About Us

Our Vision

We believe that all of us: babies, children and adults deserve to be clean and dry.

Started in October 2010 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the GPDB partners with other nonprofits and agencies that work with families and individuals in need. Through community diaper drives, and donations, we collect or purchase diapers and distribute them to homeless shelters, food pantries, family service agencies and faith based organizations. The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank believes all of us: babies, children and adults deserve to be clean and dry.

Meet Our Board

Pat Kennedy

Pat grew up in Michigan, and in 1985 moved to Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. She graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in education and taught kindergarten and first grade at Newtown Friends School. It was there she learned to… help a friend.

Dermot Kennedy
Vice President

Dermot, a native of Ireland, is an attorney admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan, the U.S Tax Court and a number of Federal Courts. Dermot has represented several non-profit entities and served on the Board of Trustees or as an officer of others.

Elizabeth Chierici

Beth also grew up in Michigan and moved to New Jersey in 1981 to attend law school. After graduation, she remained in New Jersey to raise her family and is a partner in a law firm located in Moorestown, NJ. Like the other board members, she hopes that The Diaper Bank can help close the gap left by state and federal assistance programs.

David Johnson

David grew up in the D.C. Metro area and graduated from the College of William and Mary before settling with his family in Arlington, Virginia. A Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Virginia, David works with numerous not-for-profit organizations as well as public and private for profit entities. As a father with a young family, David recognizes the need to provide clean diapers to all children.

Alescia Marie Dingle

Alescia Marie Dingle is a public affairs, project management, and policy consultant. She has diverse experience in government, campaign, for profit, and nonprofit sectors working in environmental, fine arts, health care, and social impact policy. Alescia has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Temple University and a Master of Public Administration with a focus in both politics and nonprofit administration from the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government. She previously served on the Lambertville Environmental Commission and currently serves on the Solebury Land Preservation Committee. Alescia and her husband are the proud parents of a five-year-old daughter. Her family resides in Solebury, Pennsylvania with their three rescue cats.

Susie Kendis

Susie was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and is thrilled to be a member of the GPDB’s Board. As a consultant, she has helped more than 10 Federal agencies and multiple non-profit entities develop and implement their strategy, launch major programs, and manage their communications. Susie earned her M.A. from the George Washington University and a B.A. from Emory University. She became involved with the National Diaper Bank Network while living in Washington, DC, and is excited to help babies in the Greater Philadelphia Area as the GPDB expands its operations and reach.

Deborah Conroy

Deborah is a life long native of New Jersey. For the past 10 years, she has been the owner of Clean and Green Remediation, helping people with property damage. After attending Burlington County College, she was a Facilities Officer for Commerce Bank and worked in commercial development. She and her husband have raised their 2 children here and are committed to supporting the mission of the Diaper Bank.

Alex Cannon

Alex has a background in software and operations management. With a B.A. in Computer Science from Boston University, Alex spent a career in software development, moving to operation of health and other types of insurance plans. In addition to the GPDB, he currently volunteers with non-profits in Bucks County and Philadelphia which do crop rescue and distributions to local food pantries.

Edie Kwasnoski

Edie graduated from Michigan State University in 1983, with degrees in Public Policy and Economics. She worked in both the public and private sectors, specializing in small business development. After moving to Pennsylvania and starting a family, Edie’s interests shifted to nutrition. Currently a Nutrition Educator for Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, Edie is also an active volunteer with several local hunger relief agencies. Edie advocates for basic human services, from nutritious food to clean diapers, to support the health and dignity of our neighbors in need.

Board of Advisors

Donna Campoli

Emer Johnson

Maura Kennedy

Mary Leitenberger

Nancy Siefert

Jody Whitehouse, M.D.