Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have suspended our normal operations and are not currently collecting item donations or hosting volunteers. We are working to distribute most needed items to families through our 114 social service agency partners and through community emergency distribution efforts. Read more about our emergency response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Our Team

WestSide Baby 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.

We’re hiring! View our Supply Chain Assistant job here.
The Supply Chain Assistant coordinates the flow of donations and supports the process, organization and inventory management.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Learn more.

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Anna Ryckman
SLU Program Assistant
206-726-1435

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Becky Schroeder
Director of Programs
206-686-5158

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Carina Schubert
Director of Development
206-686-6548

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Deborah Rhinehart
Development Coordinator
206-686-6045

Elizabeth Almejo
Office Administrator/Reception
206-767-1662

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Erica Plowden
Marketing & Communications Specialist
206-686-3382

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Jayanthi Ragubathi
Development Project Specialist
206-686-2591

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Mari Johnston
Bookkeeper
206-926-8713

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Mari Litzenberger
Volunteer Coordinator
206-686-5156

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Nneka Payne
Program Engagement Manager
206-686-3421

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Peggy Flynn
Distribution Lead
206-331-3974

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Quinnton Turner
Internal Supply Chain Assistant
206-767-1662

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Sarah Cody Roth
Executive Director
206-686-3124

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Sarah Salvador
SLU Site Lead
206-686-3107

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Sarah Kai Schwarz
Site Lead
206-686-3110

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Sophia Watson
Program Operations Assistant
206-331-3974

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Sophie Theriault
SLU Program Assistant
206-726-1435

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

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Toni Sarge
Public Affairs Manager
206-686-2591


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Will Owen
Program Donation Logistics Lead
206-686-2932

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

WestSide Baby 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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Becky Bicknell

Real Estate Development Program Manager
at Bellwether Housing

Finance Committee

Becky has been engaged in urban planning, policy issues around development and affordable housing development in both Denver and Seattle for over 20 years. She has been involved with WestSide Baby for over 4 years and loves how the work is simple and impactful to families. She also loves the energy and commitment the staff and Board bring to the work!

She is enjoying raising her two kids in West Seattle. When Becky was a child, you could find her out and about on her roller skates!

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Beth Wright
Past Board Chair

Human Resources Support at the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Beth specializes in compensation and benefits program design with experience serving clients in large consulting firms and serving managers and employees in companies and non- profit organizations. She has been involved with WestSide Baby for over 15 years, including 5 years on the Board. Beth says her favorite part about being involved with WestSide Baby is that she is “inspired by neighbors directly affecting the lives of neighbors in need. “

Her favorite toy as a child was her stuffed dog, “Doggie”.


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Devorah Bertucci

Director of Corporate Development
at Microsoft

Board Engagement Committee

Prior to her current role, Devorah was an investment banker and an attorney with a background in intellectual property litigation. She has been involved in donating to WestSide Baby since she moved here in 2011 and loves knowing the direct impact WestSide Baby’s basic item distribution has on the well-being of children and families. 

She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and dog, Mr. Darcy and reading Dick Bruna’s Miffy books as a family.

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Erin Hulme

Program Officer for Philanthropic Partnerships for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Development Committee

Erin works with philanthropists to learn, co-fund and collaborate with the Gates Foundation on Global Health and Development opportunities. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Erin was head of corporate relations at Pacific Northwest Ballet. She enjoys being part of a larger system of WestSide Baby neighbors and friends who connect each other to critical children’s items.

Her and her husband Tristan love to dance and travel with their daughter, Maya. As a child, Erin loved to read and learn about whales!

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Jodi Ryznar

Human Resources Manager
at King County Public Health

Board Engagement Committee

Jodi has been working in non-profit and public sector Human Resources for over 15 years. She has been involved with WestSide Baby for over 7 years and loves all the hearts of gold who work hard at WestSide Baby from the Board to staff to volunteers to provider partners. She loves volunteering with her son who just turned 8 and is now old enough to volunteer at WestSide Baby!

As a child, you could find her remodeling and redecorating her favorite dollhouse.

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Janet Ali

Human Resources Supervisor
at Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.

Social Justice and Equity Committee

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.


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Josh Sutton
Board Treasurer

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Lauren Tomala

Program Manager at
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

WestSide Baby Development Committee

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.


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Nakisha Jones

Board Engagement Committee

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Nishat Akhter
Board Secretary

Data Management Manager
at Amazon Web Services

Social Justice and Equity Committee

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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Nick Peyton
Board Chair

Director of Development
at Epiphany School

WestSide Baby Development Committee

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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Rhea Bhere

Independent Consultant

Executive Committee & Board Engagement Committee

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.

To contact any of our Board members, or to learn more about joining the Board please reach out to WestSide Baby’s Director of Development, Carina Schubert.