Board of Directors

Jean Ann Lynch, Founder and Board President
Sue Reynen, Vice-President
Ann Olson, Secretary
Jane Vasquez, Treasurer
Nancy Nortz , Committee Chair for Bonita sites
Selma Flieder
Terry Valle
Craig Jilk
William Franz
Jessica Harowitz
Matt Pietzak
Frank Russen

Operations & Development Council

Mary Lou Fisher – Site Manager, YMCA
Janet Gainey & Linda Rupp- Site Manager, Salvation Army – Bonita
Ann Horton – Development Board
Ann Olson – Site Manager, Olde Naples Storage
Terry Valle – Site Manager, Redlands Christian Migrant Association Immokalee
Diane L’Esperance – Site Manager, Habitat in Immokalee
Ally Tate – Site Manager, Habitat on the East Trail
Ann Schein – Site Manager, Naples United Church of Christ
Mimi Skilling – Site Manager, Grace Place
Jill Ducatman & Jeri Borcher – St. Monica’s Episcopal Church

Operational Support Team

Jeanne Lemmon
Bob Foster – Diapers moving chairperson
Sharon & Gordon Suabada
Kathy Schneider – Liaison to Referral Agencies and Participant
Mimi Skilling – Diaper Inventory Director

Development Team

Karen O’Brien
Coleen Wahl
Gloria Taylor

A very special thank you to Rogers Wood Hill Starman & Gustason, P.A. Accounting Firm


November 10, 2014
Annual Champagne Fashion Show

January 24, 2015
Annual Baby Basics Walking Challenge

May 2, 2015
Annual Mother’s Day Tea at the Ritz



Join our e-mail list to receive periodic e-mails. We promise your e-mail address will only be used by us and never be shared with others.


click here to join



I was thrilled to have served as Honorary Chairman of the Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge event presented by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney at North Collier Regional Park on February 12, 2010. As a law enforcement officer and a parent, I strongly believe in the good work being done in our community by Baby Basics of Collier County.Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk

Baby Basics is a very special nonprofit that provides diapers and caring for low income families. Diapers are a basic necessity and are very expensive. This organization relieves these families of some of their financial burdens. By volunteering, I have the opportunity to meet these families and their children, providing one-on-one contact and observing how appreciative they are.Sue Reynen, board member

I have been a Baby Basics volunteer/site manager for the past 7 years.  I love it because we can give encouragement and help to ensure happy babies through friendship to moms and dads.  We give all of our families a gracious hand-up while they are trying to do their very best.Trish Kelly, board member

As a Baby Basics volunteer, I feel that I play a small part in helping parents who are working hard to bring up happy, healthy babies. Not having to buy expensive diapers allows parents to provide food and other necessities to ensure happy, healthy families.  Meeting with these families and witnessing their gratitude is a special perk of being a volunteer.Selma Flieder, volunteer

Just as we were about to have our last child, life seemed to be going great.  Then my husband's company closed and we lost our house.  Baby Basics was there for me with more than just diapers.  We were a family used to giving help - not asking for it.  Thank you for helping make our life a little easier.A Program Participant