Board of Directors

Susan Corning

Senior Program Manager, Amazon

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Mark DeFlorio

Owner & Manufacturer's Representative, MVD Enterprises

DeAnne Dodson

IT Operations Manager, Symetra Financial

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Judy Gowdy

President, J.C. Interiors, Inc.

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Linda Hall

Sr. Associate, Not-for-Profit, Loveall Price & Associates

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Jason Hizer

President | Washington Holdings, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Controller

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Cynthia Hwang

Vice President, Client Advisor, JP Morgan

Angela Kennedy

Community Volunteer

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Diane Kuslich

HR Manager, Microsoft

Nora E. Pardo

Systems Analyst, UW Medicine

Karen Ridlon

ED Emeritus / Founder, Baby Corner

Whitney Reparuk

Finance Manager, Amazon

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Kerry Robinson

Of Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine

Devin Santamaria

Treasurer | NetAp

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Tim Schmidt

Account Executive, Parker Smith & Feek

Diann Strom

Secretary | Puget Sound Energy, Strategic Engagement Lead

Andrew Symons

President-Elect | Inslee Best (Retired),Attorney/Shareholder

Bianca Tse

Managing Attorney/Principal, Tse & Associates, P.S.

Staff Leadership

Jack Edgerton

Executive Director

Helen Banks Routon

Director of Development & Community Relations

Carolina Liendo

Senior Manager of Progams

Meet Our Founder

Karen Ridlon founded Baby Corner in 1990. 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. Karen founded 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 Baby Corner 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 is the mother of three children and a proud resident of Issaquah, where she lives with her husband.

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Melanie Smith,