Team-Anita-Saville-photojpgANITA SAVILLE ∙ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDING MOTHER. Anita has written about women’s finances for more than 30 years. She runs a successful communications business and is the founder of PurseStrings, a financial news service for women. In addition, Anita worked as an editor at Fidelity Investments — where she became certified as a registered securities representative — and taught in the Maryland public schools. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations that support women’s rights and helped launch a chapter of the National Organization for Women in Lowell, MA.

Team-Kathy-Brough-photoKATHY BROUGH ∙ DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & FOUNDING MOTHER. Kathy has volunteered at the Lowell Transitional Living Center, an adult homeless shelter, for more than 22 years. She has served as the shelter’s treasurer and was a board member there from 2006 through 2015.  She has also volunteered at an agency serving homeless citizens living with AIDS.  She is a local town meeting representative in Chelmsford, MA, and served on the town recycling committee for 10 years. For more than 16 years, Kathryn managed the day-to-day operations of an engineering consulting firm — handling accounting, human resources, project planning, budgeting, and cash flow.  She established similar systems for a startup firm that offers customized medical care.

team-julie-lemireJULIE LEMIRE, MSW ∙ SENIOR COACHING COORDINATOR. Julie serves as the Director of Shelter Operations at House of Hope in Lowell. Previously she worked as a patient advocate at Lowell General Hospital,  in case management for more than 13 years with House of Hope, as a case worker for the Center for Family Development in Lowell and the Lowell Community Health Center, as well as a mental health counselor at the Lowell Youth Treatment Center. Julie has been with Budget Buddies since 2011.

team-katie-stollKATIE STOLL ∙ PROGRAM COORDINATOR. Before joining Budget Buddies in 2015, Katie spent six years volunteering as a Crisis Counselor for a non-profit in her home state of New York. In addition to counseling, Katie was also responsible for making sure the agency was running smoothly and that counselors were available for clients 24/7. Aside from her volunteering, Katie also worked for a grass-roots organization called Project Hope, that provided physical and emotional assistance to Hurricane Sandy survivors. Currently, Katie graduated from UMass Lowell in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Community Social Psychology.

kathleen-nevilleKATIE NEVILLE ∙ VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR & BUSINESS MANAGER. Prior to Budget Buddies, Katie held a variety of positions in office management, banking, and educational settings. Katie holds a B.A. in political science and communication from a small American liberal arts school in southern Switzerland. She is an elected member of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee. Katie joined Budget Buddies in December 2014.