Maya’s Hope Team

Maya's Hope Team

Maya Rowencak Crauderueff
Founder and President

Maya Rowencak Crauderueff is the Founder and President of Maya’s Hope. After being inspired by the orphans in the Philippines, she decided to send care packages to many orphanages which eventually led her to Ukraine. Previously, she has worked for Metalmark Capital as an Executive Assistant. She considers herself an international problem solver and enjoys making kids (and adults) smile.

Keshia Melton
Ukrainian Program Manager and Social Media Director

Keshia is a Registered Nurse from New Zealand. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2009, specializing in care of the elderly.

She is passionate about improving the lives of orphans and children with special needs in Ukraine. She has traveled to Ukraine in 2014, 2015 and 2017 to check on our partners, programs and children.

Keshia is our Ukraine Program and Social Media Manager. She volunteers several hours of her time every week.

Jennifer Fenimore
Marketing and Creative Director

Jennifer is the Marketing and Creative Manager as well as the HR Business Partner for a sanitary sealing and hose company in Northern NJ.
Jennifer joined Maya’s Hope in 2014 as a volunteer graphic designer, helping out where ever needed. Since then she has designed invitations and marketing materials for fundraising events such as the Lotus Hope Ball, is sponsoring a child, designs the annual reports and works on the Maya’s Hope Website.

Jenna Lafta
Data Analyst

Jenna takes care of all the numbers, pivot tables and data. She had recently moved to bustling New York with her husband and cat from a cozy city in Canada and was looking for a way to get involved in the community and meet new people. After being part of the first gala, Jenna realized just how much she really loved Maya’s Hope and wanted to do even more to get involved, and enjoys learning new things every day!
Jenna is finishing up her accounting degree along with helping the Cutie Pies and is happy to be involved in something so meaningful, as well as being a part of a team of amazing people.

Caron Katz

Caron Katz is the owner of the outsourced bookkeeping firm, CEK Solutions. She is a CPA and MBA with extensive knowledge and experience managing the accounting and financial reporting systems for small to mid-sized organizations.
Caron has served as the Vice President, Controller at Twinlab and Director of Finance at Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care. Caron holds a BA in Psychology from Binghamton University and an MBA with a focus in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.