We are a group of people who are laser-focused on our mission: improving the lives of those women around us who desperately need our help to access the basic items that enable them to live with dignity. These items are tampons, feminine hygiene products, bras.
Our Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Staff
Kate Sanetra-Butler, Founder and CEO
Kate believes that women around the world are the most powerful, yet largely untapped, resource in the fight to break the cycle of poverty that entraps families and communities from generation to generation.
She founded Dignity Matters to help ensure that homeless women in her community have access to basic necessities, in order for them to stay healthy, and regain self-confidence and dignity.
She lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, together with her husband, two children, and two cats.
She graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia), with a Master’s degree in Art History, and also holds both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in International Tourism from the University of Physical Education, Krakow (Poland). Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland), and Certificate in Proficiency of English from Cambridge University (UK).
Passion for business, tourism and meeting people of different cultures led Kate to a period of work and travel around the world, including living on three continents. She spent most of her professional life in Professional Services partnering with executives across the EMEA, APAC, and ANZ regions.
Rebecca Putnam, Board Member and Treasurer
Rebecca has been an active participant in the field of early childhood education for the past 14 years and has taken on the role of educator, supervisor, director, professor, advocate, and leader throughout a variety of educational settings.
She is the Vice President and Public Policy Chair for the Worcester Area Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Director of the Regis College Children’s Center. She is a professor at Regis College and Becker College, and an adjunct professor at Dean College. She speaks nationally, and she is the winner of multiple awards in the field of early childhood education, mentoring, and management (including Massachusetts Exceptional Educator Award Winner in 2013, and National Children’s Tylenol Child Care Award in 2011 and 2013).
Rebecca lives in Northborough, Massachusetts and she is passionate about community service. She is an active member of multiple committees dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families.
Rebecca graduated from Wheelock College with an MEd in Child Development and Early Childhood Education, and from York College of Pennsylvania with BS in Elementary Education.
Kasia Rosenberg, Board Member
Kasia is a devoted children’s and animal rights activist. She is a CASA DC member advocating on behalf of children who have open abuse or neglect cases in the DC Family Court. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband Gregg, and her adopted dog Amber. She is an autodidact who is passionate about programming and she founded and leads Digital Machinations, which provides web development and mobile application development services to business clients.
She graduated from Jagiellonian University in Poland and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD with degrees in business and management, graduating with honors.
Eliza Mosurick, Secretary
Eliza has been a champion of women’s causes since college, and she believes that big positive changes can be made through meaningful involvement in our communities. She lives with her husband and three children in Wayland, MA, where she volunteers at her children’s schools and serves on the Board of the Friends of Wayland Youth and Family Services, a non-profit organization, which works in collaboration with the Town in promoting wellness and healthy development across the community.
She graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics. During her time as a student, she served as President of Wharton Women. After college she worked in finance for 10 years before taking a break from the corporate world to raise her family.
James Butler, Director of Internships
James recently joined Dignity Matters to manage Internships and to help ensure interns’ time spent with Dignity Matters is as productive and enriching as possible.
James is Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at Shorelight Education, where he leads student recruitment for Shorelight’s university partnerships. James manages a team of more than 70 staff across 16 countries, and has over 20 years of direct management experience.
James was formerly Vice President of Sales at Study Group, leading and overseeing the global revenue generation activities for Australia and New Zealand, and before that General Manager, Sales and Marketing at UTS:Insearch. Previously he held senior sales and marketing positions at Microsoft and Metia, UK.
James received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, and an M.B.A. from the University of Sydney (in progress).
Patricia Riseman, Advisory Board Member
Pat has supported women, family and social justice issues for 50 years both personally and professionally. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, she has worked in child welfare, outpatient community mental health, parent education and preschool consultation as well as 30 years in private practice providing therapy for children, adolescents, individual adults, and couples. Her volunteer actives have focused on hunger and homelessness especially as related to mental illness, women’s empowerment issues, and organizations involved with racial and economic justice.
Pat received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and Simmons School of Social Work. She has lived in Wayland for 48 years, raised 2 sons, and is now a proud grandma of 3 grand girls, and 2 grand dogs. She loves being close to nature in the garden and enjoying music and art. Pat is honored and pleased to be on the Advisory Board of Dignity Matters.