New Staff – Welcome Aboard!

It takes special people to accomplish our mission “To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve.” We are grateful to these new staff members who have said “yes” to God and My Brother’s Keeper. Ben and Andrew have been hired as full-time employees. Giuliana and Taylor are both participating in one-year post-graduate volunteer programs.
Ben Williams began volunteering in 2009 while attending Coyle & Cassidy High School and continued serving with us during his four years at Providence College. He was the first summer intern at our Dartmouth facility in 2014 and joined our staff in July after graduating with degrees in Theatre and History. As a Direct Service Staffperson in Dartmouth, Ben supervises volunteers on furniture pickups and deliveries. He lives in Bridgewater.
Andrew Staiti is from Canton, MA and graduated from Stonehill College in 2014 with a degree in Communications. He volunteered at My Brother’s Keeper regularly while he was a student, primarily helping with food deliveries. Andrew recently completed a year of service through the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry working at an after-school program in Camden, New Jersey. He will be a Direct Service Staffperson like Ben but will work at our Easton facility.
Giuliana La Piana joined our Easton staff as a full-time volunteer for one year through a program called Stonehill Brockton with three other recent college grads who will each serve at a local charity. Giuliana is from Wurtsboro, New York and graduated in May with a degree in Theology from King’s College in Pennsylvania. Her work at My Brother’s Keeper will primarily focus on direct service and supervising volunteers.
Taylor McLean joined our Easton staff for one year as a parttime volunteer through the Young Adult Volunteer Program YAV program focuses specifically on food justice issues so Taylor will serve with our Food Assistance Program. She will split her work week between My Brother’s Keeper and Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Easton, acting as a bridge between our communities. Taylor lives in Watertown with two other YAV volunteers. She graduated from Elon College in 2015 with a degree in Religious Studies and is from Newport News, Virginia.