Staff, Board of Directors, & Volunteers

linkedinRachel Alston

Ex Efficio Member

Executive Director/Founder at PDX Diaper Bank

Rachel conducts the day-to-day operations of PDX Diaper Bank. She is passionate about helping families in need and providing support to the local community. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.

linkedinMyranda Rusie

Director of Community Engagement at PDX Diaper Bank

Interested in hosting a diaper drive or becoming involved in our mission? Myranda can help!  As a mother of two, she is also extremely passionate about cloth diapering. So passionate if fact, that she also volunteers teaching our Cloth Diapering on a Budget workshops, showing families simple cloth diapering solutions, along with the health, financial, and environmental benefits it offers.

Karen Alston

President/Secretary

Retired Paralegal at Foster Pepper PLLC

Karen is a retired paralegal. Her business training includes investment management, corporate matters, contracts, and real estate. She hopes to use these skills to further the mission of PDX Diaper Bank.

linkedinSally Stauffer

Vice-President

Owner/Occupational Therapist at Thrive Therapeutics

Sally currently works as an occupational therapist in private practice in the Portland area. As a disability advocate working with populations experiencing poverty, she is committed to providing resources, education, and support to these communities.

linkedinJenna LoSciuto-Olivas

Member

Owner/Operator at Dolce Mama’s

Jenna is a small business owner and a mom of two young children. Over the past few years she has volunteered at a wide range of organizations. With a background in business and event planning experience, she looks forward to being an asset to the PDX Diaper Bank team.

Jessica Nancelinkedin

Treasurer

Attorney at Mundt MacGregor L.L.P.

Jessica is an attorney and a new mom to a young baby. A proud cloth diapering mama, she has firsthand knowledge of the expense and energy that goes into diapering. She is honored to be part of PDX Diaper Bank and hopes to put her law degree and finance background to good use serving the Portland-area community.

Yelena Voznyuk

Member

Resident Services Coordinator at Northwest Housing Alternatives

Yelena works in affordable housing serving low income families, seniors and those with disabilities throughout the state of Oregon. A huge part of her job is connecting residents to resources in the community, such as adult incontinence supplies and diaper needs. Yelena hopes to use her experience to expand PDX Diaper Bank services and resources to those in need, near and far.

Angel Hirsch

Member

Child and Family Therapy & Transitional House Coordinator at NARA NW

I am a single mother of two teenage girls and a mental health therapist. I am a firm believer that low income families will not be able to improve their situations if their basic needs are not being met. This makes it impossible for them to feel safe enough to begin working on the deeper issues. I am excited to help ensure low-income families can continue to receive the help they need.

Santi Alston

Volunteer Extraordinaire

Deputy Title 1X Coordinator at Reed College

Santi works in higher education. He assists with grant research and writing, as well as general operations. The diaper need in Portland is significant, and he wants to help provide support to local families.