linkedinRachel Alston

Executive Director/Founder at PDX Diaper Bank

Rachel manages 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.

Board of Directors

Karen Alston


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


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.

Jessica Nancelinkedin


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                         


Resident Services Coordinator at Northwest Housing Alternatives

Yelena immigrated from Ukraine at the age of 6, and faced poverty as a young child. Growing up with this experience brought forward a passion to help those in need. Yelena currently works as a resident services & data coordinator for Northwest Housing Alternatives, an affordable housing developer in the state of Oregon, with a mission to provide opportunities through housing. Yelena sees firsthand the struggles seniors and families face with food, clothes, rent and diapers, to name a few. Her role is to connect residents to resources in their communities to prevent homelessness.

Angel Christman


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

Donations Courier

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.

Alicia Junker

Emerging Intern / Fundraiser Committee Member

PSU student (Community Health) 

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