Our Leadership and Staff

Lynn Margherio | Founder/CEO

Lynn Margherio is the founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons, a national non-profit that helps provide children with the everyday essentials they need to thrive: at home, at school, and at play.   With the conviction that, if donating was easy, families would gladly pass on new or gently used children’s items they no longer needed to families who needed them more,  Lynn opened the first Cradles to Crayons warehouse in Boston in 2002. Cradles to Crayons now has operations in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia and annually provides more than 245,000 children in poverty with essential items – including backpacks,  school supplies, clothing, shoes and winter coats.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Lynn began her career as a business strategy consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies on competitive positioning, growth strategies, and market analysis.  She served as a senior policy analyst on the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton Administration, focusing primarily on health care and on the early frameworks for regulating the internet. After leaving the White House she was Executive Vice President of the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative where she led international health care and policy teams working in regions across the globe. 

Her passion for pairing business acumen with mission-based service initiatives has led to honors from The National Committee on Child Labor, Bank of America, the Boston Business Journal, and Facing History and Ourselves.  She is a is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and the Friends of Martin Luther King Jr. Board, and serves as a judge for Mass Challenge. Lynn and her family live in the Boston area.


Our Staff

Boston Staff

  • Susan Adler, Director of Corporate Engagement
  • Katie Amoro, Director of Major Gifts
  • Andre Atkinson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
  • John Banks, AP/AR Coordinator  
  • Chris Bavaro, Community Engagement Coordinator 
  • Eimile Bowden, Office Coordinator 
  • Keyshawn Bridgeman-Dicks, Customer Service & Delivery Coordinator
  • Lisen Colon, Executive Development Assistant
  • Caitlin Connelly, Senior Manager of Foundation Relations
  • Katy Demoura, Manager of Community Engagement
  • Marguerite Dowd, Director of Operations
  • Juliana Field, Grant Writer
  • Lora Fraire, Business Systems Analyst
  • Jordan Hanna, Volunteer Engagement Associate
  • Chris Harvell, Training & Volunteer Programs Associate
  • Samuel Kensley, Customer Service & Delivery Coordinator
  • Khurram Khan, Shipping and Receiving Coordinator
  • Natalie Krause, Corporate Relations Coordinator 
  • Sarah Maeder, Group Volunteer Leader
  • Derek McVay, Family Philanthropy Coordinator
  • Emma Missett, Group Volunteer Leader 
  • Tiffany Roca, Major Gifts Manager
  • Jared Sheehan, Distribution & Receiving Coordinator
  • Kelsey Soto, Community Engagement Coordinator 
  • Deanna Speziale, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 
  • Terrel Stokes, Operations & Quality Assurance Manager
  • Anila Sukumar, Partner Relations Assistant 
  • Richard Tierney, Senior Manager of Operations & Inventory Control
  • Kathleen Vale, Group Volunteer Leader 
  • Meghan Vogel, Community Engagement Coordinator 
  • Madelline Weidanz, Development Operations Coordinator
  • Victoria Willbanks-Roos, Partner Relations Coordinator
  • Keri Wolfe, Manager of Partner Relations