Our Team


jess bousa :: executive director & president :: jess@serveagoodcause.org

Jess Bousa is the founder, president and executive director of Good Cause. He and a team with a heart to be the change the world is waiting for started Good Cause on August 28, 2010. Jess is a community activist as an advocate for single parents and youth. Jess earned two Bachelor degrees from University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and two master degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts with one year at Harvard Divinity School. Jess is addicted to Starbucks coffee and believes the choice phone of Heaven is Apple’s iPhone 6! Jess and Elizabeth live in Havre de Grace with their two children, Caleb, and Hannah.

Anna Sanderlin :: executive board member & grant writer :: anna@serveagoodcause.org 

Anna Louise Sanderlin is a member of the Executive Board for Good Cause, specifically assigned to Grant Writing. She is also very involved in numerous different projects and endeavors outside of that scope. For the majority of her life she lived in the overseas environment, specifically Germany, and has not only grown up personally in the Military/Government environment but also her professional career path. In April 2009 she ventured her way to the United States to accept a job opportunity at the Headquarters level of the Civilian Human Resources Agency as a senior level Human Resources Specialist. Her scope and responsibility was to train, mentor, and develop HR professionals Army wide (~300 individuals) as well as launch and implement major programs, new procedures and initiatives. From there, in mid-2014 she returned back to the Field Operations level as a Human Resources Officer in support of the Aberdeen Proving Ground installation - civilian hiring. Her personal and professional desire has always been to help others in need, which ignited her passion to get involved with Good Cause. She is currently in pursuit of a degree in Business Management - Entrepreneurship through Harford Community College and has successfully completed a grant proposal writing course through the University of Notre Dame. Anna and her fiancée Christian Coakley live in the picturesque town of Havre de Grace, love to travel and everything that involves good music and an opportunity to dance.

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Elizabeth Bousa :: event coordinator :: elizabeth@serveagoodcause.org

Elizabeth Bousa is the event coordinator of Good Cause. Elizabeth has a bachelors degree in Psychology and a dual masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health. She is a licensed graduate marriage and family therapist. She is passionate about healthy families and strong communities. Elizabeth is married to Jess Bousa the founder and president of Good Cause and they have two children, Caleb & Hannah.


Amy yackanech :: volunteer COORDINATOR :: amy@serveagoodcause.org

Amy Yackanech is the Volunteer Coordinator for Good Cause. She joined the team in August 2013 out of passion to help others in need and build a foundation for our youth and future generations to come. Amy is very ingrained in her surrounding community. She works for the Town of Perryville as a Billing Clerk and assists the Grants Department under the capacity of a project leader. She volunteers her time to manage the Perryville Little League, furthermore supports the board as Fundraising Chair and interim Treasurer. Her volunteer work extends from Cecil County to Harford County by being an integral and active member of Restore Church. Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Towson University. Amy and her husband Mick live in Perryville with their daughter Sammie.

John Frisby :: Executive Board Member :: john@serveagoodcause.org

Michelle Gostomski :: Financial Director :: finance@serveagoodcause.org

Kera Miller :: Presents with a Purpose Director :: presents@serveagoodcause.org 

Elizabeth Bousa :: Drop & Shop & Single Moms Spa Day Director :: elizabeth@serveagoodcause.org 

Mary Pena :: Fire & Ice Director :: mary@serveagoodcause.org