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Annual Conference Speakers

Philadelphia, PA

Pre-Conference Reception and Diaper Bank Tour:

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

2016 Diaper Banks of America Conference:

Thursday, Oct 27 – Friday Oct 28, 2016


Bruce Lesley

Bruce Lesley is the Executive Director of First Focus. Mr. Lesley has more than 25 years of public policy experience at all levels of government and a demonstrated commitment to (more…)

      Janet Stolfi Alfano

      Janet Stolfi Alfano is the Executive Director of The Diaper Bank. Janet started at The Diaper Bank in 2007 as the Operations Manager and has been Executive Director since 2011. (more…)

          Rachel Alston

          Executive Director/Founder

          A mother of two, Rachel is the founding executive director of PDX Diaper Bank in Portland, Oregon. Eight years ago, after the birth of her first daughter, she experienced diaper need firsthand. It was this (more…)

              Jessica Bartholow

              Legislative Advocate

              Jessica Bartholow is a legislative advocate with nearly two decades of experience in anti-poverty organizing, advocacy and program development at the local, state and national level. Jessica has co-authored several (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…)

                                  Kathleen DiChiara

                                  Kathleen started the FoodBank in the back of her station wagon in l975. In 1978 she began the Emergency Food Program of the Archdiocese of Newark and, in 1980, the
                                  FoodBank. (more…)

                                      Madeline Fish

                                      Madeline Fish is the Operations Manager for Eastside Baby Corner. She’s also a wife, mother, avid reader and walker. She’s likely to have more photos of her dog, Dozer than her kids on her phone.

                                          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…)

                                              Ed Greene

                                              Ed Greene serves as VP for Partnerships and Community Development at the Hispanic Information Television Network (HITN), Brooklyn, NY. Prior to his work at HITN, Ed worked as director of educational outreach (more…)

                                                  Beverly Hamilton

                                                  Beverly Hamilton founded Austin Diaper Bank in 2013 and runs all aspects of the organization. She has a background in higher education management and holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and an M.Ed. in College Student Development (more…)

                                                      Fran Held

                                                      Fran Held is the Founder and Executive Director of Mitzvah Circle Foundation. In 1999 she began to notice how much good food was being thrown away by local grocery stores, (more…)

                                                          Jon Jerome

                                                          Jon Jerome has been affiliated with the charity H.E.R.O.E.S. Care since 2004. He served as a volunteer and then Director of Development before taking on the responsibility of President and CEO in January of 2007. (more…)

                                                              Barbara B. Johnson

                                                              Barbara Johnson is the President of Hope Supply Co. in Dallas, Texas. A graduate of Stanford University, and a former CPA, she has a solid background in non-profit work. Barbara began her (more…)

                                                                  Debi Keyes

                                                                  Executive Director of The Diaper Alliance

                                                                  Debi Keyes is the Executive Director of The Diaper Alliance. Recognizing the importance of community service and giving back to the community, Ms. Keyes founded the The Diaper Alliance in (more…)

                                                                      Amanda La_Bell

                                                                      Amanda La Bell is the Founder and Executive Director of The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet which was founded in 2012. The Rebecca Foundation is a unique organization that has dedicated its outreach to providing cloth diaper loans at no cost (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…)

                                                                                        Jorge Medina

                                                                                        Jorge Medina is the Executive Director of the Texas Diaper Bank.  With over 20 years of nonprofit management experience, Jorge has grown the Texas Diaper Bank in 5 years to a -million-dollar organization with 8 full time staff and corps of (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…)

                                                                                                Lisa Oksala

                                                                                                Lisa Oksala is the Program Manager at DC Diaper Bank.  She brings her experiences in customer service, in social services, and in non-profit and board management to her work with volunteer and donor programming and communications, and (more…)

                                                                                                    Michelle Old

                                                                                                        Lisa Prather

                                                                                                        Lisa is the Procurement Coordinator at Emergency Infant Services (EIS) in Tulsa, OK. EIS began in a small church to assist families with diapers and formula, and forty years later, (more…)

                                                                                                            Elise Meyer Ring

                                                                                                            Elise Meyer Ring is the Senior Director of Marketing for Evenflo Feeding, Inc. She lives in Cincinnati where she is a single-mom raising her two incredible young daughters. (more…)

                                                                                                                Bryanne Salazar

                                                                                                                Bryanne Salazar is a mother, military wife and freelance writer living in Orange County California. Formerly an impoverished teen parent and high school drop-out, Bryanne fought to not end up as a statistic by (more…)

                                                                                                                    Tera Sassin

                                                                                                                    Tera Sassin is a Ph.D. research psychologist who previously worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Sanctuaries. She has been the Development Director (more…)

                                                                                                                        Sarah Schilz

                                                                                                                        Sarah Schilz is the Deputy Director at WestSide Baby where she has been an active leader in WestSide Baby’s growth for over 8 years. Prior to WestSide Baby, Sarah worked at the University of Washington in Development and holds a Master’s certificate in Management of Community Organizations from Tufts University. Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a degree in Sociology and a focus in Education. She is also a mother to a 4 year old daughter.

                                                                                                                            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…)

                                                                                                                                Michal Smith

                                                                                                                                Michal obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) as a biologist before becoming a management trainer at retailer Harrods. She applied those management and training skills to the emerging field of microcomputers in the UK and in the US (more…)

                                                                                                                                    Sue Speese

                                                                                                                                    President, Founder

                                                                                                                                    Sue is a native of Harrisburg, PA.  Sue volunteered at a local pregnancy center in the Harrisburg area, and worked full time for 27 years as the Vice President of Finance and Human Resources for  United Methodist Home for Children, (more…)

                                                                                                                                        Jess Sweetman

                                                                                                                                        Jess Sweetman has been immersed in the crazy world of nonprofit marketing and PR for ten years on two different continents. With a resume including branding, social media, press office, web development and all kinds of marketing (more…)

                                                                                                                                            Bill Thomas

                                                                                                                                            Bill Thomas is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Office of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Secretary, Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood, (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…)

                                                                                                                                                    Vic Velivis

                                                                                                                                                    Founder and Executive Director of the Utah Diaper Bank. Utah Diaper Bank is a small all volunteer organization shipping about 10,000 diapers a month. (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…)

                                                                                                                                                        Laurel Parker West

                                                                                                                                                        Laurel currently serves as Vice President, National Programs and Operations for GOOD+ Foundation, a national nonprofit that uses the power of donated goods and transformational services to help break the cycle of family poverty. (more…)

                                                                                                                                                            Laniece Williams

                                                                                                                                                            Laniece Williams is an award winning public relations professional with a background in nonprofit communications. Laniece has overseen rebranding projects, implemented comprehensive integrated marketing communications plans (more…)

                                                                                                                                                                Jane Park Woo

                                                                                                                                                                Jane Park Woo is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Too Small to Fail. She recently served as an early childhood education consultant, working with nonprofits and media organizations to develop research-based programs for young children, (more…)

                                                                                                                                                                    Nancy Woodland

                                                                                                                                                                    Nancy Woodland trained as a child advocate and came to work in Seattle in 1996 at the Attorney General’s Office. Years of fundraising and volunteerism laid the foundation for non-profit (more…)

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