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Staff

Staffing consists of an Executive Director, Program Director, Program & Client Coordinator, Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, three 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.

  • Kristine Cunningham

    Executive Director
    admin@momshouseny.org
    607-644-9972 x311

    Kristine was recently re-hired as the Executive Director of Mom’s House. She worked at Mom’s House from 1992-2005, when she resigned to stay home and raise her children. Kristine has a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Social Science and an MBA, both from BU. She is very excited to be back at Mom’s House and is looking forward to helping the program grow and thrive!

  • Judith Murphy

    Program Administrator
    judyndick@stny.rr.com
    607-644-9972 x302

    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 oversees the children's and parent's program and ensures Mom's House is running according to OCFS guidelines.

  • Patricia McGinnis

    Assistant Teacher

    Patricia began as a volunteer at Mom's House and then became an Assistant Teacher in the Lamb room. Retired after 32 years of teaching, she is now sharing her talents and skills with the little ones in our care. Patricia is well-equipped with three degrees in the field of education: AAS in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Broome, a BS in Education and English from SUNY Cortland, and an MA from SUNY Oneonta. She taught English and Reading at the Middle School level for over 30 years, offering an incredible amount of knowledge, wisdom and experience to Mom’s House.

  • Diane Avery

    Office Manager
    607-644-9972 x301

    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
    momshouseny1@gmail.com
    607-644-9972 x312

    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. As a mother of 3, Lynne has worked with children for many years at church as 6th grade Sunday School teacher, 7th grade confirmation teacher, vacation Bible teacher and directed Christmas plays. In addition, she also served as Sunday school and vacation Bible School coordinator.

  • Elizabeth Goodwin

    Assistant Teacher

    Liz has been volunteering with the infants in the Lamb Room for almost eight years. With a Bachelor’s degree in Math and a Masters in Numerical Analysis from Syracuse University, Liz came to us after retiring from Lockheed Martin and having raised her twin daughters. In addition to her expert multi-tasking, her calm and loving way is contagious - soothing even the most inconsolable child.

  • 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.

  • Karen Harriell

    Food & Nutrition Coordinator

    Karen joins the Mom's House staff as our Food & Nutrition Coordinator. She will be providing nutritious meals for the children and overseeing the food program. Karen recently retired from Tioga Opportunities as the Head Cook/Kitchen Supervisor where she maintained kitchen operations and prepared meals for the local Head Start, community lunches and home delivered clients. In addition to working in food service, Karen has been a dance instructor and owner/director of Tioga Artistic Dance Academy for many years!