Deirdre Kanzer, Executive Director
Deirdre has worked in nonprofits for over 20 years. Although she has worn a variety of hats over the years, program management and community partnership building are her particular passions. Deirdre officially came on board as our Executive Director in September 2021.
Prior to joining the Diaper Bank, she served as Program Manager for the Midwest Region of Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). At LVC, Deirdre oversaw all aspects of regional programming and operations. She managed relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including placement organizations, donors, local alumni, support congregations, fellow faith-based service corps, and, of course, the volunteers themselves. She also organized annual events to increase visibility and raise funds for LVC and its community partners.
Deirdre’s work has always centered around building awareness of social and economic inequities and making systemic change. Deirdre is excited to bring all of these commitments and skills to her role at the Diaper Bank of Minnesota.
Deirdre has a BA in Religion and Latin American studies from St. Olaf College and an MA and MDiv, with a concentration in anti-racism leadership, from United Theological Seminary.
Christi Krautbauer, Board Chair
Christi joined the Diaper Bank of Minnesota board of directors in 2016 for a really simple reason: because she believes that no parent should have to choose between putting food on the table or keeping their little ones in clean diapers.
Bob Collett, Treasurer and Board Member
Bob Collett has been in non-profit and church administration for over 20 years. He and his wife Teresa have been married for 42 years, and have three children and eight grandchildren. Bob joined the Diaper Bank of Minnesota to try and help the lower-income communities we serve access the very basic necessities of diapers and wipes for their babies and toddlers. “When disadvantaged families have to choose between food and diapers, we have to do something to help!”
Brad Severson, Board of Directors – Sports Partnerships Chair
Brad Severson lives in Woodbury, MN with his wife and two children, ages 7 and 4. He currently works at Best Buy as a Product Manager focused on the Membership Program. Having two children of his own made him realize how critical diapers are to a family and how expensive it is. Knowing that there are families around Minnesota needing assistance for their little ones motivated him to join the cause and help assist those families in need.
Kristin Printon, Board of Directors – Volunteer Chair
Kristin Printon, Co-Founder & Vice President of Moxie Wealth Management, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and since 2011 has grown a national financial planning practice. Prior to joining the Diaper Bank, she was on the Young Professionals Board of TeamWomen and is still a mentor through BestPrep. Kristin is honored to have been recognized for her hard work, dedication to the financial services industry, community involvement, and leadership through several awards. A few of those include being a “2015 & 2019 Top Women in Finance” honoree by Finance & Commerce Magazine, the 2017 WaveMaker Award winner from TeamWomen, and a 2018-2021 Five Star Wealth Manager from the Twin Cities Business Journal.
Outside of work, Kristin loves to explore new parks with her husband and their two kids. She also enjoys cooking and baking, and considers herself to be an amateur foodie. She is a strong believer in altruism and is excited to help and support other parents within the Twin Cities community.
M.E. Kirwan (Director of Marketing, Acorn Mini Storage)
M.E. has worked for Acorn Mini Storage since 2014. She is responsible for all aspects of our business marketing including search engine optimization, paid search, advertising, brand standards, management of collateral, earned media and external affairs/relationships. M.E. holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the Acorn team, M.E. worked at Aimia (formerly Carlson Marketing) and Minneapolis-based Olson, helping to oversee national advertising and loyalty marketing accounts that included Shell Oil, Delta Airlines and Amtrak among others. M.E. and her husband, Chris, are the parents of two girls ages 1 and 3.