Meet the Mommybites team!
Lauren Alperin Meirowitz, Managing Director, Integrated Sales
Lauren Alperin Meirowitz, Managing Director, Integrated Sales, is the newest Mommybites family member, bringing an all-encompassing Manhattan Mom know-how and over 25 years of cross-platform media sales and marketing experience to the group. Prior to Mommybites, Lauren was Vice President of Sales Development at Morris Communications where she sold digital and print, event and sponsorship programs to small and larger multi-million dollar partners.
An Upper East Side resident, Lauren loves experiencing family life in NYC with her husband and young son, Lucas. She is also on the Board of Big Apple Greeter, a non-profit group that builds bridges between people and cultures and promotes cross-cultural understanding. Lauren graduated with a BA in Psychology from American University. In her free time she enjoys building with Magna Tiles, reading about construction vehicles and chasing her son in the park.
Jennifer Rojas, Editor & Operations Director
Jennifer Rojas is responsible for conducting our day-to-day business operations; coordinating, facilitating and marketing our online classes; and managing our team of bloggers and blog content to ensure that the Mommybites blog is an important and consistently relevant parenting advice resource. She also manages daily web site updates in order to keep our content fresh and pertinent for our community, curates social media, and manages client and customer relationships. Jennifer graduated from George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) with an M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. As well as being a conflict resolution and diversity educator, she honed her operational skills during her 10+ years of managing a global eLearning program. She has since escaped the corporate cubicle and currently resides in Tel Aviv with her archaeologist husband, where she enjoys being close to the sea and getting back into life’s natural rhythms.
Hillary Perlman, Brand and Events Editor
(Picture Coming Soon!) Hillary Perlman is the Brand and Events Editor for Mommybites responsible for attending and writing articles about new product launches. She is often found attending large expos and trade shows researching the most up to date products and trends in the parenting space. She also contributes editorial to the Mommybites social media channels and facilitates its on-line classes. She holds a BA from Emory University in Atlanta and a Master of Public Health from NYU, and spent over 10 years working in the healthcare industry in both hospital administration and managed care. Prior to joining Mommybites, Hillary was a Community Manager for UrbanSitter, an online childcare platform. She lives in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of NYC with her husband and their 2 children, Allie and Rex.
Laura Deutsch, Mommybites Co-Founder
Laura Deutsch is the co-founder of Mommybites and the original founder and creator of Babybites. Since first starting Babybites in 2006 by handing out post cards to fellow moms on the streets of Manhattan, Laura has continued to use her business savvy, dedication and creativity to cultivate and grow Mommybites both nationally and in its flagship city of Manhattan. Prior to founding Mommybites, Laura worked as a middle school math teacher at The Dwight School in Manhattan. Laura holds her BA from Binghamton University and her MA in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. She currently resides in Summit, NJ with her husband, Brian, daughter, Ava, and son, Jacob.
Heather Ouida, Mommybites Co-Founder
Heather Ouida co-founded Mommybites with business partner Laura Deutsch. She is responsible for managing, growing and overseeing Mommybites (previously known as Babybites and Kiddybites) nationally, as well their flagship city of Manhattan. Heather’s favorite parts of her job include writing her blog, which varies between sappy, educational and downright snarky, interviewing parenting experts for Mommybites’ regular free online parenting class series and writing her regular parenting column for NY Family Magazine. Prior to co-founding Mommybites, Heather was a learning specialist where she taught in London for many years as well as at The Dalton School in Manhattan. Heather holds a BA in psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, an MA in child development from Tufts University and acquired her learning specialist degree from York University in England. Heather currently resides in Manhattan with her husband, two boys, two fish and pet turtle. Heather’s hobbies include hot yoga, Nutella eating, writing, Bravo watching and reading and sharing immature jokes with girlfriends. To learn more about Heather’s mission to support fellow moms in non-judgmental ways please click here.