Join WestSide Baby to go Beyond the Basics this May!

Our Team

Now Hiring!

To do our best to protect the population we serve, and to provide a safe working environment for our staff, WestSide Baby employees are required to comply per Public Health and CDC guidance with COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in our internal policies as a condition of employment.


Grants and Contracts Manager
February 2022

The Grants and Contracts Manager (GCM) will be responsible for grants administration, compliance within grants, and contract review and management. The GCM will work closely WestSide Baby’s Director of Development, Bookkeeper and manage the contract Grant Writer. The GCM will support the development team, collaborate with the program team, analyze contracts, track expenditures and submit regular invoices and reports. The GCM will use their knowledge of funding institutions (City, State & County), along with a variety of private foundations, to support nuanced and attractive funding proposals while giving adequate attention to compliance matters. The Grants and Contracts Manager will have the opportunity to learn and also share their unique capacity with the development team.


This is a full-time, 40 hours a week, exempt salaried employee position at our White Center, Seattle office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 90% of the job functions can be performed remotely, with the remaining 10% requiring onsite attendance. Flexible schedule to be determined at the time of hire depending on COVID mandates and agency needs. This position reports to the Director of Development. Salary range is between $58,000 – $62,500 annualized, depending on experience; generous benefit package, PTO and holiday pay available. Schedule may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

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WestSide Baby values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply including people of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities, and veterans. As an organization, we collaborate closely with many different communities around King County and value an equitable organizational structure that can contribute to equitable access to basic essentials for children.


Staff

The WestSide Baby Staff is an incredible team working together with our community to ensure all children in our community are safe, warm, and dry.

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Anna Ryckman
Community Engagement Coordinator
206-726-1435

Arigin Sakda
Director of Administration
206-641-9205

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Becky Schroeder
Director of Programs
206-686-5158

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Carina Schubert
Director of Development & Communications
206-686-6548

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Deborah Rhinehart
Development Data Specialist
206-686-6045

Iana Mae Abinales
Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Jayanthi Ragubathi
Development & Communications Manager
206-686-2591

Jonette Butler
Supply Chain Coordinator
206-767-1662

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Mari Litzenberger
Volunteer Lead
206-686-5156

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Michelle Ellis-Bevil
Bookkeeper
206-926-8713

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Peggy Flynn
Distribution Lead
206-331-3974

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Quinnton Turner
Supply Chain Lead
206-767-1662

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Sarah Cody Roth
Executive Director
206-686-3124

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Shaina Williams
Site Lead
206-686-3110

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Sophia Watson
Program Operations Coordinator
206-331-3974

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Soledad Strubhar
Provider Engagement Manager
206-686-3421

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Tiffany Mathisen
IT/Business Systems Manager
206-686-6548

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Victoria Machar
Volunteer Program & Relations Manager
206-686-6659

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Will Owen
Donations & Logistics Manager
206-686-2932

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a dedicated group of leaders who volunteer their time to ensure all children in our community are safe, warm and dry.

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Nishat Akhter
Board Secretary
Data Management Manager
at Amazon Web Services

A data geek at heart, Nishat currently manages an Enterprise Data Management team with a special focus on data quality. Additionally, she runs various initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within, and outside of her work-space. She has been working with WestSide Baby since 2018 and loves to be part of a mission helping children.

Nishat lives in Bothell with her spouse and two kids and her favorite book as a child was ” A Tale of Two Cities.”

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Janet Ali
Human Resources Supervisor
at Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc

After an early career in hospitality management, Janet discovered her passion for identifying talent and building teams that are greater than the sum of their constituents. After being on the WestSide Baby Board for a year now, Janet most appreciates the enthusiasm of the community.

She lives in West Seattle with her husband, daughter and two dogs. As a child, Janet’s favorite book was the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Crystal Amobi
Starbucks

Crystal started her career as a process engineer, scaling up recipes for Starbucks soluble coffees, followed by product development. She now is on the Product Insights team, co-chair of the Asian ERG, and is passionate about inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

Crystal has been involved with WestSide Baby since 2020. Her favorite part of her involvement is doing critical work while asking hard questions. The volunteers and staff inspire her to give back and contribute in a more impactful way

Crystal, her husband, and their two sons live in West Seattle. Her favorite book as a child was American Girl- Samantha’s Story.

Jo Arreaza-Taylor
Engineering Program Manager at Apple, Inc

Jo has been at Apple since 2008 spending most of her career with the Retail organization and most recently with AIML as a Program Manager focused on Machine Intelligence projects.

She loves (and studied) architecture and loves reading about furniture design— ask her about her mid-century chair collection! For fun, you can usually find her working on laser-made projects with her family or exploring new restaurants around Seattle.

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Rhea Bhere
Independent Consultant

Rhea is an agile product management expert who helps organizations deliver valuable products in a complex, unpredictable world. After being involved with WestSide Baby since 2018, she most appreciates how, as a community, we can help children and families in need within our community access the necessities they need to thrive.

She was born and raised in Mumbai, India and has lived in Seattle since 2010. Her favorite book as a child was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Liz Fairbanks
Principal Program Manager, AWS Finance at Amazon.com

Liz is passionate about strategic resource management and currently helps ensure that finance professionals at Amazon Web Services (AWS) have the resources they need to do their best work.

Before joining AWS in 2022, Liz served for ten years in various finance and strategy roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also worked in investment management and was trained as a credit analyst.

Liz has volunteered with Westside Baby as a member of Finance & Audit Committee since 2017. She lives in West Seattle with her husband, two sons, and rescue standard poodle. As a kid, Liz loved reading Frog & Toad adventures and now enjoys sharing then with her kids.

Tess Foy
EHS Program Coordinator & Child Care Resources

My mother had a childcare in our home frowning up and this is where my live for children formed. I am a former infant teacher, and nanny.

I love supporting and helping children blossom into their own individual people. I am a huge science nerd and former biology/nursing major.

I used to play the clarinet when I was in high school and still have a passion and love for instrumental music. I don’t have children or pets currently, but plan to get a dog here soon!

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Nick Peyton
Board Chair
Director of Development
at Epiphany School

Nick has been involved with WestSide Baby since 2018 and his favorite part of this Board is meeting passionate people who want to better the children and families of our community. He believes that only together can we make the change we want to see in the world.

Nick and his wife Alex live in Columbia City with their asthmatic cat named Miles.

His favorite toy growing up (and favorite toy today) are Legos!

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Josh Sutton
Board Treasurer
Facilities Executive at the YMCA Greater Seattle

After Josh attended a YMCA summer camp as a kid, he never looked back! He has been involved with WestSide Baby as a supporter for 1-+ years and has been on the board since 2015. He is passionate about supporting WestSide Baby’s mission with his wife and teenage son.

As a kid, Josh loved reading superhero comic books.

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Lauren Tomala
Program Manager at
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

In Lauren’s current role at REI, she works closely with merchants to progress their strategic initiatives and has spent the majority of her career working between the creative and business ends of companies. She has been involved with WestSide Baby for over 4 years. When asked what her favorite thing about being a WestSide Baby Board member is, she says “there are too many to choose from! But, if I have to pick, I love the community connection WestSide Baby has.”

As a child, she was obsessed with the Nancy Drew book series.

Jessica Trouillaud
Community Volunteer

Jessica is currently pursuing a new career in education as a secondary ELA teacher and has an eight-year background in start-ups in senior leadership roles. Jessica has been involved with WestSide Baby since January of 2021 and loves the sense of community and the proven power in our ability to supply children and families with essential items. She enjoys having a “front-row seat” to the hard work and dedication. 

Jessica lives in West Seattle with her husband and their daughter. Her favorite book as a child was Ella Enchanted. 

Carly Young

Executive Director at Why Not You Foundation

To contact any of our Board members, or to learn more about joining the Board please reach out to WestSide Baby’s Executive Director, Sarah Cody Roth.