About Us + Contact Us

Thea T. Bader, MSW, LICSW – Founder, Executive Director

Thea graduated from Simmons College School of Social Work in 1983 and has dedicated almost 40 years in the social work field making a difference in the lives of people in the U.S. and in countries throughout the world.

Brian Hubbell, MBA – Treasurer

Brian Hubbell comes to ISWS with over 20 years of in healthcare and IT. He specializes in financial management, operations management, emergency management, strategic planning, and change management.

Nancy Karp, MSW

A veteran volunteer since the fourth grade, Nancy has worked directly with a variety of populations as well as for a number of issue-driven organizations. She has served on several Boards including The Dana Hall School and the American Jewish Congress, New England Region. Currently, she serves on advisory boards at the Boston University School of Social Work, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, and Community Servings.

Caroline Kinyanjui, MSc

Kenyan-born and fluent in three languages, Caroline’s areas of expertise include effective relationship-building to create long-lasting associations, problem-solving, and an ability to execute on key organizational projects.

She received her Master of International Business from Hult International.

Kelsey Lima, LCSW

Kelsey is a social worker specializing in adoption. Kelsey has experience working with Refugee families with complex medical and behavioral health needs and individuals with developmental disabilities in the adult foster care system. Kelsey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Social Work in addition to an UN-recognized certificate in tourism sustainability and development from Salem State University.

Hannah Taverna, MSW, LCSW

Hannah is a former ISWS recipient who traveled to Guatemala City to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment. Hannah is currently studying for her Ph.D. at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMass Boston.