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

Staff

Staff

Interim Executive Director

Angela has spent the past 11 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 Training at Helping Hands. In the third grade, she decided that someday she would work with monkeys or apes.

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.

Office Manager

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.

Senior Development and Communication Associate

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.

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.

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

Marissa has always known she wanted to train animals. In order to pursue this dream she studied Zoology and Animal Behavior at the University of New Hampshire.

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 Assistant

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.

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.