DGT™ Family Volunteer Coordinators
Along with a small staff based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Doing Good Together™ relies on dedicated volunteers throughout the U.S. who work as our Family Volunteer Coordinators. These volunteers gather information on family-friendly volunteer opportunities in their specific U.S. cities. Want to have your city included? Contact us to learn more about becoming a DGT™ Family Volunteer Coordinator for your city.
Natalie Silverstein, MPH is the New York City Coordinator of Doing Good Together. She is also a freelance writer and the author of Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back which will be published by Gryphon House on April 1, 2019. Natalie has been a contributing blogger for Mommypoppins.com in Long Island and New York City with a particular focus on family-friendly community service ideas and her parenting essays have appeared on Grownandflown.com. Along with her husband Jonathan, she is the co-founder of The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson's with GBA. Natalie earned an undergraduate degree in health administration from Providence College, and a masters in public health from Yale University. She is passionate about family volunteerism and is a frequent consultant and speaker on the topic in New York City where she lives with her family.
Kira Hower, MEd is the Boston Volunteer Events Coordinator for Doing Good Together™. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and works as an Executive and Life Coach, specializing in working with women. She is also a Brown Belt Nia teacher and holds a M.Ed from Harvard University. A mother of two girls, Kira became involved with Doing Good Together™ after doing an online search for family-friendly volunteering in her area. She is very excited to bring DGT to the Boston area.
Diane Hopkins moved to Boston in 1981 and fell in love with the city. During the 1980's and 1990's she worked on many fundraisers for the arts and for Pine Street Inn - a Boston homeless shelter. In 1994, she and her husband moved to Brookline where they still live with their two children. She is fortunate to live in a town with an abundance of community service programs through the Brookline K-8 elementary schools and the high school. After spending 20 years in real estate, she retired in 2013 to focus on her family and her community. She is actively involved in several Boston charitable organizations and looks forward to bringing new opportunities to Greater Boston families!
Ashley Raggio is the Director for Doing Good Together, Silicon Valley. She is a Bay Area native who currently lives in San Jose, CA with her husband and three young boys. Ashley has her M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and has worked in Community Service-Learning with college students as well as directing a program for a non-profit community partner with elementary schools. Since having children, she has consistently volunteered with her boys’ schools, the Parents of Multiples group in Silicon Valley and her family’s church. Ashley is passionate about service, education and the intersection of these ideas in both the classroom and in the family so she is bringing Doing Good Together to her community!
Jill Prevatt is the Baltimore Volunteer Listing Coordinator for Doing Good Together™. Jill lives in Baltimore County with her husband Rob and their two daughters. She works in marketing at Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. In addition to participating in monthly local volunteer projects with her family, Jill volunteers at her daughters' school and coaches youth lacrosse. Jill is excited to help other Baltimore families gain easy access to volunteer opportunities to "pay it forward" as they teach their children the importance and impact of helping others in need.
Kate Rome is the Oakland/East Bay DGT Volunteer Listings Coordinator. She spent four years on the East Coast at Williams College before returning to the Bay Area and pursuing her MA in Counseling Psychology at John F Kennedy University. Kate is a licensed marriage and family therapist and school counselor and teaches child and adolescent therapy to graduate students at John F Kennedy University and California State University East Bay. As a mom of two daughters, Kate has become passionate about the benefits of doing community service together and the importance of building empathy and kindness whenever possible. She serves as the Community Service Chairperson at her daughters’ school and works to integrate more family volunteering and service learning into the school culture, including an annual 5th Grade trip to work at the county food bank. She is thrilled to help families in the East Bay have easier access to family volunteering opportunities through Doing Good Together.