Kristen Szapka

Founder & Lead Placement Consultant  

Kristen founded A Nanny Match to create a better, easier way for families to find the perfect nanny for their family. As a former nanny and a preschool teacher with over 20 years of experience in the childcare industry, Kristen is sensitive to children's needs and supportive of parents' needs. She has a caring approach to working with people and a clear understanding of what each age group requires developmentally, cognitively, physically, and aware of what makes a good nanny vs. a great nanny.

Kristen has a unique perspective in her role with a professional background that includes recruitment and arts administration. As a recruiter for a college, she interviewed, advised, and enrolled students in college programs. In her role as Assistant Director and in Public Relations at Chelsea art galleries, she excelled in customer care with high profile clients.

After successfully assisting families in finding their ideal caretakers for over 8 years, A Nanny Match officially launched in 2015. It remains a local, referral-based service offering the highest quality nanny placement services in NYC.


Jessie Brand

Social Media & Public Relations Manager

Jessie works diligently to create eye-catching and unique content for our social media accounts. She keeps our pages updated with new information and maintains a visually cohesive aesthetic. 

As PR Manager, she is our liaison and promotes growth with partnerships in the U.S. and abroad. 

With a background in early childhood development and professional nanny experience, she understands how to genuinely connect with our audience. 

Jessie started as our social media intern in 2018 during her junior year at Pace University where she majors in PR & Marketing. Almost immediately, she understood how to effectively display our mission. She was hired on as our Social Media & PR Manager in 2019. 

Her upbeat and positive personality along with her dedication to her role makes Jessie an asset to the A Nanny Match team and we are grateful to have her!


Tenzing Yangchen

Assistant Director

Tenzing creates solutions and increases efficiency and precision in our 7-step screening process. She works closely with Kristen to identify and connect with high caliber nannies in NYC and the surrounding areas. 

She sources candidates through multiple platforms and networks while she performs initial screenings of applicants. She conducts nanny interviews, assists with evaluations, and provides administrative support along with many other things that help provide the best service possible to nannies and families. 

As a former nanny herself and a New York City native, Tenzing utilizes her experience to effectively screen and interviews viable candidates.

Tenzing's professionalism, drive, and kind heart make her an incredible asset to our team. We are so lucky to have her!