About Us


A world where all children grow up feeling safe, loved, and joyful.


The Life is good Playmakers partners with frontline professionals - such as teachers, social workers and child life specialists - who dedicate their lives to helping children overcome poverty, violence and illness. These Playmakers use the power of play to build healing, life-changing relationships with the children in their care.

Our Team

  • Steve Gross

    Chief Playmaker

  • Lynn Gonsalves

    Chief Operating Playmaker

  • Jim Laughlin

    Director Of Communications

  • Emily Saul

    Director Of Programming

  • Ant Toombs

    Lead Coach California

  • Jen Lynch Maher

    Executive Assistant & Office Manager

  • Shanna Thunell

    Playmaker Senior Designer

  • Ellen Lempereur Greaves

    Playmaker Coach & Creative

  • Johnice Veals

    Training Coordinator

  • Roudy Saint-hubert

    Playmaker Junior Coach

  • Becky Sanderson

    Innovation & Evaluation Playmaker

The Board

Our dedicated Board of Directors is passionate about healing and strengthening children through the power of playful engagement.

Meet The Board

Contact Us

General Questions

Send your questions about The Life is good Kids Foundation and the Life is good Playmakers to info@ligplaymakers.org

Training Questions


Mailing Address

Use the following address to correspond with the Life is good Kids Foundation or with the Life is good Playmakers team. Please note that the Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for assistance.

Life is good Playmakers
51 Melcher Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 266-4569

Mailing Address For Donations

To donate by mail, please make a check payable to the Life is good Kids Foundation and send to the address above.

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