About Us

Stephanie Lawrence

Stephanie Wolk Lawrence, Executive Director

Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University and specializes in community-based health and human services. A 10+ year survivor of ovarian cancer, she joined Neighbor Brigade in March 2012 as the Founder of the Lexington Chapter, committing to the organization out of a desire to pay forward the kindness that was provided by neighbors during her recuperation. During the course of her career Stephanie has worked in the charitable, public, and nonprofit sectors. She is experienced in nonprofit administration and finance, fund development, community relations, and grants management, and has worked for Chase Manhattan Bank’s Corporate Philanthropy Division, Massachusetts’ Department of Social Services, and Minuteman Senior Services. In addition to her work with Neighbor Brigade, Stephanie co-founded and chairs the Community Endowment of Lexington, sits on the Town of Lexington’s Human Services Committee, and serves as a Board Member of ResearchILD, an educational nonprofit organization.

Claire Sheth

Claire Sheth, Director of Programs

Claire holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the New School for Social Research and has 20 years’ experience serving and working in the nonprofit sector.  Claire began her career as a VISTA volunteer with the Massachusetts State Department of Education and a passion for and commitment to community service has informed her career ever since.  Upon completion of her master’s, Claire worked as a nonprofit management consultant with the Boston-based firm, TDC, where she provided strategic business planning and needs/ organizational assessment assistance to more than 30 New England-based nonprofits.  In 2001, Claire was hired as the Deputy Director for Generations Incorporated, a Boston nonprofit that recruits retired adults to be literacy volunteers in the Boston Public Schools and has subsequently served on that organization’s Board of Directors, as well as the Board’s of the Hestia Fund, She Gives,  and her children’s various PTOs.  Claire lives in Lexington, MA with her husband Neil, 4 children and family dog and has been a Neighbor Brigade volunteer since 2012.  When not working or volunteering, Claire and her family enjoy travel, establishing family traditions and spending time with her neighbors!

Kristie O'Brien Oberlies

Kristie O’Brien Oberlies, Director of Operations

Kristie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and specializes in web database integration.  A Stow native, Kristie joined Neighbor Brigade in February 2010 as the Founder of the Stow Chapter.  Since then Kristie has implemented systems and processes to support all chapters, to simplify and streamline the role of the chapter leader. Prior to her non-profit work, she worked with a professional services firm, delivering analytical solutions to clients such as EMC, Fidelity and Staples.  She spends much of her free time volunteering in the schools, goofing around with her five kids, and enjoying the company of extended family and friends.

Our Board of Directors


Managing Partner
Tier One Partners


Circle Furniture

Director - Business Development
PayNet, FIS Global

SVP and Principal
Development Guild

Solution Specialist

Director - Private Banking USA
Credit Suisse

Easton Co-Chapter Leader
Neighbor Brigade