Board and Staff


Mom’s House is currently seeking (2) Infant/Toddler teachers and a Teaching Assistant to join our team!  If interested in any either of these positions, please send your resume to Kristine Cunningham at admin@momshouseny.org or call Kristine at 607-644-9972 ext. 1. 

List of qualifications and responsibilities

Board of Directors

  • Susan Bock
  • Helen Sacco
  • Sarah Creery
  • Todd Trencansky
  • Deacon Ed Blaine
  • Margaret Fetsko
  • Victor Fiori
  • Eliott Lupo
  • Clare McGovern-Lind
  • Donna Rahner
  • Jennifer Ryan


Staffing consists of an Executive Director, Program Director, Director of Development, Director of Family Services, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, four lead teachers, a teacher assistant, 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
    607-644-9972 x1

    In 2019, Kristine was 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!

  • Susan Newcomb
    Director of Development
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    Susan joined the Mom’s House team in April of 2023 as the Director of Development.  She brings with her ten years of non-profit experience helping people in Broome County.  She is excited about working with the team to help grow the program and help single parents and their children grow and thrive.

  • Jesula Saintus
    Program Director
    607-644-9972 x2

    Jesula joined the Mom’s House team during the spring semester of April 2023 as our Program Director.  She brings us nine years of experience in early childhood education.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in child studies in November of 2022.  Jesula is presently working towards her MSW.  She looks forward to using her experience in childcare in her new position. She looks forward to supporting the families, staff, and volunteers.

    Jesula is a mother of four boys when not working or completing schoolwork.  She says they keep her busy with their sports and school extracurriculars.  Her children are what motivate her and keep her going each day.  During her spare time, Jesula enjoys activities that help her relax and helps with her mental health. 

  • Jessica Palmer
    Director of Family Services

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    Jessica joined Mom’s House during the spring semester 2023.  She attended Marywood University where she received her MSW in 2018.  Prior to her own journey as a college student, she spent the years working with vulnerable populations, and raising her own four children.  She is now helping to raise her 3 grandbabies and is anxiously waiting for her 4th.  Jessica comes to Mom’s House with many years of personal and professional experience and is happy to join our family.  She is excited to be able to support our parents and their children through one of the most important journeys in their lives.

  • Diane Avery

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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, 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.

  • Charlene Grinnell

Administrative Assistant
607-644-9972 x4

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.

  • Mary Gilroy

Food & Nutrition Coordinator

After joining the Mom’s House team in February 2020 as a Teacher’s Assistant, Mary became our Food & Nutrition Coordinator in 2021.   She follows the CACFP guidelines as she prepares nutritious meals for the children.  Mary 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. 

  • 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 Frey

    Preschool Teacher

    Elizabeth joined Mom’s House in 2019 as our younger Toddler Teacher, and now is working as our Preschool Teacher.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and several years of experience as a pre-kindergarten and elementary school teacher.  Elizabeth’s gentle spirit embraces each child with love and guidance. 

  • Miranda Perez

    Infant Supervisor

    Miranda joined the Mom’s House team in August 2024 as an Infant Supervisor.  She completed her Early Childhood Associate’s degree and student teaching in 2018.  Miranda comes with great energy!  She is compassionate, loving and great at connecting with children of all ages.  She has lots of experience with children, especially after having four of her own.  Miranda is truly thankful to be a part of the Mom’s House family.

  • 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.