The Team

Julie Higgins Stanwood, Executive Director and Founder:

Together with her husband, Julie Higgins Stanwood is the parent of 5 biological children and 3 foster children.  In addition to her work with families, communities and social services agencies aimed at lifting up and empowering families in times of crisis, Julie is a tireless advocate for  children in state care, and the source of practical hands-on advice for numerous biological and foster families navigating special education and trauma / health care. Julie is an active member and award recipient of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of MA. She has previously served as Outreach Coordinator at St. Lukes Westborough and Central MA Coordinator for Birthday Wishes.


Barbara Clifford, Former President, Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce

Robin O’Neil-Manning, Esquire, Manning & Associates, Northboro, MA

Mary Robbins, Vice President for Program, Worcester Area mission Society