Annual Conference Speakers


Pre-Conference Professional Training and Reception:

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

2017 Diaper Banks of America Conference:

Thursday, Oct 26 – Friday Oct 27, 2016



Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. There she is the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. Melissa is Editor-at-Large at She hosted the award winning television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC. She is the author of the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University. She also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Harris-Perry previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Tulane University.

      Angela Rose Westwood

      Angela is the Chief Financial Officer of New Reach Inc a Connecticut based human service non profit providing housing and support services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. In addition (more…)

          Cathy Battle

          Cathy is a Respiratory therapist at Forbes Regional Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, in Pttsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cathy worked in the Neonatal ICU for 12 years in Ohio before moving to Pittsburgh. (more…)

              Chris Blake

              Chris Blake, longtime NDBN board member and former CEO of Kids in Distressed Situations, has recently joined the staff of NDBN. He brings 30 years of non-profit leadership and fundraising experience with a focus on corporate donations of funds and products. He is married with two daughters, a marathoner and triathlete.

                  Jill Bright

                  Jill is the Founder and Director of the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. Until her retirement in 2002 she worked as a geriatric/ psychiatric nurse, focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease. (more…)

                      Corinne Cannon

                      Founder and Executive Director of DC Diaper Bank

                      Corinne Cannon is the Founder and Executive Director of DC Diaper Bank, which she began in 2010 to provide diapers, food, and other hygiene essentials to low-income families in the Washington (more…)

                          Vicki Floyd Clark

                          Vicki Floyd Clark has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community leaders. A noted speaker, facilitator, consultant and trainer, she has (more…)

                              Joanne Samuel Goldblum

                              Joanne Samuel Goldblum is the Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network. She is also the founder and f the Diaper Bank, formerly the New Haven Diaper Bank, where (more…)

                                  Jamie Lackey

                                  CEO and Founder of Helping Mamas, Jamie Lackey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and social services field. She has held leadership (more…)

                                      Karen Landy

                                      Karen Landy received her Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) from Florida Gulf Coast University. She joined the faculty in the Department of Health Sciences in December 2002. (more…)

                                          Jean Ann Lynch

                                          Jean Ann Lynch, founder of BABY BASICS OF COLLIER COUNTY, INC. a program that provides free diapers to children of the working poor, has been a dedicated volunteer and leader (more…)

                                              Kelley E. C. Massengale

                                              Kelley E. C. Massengale, MPH, is a PhD candidate studying Community Health at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and the Director of Research and Evaluation (more…)

                                                Troy Moore

                                                Troy Moore serves as Chief of External Communications for the National Diaper Bank Network. In his role, Troy oversees the public relations and marketing initiatives as well as strategic (more…)

                                                    Michelle Old

                                                        Rachel Segaloff

                                                        Rachel Segaloff is an avid volunteer for Diaper Depot in Waltham, MA. She has been passionate about diaper need since the moment her daughter was born and she learned (more…)

                                                            Susan M. Van Ness

                                                            Susan Van Ness is the Chief of Programs at the National Diaper Bank Network. As a single, working mother, Susan experienced diaper need firsthand. She sewed cloth diapers while earning her Associate’s degree (more…)

                                                                Alison Weir

                                                                Director of Policy, Research, and Analysis

                                                                Alison Weir is the Chief of Policy, Research, and Analysis at the National Diaper Bank Network. Before joining NDBN, she was a lawyer in private practice with a large firm in (more…)

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