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Meet Our Team

Muriel Smith

Executive Director
Muriel’s Focus:

Ensuring that individuals and families in the St. Louis region have a resource for diapers and period supplies to help take care of their most basic needs; creating an awareness of how diaper need and period poverty affects their lives.

Muriel is an experienced non-profit professional with expertise in nonprofit management, community relations, marketing communications, fundraising, and board development. She has nearly 20 years of experience serving several nonprofit organizations in St. Louis during the course of her career. She is also a graduate of the Focus St. Louis Coro Women In Leadership (WIL) and Leadership St. Louis programs; and a member of the St. Louis Business Journal Leadership Trust.

“For most of my career, I have seen how the lack of equitable distribution of resources, such as education, grocery stores, housing, and green spaces has affected the lives of those living in underserved neighborhoods in the St. Louis community. One of the things that struck me the most about the people we served at each organization I worked for was the lack of access to basic needs that most people took for granted. That is why I was excited and honored to join the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank because I have seen firsthand the struggle families go through when they don’t have what they need to be successful. We don’t just provide diapers and period supplies to those who need them, we provide hope, dignity, and understanding.”

Please email to be connected to the work of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank.

Carrie Crompton

Operations & Finance Manager
Carrie Cromptom
Carrie’s Focus:

Responsible for developing and implementing strategic systems for the agency’s warehouse, office operations, finance, and human resource functions. Carrie will also oversee the organization’s processes in terms of quality, compliance, productivity and efficiency.

Carrie is a lawyer, turned non-profit leader. For much of her career, Carrie has focused on social issues centering around women and children in the St. Louis region. For the past 17 years, she has been a member of the Junior League of St. Louis, leading the organization for 4 of those years. She is also a graduate of the Focus St. Louis Coro Women In Leadership (WIL).

“The impact of something as simple as the lack of diapers or menstrual products is profound. While many people take access to basic needs for granted, so many in St. Louis and around the country struggle to afford those basic needs. This is where the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank steps in to help in those times of crisis and/or need. My goal is streamline our organization’s processes so that we can be more efficient and effective to those we serve in the community. We our organization is running in the most efficient and effective way possible, we can do more in and for the community and effectuate real change. I am so proud to be a part of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank and help families in our area.”

If you have questions about an invoice or office or warehouse operations, Carrie can be reached by email at

Jerrica Franks

Community Engagement Manager
Jerrica’s Focus:

Spreading the word and coordinating the work of the Diaper Bank in the St. Louis region and beyond. Jerrica manages our volunteers, planning the logistics of our Fill the Warehouse and Fill the Cove campaigns, and coordinating regional product drives.

“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity and look forward to growing the impact and influence of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank in the community. As a mother myself, I understand and closely relate to the frustrations and needs of having a child. If you’re not properly equipped with your basic daily needs, it can take a toll on not only your mental health, but that of your child, and I want to eliminate as many stressors as I can for my St. Louis families.”

If you would like to contact her about hosting a drive, planning a community event, becoming an ambassador, or volunteering, email Jerrica at

Hannah Kramer

Program Manager
Hannah’s Focus:

Effectively managing the diaper and menstrual supply programs to ensure that we best meet the needs in the St. Louis region with our resources. Hannah works with our partners to provide the best possible experience for both the agencies we work with and the community members we serve.

Hannah is a social worker with a passion for community health and systems change. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa from 2013-2016. Hannah moved to St. Louis in 2016 to pursue a Master of Social Work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. For the last 6 years, she has worked with community organizations, hospital systems, and health departments. She is excited to bring her project management, partnership development, and evaluation skills to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank.

If you are a current partner or interested in becoming a partner and have a question or concern, email Hannah at

Lori Ehlert

Development Manager
Lori’s Focus:

Responsible for managing the Diaper Bank’s development programs. Lori works with our supporters to successfully implement our fundraising goals and raise revenue to pursue the organization’s mission.

“Being a parent is hard. It truly takes a village to raise a child. Every parent needs help in one form or another. I started volunteering with the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank when my last child was wrapping up with diapers. Every time I stepped into the warehouse, I was inspired by the power a packet of diapers can bring to a parent in need.”

Before joining the office team, as a marketing executive Lori spent her career telling the story of businesses throughout the St. Louis area. Every day the Diaper Bank is improving the story of families throughout the region. Ensuring families are equipped with basic needs allows students to attend school, employees can make it work, and children can start building the foundation of trust and security.

If you would like to be part of the Diaper Bank’s story email Lori to discuss how you can support our efforts

Sofia BeLisle

Program Coordinator
Sofia’s Focus:

As Program Coordinator, Sofia is responsible for coordinating components of the diaper and period supply programs, including assisting with inventory management, order entry system management, assisting with reporting, and data management.

Sofia is a Junior at UMSL majoring in Public Administration. Prior to joining the Diaper Bank, Sofia worked as a legal assistant at a litigation law firm. She has many years of experience volunteering with organizations such as the St. Louis Tax Assistance Program.

“As the ability to afford diapers becomes increasingly more difficult for many parents, the need for resources to access them becomes more crucial. I am an avid supporter of women’s rights and a proud lifelong citizen of St. Louis. I am excited to begin my career with such an outstanding organization and continue to learn the necessary skills to serve my community better. I am honored to be part of such an essential service that is making St. Louis a more equitable, better place to live for everyone.”

April Jefferson

Administrative Assistant
April’s Focus:

Supporting the day-to-day operations and administrative tasks of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank – serving as the organization’s first point of contact with donors, volunteers, partner organizations, vendors, and community.

April is a St. Louis native, who has been an active agent of change advocating for the advancement of those underrepresented since 2015. For several years she has spearheaded and participated in initiatives geared towards economic advancement of St. Louis’ underrepresented communities and has witnessed firsthand the great need for organizations such as the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank.  As a community member, servant, and leader, she is beyond proud to provide support to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank—as well as those who utilize their services.

Executive Committee

Reggi Rideout, President
Simply Strategy

James McSpadden, Secretary

Cynthia Kirkpatrick, Treasurer
Moneta Group

Kate Fernandez King, Secretary
Self Employed

Board of Directors

Caressa Davis
St. Louis Development Corporation

Jake Edinger
Darling Brand Makery

Jessica Barreca, PT, DPT
St. Louis University

Dr. Leonora Muhammed, DNP APRN AGPCNP-BC CCHP
YesCare Corp

Mark Boyko
Bailey Glasser, LLP

Maheen Bokhari, MPH
Centene Corporation

Mary Kaiser, SPHR
Edward Jones

Marcel Scaife
Missouri Foundation for Health Strategist

Melanie McKean, DO Ph.D.
McKean Reproductive Psychiatry, LLC

Executive Committee

Reggi Rideout, President
Simply Strategy

James McSpadden, Vice-President

Cynthia Kirkpatrick, Treasurer
Moneta Group

Kate Fernandez King, Secretary
Community Volunteer

Board of Directors

Mark Boyko
Bailey Glasser, LLP

Melanie McKean, D.O., PhD
McKean Reproductive Psychiatry, LLC