From Nonprofit to Nonprofit: Jake’s Diapers’ New Program Manager Comes Full Circle

Katie Kilsdonk was not a novice when it came to working with nonprofit organizations. In
college at UW-Green Bay, Katie interned with The Richard Mauthe Center for Faith Spirituality and Social Justice. It was this experience that led her eventually to Jake’s Diapers, but before she got to Jake’s, there were opportunities in between that prepared her for the role of program manager.

After college, Katie worked for different organizations where she handled shipping and receiving issues and when her first child was born, she took time off from work to raise her growing family. During this time, she met Stephanie Bowers, Executive Director of Jake’s Diapers.

Katie explained that after the birth of her first child, she started sewing cloth diapers and selling them. She ended up meeting Stephanie at a baby expo and they clicked. For the next several years, Katie would volunteer with Jake’s Diapers and eventually return to work part-time at Bay Valley Foods handling their shipping and handling issues.

It was through her volunteerism and her skills that Stephanie felt Katie would make for a perfect fit for the role of program manager.

Katie explained that she will be managing and focusing on volunteer efforts, packing parties and of course, shipping diapers as well as organizing and creating a system for the diaper inventory (no small task to say the least).

When asked what she was excited about most with coming to Jake’s, Katie said that she really
enjoyed her time working in college for a nonprofit organization and she was excited at the
thought of returning to a similar organization that wants to benefit the community.

Katie’s first day was May 1, 2018. Welcome, Katie!