About British American Household Staffing

British American Household Staffing strives to match the household staffing, childcare, or newborn care needs of our clients to appropriately experienced and qualified candidates. The aim, above all, is to ensure a placement that will endure.

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About Us

British American Household Staffing was founded to provide household staffing solutions. We offer an efficient and discreet service by gaining a thorough understanding of clients' staffing or childcare needs and meeting those needs with rigorously interviewed and screened candidates.

Our goal 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.

Contact our office to be connected with an expert recruiter that can assess your needs and recommend the right domestic staff for your home.

Anita Rogers

President & Founder

Anita founded BAHS 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.

Alizabeth Adkins

Director of West Coast Recruiting

Originally from the east coast, Alizabeth attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI where she studied Marketing/Communications. Prior to joining British American Household Staffing, she worked in luxury hospitality in Miami. 

When not working, you can find her reading, cooking, hiking or practicing side-planks (on the couch). 

Alizabeth heads our West Coast office. She has a true passion for matchmaking, and takes the time to understand the needs of the clients, as well as the personality and skill set of the candidates in order to build long lasting relationships. 

Anita Francois

East Coast Domestic & Yacht Staff Recruiter

After working as a Museum Curator, Anita decided to use her researching, creative writing and communicative talents within an environment where she feels that she can help people daily.

Anita has an extensive background in Ancient History, Dance, and Culture; having studied an MA in Archaeology at University College London and having performed throughout England as part of a dance group conveying the traditional ‘Sega’ of the Indian Ocean.

Born in the UK with a Seychellois and Haitian background; she has written and appeared in articles currently displayed in the Seychelles National Archives and has traveled the globe whilst building a rapport stemming from her ability to adapt to multiple environments and communicate with a range of individual personalities. She also speaks the Creole of the Seychelles fluently and can converse in Egyptian Arabic. Anita has experience working with yacht crew and yacht chartering and thoroughly enjoys working in both the domestic staff and yachting industries.

Ashley Mundt, M.Ed., CCLS

Nanny Consultant

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.

Catherine Whyte

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Chandler Scyocurka

Marketing & SEO Coordinator

Chandler studies Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She specializes in digital marketing, advertising, and brand development in the luxury market. Prior to joining the team, Chandler worked for a prestigious Manhattan-based event planner, where she assisted in the planning of upscale weddings in the New York Metropolitan area. Her professional, academic, and personal endeavors have all helped to shape and refine her understanding of luxury marketing and brand strategy.  

Daniela Lindemark

East Coast Recruiter

Daniela graduated from Long Island University with a Master of Science majoring in Human Resources. Originally from Sweden, she has worked in in the luxury hospitality industry in Australia, before settling in New York City. She loves the people aspect of the industry and enjoys finding candidates their perfect positions.

Daniela began her career at BAHS as the Director of Talent Acquisition before growing into the role as a recruiter. She believes that kindness and understanding are core values to live by and get immense satisfaction by supporting people and organizations develop into the best that they can be.

During her time at LIU she did extensive research projects on Diversity in the Workplace, Work People & Productivity and Organizational Development, and enjoys learning about the human psychology to develop a greater understanding of how and why people operate the way they do.

She loves exploring all the different cultural experiences New York City has to offer.

Dinah Osei

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Dinah received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Administration from Lehman College in 2014 and a Master of Business Administration Columbia College of Missouri.

Dinah worked in human resources in the healthcare sector for a several years before joining British American to pursue a career in hospitality and HR in the Talent Acquisition and Recruitment field. Dinah received a Human Resources Certificate from Cornell University in 2018 and continues to expand her education in human resources management. 

In her free time she enjoys writing, reading and volunteering for different projects through New York Cares, Hope for New York and other non-profit organizations.  

Elizabeth Thompson

Gallery Manager/Director of Press and Media at Anita Rogers Gallery

Elizabeth Thompson is the Director of Anita Rogers Gallery. She studied Art History and French Language at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Elizabeth worked at an established gallery in both SoHo and Chelsea for five years prior to joining the Anita Rogers Gallery team in 2016. For more information on Anita Rogers Gallery, visit the gallery website here.

Elyssa Amezola

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Elyssa joined the BAHS team in 2019 after over nine years of nanny experience for private families in Los Angeles. Elyssa approaches every day with a sense of humor, and positivity as she guides candidates through the placement process. 

Elyssa is a soon-to-be mom and when she's not in the office, she enjoys crafts, building realistic dollhouses, and miniatures.

Gina Minter

Talent Acquisition Specialist & East Coast Recruiter

Gina moved to the US from a small town in England to pursue her college education and career in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baruch College in 2016 with a minor in Philosophy. 

Gina worked in Human Resources and Recruitment in the Marketing sector for a few years before joining British American Household Staffing to pursue a career in Talent Acquisitions and Recruitment in the domestic staffing field. 

Gina is a dedicated dog foster mom! She is a huge dog lover and works with dog foster based rescue programs to help bring animals from kill shelters in the south up to NYC. Fostering means taking a dog into your home and caring for them until a permanent adoptive home can be found; she helps prepare these pups for their forever homes. Gina also volunteers at adoption events throughout Manhattan to help facilitate meetings with potential adoptive parents.

Hope Savich

Business Developer

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.

Kandace Fuller

Office Manager

Kandace is a native New Yorker, who joined the BAHS SoHo office in 2017. She recently graduated from Columbia University with her B.A. in English Literature, with an emphasis in 19th-century British literature. She enjoys utilizing her strong emotional intelligence and keen intuition to build strong candidate and client relationships, and putting her communication skills to use daily to keep the BAHS team performing at its best.

In her limited free time, Kandace is a freelance editor and writer, and currently serves as Managing Editor of Womanly Magazine. When she isn’t working, she enjoys lots of live music, and spending quality time with her dog.

Katherine Patterson

Childcare Development & Specialist Recruiter

Katherine is a multilingual, British childcare specialist, with over 10 years of hands-on experience working with children in both classrooms and private homes worldwide, as well as 5 years of general domestic household recruitment experience. 

Born and raised in the South West of England, Katherine has a First Class BA Hons Degree in French, Spanish and European Studies. Her career in childcare is underpinned by years of teaching experience, predominantly comprising Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and EFL, but also Cambridge English, French, Spanish and entrance exam guidance for Collège du Léman, Institut Le Rosey and Institut auf dem Rosenberg in Switzerland. 

Having worked all over the world, from Paris to Cape Town, it seems fitting that her love of travel and sense of adventure would eventually bring her to Los Angeles, where she now lives with her husband and 2 rescue dogs. A qualified swimming instructor and a lover of all things health, fitness and outdoors, you’ll mostly find her swimming, paddle boarding, hiking, camping, on the beach, or on her yoga mat!

Katherine’s extensive and combined experience of working in a caregiving, pedagogical and recruitment capacity means she is able to provide informed and invaluable insight and guidance to both her clients and candidates alike. She prides herself on establishing and nurturing authentic, long-term relationships and thoroughly enjoys the challenge that comes with playing such a pivotal role in the match making process. Katherine strives to manifest lasting placements, and always goes the extra mile to ensure everyone’s expectations are met.

Katie Montalbano

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, house managers, estate managers and corporate staff. Her business and operational experience with international clientele helps while sourcing executive staff for clients. 

Katie Morin, ACNCS, NCSE

Newborn Care Consultant

Katie Morin ACNCS, NCSE began her career in childcare over 20 years ago. She has been extremely blessed to have worked with some amazing families along the way. One of her first and most memorable experiences with multiples (a set of newborn triplets) was 28 years ago. It was then that she realized her passion for working with children. It was then that she also realized her passion for caring for multiples.

Katie has a degree in Child Development and Psychology and has countless certificates including being Advance Certified through the Newborn Care Specialist Association.
Through the years, Katie has been a career nanny, a daycare owner,  a preschool teacher and a Certified Newborn Care Specialist. She also has had great success in matching NCS candidates with amazing families worldwide. She does not consider these positions just a job, they are a passion and what she loves to do. It allows her to meet incredible people, all with different personalities and aspects of life. This experience gives her the ability to educate and assist new parents during the most amazing part of their life. Most important she gets to nurture and cuddle a newborn during the first few weeks and months of their life. To date she has worked with over 40 sets of twins, 9 sets of triplets and quadruplets. She has also worked with dozens of preemies (some born as early as 26 weeks) as well as newborns with special needs.
 

Madison Currigan

East Coast Recruiter

Originally from coastal North Carolina, Madison graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Communications & International Studies. The course combined her love of working with people and her interest in learning from different cultures across the world. Whilst working as a public relations and customer liaison for a local Charleston children’s company, Madison worked as an afterschool nanny furthering her expertise in childcare. After graduation, she moved to Vietnam to become an children’s English teacher, pursuing her interest in childcare and cultural studies.  

After returning to the US and moving to New York City, Madison began working at British American as a Talent Acquisition Specialist and then a Recruiter. Coupled with her childcare knowledge, Madison uses her communication skills to understand and anticipate client and candidate needs to ensure everyone’s expectations are successfully met.

In her free time, Madison enjoys traveling, scuba diving, cooking and exploring new areas and restaurants of the city with her dog, Bella, by her side.

Maiko Sakai

CFO

Maiko worked in the music industry before gaining her MBA. She specializes in finance strucure and business development for fast growing companies. Her previous positions were in business development and finance management. 

Martha Keith-Barnett

London Recruiter

Martha graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in English Literature. She has continued to develop her education with courses in Marketing at Goldsmiths and Journalism with NUJ . Originally from Northern Ireland, she has worked in Switzerland, Australia and China before settling in London. She is a people person and problem solver and loves finding the perfect candidate for clients and finding candidates their perfect jobs.
 
Outside of her BAHS work, Martha loves running and competes in marathon and ultra marathon races for her club. She also writes a yoga and fitness journal for Ginger Orange for which she interviews inspirational women in the fitness industry. 

Manda Lucius

Marketing and Talent Acquisition Specialist

Manda received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2012. Since then, she has worked in various marketing departments to develop her skills as a designer and communicator.

Born and raised in the American South, Manda is still adjusting to West Coast living after moving to LA in 2015. In a past life, she utilized her Scuba diving certification to enact live presentations in the tanks and terrariums at a Natural Science Museum.

She also runs Mandalu Designs, a small, graphic design boutique that offers museums and nonprofits an affordable alternative to high agency fees.

Manda brings her extensive and diverse marketing background to support BAHS promotion and SEO as well as helping the California office source and screen new candidates.

Michela Crowley

East Coast Recruiter

Michela attended New York University where she earned a B.A. in Parenting and Family Studies and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She is a seasoned Birth and Postpartum Doula and has worked as a Nanny for many years before, during, and after her schooling. She has a strong background in Child Psychology, various Parenting strategies, Trauma, and Behavior Management. She previously worked for BAHS in 2013 and has since returned to her role as Recruiter in the NY office, working to make strong placements between families and prospective domestic staff, specializing in childcare placements. She is passionate about finding amazing caregivers for families and helping facilitate long-term matches and is inspired daily by the amazing caregivers and families she is able to form relationships with.

In her spare-time she provides Doula services for clients in NYC (check her out at @gaiadoula) as well as advocates for women’s health and reproductive justice through organizations like UNITAS, RAINN, and Project Heal, and loves helping new families prepare for their parenting journeys with private parent coaching. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat Beyoncé.

Patricia Stark

East Coast Recruiter

Patricia graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Psychology and is currently earning a Masters degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psych at New York University. Her background in hospitality and sales, paired with her education in Psychology, equip her with the adept ability to not only understand, but care for both client and candidate needs. With BAHS, Patricia works closely with clients and candidates to
anticipate needs and ensure all expectations are met.

Summer Millwood

West Coast Recruiter

Summer graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Psychology. She also has a strong background in luxury hospitality, working for top hotels on the Sunset and Las Vegas Strips. Summer uses her psychology and customer service background to understand and connect with both candidates and clients.

Summer was born in Jamaica and grew up in the fabulous city of Las Vegas. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, exercising, and is an avid fan of live music events.

Her experience in luxury hospitality has provided Summer with a detailed and thorough understanding of the level of excellence and quality required when screening and selecting candidates and when making a match between BAHS clients and candidates.

The BAHS Difference

Our belief in matchmaking sets us apart from other staffing agencies. BAHS recruiters will work with you to understand your unique needs and match you with candidates that can provide high quality service and care. For us, success is a placement that results in a contented home and staff who enjoy long-term job fulfillment.

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