Annual Conference Speakers

2018 Conference Speakers


Bill Bolling

Bill Bolling served as executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank since founding the organization in 1979 until June 2015. Over the span of 36 years, he led the Food Bank’s distribution of more than half a billion pounds of food and grocery products through a network of more than 600 local and regional partner nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry across 29 Georgia counties. As a charter member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, Bill was instrumental in the start-up of food banks across the country. (more…)

      Terence Lester

      Terence Lester is a speaker, community activist, author, and thought leader in the realm of systemic poverty. He’s known for nationwide campaigns that bring awareness to issues surrounding poverty, race, and the fight for equality. His awareness campaigns have been featured on MLK50, TVONE, Creative Mornings, USA Today, NBC, AJC, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Upworthy, and have been viewed by over 10 million people globally. In 2018, Terence led the March Against Poverty as he walked from Atlanta to Memphis (386 miles). He finished the march and spoke at the historic Lorraine Motel for the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s assassination. (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…)

              Jessica Adams

              Jessica Adams is the Founder and Director of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank. Having experienced diaper need as a newly divorced, single mom in grad school, when Jess heard about the huge number of moms across the country who don’t have enough diapers she was moved to start a Diaper Bank in St. Louis. (more…)

                  Rachel Alston

                  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…)

                      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.

                          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…)

                              Megan Fischer

                              Megan is the CEO and founder of Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank in Cincinnati, OH. Sweet Cheeks has grown from distributing 3,500 diapers a month to 43,000 diapers a month in a little over a year. (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…)

                                      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…)

                                          Raziya Hill

                                          Raziya Hill is the founder and Executive Director of Every Bottom Covered, located in Buffalo New York.  Raziya is a single mother who is able to speak from the experiences of being in a low-income household for many years and can, therefore, relate to the struggles faced in those situations.   (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…)

                                                  Lisa Knothe

                                                  Lisa Knothe is Human Resources Manager at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health (RWJBH), a not-for-profit healthcare system that is the largest in New Jersey with 11 hospitals and multi-care facilities, serving 5 million people and comprised of about 33,000 employees. Since joining RWJBH over a year ago, she operates as a business partner providing support in areas including employee relations, recruitment, legal, policy administration and benefits. “I am so inspired and humbled to be involved with human resources at a company where staff is so passionate about and dedicated to patients and community well-being.” (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 positions in healthcare, higher education and nonprofit organizations. (more…)

                                                          Kelley E. C. Massengale

                                                          Kelley E. C. Massengale, PhD, MPH, is the Director of Research & Evaluation at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina. Her research interests are in advocacy, access to basic needs, social justice, issues of community concern, and working with hard-to-reach populations. (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…)

                                                                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 General Counsel and Chief of Policy 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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