Anita Rogers, 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.
Alizabeth Adkins, West Coast Director of Recruitment
Alizabeth heads our West Coast office. Originally from the east coast, she has a true passion for matchmaking, and really 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.
Alizabeth attended Johnson & Wales University. Prior to joining British American Household Staffing, she worked in luxury hospitality in Miami before moving to LA in 2015 to pursue a career in marketing.
Katherine Patterson, Childcare Development And Placement Specialist
Katherine is our 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 4 years of general domestic household recruitment experience prior to moving to BAHS.
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.
Katherine has devoted the majority of her career to working as a Governess for high profile families the world over, in particular; Europe, Russia and Asia. Her extensive experience of working with children in both a caregiving and pedagogical capacity means she is well versed in Child Development, Early Childhood Education (ECE) and managing transitions.
Having worked on both sides of the industry, Katherine 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.
Manda Lucius, California 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 creative ways to communicate and help others; she specializes in non-profit and altruistic endeavors.
She relocated to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue more diverse opportunities and grow as a professional. Manda helps with West Coast marketing and talent acquisition in and around Los Angeles. She also continues to work as an independent artist and designer.
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.
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.
Catherine Whyte, Operations
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.
Maiko Sakai, CFO
Maiko worked in the music industry before gaining her MBA. She specializes in finance structure and business development for fast growing companies. Her previous positions were in business development and finance management.
Katie Montalbano, Director of US & UK 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.
Patricia Stark, Recruiter and Marketing Coordinator
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, equips her with the adept ability to not only understand, but care for both client and candidate needs. With BAHS, Patricia holds a double role in marketing and recruiting, developing innovative outreach strategies to successfully expand our client base and candidate pool with the highest quality members, while working closely with clients and candidates to anticipate needs and ensure all expectations are met.
Chandler Scyocurka, Marketing 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.