We're improving local support for our Au Pair USA Host Families by introducing a new senior level role.
Combined they bring 35 years of experience as Local Coordinators to their new roles. Their leadership and tremendous in-the-field knowledge will add an increasing level of support to other Local Coordinators within their designated geographic areas to ensure the best quality service to the host families and au pairs in their communities.
- Cara Harper - Find Au Pairs in Atlanta, Decatur, Mableton, Buckhead
- Ellen Hogan - Find Au Pairs in Babylon, Bellmore, Garden City, Rockville Centre, Malverne, Massapequa
- Dawn Middleton - Find Au Pairs in Clifton, Montclair, Wayne, Paterson
- Dina Nichols - Find Au Pairs in San Diego, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, La Jolla
"We’re especially excited to promote these four employees because they’ve proven themselves to be excellent role models and mentors for their Local Coordinator peers throughout their time with us."
"They’ve demonstrated an exceptional ability to help families find au pairs who fit their lifestyles, to guide them through the cultural exchange requirements of the program, and to troubleshoot and resolve problems successfully."
"These Regional Supervisors are phenomenal representatives, not just of our program, but of their communities. They regularly show how cultural exchange is integrated into the au pair-host family relationship, and will even get international au pairs and families involved in community service projects,” said McHugh. “For example, Dawn Middleton organizes an Autism Speaks event every year, where affected families can discuss progress made in coping with the disorder.”
“I love that part of my job is to help au pairs and host families learn about each other’s cultures and find creative ways to integrate new practices into their daily lives," said Nichols. “In my new role, I get to be part of an even wider spectrum of people who are enjoying these experiences. By guiding the development of these special relationships, I can help influence even stronger bonds between au pairs who are excited to learn about life in an American family and the host families who are equally excited to bring new cultures and customs into their home, sometimes even going so far as to visit their au pairs’ home countries.”
"I can help influence even stronger bonds between au pairs who are excited to learn about life in an American family and the host families who are equally excited to bring new cultures and customs into their home."
In 2014, InterExchange Au Pair USA enjoyed its 25th anniversary by celebrating with Memories That Mean the World. Ms. Harper, Ms. Hogan, Ms. Middleton, and Ms. Nichols have all helped create such memories during their time with the company. Their dedication has made the program’s consistent growth and development since 1989 possible, with eight times as many au pairs and families in the program. The diversity and interest from countries across the world has increased as well, with au pairs visiting the U.S. from 66 countries.
InterExchange is proud to have an experienced team that is dedicated to international cultural exchange. We come from a variety of backgrounds, but nearly every member of our New York City-based staff has extensive experience traveling, working, or living abroad.