Board & Staff

Babies In Need is blessed not only with the amazing people who help us as volunteers, but we also operate with an all-volunteer Board and Staff!

Board of Directors

  • Jacquelin K. Smith, MD Chair 
  • Marguerite Matusak, LICSW Vice-Chair
  • Patricia Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Rob Ash
  • Clare Imel
  • Gretchen Niemi
  • Mona Pocha
  • Vicki Setzer
  • The Rev. Joe Scheeler


  • Kitty Ash, Executive Director
  • Mona Pocha, Associate Director
  • Patricia Stephens, Treasurer
  • Denise Watts, Corresponding Secretary
  • Robert Ash, Deliveries
  • Mona Pocha & Denise Watts, Intake & Sorting  
  • Gretchen Niemi, Longview Coordinator

Contributing Staff

  • Ann Hassler, Parish Administrator, All Saints Episcopal Church, Vancouver
  • Kathryn Jones, MSW, CSW, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Family Birth Center
  • Veronica Mo, MSW, CSW, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Family Birth Center
  • Becky Edmiston, Parish Administrator, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Longview
  • Monica Darco, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager of Women’s Wellness and Birth Center, PeaceHealth St. John’s Medical Center, Longview
  • Elizabeth Madrigal, Woman on the Good Side Consulting. Website Design.
  • John Kochanowski, WordPress Support and Maintenance.
  • Bill Dowd, IB I.T. Services. IT Support.