Babies of Homelessness is led by a team of passionate and devoted individuals who work tirelessly for the mission. Get to know them here.
Star founded Babies of Homelessness in 2016 and built an amazing team of volunteers to assist in implementing her vision. Outside of BoH, she works full-time as a Realtor with Sotheby’s International Realty.
Star is a mother of two boys, Jayden (20 years old) and Dominic (10 years old) and wife to Christian. As a family, they enjoy doing anything outdoors: camping, hiking, and BBQing.
Angela has been a volunteer for Babies of Homelessness since its beginning. When she met Star and learned about her mission, she knew she had to join her cause. She works at Northwest Pianos, is a mother of two daughters, enjoys music, running, hiking and being in the outdoors.
Volunteering with Babies of Homelessness has been a meaningful experience for Angela:“As a mother, the thought of not being able to provide safe, warm shelter, food or diapers for my children is heartbreaking. Being a part of Babies of Homelessness has opened my heart and eyes to a problem that is so often hidden. The stories we hear from the families we serve about their circumstances and how they became homeless fuels my desire and passion to help. Our families are in crisis and if we can assist in providing the basics they can focus on improving their circumstances. One child at a time, we are making a difference.”
Cindy is a long-time Washington resident and happily retired from the corporate world. She joined Babies of Homelessness in 2018 and has found the experience rewarding. She was recently elected to become Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors and continues on in her role as Director of Marketing. She says, “Volunteering at Babies of Homelessness gives me an opportunity to change people’s lives, including my own.”
Timmy is a 20+ year transplant from Ireland to Washington state. He is an FCCA (equivalent to a CPA) and is in love with all things math. OK, perhaps not in love, but he’s proud of his intimate relationship with numbers. He volunteers with BoH because he believes that the circumstances that one is either born into or come into later in life should not dictate one’s whole life experience. We must work to lift those around us up and out of their circumstances, no matter the reason why they came to be in those circumstances.
- MollySecretaryMolly has spent the last two decades in the non-profit sector working to help build more equitable systems for families in our community. From her work on reproductive justice and early childhood education to issues of homelessness and housing rights, Molly has endeavoured to ensure that families in our community have the support and resources that they need to thrive. Molly comes to Babies of Homelessness as a new mother, bringing her a deeper level of compassion and drive to support this critical work.
- DavidBoard Director
With over 20 years as a HR professional, spanning several Fortune ranked companies, David has skillfully blended his traditional and non-traditional background to partner with and empower the workforce to perform at their highest level. He is currently at the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
David has been practicing hot vinyasa yoga since 2006 and was certified to teach in 2010. A dedicated student and community builder at heart, David hosts yoga charity events to raise money for organizations like Mary’s Place, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Bellevue LifeSpring, to name a few.
More than his training and dedication to yoga, David loves being in service of people. Born in Chicago, Illinois, educated at both Florida A&M and George Washington University, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he is the father of two children, David, II (age 16) and Nadia (age 12).
- MeganBoard Director
Megan is a proud Southerner and long-time WA-transplant whose calling and career have both focused on education, mediation, and equity. A proud plant mom, human and pup Auntie, and recently certified paralegal, she supports affordable housing initiatives as well as several child welfare programs across the PNW, from CASA to Amara. Her belief is that impacting the intersectional barrier of limited children’s resources with parents facing homelessness is a mission needing urgent solutions. By joining Babies of Homelessness’s Board, she’s honored to lend her skills and energy in however small of a way to answer those unmet needs so families can gain the security they deserve
- AndreaBoard Director
Andrea’s journey with children and families experiencing socio-economic stress began years ago. After teaching in diverse settings, she took a hiatus to raise three children (22, 20 and 15) and expand her volunteer experiences. One of her favorite roles was leading groups for first time parents through Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS). Her interest in education led her to serve on the Board of Mercer Island Schools Foundation.
She spent the past four years at Kindering Center as the Families in Transition Program Coordinator and as a home visitor with Parent Child Plus. While at Kindering, she connected with Babies of Homelessness and learned about its dedication to meeting the urgent needs of local families. Her recent work encouraged her to return to school for a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychology so she could fulfill a dream to work in community mental health with parents and young children. She is thrilled to join this dynamic Board and support the mission and growth of Babies of Homelessness.
- PhillipBoard Director
Phillip Peters is a passionate nonprofit executive based in Ballard, Seattle, WA. He has 10 years of service in nonprofit leadership, including at an affordable housing nonprofit in Washington, DC, Neighborhood Associates; and a food justice threshold nonprofit in Seattle, Teen Feed. He is a founding board member of KIP for Change, a nonprofit that aims to help at-risk individuals avoid both short-term and generational homelessness. He joined the board of Babies of Homelessness in 2022. In his down time, he enjoys volunteering with political or animal rights organizations, hosting dinner parties, going on ski trips, and avidly reading history and the news.
- NealBoard DirectorNeal has decades of experience in the nonprofit world at various organizations including ones that focus on mental health needs as well as antipoverty initiatives. Neal is a strong believer in social justice and is invested in working towards more equitable systems. As a dad of two wonderful children, Neal was drawn to the mission of Babies of Homelessness, and how we all collectively need to work to address the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities.
- KatieInterim Executive Director
Katie joined the Babies of Homelessness team in 2017 as an Intake Volunteer, then served as a Committee Chair and as a Board Member. She is now the Program Manager, overseeing the Intake and Outreach programs. As an educator for several years and a mother of two daughters, Katie has always had a passion for advocating for families and children. This is what originally brought her to Babies of Homelessness, but the importance of the mission and the families we serve have only added to her dedication to the organization over the years.
- RosaField Operations Manager
Rosa has been a mother and a childcare provider for over 22 years. Now that her own children are older, she has the time to make a difference in other children’s lives. Helping others, especially children, brings her fulfillment and joy!
Rosa has volunteered for Babies of Homelessness for several years and is now thrilled to be an employee. As the Field Operations Manager, she looks forward to helping the organization grow, therefore helping to reach even more children.