The founding purpose, and continuing mission, of Safe Place for Newborns is to save the lives of newborns in danger of abandonment, and to help preserve the health and future of their mothers.
Margie is a graduate from the University of Montana, married with five grown children, and a retired Special Education teacher. She has followed the progress of Safe Place for Newborns of Washington since it began several years ago. Having heard of some devastating situations involving abandoned babies in Washington State, her heart went out to this wonderful group that was trying to help with this situation. When a friend asked if she would be interested in joining the board of Safe Place for Newborns of Washington, she gladly accepted the challenge.
Leo is a product of Gonzaga University where he majored in Economics and Business. He is a retired Journeyman electrician and also retired as a night auditor in two major hotel chains. In 2007 he was recruited to serve as a Para educator in the Northshore School District #417, where he continues to serve. As a member of the Knights of Columbus he was appointed represent them at Safe Place for Newborns of Washington. They elected him to the Board of directors where he continue to serve as Treasurer.
Paul was born in Seattle and attended Snohomish High School. He is a graduate of the University of Washington in political science. He is a father to 4 children and 7 grandchildren. He has been a community banker in the Bothell and Lynnwood areas. He was a Bothell City Councilman for 8 years in addition to being the Mayor of Bothell for 4 years. He also served on the Planning Commission for Bothell for 4 years, the last year as Chairman. He is currently Vice Chair of the Woodinville Parks and Recreation Commission. He is a Past President of the the Northshore Jaycees, Bothell Fourth of July Committee and the Kiwanis Club of Northshore. He is also a 33 year member of the Kiwanis Club of Northshore and currently serves on the Board.
Joan has been involved with Safe Place for Newborns since it's beginning in 2000. After hearing of an abandoned newborn left on a sidewalk, she and a friend co-founded Safe Place for Newborns of Washington. A graduate of Montana State University in nursing, she worked for 26 years at the Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System. She resides in Bothell, and is actively involved with her four children and three granddaughters.
Michael was born on in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended St. Thomas majoring in Sociology. He served in the US Army and is father of five children and 15 grandchildren. He joined John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company specializing in Corporate Retirement plans. Michael moved from Minnesota to Washington in May of 2009 where he and wife Paula live in Bothell, WA since January, 2010. Michael is an active member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church and currently serves on the Board of Safe Place for Newborns of Washington. He is also a volunteer on the St. Brendan's funeral Committee.
Mikhail is a chemist and an industrial hygienist with a Master's degree in organometallic chemistry and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He works for Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. He also serves as a Deacon at Christ the King parish in the Diocese of Yakima.
Paula was born and raised in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended Holy Angels Catholic High School and St. Cloud State College and Maryknoll College of Valley Park, Missouri. She moved to the Seattle area and was a member of Holy Family Parish in Kirkland for three years before joining St. Brendan's Parish. While a member of St. Brendan's she served on the Community Development Committee. She was previously member of Respect Life Committee and currently serving as a board member for Safe Place for Newborns of Washington. She also volunteers with husband on the St. Brendan's Funeral Committee. She retired as administrative assistant of Seattle Women's Clinic and Minor and James Medical. She always had a place in her heart for the Safe Place for Newborns of Washington organization and its' mission. She would like to do all she can to promote respect for life from conception to natural death. She looks forward to serving on the board and will help in any way she can.
Marge is a retired registered nurse with clinical experience in special care nursery and mother-baby recovery units.
She taught perinatal classes and practiced for 20 years as a international board certified lactation consultant.
Personal History: married with 2 adult children, 1 grandson "on the way"
Enjoys playing piano, reading, traveling. Volunteers at Redmond Senior Center and with St Vincent de Paul conference at St Jude's -Redmond.
Rick is a native of Seattle, a retired Naval Reserve officer and a graduate of the University of Washington. He currently works as an IT System Analyst at AT&T in Bothell. Besides serving with Safe Place for Newborns in Washington, he serves hunger and homeless issues through Northlake Lutheran Church, including membership in the Northshore Nourishing Network and service at the Everett Gospel Mission. He serves on the SPNB Board and manages the website and social media presence.
Safe Place for Newborns of Washington is a Nonprofit, 501(c)3 all volunteer organization.
No salaries are paid to any members.