Board and Staff

Board of Directors

  • Theresa Gasior
  • Helen Sacco
    Vice President 
  • Sarah Creery
  • Todd Trencansky
  • Deacon Ed Blaine
  • Susan Bock
  • Cheri DeBlock
  • Margaret Fetsko
  • Eliott Lupo
  • Donna Rahner


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

  • Kristine Cunningham

    Executive Director
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    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!

  • Ann Felice

Program Director
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Ann joined Mom’s House in 2019.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her years in the classroom, coaching, and raising her four children.  As the Program Director, Ann oversees the children’s program and ensures Mom’s House is running according to OCFS guidelines and that we are providing the best program to the parents and children we serve.

  • Sheila Martin

Director of Family Services
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Sheila joined Mom’s House in February 2020.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. John Fisher and a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Marywood.  She has worked with students and families for many years at the Broome County Catholic Schools (School Counselor), SUNY Broome (Academic Advisor), St. James Church (Director of Religious Education), and Catholic Charities (Counselor).  Sheila is looking forward to supporting our families and our staff in this new role.

  • 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.

  • Elizabeth Frey

    Toddler Teacher

    Elizabeth joined Mom’s House in 2019 as our younger Toddler Teacher.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and several years of experience as a pre-kindergarten and elementary school teacher.  Elizabeth has a passion for teaching all children and building relationships with them and their families!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elizabeth Goodwin

    Infant Supervisor

    Liz has been volunteering with the infants in the Lamb Room for many years.  In September 2017, she joined the Mom’s House team as a Teacher Assistant.  In January 2021, Liz became the Infant Supervisor in our Lamb room.  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.

  • Mary Gilroy

Teacher Assistant

Mary joined Mom’s House in February 2020 as a Teacher’s Assistant working mainly with our preschoolers, but helps wherever needed.  She comes to Mom’s House with many years of experience through raising her own children, being a caregiver for children in their home, mentoring in the Binghamton school district, and volunteering in a variety of areas. 

  • Susan Lindley

Teacher Assistant

After volunteering at Mom’s House for eight years, Sue joined the team in January 2021 as a Teacher Assistant.  Sue was a registered nurse for over 30 years.  As a mother of eight children, and growing up in a family that fostered many children, she has considerable experience with caring for little ones.  Sue brings her love for children and many gifts and talents  to the program.

  • Karen Meschter

    Food & Nutrition Coordinator

    Karen joined our staff in September of 2020 as our Food and Nutrition Coordinator.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University.  Karen has worked as a substitute teacher in local schools and as a teacher and director of a local nursery school.  Although Karen has a background in early childhood, she also has experience cooking for large groups in volunteer positions she has held and has already made an impact at Mom’s House with her cooking skills.