Meet Our Board of Directors

The US Nanny Association Board of Directors represents the diversity in our childcare community and is comprised of professional nannies, business leaders, parents, and nanny agency owners. The Board of Director’s are volunteers and do not receive a salary or compensation for services. The Board of Director's have significant experience in the childcare industry or teaching and may be employed by or own childcare related businesses. Potential conflicts of interests are disclosed in the Board of Director biographies.

The US Nanny Association has open positions. As a new organization, we wanted to have a few seats open to broaden our leadership team. If you are interested in volunteering with the US Nanny Association, please contact us at info@usnanny.org.

Mirella Alexis
Director of Advocacy, US Nanny Association

Mirella Alexis has been working with children for more than 18 years. Chicago-based, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Columbia College with honors studying Music Business Management & Marketing, as well as Early Childhood Education. She furthered her education with a Masters degree in Internet Marketing. Mirella has been a professional nanny, daycare provider, nursery attendant, camp counselor, ECE teacher (birth-2nd grade) and Newborn Care Specialist (birth-18months). She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is trained in Child Nutrition, Positive Discipline, and baby Sign Language.

Susana Caracas
Director of Community Affairs, US Nanny Association
OC Nannies Latinas

Susana Caracas has been a career Nanny and Postpartum Doula for nearly 15 years, during which she's had the blessing of being part of amazing families around Orange County, CA. Susy strives to inspire other nannies to educate themselves in order to help their kids and families with more professional and better quality service. This was her motivation for creating the Facebook group "OC Nannies Latinas", which is where she focuses on promoting and helping her Spanish-speaking nanny community with available resources, classes, job offers, and professional development opportunities for nannies.

Dr. Lynne Hartman
Director of Education, US Nanny Association
 

Doctor Hartman has been an educator for over 25 years. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Kean University, a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Slippery Rock University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  She has been a teacher of both regular and special education from PreK – 8th grade, principal, director, vice president and president of for profit and non-profit educational institutions and organizations with local and national reach. She has built, opened and run schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. Her background includes design and implementation of special education programs for urban school districts. 

Angela Johnson
Director of Nanny Services, US Nanny Association
The Third Parent and Ask the Nanny

Known to most families as “The Third Parent” and in the nanny community as “Ask The Nanny”, Angela Johnson Sutherland has worked professionally in the childcare industry for over 30 years as a Home Daycare Provider, Preschool Teacher, Nanny, Nanny Mentor, Baby Sign Language Instructor, New Parent Educator and more recently as a Newborn Care Specialist and Lactation Educator. Angela studied Business Administration/Accounting at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, minoring in Special Education at Prince George’s Community College.

Elizabeth Malson
Executive Director, US Nanny Association
US Nanny Instituteinfo@usnannyinstitute.com

Dedicated to supporting childcare providers and families, Elizabeth Malson is an executive leader with over 20 years in medical technology and education. Elizabeth is the Founder of the US Nanny Institute, an online college for nannies. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.

Stephanie McGraw
Volunteer GC and Director of Ethics, US Nanny Association
Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Stephanie McGraw is a litigator with the law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon. She is also a mother of two boys and has extensive experience with the childcare industry. Stephanie holds a BA in Sociology from Cornell University and received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. 

Rebecca Pearcy
Director of Agencies, US Nanny Association
Windsor House Care, Windsor House Nannies

Rebecca Pearcy has over 15 years of experience working with children, from being a nanny, babysitter, and teacher's assistant to working as a child care professional in a Child Development Center, Youth Center, and Teen Center and starting a children's theatre company. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in American Theatre Arts and achieved her Child Development Associates. She co-founded Windsor House Care, a corporate back up care agency and the award-winning nanny and babysitting agency in Austin, Texas - Windsor House Nannies.

Meet Our Advocates

Matthew Lister
Advocate
Mannypoppins

Matthew Lister has worked with children for 26 years and is currently a Registered Behavior Technician, helping families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD, anxiety disorder, OCD, and/or problem behavior and aggression. Matthew believes that every child, no matter what their challenges or abilities, and no matter what their family situation, deserves the very best child care possible from someone who is trained and prepared to handle whatever situation arises.

Kelly Denisse Rodas
Advocate

Kelly Denisse Rodas is a Nanny and Newborn Care Specialist with 11 years of progressive experience in nurturing and developing children of different ages.

Kelly has a special talent helping moms and treats children with kindness, empathy, and dignity while maintaining discipline. Kelly believes education and experience allow nannies to provide a high level of care. Kelly is bilingual (Spanish-English) and was a middle school teacher when she lived in Guatemala. 

Shawn Marie Hilger
Advocate

Shawn Marie Hilger has worked as a career nanny for nearly 30 years and has had the privilege to help raise children from newborn through the age of 18. Shawn believes that there is truly no greater job than helping parents to bring up healthy, happy and well-adjusted human beings. She is also a strong believer in community and learning and growing her profession through mentoring and connecting with fellow nannies.

Meches Rosales-Maupin
Advocate

Meches Rosales-Maupin has been a nanny and newborn care specialist for over 20 years. She also worked as an au pair in France and Ireland. Meches studied education at Mesoamerican University in Guatemala and has been living in New York City for the past 15 years. Meches is a community leader and domestic rights advocate. 

Tatjana Srbinovska
Advocate

Tatjana Srbinovska has over 5 years of experience in the nanny field and both her grandmother and mother were professional nannies. She has worked as an au pair, in-home preschool teacher, and nanny share nanny. Currently, she works as a full time nanny in the Chicago area. Tatjana’s goal is to gain maximum knowledge in the way children’s brains work, as she believes that’s the key in successful communication with children. She also dreams to be part of the nannies who fight for the nanny profession to be a respected, valued industry in the US and around the world. Her native language is Macedonian. She is also fluent in English, Spanish and Serbian language.

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