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Welcoming our New Executive Director!

Welcome Michelle


Introducing WestSide Baby’s new Executive Director, Michelle Hankinson! Michelle brings almost 15 years in the nonprofit sector, with significant experience as an Executive Director and Director of Operations.

Michelle comes to WestSide Baby most recently from Childhaven where she was the Senior Director of Early Support Services for Infants and Toddlers and Healthy Start. In this role, she executed strategic plans to advance their mission. Michelle also participated in the Childhaven Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team to ensure equitable early interventions within communities of color.

She is committed to supporting children and families holistically alongside WestSide Baby. Michelle’s community describes her as “a compassionate leader with high emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of equity and inclusion.”

I am so thrilled that Michelle will be joining WestSide Baby as we continue to complete the work that is vital to the children and families of our community. I hope you all have an opportunity to meet Michelle soon. Welcome to the team Michelle!

With gratitude,
Nick Peyton, Board Chair