About Us
About Us

About Us

Moved By LoveTM

Moved By Love, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt, organization that offers short term financial assistance in the form of grants through its Love Handlers Program to Family Caregivers in New York. These grants can be used by Family Caregivers who are facing economic and practical challenges in managing their lives and households while at the same time doing the important and often thankless job of being a Caregiver. Dr. Desirae Wells, Founder and Executive Director of Moved By Love, Inc., has experienced being a Family Caregiver and understands the challenges of providing for family members suffering from long-term illnesses. Dr. Wells knows the pain and hardships families go through in caring for their family members and this organization is a way to give back to those people who are there when we most need them.

Board Of Directors

Our Board of Directors bring a wealth of knowledge and intellect around the role of caregivers in our society. They each also possess the education, background and life experience allowing them to lead this foundation.


Dr. Desirae Wells

President & CEO

Dr. Wells holds a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice, a Masters of Laws (LL.M) in Intellectual Property, a Juris Doctor Law Degree (JD) and a Bachelor's Degree in Business administration. Dr. Wells is a 20 year veteran in the corporate world with an extensive background in the non-profit areas of family & children's services, homeless and pregnant teens, and family violence.


Teshika Brockett


Teshika holds an Associate degree in Paralegal studies, a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on her master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Teshika has been a care giver for most of her life, caring for her various family members. Teshika feels that it is important to take care of the people that you love and to be able to offer comfort and security when she is needed the most. Teshika most recently took on the role of caregiver for her mother who was suffering from Dementia. Teshika and her sister supplied round the clock care during their mother’s illness. Teshika states the greatest compliment she received was from the hospice nurse on her mother’s last day. She told Teshika and her sister “you did a wonderful job caring for her, I would have never known she wasn’t care for by a registered nurse”. Teshika feels that it is important to honor the last wishes of a loved one and if it’s being cared for by family then we should all do what we can to support that wish.


Shanika Vargas


Shanika Vargas holds an associate degree in Paralegal Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently working on her master’s in criminal justice so that she can give back by teaching. Shanika has tons of experience being a health care provider. She has spent much of her adult life caring for her ailing family, including her children who have multiple medical issues. Shanika is also cancer thriver. Shanika understands the needs of both the patient and the caregiver as she has been on both sides of the fence. Shanika recently had the experience of caring for her mother who had dementia. She and her sister were praised by the hospice care nurses for their exceptional care of their mom. Shanika believes that honoring your loved one’s wishes is of the utmost importance when considering and giving care and feels that goes a long way in making your loved one’s last days or simply illness as peaceful as humanly possible.

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Who we are

Moved By Love, Inc. is a registered, tax-exempt, non-profit organization that aims to lower the financial burden of Family Caregivers by offering financial assistance. We support the community and families by reducing the financial burdens incurred by Family Caregivers while caring for family members with a disability or illness. We are passionate about serving the community and strive to benefit Caregivers in dire need of financial assistance.

What we do

Our financial assistance program is based on eligibility and given in the form of grants. Our financial assistance program does not hand over cash payments to eligible Family Caregivers but reimburses or covers expenses such as utilities, food bills, carfare, medical bills, etc. All our recipients undergo a strict vetting process to authenticate their need for financial assistance, which allows us to redirect funds in the right direction.


Our volunteers are an essential part of our organization that allow us to extend our reach and help eligible caregivers.

Janae Johnson

Intern / 2021-12-01

Mark Brockett

Writer / 2021-11-01

Emanuel Vargas

Software Engineer / 2021-11-01

Brianna Vargas

Research Assistant / 2021-12-01