Austin Diaper Bank Board of Directors

Laura Lee Daigle
Board Chair

Laura Lee Daigle has been volunteering with ADB since 2018. She joined the Board of Directors in 2019 and enjoys serving on the Fund Development Committee. Her favorite part of being involved with ADB is witnessing the growth and ever-increasing impact the organization is able to have on parents and families in central Texas.

Laura Lee is a freelance graphic designer. Previous employers and clients include EY, McKesson Corporation, National Instruments, TREW Marketing, Devon Energy and the San Francisco 49ers. She is active in the Austin community and volunteers with Meals on Wheels, Austin Angels, Women's Symphony League, Generation Serve, and is a former board member of The Junior League of Austin. Laura Lee lives with her husband Clay, their three sons Henry, John Clayton and Ned, and their two beagles.

Emily Adams
Vice Chair

Emily Adams moved from Seattle, WA to Austin, TX in March of 2020 with a strong desire to serve her new community.
With academic degrees focusing on the rights of children, and as a mother, she knew her philosophies best aligned with the important work of the Austin Diaper Bank. Emily cares deeply about equitable access to diapers and period supplies for all individuals.
Emily currently serves as the Development Committee Chair and the Board Vice Chair.

Professionally, Emily is the Interim Deputy Director and the Director of Development & Communications with Sound Child Care Solutions (SCCS). Emily resides in Cedar Park with her husband, Andy, her toddler Ruby, and cat, Ophelia.

Rose Punkunus

Rose Punkunus joined the Austin Diaper Bank Board of Directors in 2021 after being in Austin for a few years and wanting to contribute to the community.  Having lived across the street from Whole Foods and seeing the Outdoor Donation Bin, she started getting involved with the organization and later joined the board.

Outside of ADB, Rose is a former CFO (Uber, ScaleFactor, Fundbox) turned Founder & CEO of a technology startup called Sudozi.  Sudozi enables finance teams to spend less time reporting on data and more time driving growth decisions for the business.  Rose lives in North Austin with her husband, Rob, and two young boys.

Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton (she/her) is on a mission to change the way nonprofits raise money. As the founder of Giant Squid Group LLC, Catherine works with small and startup nonprofits through an intersectional feminist and anti-racist lens to land donors, win grants, and fund their works.  She is a sought-after coach, speaker, and strategist locally and nationally, and specializes in helping organizations marry best practices and mission-aligned innovation to drive systems-level change.

In her “outside of work” time she’s volunteering with the Austin Diaper Bank, doing a jigsaw puzzle and listening to true crime podcasts, or chasing her energetic daughter Rosalind, and even more energetic dog, Bruce Banner, down the nearest hiking trail.

Melissa Ackie

Melissa Jeanine Ackie is a management-side employment attorney at Littler Mendelson, P.C. She is a trusted legal adviser to business owners, in-house counsel, and human resources professionals on a broad range of HR and compliance workplace concerns.

Melissa earned her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 2013. As an attorney and mother of color, she has a special interest in bringing awareness to ADB’s mission and utilizing her skillset to serve the Central Texas community.  Melissa joined the Austin Diaper Bank Board of Directors in 2020 and has served as the Chair of the Communications Committee since 2021.

Oscar Aparicio

Oscar’s focus, from a young age, has been helping people learn. For over 10 years he's helped scale education and customer success teams. He is currently at Indeed, working to scale implementation for Indeed’s new Hiring Platform.

Prior to his work with Austin software companies, he worked as a trainer and facilitator for Apple in the Global Retail Training division developing content and delivering sessions all over the globe. Peer education work for a nonprofit in his California hometown sparked his passion for education. That passion extended to his time as a Director of an after school program for school-age children in Campbell, California. He moved to Texas to pursue a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies.

When he is not obsessing over the details of his morning coffee brew, or watching his beloved San Francisco 49ers, he is spending time with his 2-year old daughter Isabel and his wife of 6 years, Emily.

Senior Sergeant
Michael De Leon

Vida Esfandiari, MD

Board certified ObGyn, Vida Esfandiari, MD, cares for women of all ages. Vida, provides comprehensive ObGyn care for patients at Women Partners in Health.

Highly trained and experienced, Dr. Esfandiari provides wellness care to help women optimize their health. She offers gynecology services and pregnancy care, including preconception planning, prenatal and postpartum care. She has a special interest in providing information about birth control options and has given a presentation to students to explain contraception.

When she is not helping women, Vida loves to travel, venturing to new places as often as she can. She also enjoys spending time relaxing at home with her dog.

Rachel Hocevar-Freeman

Freman began working with the Austin Diaper bank in 2014. As a new mom at the time, she was immediately drawn to the mission of ADB and its impact on Central Texas families. She is thrilled to serve on the board to be a part of ADB’s continued mission. Professionally, Rachel has focused her 20 year career on delivering best in class customer experiences by building collaborative and high performing teams. Previously at Bazaarvoice and Dialpad, she is currently president of the southwest region at Compass, the largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States, pairing industry leading technology with regionalized staff to create an exceptional experience for agents and their clients. Rachel resides in Austin with her husband and children Grace (11) and Jack (7).

Laura Moser

Laura Moser joined the Austin Diaper Bank Board of Directors in 2022 to support its ongoing mission and growth. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and finance professional who brings over 17 years of experience in preparing and analyzing financial statements. She currently serves as the Corporate Controller for SolarWinds, an Austin-based software company.

As a mother of two young children, she is empathetic to the struggles of providing the best for your family and believes in the importance of the organization’s goal to support families in Central Texas. Laura and her family reside in Dripping Springs with their assortment of animals including a dog, four cats, chickens, several goats, and a donkey.

Kim Parker

With over 20 years of experience in the public and social sectors, Kim Parker, MSPH, MSW has a deeply rooted passion in maternal and child health. After serving on the Title V team for Texas, Kim joined the March of Dimes in 2010 where she held a variety of roles at March of Dimes including Executive Director for Central Texas and Vice President of Community Engagement and Action.

Kim joined the Children at Risk team in May 2022 as the Chief Program Officer providing oversight and strategic guidance for the programmatic portfolio. She holds a Masters of Science in Public Health and a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill. Kim’s passion for maternal and child health issues led her to join the Austin Diaper Bank as a board member in September 2021.

Mary Riggs

Mary Riggs joined the Austin Diaper Bank Board of Directors in 2021 after seeing the importance of their work from both a parent and professional perspective. She serves on the Program Committee to support the Austin Diaper Bank in not only ensuring families have access to diapers but also ending period poverty across our community.

Mary's professional experience includes developing, managing, and evaluating programs and coalitions for children and youth in both the public and nonprofit sectors as well as managing and evaluating grant portfolios for foundations. She is currently the Chief Program Officer for the Andy Roddick Foundation. Mary lives in Austin with her husband, Mike, and their daughter, Rachel.

Nichole Ringer

Nichole joins the ADB Board with over a decade of non-profit leadership and strategy experience. She has worked with organizations like JDRF International, the National Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association to build and strengthen key fundraising initiatives. After Nichole and her husband welcomed their first baby, she quickly made the connection that the importance of equitable access doesn't just apply to healthcare. Access to diapers, wipes and period supplies are critical for the health of our community and Nichole is proud to serve on ADB's board and help support families here in central Texas. Nichole, her husband Matt and their son Mills live in Austin, TX with their cat, Lucca.

Charlotte Shivers Johnson

Since first volunteering at the Austin Diaper Bank in 2015, Charlotte has admired the mission and incredible impact. Charlotte believes that income and life circumstances should not determine access to health and wellness, including diapers and period supplies. Charlotte graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Psychology (and a minor in French) and after working in London and New York, returned to Texas to attend UT Law. Charlotte is currently the Managing Attorney at Shivers Johnson Law, PLLC, a wills and trusts law firm that helps individuals and families find peace of mind through thoughtful estate planning.
In the community, Charlotte volunteers at her children’s AISD schools, for Texas Gun Sense and the Armstrong Community Music School. In her free time, Charlotte loves spending time on the greenbelt with her husband, 3 kids, and dog.

Jessica Montgomery Stewart

Jessie's career has followed her passion to connect stakeholders and funding with mission-driven brands and organizations. Most recently, Jessie served as Vice President of Investment Management at Amherst, a data-driven real estate investment platform where she headed up institutional marketing and supported capital raising strategies. Prior to moving to Austin in 2020, Jessie had a career in nonprofit management, most recently as Vice President of External Affairs at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, where she led marketing, communications, digital engagement, membership, and corporate partnerships. She also held key roles in marketing and fundraising at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Brookings Institution, and the National Gallery of Art. Jessie has an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.A. in the History of Art from the University of Virginia. She lives in Austin, TX, with her husband Will and their one-year-old daughter Blair.

Shimona Thakrar, DO

​Austin Diaper Bank Staff

Holly McDaniel

Executive Director

Adam Villarreal

Volunteer and Development Manager

Kenneth Adkins

Warehouse Manager

Analisa Cantu

Program and Outreach Coordinator