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Saskia Epstein
Chief Executive Officer 

Saskia Epstein was appointed chief executive officer of Room to Grow National, Inc. in September 2011 and transitioned from her role as executive director of Room to Grow in Boston in spring 2012. As Room to Grow’s CEO, Saskia leads the organization’s efforts to fulfill its mission in New York City and Boston, as well as facilitate future expansion to additional cities. Read full bio.
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Danielle Alden

Manager, Individual Giving and Special Events

Danielle is enjoying the opportunity to mobilize her talents and give back to a cause she feels passionate about. She has already enjoyed a decade-long career in the Special Events industry and developed a high level of expertise in several aspects of event production. Expanding her work to include public and non-profit events, she feels more fulfilled than ever. Danielle most recently worked at Midori & Friends as a Development Associate, and previously interned at the Guggenheim Museum. In 2012, she was named one of Raine Magazine's RaineMakers to Watch. Danielle holds a B.A. from Fashion Institute of Technology. 
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Elaine Chow

Director of Communications & Community Relations

Elaine joined Room to Grow in 2009. She was previously the Associate Director of Alumni Affairs at School of Visual Arts (SVA), where her efforts included developing a comprehensive set of alumni benefits, programs and services. Before that she was the Internship Coordinator at SVA, where she managed and expanded the school’s internship for credit program. Elaine is also a painter. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts and a B.S.  in Studio Art from New York University.
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Sara Elghobashy

Manager of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Sara joined Room to Grow in 2013. She began her career in development and communication with Egypt Cancer Network, an international nonprofit supporting Egypt's first pediatric cancer hospital. After shifting her focus to community-based organizations Sara enjoyed her role as Development Manager at the Arab-American Family Support Center in Brooklyn and Women Aware in New Brunswick. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Religious Studies from New York University.
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Naomi Hanson

Inventory and Volunteer Coordinator

Prior to joining Room to Grow in the summer of 2012, Naomi worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, where she helped maintain her department's collection database and inventory. Additionally, she has dedicated over ten years to children and families working as a childcare provider throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Naomi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The New School's Eugene Lang College.
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Parsa Khan

Development Associate

Parsa joined Room to Grow in February 2014. In her role, Parsa provides strategic and general support with development efforts. Prior to joining Room to Grow, she worked in public relations for three years concentrating on corporate, lifestyle and healthcare industries. Parsa has a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and an M.Sc. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
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Andrea Veras

Social Worker

Andrea joined Room to Grow in 2009. Prior to joining Room to Grow, Andrea worked with at-risk children and families in a variety of settings including home visits, community centers, health centers, schools, and the NYC Administration for Children's Services preventive programs. Andrea received a B.A. from Alfred University and an MSW from Fordham University. She lives in NYC with her partner Doran and son DJ.

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La Shell Wooten, LMSW

Senior Social Worker

La Shell joined Room to Grow in 2007. She received a B.A. from The City College of New York and an MSW from New York University. La Shell has provided social work service to the foster care system, to various adolescent groups and most recently to prenatal women at Beth Israel Hospital. In addition, she is the author of two children's books.
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