Board of Directors


Staffing consists of an Executive Director, Program Director, Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, four lead teachers, two teacher assistants, and approximately thirty volunteers. The staff child ratio is one-staff/two infants, one-staff/five toddlers, and one-staff/seven preschoolers, plus the several classroom volunteers.

  • Laura Bowen

    Executive Director
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    Laura has served as Executive Director of Mom's House since 2008. She holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Finance and Economics from Towson University in Maryland. Previous experience includes Assistant Director of Financial Aid at SUNY Broome Community College

  • Judith Murphy

    Program Administrator
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    Judy has been the Program Director at Mom's House since 1992. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Misericordia University and has several years of classroom experience as a preschool teacher herself. Judy not only manages the childcare program but is the Client Coordinator and Facilitator for Mom's House.

  • Diane Avery

    Office Manager
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    As a Founding Mom's House Board Member, Diane has been involved with Mom's House since 1987. In her position as Office Manager, Diane works closely with the staff, clients, their children and the Mom's House volunteers. She is usually the first point of contact for all visitor of Mom's House and plays a key role in the planning and implementation of all Mom's House fundraising events.

  • Charlene Grinnell

    Administrative Assistant
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    Charlene has been a part of Mom's House since 2007. In her position as an Administrative Assistant, Charlene assists not only the Executive Director but the teaching staff as well as various tasks; she helps to keep the organization running efficiently. She also has 15 years of experience as a preschool teacher prior to coming to Mom's House.

  • Debbie Barrett

    Preschool Teacher

    Debbie volunteered at Mom's House two years prior to becoming a Preschool Teacher in March 2015. She has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Nazareth College with New York State Teaching Certification in Preschool - 6th grade. Debbie brings previous experience as a toddler, preschool and elementary teacher, as well as 24+ years of "mom" experience raising four daughters.

  • Nancy Ramsay

    Infant Room Supervisor

    Nancy joined the Mom's House staff as an aide to the Infant Room Supervisor in 2002. She was appointed Lead Teacher and Infant Room Supervisor in 2008. Nancy has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Education from The College of Saint Rose, and a Masters in Counselor Education from Marywood University.

  • Lynne Walck

    Toddler Teacher

    Lynne has been a Toddler Teacher at Mom's House since 2000. She attended Dana College and SUNY Broome Community College and has received an Infant Toddler Credential. Lynne works closely with each child, enhancing their various developmental stages.

  • Elizabeth Goodwin

    Teacher’s Assistant

  • Patricia McGinnis

    Assistant Teacher

  • Annamaria Roma

    Assistant Teacher

    After volunteering at Mom's House for two years, Annamaria has been a Teacher's Assistant since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Italian & Liberal Arts Degree from Binghamton University and has experience as a preschool teacher, children's librarian, and teacher's assistant. Annamaria shares her love of literacy through her extensive knowledge in children literature.