Our core team is an eclectic group of individuals who care deeply about our youth and in giving back to and supporting our communities. They are inspired, and inspiring, caregivers, educators, and business professionals.
The Kid Kindness Board of Advisors is equally comprised of individuals with expertise in a wide range of areas, including training, advocacy, education, and business development.
If you are interested in joining our team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin J. Cooper / Founder & President / Board of Advisors
Erin is a Vice President and Relationship Manager for Cambridge Trust Wealth Management with more than 20 years of experience in financial services and wealth management.
She is passionate about giving back and was inspired to create Kid Kindness as a way to instill this character in her daughters and inspire them, and others, to act. She is a member of The Philanthropy Connection and has volunteered her time with organizations such as The Guidance Center, Horizons for Homeless Children, StandUp for Kids, and the United Way.
Emma Sharff / Program Director
Emma is a Global Tax Analyst at MFS Investment Management. She has enjoyed volunteering and leading community involvement initiatives since she was a teenager, eventually becoming an Urban Action Volunteer while at Providence College.
As Program Director, Emma uses her experience working with younger children, and her passion for philanthropy, to help develop events that inspire and promote our mission.
Johanna Korpita / Education Chair / Board of Advisors
Johanna Korpita has been involved with Kid Kindness since its inception, working to involve Western MA connections in the organization. She is a retired teacher with 39 years of experience in elementary education, during which she received numerous awards for her social justice and ecological student activities. Johanna’s non-profit experience includes serving on The Board of Directors for The Run for Tara Foundation, and volunteering for the The Western MA Food Bank, The Hilltown Food Pantry, Green Schools Inc., and The Williamsburg Children’s Fund. Currently, Johanna tutors students and runs a playgroup for Preschoolers for The Hampshire Regional School District.
As Education Chair, Johanna oversees the educational components of all Kid Kindness events. She currently lives in Southampton, MA with her husband Michael and rescue pets Hank (dog) and Truman (cat). She is the mother of twins, Tim, who lives in Colorado with his wife, Kimmi, and Dan, who is a high school PE teacher, who lives in Southampton.
Katie Wadland / Board of Advisors
Katie Wadland is a Massachusetts mother of two. Her experience in volunteering started at age 11, when she began teaching a swim class for children with disabilities. She then became more involved with this population, volunteering at summer camps and after school programs. Her interest in working with the disabled later helped to shape her decision to become a Physical Therapist.
Katie joined Kid Kindness to demonstrate to her own children the value in helping others, as well as to expose them to new experiences and teach them that kindness is always the right choice.
Julie Kingsley / Board of Advisors
Jamie Haslett / Website Consultant
Jamie is a curious, creative, and experienced marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications for non-profits, B2B, and B2C organizations. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing for the French Cultural Center / Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge.
As a consultant, Jamie assists Kid Kindness with the development of their website. She also provides guidance and support related to general marketing and communications needs, including email, blog posts, branding, and outreach.