Meet the MAB Volunteers

Mid-Atlantic Babywearing volunteers are comprised of Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs) and Support Volunteers (SVs). Learn more about the wonderful volunteers below!

Board of Directors

President: Gretchen DiSciascio, VBE
Secretary: Liz Gliot, VBE
Treasurer: Molly Wagle, VBE
Library Coordinator: Janet Iemolo, SV
Volunteer Outreach Coordinator: Danielle Crist, VBE
Education Coordinator: Marah Drooger, MBE
Outreach Coordinator: Ruth Weisman, SV

Volunteer Babywearing Educators

Jo Rosenberger Altman
Barbara Deem Arnone
Heather Swift Brenneman
Danielle Crist
Gretchen DiSciascio
Marah Drooger
Eileen Fetsurka
Stephanie Vital Funk
Liz Gliot
Lottie Hanson
Sarah Maida
Dana Treb Merkel
Autumn Eve Rishty
Molly Wagle

Support Volunteers

Julie Barber-Rotenberg
Beth Duncan
Janet Iemolo
Jamie Liberatore
Stephanie Nichols
Vanessa Scott Walters
Ruth Weisman


Jo Rosenberger Altman


Barbara Deem Arnone


Julie Barber-Rotenberg


Heather Swift Brenneman


Danielle Crist

I became interested in babywearing before I even got pregnant. I knew I wanted to wear my babies when they joined our family. I went to my first babywearing meeting when my oldest was five weeks old and immediately decided I eventually wanted to volunteer. I became a VBE in November 2016 when my oldest was just under a  year old. I am passionate about helping people learn to wear their babies and keep them close. It brings me so much happiness when I see a caregiver have a look of awe and relief at getting their baby to fall asleep for the first time in a carrier or realizing they can now do things around the house hands free.

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Gretchen DiSciascio

FB_IMG_1551211253513I first started wearing my now six-year-old in a Moby wrap. After he was born I developed some severe PPD and babywearing meetings were my lifeline. I gained confidence in parenting and I made some lifelong friends along the way. I became a VBE in 2015 and I now have three kids. I love helping other people wear their littles. You can find me primarily at the Chester and Delaware county meetings.

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Marah Drooger

FB_IMG_1551211267434I started babywearing with my oldest in a Moby and Ergo, and quickly fell down the rabbit hole with baby #2. Here I am several years and two more babies later, having received my Master Babywearing Educator certification and wanting to share the love of babywearing with others. You can find me leading the Waynesboro/Franklin county meetings.

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Beth Duncan


Eileen Fetsurka


Stephanie Vital Funk

cropped-img_8087.jpgI was introduced to babywearing before my son was born when I saw how much it helped a friend and her children. I knew from the moment I saw it that it would be something we would fall in love with. I attended my first babywearing meeting when my son was only a few months old and loved the community, the support and having access to the lending library. I became a VBE in August 2016, when my son was a year and a half old. My favorite part about being an educator is helping others with their babywearing journey and seeing the difference it makes in their lives. I live in Columbia, PA and you can find me primarily at the Lancaster and York meetings.

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Liz Gliot

FB_IMG_1551211247633I began babywearing with my first, in a hand-me-down Snugli. My second had a padded ring sling. With my third I found a local babywearing group and fell right down the woven wrap hole! I became a VBE when I was very pregnant with #4, and now baby #5 enjoys being snuggled in a ring sling. You can find me primarily at the Camp Hill meeting. I love helping parents make their lives easier through wearing and helping them bond with their babies.

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Lottie Hanson


Janet Iemolo

FB_IMG_1551211232472We knew my daughter was going to be an only child and wanted to maximize every snuggle. I met a VBE and she introduced me to this amazing group of caregivers, just like me. I love having this awesome group where I can grow and learn. You can usually find me at the Saturday Delco meetings.

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Jamie Liberatore


Sarah Maida

I’m a mom of four who lives and homeschools in Oxford, PA. I always say I fell in love with babywearing as a recreational activity with my first baby, but as I had more kids babywearing became a NEED, too. I started attending meetings when my third baby was a newborn and we were fresh out of living the Marine Corps family life. Babywearing meetings were such a wonderful way to ease back into a ‘civilian’ life and meet like-minded parents and caregivers. I learned so much and wanted to pass that on so I went through the process of becoming a VBE (slowly, since I had baby #4 in the midst of it).

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Dana Treb Merkel


Stephanie Nichols

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Autumn Eve Rishty


Molly Wagle

received_1969029906739474I watched my friends and cousins wear their babies when I was pregnant with my first and knew it was something I wanted to do. I became a VBE in September 2017 because I had received so much help when my oldest was an infant, I wanted to give that same gift back to others. When my second daughter was born she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Babywearing became a necessity and made her journey easier for both of us. I’m so happy to be a part of this group.  You can find me primarily at the Montgomery and Chester county meetings.

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Vanessa Scott Walters

I’m a mom of three little girls. When I was pregnant with my oldest I was gifted a Moby wrap and Infantino buckle carrier. Those carriers got used ALL the time with my fussy girl! I found my local babywearing group when my second was about six months and became a volunteer not long after that. You can typically find me at the Chester county meetings, and occasionally at the Lancaster county meetings.

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