About Us

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

Elise Burgess

Communications Assistant

Elise has been involved with Helping Hands for the last five years as an event committee volunteer. She jumped at the chance to become a staff member in 2018.  Holding a BA in Art History from Roger Williams University as well as an MS in Art Administration from Boston University, she comes into the role with working knowledge of the nonprofit sector.  A separate interest in animals and science led her to obtain an AA in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College.  Elise is thrilled to be part of the Helping Hands family and looks forward to telling the organization's story to an ever-widening audience.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, and travel.