Mother for Others announced that its new Executive Director is Elizabeth Cook Peyton.
Peyton has volunteered with Mothers for Others since April 2019, first in the donation room, then as a member of the Board of Directors. She assumes the role of executive director from Lisa Leavy, who had been serving as executive director and president of the board. Leavy first became involved with Mothers for Others in 2011, and assumed the role of president in 2017. She will remain closely involved as a Board Member.
Mothers for Others is the largest independent diaper bank in lower Fairfield County. At the start of the pandemic over a year ago, Mothers for Others quickly adapted its distribution model to ensure uninterrupted service for vulnerable community members while adhering to local and state guidelines. Under Leavy’s leadership, the volunteer-run organization worked tirelessly over the last year to keep the organization in a position of strength and effectiveness.
“Over the last year, we’ve observed a tremendous increase in the demand for diapers, but the modification of our service model, as well as continued community support, has put us in a position to grow our operations and serve more families,” Leavy said in a release. “With Elizabeth in the role of executive director, Mothers for Others will continue this growth and ensure we are effectively responding to the needs of our community.”
Peyton’s background in the nonprofit sector includes tenures as the development director at the Port Chester Carver Center, president of the Junior League of Greenwich, and most recently as Principal at Peyton Consulting LLC, which provides strategic support to nonprofit organizations.
“Thanks to Lisa’s commitment, passion and expertise, Mothers for Others is stronger than ever,” Peyton said. “I am eager to build on the momentum we’ve established, and continue to evolve the organization and drive it forward.”
This year, Mothers for Others celebrates its 10th year of serving the lower Fairfield County community. Since its founding in 2011 by Karen Giannuzzi, the organization has supported hundreds of families in keeping their children clean, safe, and healthy.
Mothers for Others supports the well-being of underserved families by providing diapers and wipes for children from birth to 3 years old. In 2020, Mothers for Others distributed over 78,000 diapers through its community partners. Mothers for Others works in partnership with Greenwich Department of Human Services, Children’s Learning Centers, Family Centers, Inspirica, Malta House, Neighbor to Neighbor, and Person to Person. To learn more, visit http://www.mothersforothers.org/.