Our officers manage the club's membership, activities and operations. These dedicated volunteers are elected each year.

Emily Stunda


Having been born and raised in Sewickley, it was an easy decision to choose Sewickley as the place my husband and I would raise our children. The SAMC has been such a great resource and community to help me connect with moms who are on this same journey of motherhood with me and has created wonderful first friendships for my sons. I look forward to another year of fun play dates, mom nights out, and continued connections with new and experienced moms. ​

Anne Batyko

Vice President

Once we were married my husband and I moved to Sewickley from downtown. My husband is originally from the area and has great memories from growing up. We wanted the same experience for our future children. After welcoming our daughter, I joined SAMC . I love the sense of community in Sewickley and especially connecting with so many wonderful other moms.

Darla Shay


Jody Coates

Social Chair

I moved to Sewickley in 2015 after my husband and I got married. We welcomed our son, David in May 2017. Being a new mom, a friend introduced me to SAMC. The play dates, moms nights out, and social events have allowed me to connect with so many wonderful mothers. My son and I have enjoyed making new friends. I love being in this club and look forward to being involved with planning events for the upcoming year!

Tessa Chapman

Social Chair

We moved to Sewickley from Utah in 2018. I had an incredible experience with my Mom's Club in Utah so I knew I needed to join SAMC! My family has been warmly welcomed to the community and made wonderful friendships through SAMC.

Kate Newman

Social Chair

A South Hills native, I crossed a river (gasp!) and moved to Sewickley when I married my husband 4 years ago and joined Sewickley Area Mother’s Club after having our baby girl in January 2019. My hopes for this year are to develop and foster friendships for both myself and my daughter. I look forward to planning some great events with the rookie Social Committee team! 

Rose Ottoviani

Social Chair

My husband and I moved to Sewickley in 2016. I joined SAMC in 2018 when my daughter was one. I really love this group!  There are so many positive mothers and opportunities for lasting memories for you and your family. We loved attending many of the family events and play dates last year.  I am thrilled to have this opportunity, as a social chair member, to collaborate with other mothers for this upcoming year! It is my goal to continue to build and invest in this wonderful community!   

Lindsay Verbene

Sunshine Chair

I joined the SAMC when I was pregnant with my son, after a friend asked me to attend the Meet & Greet event.  It has been so wonderful to meet moms in the Sewickley area and watch our children grow together.  We love all of the playgroups, events, and activities that the SAMC offers and look forward to them every year.  SAMC is an excellent network of moms in our community.​

Erin Caton

Babies Coordinator

My husband and I moved from Florida over 6 years ago and immediately fell in love with Sewickley.  I grew up in Michigan and I love the midwest feel of the area and how genuinely kind the people are here.  I have been a member of SAMC since 2016 and have made so many wonderful new friends and connections through the group.  Our daughter Arya will be 4 this year and our family is also expecting a new addition in October. We can't wait to meet our new friends and catch up with our old ones at the babies playdates, events and mom night outs.

Alacia Reeves

3 and Under Coordinator

My husband and I welcomed our daughter and began our journey into parenthood in 2017. As a first time mom, I was eager to connect with other women with little ones in the area. I joined SAMC in 2018 and I'm so grateful to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to bringing moms, children, and families together!

Christine Poluszejko

3 and Over Coordinator

I grew up in Sewickley and then spent time away for college and life in Washington D.C. before moving back in 2010.  After meeting my husband (who also grew up in the 15143), we quickly realized this was a truly special place to raise a family. I joined SAMC while pregnant with our first daughter and after she was born, attending the baby playdates was such a great outlet for us.  SAMC is an incredible group of woman and I am so thankful for my new and old friendships that have been made here … It takes a village!

Deena Etienne

3-and-up Playdate Coordinator

I moved to Sewickley in the winter of 2017 after spending time living in Toronto, Canada where my first two children were born. We welcomed a third baby this summer; and while life is busier than ever, our hearts have never been fuller! I love living in the heart of the village of Sewickley - it is truly a unique and special place to live. The mom friendships I’ve made and continue to make keep me sane as only another mother can understand the journey we’re all on together. 

Melanie Finley

MNO Coordinator

I joined SAMC in 2011 while pregnant with my oldest daughter.  I had moved here from out of state, quit my job, knew no one and was having a baby!  SAMC was a life line for me, a safe place to make friends and learn about raising kids.  Since that life altering first year, my husband and I have had 2  more daughters, moved into the village and made a ton of friends.  I love being in this club and I am excited about this upcoming year!

Racheal Neish-Tedeschi

MNO Coordinator

Kayt Bech

Website Coordinator

I have been enjoying Sewickley for 3 years now. After living in Dallas and New York City with kids, I know that I have finally found our forever Home. We love the sense of community here and the beautiful walkable downtown. My husband and I keep busy renovating our old Victorian house and hope our back patio will eventually be completed so we can host some SAMC events someday!

Traci Fruehauf

Communications Coordinator

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