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TEAM MEMBERS

Kara Warden
Program Director

Kara was born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati area, where she graduated from NKU with her BA and went on to complete her MA at Mount St. Joseph University. Kara comes to Sweet Cheeks with a decade of supply chain experience across several global corporations. Prior to joining our team, she spent several years focused on serving youth who are at risk in our city as a local non-profit program and project manager. In addition to that work, Kara also has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion. She occasionally teaches a course on Christian Justice at Mount St. Joseph University and has also served as a founder and the leader of a team at her previous organization which worked to educate staff and address bias and prejudice as it relates to race, gender, nationality and class. When not working, Kara enjoys volunteering at her local church, reading, hiking, camping and creating art. She also likes traveling nationally and internationally. She has visited Italy, Switzerland, France, India, Belgium, the Netherlands, Israel and Ireland – and hopes to visit more countries in the future. 

Ann Loch
Development Director

A native Cincinnatian, Ann brings a unique and varied history of creative proposal development, grant writing, and donor relations experience to the Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank team. Ann first learned of diaper need through her then co-worker, Megan Fischer, and was interested in helping any way possible. Ann began volunteering as a grant writer for Sweet Cheeks in November 2016 and is excited to join the team as a permanent staff-member to help Cincinnati’s smallest residents stay clean and healthy. Outside of her development efforts, Ann focuses on raising her children and spending time with her husband, Mike. Ann enjoys reading, writing, PBS, manatees, and a good letter opener.

Morgan Whaley

Morgan Whaley
Community Engagement Coordinator

Morgan is a wife and mother of three girls and is deeply invested in serving others. Morgan is a woman of God and her faith fuels her passion to serve and love others. Morgan graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Communication degree and she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration on social justice.Morgan’s heart is to advocate for underserved and overlooked communities and she aims to show others what it means to love through her work with Sweet Cheeks. “I am so humbled to be a part of the Sweet Cheeks family. The work that Megan has started is a true blessing to the Cincinnati area. I am excited to use my talents and skills to support such a phenomenal organization and engage people across all industries to show the diaper need in our communities.”

Mike Schell is the Marketing Director at Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.

Mike Schell
Marketing Director

For the past 10+ years, Mike has advanced his career as a digital marketer and brand manager with an eye for technology and flawless design. His goal is to combine knowledge and experience in these areas to help COVERD Greater Cincinnati service the community and improve the lives of those in-need. Aside from his full time job and his work with COVERD, he is also a Perinatal Childbirth Educator at the Cleveland Clinic teaching a father-to-father “Boot Camp For New Dads” class, aimed to inspire and equip men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads. Mike grew up in Cincinnati but currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Andrée, and their son, August. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, brewing home brew, playing guitar, cooking, spending time outdoors and going to see live music.

Abby Willet
Support Coordinator

Local to the Greater Cincinnati area, Abby brings a lot of passion and excitement to Sweet Cheeks. She graduated from NKU with a Communications Degree and is eager to share her skills with this organization. Abby has a desire to help her fellow Cincinnatians, large or small, and is excited to be doing whatever needs done here. Outside of work she enjoys playing with her two dogs, rock climbing, and spending as much time in the Red River Gorge as possible.