October 16, 2017




Molly Henry, MSW, President

Independent Development Consultant

Community Expertise: Provides strong leadership in areas of fundraising, donor relations and parenting.


Joan Holliday, RN/PHN, Secretary

Registered Nurse and Community Activist

Community Expertise: Provides expertise in areas of maternal health and nutrition and is a community activist with strong relationships with partnering agencies. As a previous nurse with the Chester County Health Department, Joan referred many current and past clients to the YoungMoms program.


Casey Irwin, PhD

Financial Risk Consultant, Chatham Financial

Community Expertise: Provides expertise in the areas of child development, cognitive skill building, and early mathematics education.


Melissa Jarratt, PHR, SHRM-CPTreasurer

Human Resources Director of The Columbus Organization

Community Expertise: Provides strong leadership in areas of organizational development, finance, and personnel management and training.


Paul Keenan

Dupont Global Operations Manager (Retired)

Community Expertise: Provides leadership in operations management and organizational development, and strong relationships with community non-profit partners.  Helped identify the need for and launch the YoungDads initiative.


Bridget Kirkner, BSN, RN-BC

YoungMoms program graduate and Registered Nurse at Christiana Care Health Systems

Community Expertise: As a former YoungMoms’ client who successfully graduated from the program and is now self-sufficient, Bridget provides both insight and expertise on the unique circumstances and needs of young moms and brings the “voice” of both past and current YoungMoms participants to the Board of Directors.


Kristin Proto

Executive Director, The Garage Community & Youth Center

Community Expertise: Provides extensive experience in the areas of organizational development, fundraising and personnel management. Through her work at The Garage, Kristin has a visible presence in the community and strong relationships with area funders. 


Ally Rose, MSW, LSW

Individual, Adolescent & Family Therapist, The Peacemaker Center

Community Expertise: Provides expertise in the area of mental health and has strong relationships within the community & with non-profit partners. As a former YoungMoms Case Manager, Ally brings both insight and expertise on the unique circumstances and needs of YoungMoms’ clients, as well as an understanding of the day-to-day operations of the organization.


Tracy Smith, J.D.  

Licensed Attorney

Community Expertise: Has worked with many non-profit, community-based organizations both as an attorney and as a volunteer.  Provides a legal perspective as well as a passion for YoungMoms and our local community.