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Announcing New Moms’ Newest Board Members

New Moms is pleased to welcome Jason Quiara and Kristen Prinz to our Board of Directors! Both bring impressive leadership experience to their new roles and are dedicated to serving young families. Thank you, Jason and Kristen, for choosing to add your gifts and talents to the New Moms community. We look forward to working with you!

Jason Quiara

Why join the New Moms board?

“Serving on New Moms’ Board of Directors presents an incredible opportunity to accelerate progress for the next generation of young people and underserved families in Illinois. […] What makes New Moms signature in a crowded sector is a two-generation approach that helps build the human and social capital of children and their parents. In my opinion, the north star of mission-driven work in the social sector is to end intergenerational cycles of poverty and help families realize economic mobility. New Moms does this better than most, and I am committed to serving on the board of directors to help the staff realize its mission.”


Jason Quiara is Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at ConnectED.

Before coming to ConnectED, Jason was a Senior Program Officer for the Education and Economic Mobility Program at the Joyce Foundation. He led a national college- and career-readiness investment strategy and managed the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership – a multi-state effort that expanded innovative education pathways that put students on a path to earn college degrees and credentials.

Before Joyce, Jason worked at Jobs for the Future (JFF) and led a national policy initiative to expand Early College High Schools and dual enrollment programs across the country.

Prior to JFF, Jason was the director of state policy and research for the New England Board of Higher Education and directed College Ready New England. The initiative promoted policies to increase college attainment for students in the New England region.

Jason majored in history and philosophy at Boston College and received a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he is a Neubauer Civic Scholar. Jason is also an alumnus of Leadership Greater Chicago since 2019.

Kristen Prinz

Why join the New Moms board?

“As a working mom with lots of resources I often feel overwhelmed. I can’t imagine the challenges that a single teen mother with no support must face. I would like to be a person that supports those mothers and their children. They have an opportunity to better their own lives and create a path for their children’s future. New Moms gives me the ability to help in multiple ways.” 


Kristen Prinz is an employment lawyer, business counselor, and founder and managing partner of The Prinz Law Firm.

Kristen represents business owners, senior executives, lawyers, and physicians in matters ranging from employment agreements and non-competes to complex employment disputes. She is passionate about advocating for her clients’ interests and helping them achieve outcomes consistent with their professional goals.

As a business counselor, Kristen provides business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals with innovative and cost-effective solutions to their legal and operational problems, enabling them to fully realize their potential. She has leveraged her litigation and culture management experience to guide clients in implementing employment best practices, effectively training staff, and creating a productive workplace culture.

Kristen is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association, and is President-Elect of The International Women’s Forum Chicago Chapter.

She was selected for inclusion in Crain’s Chicago Business’ List of 50 Most Influential Female Attorneys, and has been named a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, as well as a Super Lawyer for 2020. Kristen received her J.D. with honors from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa.