Sara Johns

Executive Director

Sara joins on as the Executive Director with a deep-rooted connection to Mom’s House. Over a decade ago she was a former mom. She was a junior in high school when she had her first child and was preparing to drop out of high school when someone told her about Mom’s House. Not only did Sara graduate high school with the support of Mom’s House she went onto receive her college degree. She has always stayed connected to Mom’s House by volunteering, speaking at events and serving on the Board of Directors. Now she has the opportunity to apply her corporate knowledge and give back to the organization that gave her family so much.

Melissa Herrold

Childcare Director

Melissa has diverse knowledge and passion for Early Childhood Education, Mom’s House and the mission. She has been employed at Mom’s House for nearly a decade, in just about every function related to the childcare program. As of December 2016, Mom’s House has had the honor of having Melissa continue to serve Mom’s House in a new capacity as Program Director. She is tremendously compassionate and gives each mother in our program the support they need to be successful. Melissa creates an environment that encourages staff, mothers, and children to be inspired and empowered to become the best they can be.


Lisandra Rodriguez

Center Administrator

Ms. Lisandra started with Mom’s House of Lancaster in 2016. We quickly realized the talents, passion, and dedication she possessed when it came to childcare. With her formal education in Early Childhood Education, bilingual translation abilities, years of experience in childcare and office management, and working with families on military bases she is an asset to Mom’s House. Having her own family serving in the military gave her perspective and understanding of the tasks of working with Mom’s House’s single parents as her husband has served for over twelve years.

Dawn Wardell

Data Specialist

Dawn, wife, and mother of three, joins Mom’s House with 25 years experience in the field of Early Childhood with a Degree from Lancaster Bible School. She also is involved in the community with Water Street Child Evangelism Fellowship educating the early childhood, volunteering and coordinating four classrooms at her local church, and missions. In 2016, Dawn’s passion, experience, and education were put to good use as she missioned and trained preschool teachers in Zimbabwe. She is always seeking out opportunities to spread the missions values and love.

Dana Mousetis

Engagement & Stewardship Coordinator           Email

A Millersville University graduate who studied multidisciplinary in educational studies, Dana came to Mom’s House in 2016. Despite obtaining an education degree and experience in childcare, she didn’t think she would become a teacher. But when Dana heard of Mom’s House and it’s mission she felt God was doing amazing things with Mom’s House and she wanted to be apart of the team. Dana is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, safe and adaptive to each child’s individual needs. Mom’s House is blessed to have Dana’s expertise in Early Education as well as her leadership to support other teachers.

Ebony Hodges

Preschool Teacher

Ebony began as a volunteer at Mom’s House for her spring semester internship at Millersville University. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies at Millersville University, she was presented with an opportunity to join a phenomenal team of educators at Mom’s House of Lancaster. For the past nine years, she has worked with children of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and socioeconomic statuses.  She’s worked with Crop walk for hunger, as a softball coach, and even at the Harrisburg women’s shelter. Ebony’s dedication and interest in the STEM field motivated her to help on the board of STEM Land, a science foundation that offers free science-based activities for students of all ages. She uses that passion every day in her classroom by encouraging her students to explore their surroundings.

Ana Elliott

Older Toddler Teacher

Ana, a very passionate, dedicated, mission-minded individual has been working with children for almost two decades.  During this time she also found the time to obtain an Associates degree in Psychology from Colegio De Formacion Theological Ministerial and a Certified Nurse Technician from Caliber Training Institute.  Ashworth is currently where she is going to school to complete the third degree in Early Childhood.   She is a licensed minister and follows his calling on her heart and life.  She honors people unconditionally, loves to serve people, see people succeed, and believes in second chances.

Jamaica Alamo

Infant Teacher

Ms. Jamaica started her career in education working with school age children. She is a hardworker and very passionate about her role in serving children. Throughout the years she has worked with various age groups with infants being her passion. This is why she received her CDA with infants and toddlers. She loves what Mom’s House stands for and the impact they’ve had on the community. It resonated with her because she has first-hand experience of being a single mother. She is very excited to be apart of what Mom’s House does for children and their families.

Kay Estevez

Center Aid

Ms. Kay began as a volunteer here at Mom’s House and recently was brought on as a floater for the classrooms. Ms. Kay is studying social work at Millersville University in hopes of being a school outpatient therapist. After witnessing her mother struggle to raise her and her brother alone, she realized how much of a diference a program like Mom’s House can make in the community. Kay is a heart-driven individual and loves to see growth in children as well as their ability to do things. She is excited to see the impact Mom’s House will continue to make and is honored to be a part of the Mom’s House team.

Dejya Mason

Younger Toddler Teacher

Ms. Dejya is a recent graduate of Millersville University with a degree in Educational Studies. She is from York, PA. She has been working with young children since she was in high school. Dejya has a passion for serving children who are otherwise overlooked, which is why she began her field in Special Education. Since then, she has gained amazing experience allowing her to provide the best possible childcare. Ms. Dejya has seen the work Mom’s House has done for the community and is very happy to be a part of lives being changed.