Maureen’s Haven Team
Daniel O’Shea, MS
Dan joined Maureen’s Haven in 2018 and brings over 20 years of dedicated service and experience working with underserved populations. Dan is a staunch supporter and advocate for the homeless in our community, where he lives with his wife, Jennifer and son, Hudson. Dan started his career on the East End of Long Island working for Southampton College, and has worked for prominent organizations such as PR Newswire and the March of Dimes.
Dan received his MS from St. Joseph’s College where he was awarded the 2019 Human Services Alumni of the Year Award. He received his BA from Long Island University, Southampton College. As a life-long East End resident, Dan has been committed to serving the community and helping those individuals most in need.
Mary Caffrey, LMSW
With over 30 years of social work experience, Mary has built a reputation as an unequivocally empathetic and consistent advocate for those in need. She worked with students at Sachem Schools in Suffolk County providing individual and group counseling for most of her career. She then went on to help adults receive English as a new language service at BOCES, an educational cooperative of Long Island school districts, which led her to her current post at Maureen’s Haven. For the past two years, Mary has supported the guests at Maureen’s Haven by helping them receive social services and other benefits.
Stacy joined Maureen’s Haven in August of 2020 with a passion for helping others and giving back to the community. This passion started in her late teens while volunteering in an elementary school helping with special needs classes. She continued this path by working with a company to serve, support, and develop innovative programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
Stacy continues to give back to the East End Community where she lives with her husband, Jeremy, and her son, JP. She is a catechist for her local church and works with students to setup fundraisers to help those in need. She has been a volunteer for Maureen’s Haven Emergency Winter Shelter Program since 2017, and became the program’s coordinator in 2019. She is excited and enthusiastic about her new endeavor and looks forward to helping our guests.
Russell Blue, a licensed architect and credentialed LEED professional, has been living, working and creating beautiful homes and spaces in the Hamptons and NYC for over 25 years. He has been working to help the less fortunate for the last twenty years when he started playing in the Artist-Writers Charity Softball Game with several of his close friends. Russell has cherished the opportunity to play in a game that four local charities continue to benefit from including the Phoenix House and the East End Hospice. In 1999, he and 30 East End softball players flew down to Cuba to help build a bridge, donate mitts and equipment, and build friendships with baseball players in need from Havana. Russell is a long-time participant in the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that offers services to wounded veterans, as well as volunteering close to a decade with the Ellen Hermanson Foundation/Ellen’s Run, a vital organization that helps and supports women on the East End stricken with breast cancer, and where his wife is the Director of Special Event.
In 2008 the love of his life, Sara, became the coordinator for Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach program at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. It was then that Russell started seeing what a difference this charity has made in the lives of the local population becoming a volunteer on a regular basis up to this day with his wife. Russell joined the Maureen’s Haven Board in the summer of 2016 and has been integral in fundraising. Russell is truly looking to lead the organization forward in its quest to help the less fortunate. He has one son, Dylan, age 24, who has been an actor since the age of 9, and is continuing to act, direct and make movies. He resides with his family in Water Mill.
Sherri has been a Managing Director at The Raine Group since 2011, a NYC-based merchant bank. At Raine, she is the Head of IR and Fundraising for the firm’s three investment strategies that total over $3bn in AUM. Prior to joining Raine, Sherri was a senior investment banker at Montgomery & Co., a west-coast based firm, JPMorgan, Rothschild and Credit Suisse. She has worked on a variety of debt, mezzanine and equity capital raises for both domestic and European companies. Sherri has a B.S. from Georgetown University where she played on the Division I tennis team and has an M.B.A. from Cornell University. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. Sherri has had a home in Quogue for over ten years; she believes Quogue is as much her home as is NYC and is committed to helping the under-served and is proud to be on the Board.
Sara Blue is a strong supporter of the local homeless population and is proud to be serving on the Board of Trustees for Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach program. She has been involved with fundraising and coordinating dinners/sleepovers for MH guests at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons (JCOH) in East Hampton for over twelve years and now oversees donations, meals, supplies for all of the east end. Previously, Sara was a JCOH board trustee, PTA President for the Hebrew School and plays an active role in the set-up of the monthly Community Soup Dinners at Most Holy Trinity Church run by the East Hampton Clericus.
Sara is the Director of Special Events for The Ellen Hermanson Foundation (TEHF) / Ellen’s Run team. TEHF is honoring her in March 2021 as a community hero and volunteer leader.
Sara is on the Sunset Harbor Benefit Committee for the LGBT Network in Sag Harbor. In addition, Mrs. Blue donates her time and supports the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, The Retreat, South Fork Bakery, Wounded Warrior Project, the Wellness Foundation, and volunteers weekly at The Hamptons Church Food Pantry in Wainscott. For the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Sara gives ongoing assistance to the cancer survivors support group for the Spanish community and volunteers at the annual Girls Night Out Benefit held at Gurney’s.
Sara earned her degree in Psychology at Binghamton University. She and her husband Russell reside in Water Mill for the last 19 years. They have a son, Dylan who is a filmmaker and also volunteers for Maureen’s Haven.
Steve grew up in Smithtown and has been active in the Construction Management & Development industry for more than 30 years. Over that time Steve has been a team leader in projects in Riverhead, Remsenburg, Westhampton Beach, Southampton, Sag Harbor and Shelter Island. Steve has also specialized in projects for non-profit organizations, schools, universities, museums, churches and residences. He has been a consultant, project coordinator and supporter of The Church of the Holy Apostles and its Soup Kitchen (the largest in NYC) for several years. Steve is honored to serve on the Board of Maureen’s Haven, which has done so much to serve those most in need.