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.
Anita Francois, Domestic and Yacht Staffing Recruiter for Florida
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 feels privileged to be a part of the BAHS team and loves working to give clients the exceptional service they deserve and helping candidates to succeed.
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.
Blake Rockwell, Finance Officer
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, skiingand a much too infrequent round of golf.
Katie Redden, 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.
Caitlin Lawrie, Marketing and Advertising Assistant
Caitlin studies Media and Film Production at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study while minoring in 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!
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.