Advisory Board


Co-President, Advisory Board

Katie came to Parenting Village as a stay-at-home Mom looking to help families find the “village” that it takes to help raise a child. With an education in physics and desire to help parents find the support and connection they need, Katie works in many aspects of Parenting Village including the weekly Parents Circles, Nurture program, and as event planner for the annual Family Fest. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work with a board of wonderful, dedicated, and talented parents to help bring this organization to local community.


Co-President, Advisory Board

Jen is an attorney and mother of two boys and currently serves as the Executive Board Vice President, previously serving as chair of the Fundraising Workgroup. As she has been raising her kids away from her own family, Jen understands the need to build a village and a community that can support you and lift you up when needed. As a member of the board, Jen is excited to contribute toward the continued growth and development of Parenting Village to allow all caregivers to find their own Village.


Vice President, Advisory Board

Sarah currently serves as Parenting Village’s Vice President, and has previously served as Marketing Workgroup Chair and Circle Facilitator. Sarah first came to Parenting Village as a Nurture volunteer, providing in-home peer support to families adjusting to their parenting journeys with new little ones. As a birth/postpartum doula and mom of two children, she advocates for seeking support early on to help make the transition to parenthood as peaceful as possible. Sarah is passionate about Early Intervention and Parent Advocacy, and is a trained Support Parent through Parent to Parent of New York State. Her marketing communications background ties into her role at Parenting Village as she works to expand the reach & access of Parenting Village’s important work to all Rochester families needing support and connection.


Treasurer, Advisory Board

Stacia serves as Treasurer and previously was a member of the Development Workgroup and a Nurture Volunteer. As a speech pathologist specializing in infant feeding difficulties and as a parent of two teenage boys, she knows the value of support for parents/caregivers of young children and is excited to help more families get connected to the amazing resources Parenting Village has to offer.


Secretary, Advisory Board

Jennie serves as Secretary on the Board and is the 2023 Family Fest Coordinator. She has been involved with Parenting Village for over a decade in a variety of capacities, including Lead Nurture Volunteer, Silent Auction Coordinator, and Circle Facilitator.  As the stay at home mom of three boys, Jennie is passionate about building community and finding connection with other parents. Jennie is also a certified early/special education teacher who has worked with a variety of children with special needs. She understands the need for supportive services for families and finds working with Parenting Village very fulfilling.


Board Member, Advisory Board

Laurie is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and mom of 4 grown children. As a working mother, she remembers the struggles she faced raising a busy family, even though she was fortunate to have a large network of support. Laurie works in Pediatric Home Care and sees many young, single parents who lack support and positive role models in their lives to help guide them in parenting their children. She has worked in pediatrics for over 30 years in the Rochester community and is committed to the health and wellbeing of children and families. Laurie is so excited to work with Parenting Village and to help spread the word about the support and connections they are able to provide to those in need.