About British American Newborn Care
British American Newborn Care strives to match the newborn care needs of our clients to appropriately experienced and qualified candidates. The aim, above all, is to ensure a placement that will endure.
British American Newborn Care was founded to provide newborn care staffing solutions. We offer an efficient and discrete service by gaining a thorough understanding of client’s staffing or childcare needs and meeting those needs with rigorously interviewed and screened candidates. Our ambition is to facilitate placements that result in client contentment and candidates that can look forward to long-term job satisfaction. For peace of mind we are licensed as a recruiter by the DCA and are bonded.
President & Founder
Anita founded the company in 2012 after several years working for two brand name household recruiting firms in New York. Anita specializes in meeting clients and matching their needs to the firm’s pool of qualified candidates. Anita’s years of experience in the industry has sharpened her abilities in both recognizing talent, and understanding the subtle qualities needed in a candidate when making a specific match. Prior to working in the recruitment industry, Anita worked in Sephardic research at The Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Greenwich Village. Her experience in research has proved invaluable to her in the recruitment industry, helping her recruit and pinpoint high quality candidates.
Anita has a strong background in the arts and is a trained opera singer and harpist. She performed in Italy, Ireland, Greece and England before moving permanently to New York. Anita is a British citizen and holds a degree in Ethnomusicology from SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies) joint with King’s College London in Western Classical Composition.
Hope focuses on business development in particular household placements with an education component. She has over ten years of experience in the Education field, first as a Classroom Teacher, then as an Educational Researcher, and later as a School Administrator. Prior to joining the team, Hope worked for three years as a founding staff member of a NYC Charter School. She received her Masters Degree from Columbia University's Teachers College in 2009 and also has a second Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from The City College of New York. Hope is a native of Chicago, Illinois.
Catherine comes to BAHS with a background in infrastructure, strategic planning, change management and HR.
Being British born and bred, she is stereotypically reticent to talk about career achievements, preferring instead to let the work speak for itself. Suffice to say, she is proud of her strengths, and acutely aware of her weaknesses. Primarily working in private consultancy, she has had highs working with the Mayor of London at the top of Tower Bridge, right through to the depths of the Victorian Bazalgette sewerage system. For more specifics, please get in touch via the main BAHS contact information.
Her personal achievements are something she is far more comfortable talking about. She is renowned for finding the best vin chaud in any European ski resort, had a double mastectomy and only cried once, maintains and writes a personal website, and once won the board game Risk without occupying Russia.
As Administrator at BAHS, Ally’s clerical responsibilities require graceful multi-tasking and prioritizing which she has developed as a public relations assistant in both the music and hospitality industries. Carrying experience from the most prestigious restaurants in New York City, her refined people skills, passion for detail, efficiency, and superb customer service provide clients and candidates alike with the most elegant and smooth matchmaking available. An aspiring jazz vocalist, Ally holds a Bachelor’s degree in music for vocal performance from New York University and will continue her studies in music and music education towards master’s and doctoral degrees in 2016.
Blake worked for over twelve years in banking and asset management followed by more than ten years advising start-ups and small companies. Blake also serves as Executive Director of Special Spectators, a nonprofit organization creating VIP all-access game day experiences for seriously ill children and their families. Since 2002, Special Spectators has hosted more than 8,800 patients, parents and siblings at nearly 330 games. In his free time, Blake enjoys sailing, camping, skiing and a much too infrequent round of golf.
Director of Recruitment
Katie has a rich background in the luxury hospitality industry. Prior to joining the company, she served as Executive Housekeeping Manager at the Westin Times Square and the Mark Hotel in New York. During her tenure she played an integral role in structuring and managing quality client services, resulting in positive customer loyalty and brand reputation.
Katie is Director of Recruitment, serving as a generalist within the domestic staffing area. Katie works with all categories of household and corporate staff including housekeepers, nannies, baby nurses, butlers, personal assistants, chefs, chauffeurs, housemanagers and estate managers and corporate staff. Her business and operational experience with international clientele helps while sourcing executive staff for clients.
Cora has an eclectic background as an international communications specialist. Prior to joining BAHS, she studied Sociology at The College of William & Mary. During this time she lived abroad in Cape Town, South Africa teaching with the SHAWCO organization. After graduating, Cora moved to Madrid and worked as an English Tutor. She most recently utilized these skills as an Early Childhood Educator in Charlottesville, VA. Cora works with nannies, baby nurses, housekeepers, butlers, personal assistants, chauffeurs, chefs, housemanagers and estate managers and corporate staff.
Throughout her time as an educator, Cora has maintained an interest in marketing and creative entrepreneurship, ignited by her father’s passion for his own business venture. In her free time, Cora likes to explore her artistic interests. She dabbles in the ceramic arts and sculpture.
Alex graduated from The College of William & Mary with a degree in International Relations. She has a background in sales and hospitality as well as experience in operations and administrative work. Growing up in Tanzania and the Philippines in a family of educators and international development workers helps her understand people from all walks of life. Through her extensive travel around the world, she has become more adept at understanding her clients’ needs to help her excel in her role as recruiter. Alex works with housekeepers, nannies, baby nurses, butlers, personal assistants, chefs, chauffeurs, housemanagers and estate managers and corporate staff. She has a solid understanding of education and diverse cultural groups due to her background working and studying in Africa and Southeast Asia.
West Coast Recruiter/Art Consultant
Emy studied Art History and Sculpture in her home state at the University of Virginia. She earned her Masters in the Arts of Europe with a focus in Ancient and Medieval Art and an Art Business degree through Christie’s in London. Since then Emy has directed a secondary market, investment art gallery in Aspen, Colorado and an emerging and mid-career art gallery in Santa Monica, California. She joined British American Household Staffing to help with recruitment and to develop their Art Advisory division.
Emy is also a third generation polo player. She was named to the Women's All Star Team both in high school and at the University of Virginia where they won the Collegiate National Championship. She has traveled to Ireland, took a short course in India at UVA, and as part of her graduate program studied in Italy and Germany. Back in Virginia her family is opening a vineyard at their historic home.
Director of Marketing and Advertising
Regina studied Applied Psychology and Politics at New York University. During her tenure at BAHS, Regina has been promoted from a starting point of an assistant position. She now serves as both Director of Marketing and Advertising and SEO specialist. While working in the domestic staffing industry, she has utilized her strong people skills to play a crucial role in the development of the BAHS brand and build the company's excellent candidate and client base. Regina's background in psychology and love of creative strategizing has helped her contribute to British American Household Staffing's online presence, brand development, outreach, and general popularity.
Marketing and Advertising Assistant
Caitlin studies Media and Film Production at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her minor is Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology; during her time at NYU she has had the opportunity to study under the top marketing and entertainment industry specialists. She now serves as an assistant in the BAHS Marketing and Advertising Department and is responsible for curating the company's social media presence. Her strong people skills and love of all forms of media play a crucial role in the development of the BAHS brand. Caitlin's background in film and visual culture studies has helped her understand the most effective ways to market British American Household Staffing and expand the brand's presence. She implores you to follow British American Household Staffing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Vine!
Jaklin Golshani has helped BAHS build its client base since 2012. Jaklin is an established real estate agent and Long Island resident. Jaklin is also a valued member of the New York Persian Jewish community. Her long-term relationships built both in her community and through her work in real estate have played an integral role in building a strong BAHS presence in NY, especially in Long Island.
New York Gallery Manager/Director of Press and Media
Elizabeth Thompson is British American's New York Gallery Manager/ Director of Press and Media. A California native, Elizabeth grew up between New York City and Bermuda. She studied Art History and French Language at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. There, she wrote her thesis on Correggio's Loves of Jupiter series. After graduating, she joined a contemporary fine arts gallery in New York City, where she grew into the role of Director of Media & Operations. She gained invaluable experience working with press and museums to promote a roster of international artists. Elizabeth is passionate about building the careers of talented emerging artists.
Ashley Mundt, M.Ed., CCLS
Ashley is our child development expert and nanny specialist. She has a strong academic background and years of hands on experience working with children and families in private and group settings. She received both a B.A. in Sociology and Youth and Human Services from Pepperdine University and an M.Ed. in Applied Child Studies from Vanderbilt. Her training as a Certified Child Life Specialist enables her to support and guide children and families during medical interventions, chronic illness, and family/home crisis situations. Although she has worked in many different settings throughout her career (including homes, schools, camps, and hospitals), her passion, and bulk of experience, is working directly with families in private homes. Over the past 15 years, she has worked as a highly sought after nanny, childcare consultant, parent educator, and caregiver trainer. Ashley's background of extensive developmental education and hands on experience in luxury homes puts her in a unique position to understand the needs of families, caregivers, and (most importantly) children.
The BAHS Difference
We make the placement process as efficient as possible for clients and candidates. The aim is to achieve a result that leaves the client content and candidate happy and satisfied in their new role. To achieve this, we invest time in really understanding a client’s needs and a candidate’s experience and career aspirations. This is supplemented by rigorous background checking of candidates prior to either job trials or a full placement commencing.
We have the expertise and facilities to offer training and workshops ranging from training courses geared to specific roles (i.e. Nanny) to workshops for clients on managing household staff.