2017 Board of Directors
Officers of the Board:
Linda Hall–President Elect Loveall Price & Associates
Kari Magill — Immediate Past President
CEO, Rowley Properties, Inc.
Jason Shindler–Vice President
Owner, Curvine Web Solutions, Inc.
Board of Directors:
Meghan Altimore, MSSW–Secretary Vice President, Community Services, Hopelink
Karen Ridlon- ED Emeritus & Executive VP Founder, Eastside Baby Corner
Jason Hizer – Treasurer Vice President – Corporate Controller
Sue DeFloria General Microsystems Inc., Chief Operating Officer
Colin Cagney KPMG
Jeni Craswell Hopelink, Senior Director, Development & Marketing
Angela Kennedy Community Volunteer
Tim Schmidt Account Executive, Parker Smith & Feek
Stephen Good Mass Mutual Seattle, Agency Managing Director
Rick Lessley VP, Supply Chain Group, Nintendo of America, Inc.
Andrew Symons Attorney/Shareholder, Inslee, Best
Meet Our Founder – Karen Ridlon
Twenty-five years ago, Karen Ridlon founded Eastside Baby Corner (EBC). A certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (University of California, San Francisco, 1972), Karen worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in California and Washington, working in well child care, newborn care and newborn ICU support for a number of medical groups and doctors. In 1990, Karen founded Eastside Baby Corner to fill an unmet need of parents of newborns who lacked basic supplies for their children.
She is Executive Director Emeritus and a lifetime member of the EBC Board of Directors. Karen has been recognized for her efforts with many volunteer awards, including receiving the Leadership Eastside LENi Community Choice Leadership Award in 2013, Distinguished Member Award for the Washington State Chapter of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) in 2013, Issaquah Schools Foundation Golden Apple Award (2009), and chosen as a UCSF Distinguished Alumni. Karen was a key player in the development of the Issaquah Community Center and has been a tireless contributor to many volunteer efforts over the years including scouting, the public schools, and her church. Karen is the mother of three children and a proud resident of Issaquah, where she lives with her husband.Meet Our Board of Directors and Leadership