Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.
Megan began her career at Helping Hands as a trainer in 1998. She graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in English in 2002 and after working a few years in the public relations industry, returned to Helping Hands as a Placement Specialist in 2003.
Animals, especially primates, have been a lifelong interest of Alison, Director of Training at Helping Hands. In the third grade, she decided that someday she would work with monkeys or apes.
Prior to joining Helping Hands, Angela was the Director of Development & External Communications at The Food Project where she enjoyed veggie puns and learned how to cook every vegetable imaginable.
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.
A member of the Helping Hands team since 2001, Skott is a life long resident of the Boston area and enjoys being an active member of the community though his many activities.
Erica joined the Helping Hands team in 2011 as the Development and Communication Associate and brings with her over ten years of fundraising, communication, event planning, and graphic design experience.
Anne has always enjoyed working with people and helping them get the support and care they need to live a happy, fulfilled life.
As a 2008 graduate from Mount Ida College, Allyson has a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and always knew she wanted to work with exotics.
For as long as she can remember, Jessica has wanted to work with primates. She started as a volunteer at Helping Hands in 2007, after learning about the organization while attending school in Boston.
Marissa has always known she wanted to train animals and in order to pursue this dream she studied Zoology and Animal Behavior at the University of New Hampshire.
Brittany discovered her love for exotic species while working with Koalas and other exotics at a Koala hospital when she was studying abroad in Australia.
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.