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Founder & President



Vice President, Communication and Events


Prior to joining, Nasha was the Events Manager for Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW), a nonprofit that provides legal resources and trainings to Community Action Agencies nationwide. She spent the early part of her career working in television and film production, shifting focus to event production after volunteering with the nonprofit Connections for Children in Southern California. Nasha has extensive experience in event management, communications, and customer service. She received her degree in Communications Media from Fitchburg State University in her home state of Massachusetts. Because of her nonprofit work, her decade as a babysitter, and her own family history, Nasha strongly believes that love makes a family. She is proud to spread that message and help build families through adoption as part of the team.


 Vice President, Finance and Programming

Having spent the past two years working in the fertility industry at Cryos International, the largest sperm bank in the world, Erin has an intimate understanding of the difficulties that can arise when building one's family. At Cryos, she headed the Marketing and Client Services departments in the United States; establishing the company's reputation as one that truly cares. Erin attended Haverford College, a school known for instilling a sense of social justice in its graduates. She is grateful to be able to work with an organization that will continue to allow her to help people through such a difficult and exciting time in their lives.


Development Assistant


Jessy Crist is a Development Professional based in Brooklyn, NY. She began working in arts administration as a Community Engagement Specialist for TheDynamiteExperience in 2020, working to meet various communities needs in arts education outreach. Jessy has worked as an early education teacher and caregiver for 6 + years in private and public schools, and feels passionately about addressing inequalities in child welfare through structural change. She is thrilled to be joining Help Us Adopt as a Development Assistant, to further her knowledge in nonprofit administration and fundraising. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for various food justice initiatives throughout the tristate area.



Executive Assistant


In her previous work environment at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Kristal has had first hand experience working with a non-profit that has a direct impact on children's futures. Both in her roles as assistant to the registrar and then executive to Debbie Allen, she developed the skills necessary to provide high level support to busy executives managing large and important causes. With a focus on process improvement and generating ideas, Kristal has maintained a reputation for leaving each position better than she found it. When she is not supporting the incredible work at, Kristal co-runs a comic book publishing company with her husband and business partner.

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