Alice Shaffer has been a career nanny for over 16 years and currently resides in Washington, D.C., where she works as a nanny/household manager organizing the lives of a teenager and his older siblings, two college students. After graduating Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Social work in 1995, she started her career as a professional nanny. In 1996, while working as a nanny in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Alice connected with nanny industry pioneer Eva Harkness, a co-founder of the National Association of Nannies (NAN), who mentored her as she started a nanny support group. In 1997, while working in the D.C. area, she was elected to the ADCAN Board of Directors where over the course of eight years she served as president, vice president and treasurer. Alice is a past member of the board of directors of NAN and in 2006, she became involved in INA serving on the Conference Committee. During the New Orleans INA Annual Conference, she earned the title of the “Raffle Lady” as she sold tickets and raised fistfuls of funds for charity. Since then, each year she has set and exceeded her ticket sales goals and has earned the title of “The Raffle Queen.” In 2010, Alice received her INA Harriette Grant Service Award pin for 15 years of service in the in-home child care industry. Alice was instrumental in the 2011 establishment of the INA Membership Conference Endowment Fund. Half of all monies raised during the Annual Conference 50/50 Charity Raffle are earmarked for that fund. Alice is a co-founder of the popular blog Regarding Nannies.