Executive Director of an after-school program for at-risk youth where she provided academic support and important life skill trainings while managing program volunteers, planning activities and sourcing impactful guest speakers.

 

Kimberlee’s passion is spending time with her family; she has two young adult daughters and four young nieces that bring her pure joy! 

Development Coordinator
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Jessica or Jess joined Parents Helping Parents in the early summer of 2022. She brings nearly a decade of experience working with nonprofit organizations. Whether tackling fundraising, operations, social media, programs or administration, she is happy to help make sure nonprofits like Parents Helping Parents run smoothly and thrive. She has a BA in Political Science from Hunter College, an MPA from John Jay University, and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from MIT. Her truest passion lies in fundraising and program work. 

 

Jessica also likes to spend lots of time with her eight year old cat, watch football when it is finally in season, try out local restaurants, and travel whenever possible. 

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