About Us

Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.



Executive Director

Angela has spent the past 13 years honing her development skills at a variety of non-profits. Prior to joining Helping Hands, she was the Director of Development & External Communications at The Food Project where she enjoyed veggie puns and learned how to cook every vegetable imaginable.

Director of Monkey Care

Animals, especially primates, have been a lifelong interest of Alison, Director of Monkey Care at Helping Hands. In the third grade, she decided that someday she would work with monkeys or apes.

Director of Development

Joshua comes to Helping Hands with extensive experience in all areas of fundraising. Over the course of his career, he has helped organizations grow and strengthen their philanthropic efforts.

Communications Assistant

Elise has been involved with Helping Hands for the last 5 years as an Event Committee volunteer. She jumped the chance to become a staff member in 2018.

Placement Trainer

Kim has always had an affinity for animals, having owned a plethora of domesticated mammals and reptiles growing up.

Social Worker

Anne has always enjoyed working with people and helping them get the support and care they need to live a happy, fulfilled life.

Placement Trainer/Veterinary Technician

Allyson received her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College in 2008 and always knew she wanted to work with exotic animals.

Husbandry Assistant

Joe became involved with Helping Hands in 2006 through a high school vocational internship program. He is a lifelong animal lover and previously worked at a veterinary hospital and a dog grooming parlor, both of which he enjoyed thoroughly.

Placement Trainer

For as long as she can remember, Jessica wanted to work with primates. She started volunteering at Helping Hands in 2007, after learning about the organization while attending school in Boston.

Placement Trainer, Manager of Husbandry Staff and Volunteer Development

Natalie worked with animals in a variety of capacities before joining Helping Hands. Since graduating from Wheaton College in 2005 with a BA in Psychobiology, she has worked as a zookeeper, a lab animal veterinary technician, and a manager of a primate psychology research lab.

Placement Trainer/Veterinary Technician

Brittany discovered her love for exotic animals while working with koalas and other species at a koala hospital when she was studying abroad in Australia.

Development Associate

A native of Massachusetts, Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and completed graduate studies in Economic and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.