BABE Announces Five New Board Members

DATE: December 4, 2019               

 [COLUMBIA CITY, IN] – Whitley County BABE, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing resources and a community for moms and families, announced the appointment of five new members to their board of directors.

Tiffany Careins, Soulmedic Advisor for Remedy Live, Nikki Harris, registered nurse, Laura Leffler, long time supporter of BABE, Carol Radke, homemaker/Realtor and Christy Phend, Communications/Marketing specialist for Northeastern REMC.

Each new member will remain on the board through 2023 to complete their term.

“It’s an exciting time at BABE.” says Jacie Stahl, Executive Director of BABE. She continues “The number of families we serve grows monthly. The addition of these directors’ skills and experience will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy and enhance the value of our services for Whitley County families.”

Recently, the board voted on the following executive committee positions:

Chairman – Randi Kennedy
Vice Chairman – Stephanie Smyth
Treasurer – Kathleen Egolf
Secretary – Laura Tucker (non-voting member)

Randi Kennedy, chairman of the board, states “Collaboration has always been an important part of this board. Our skills really compliment each other so well and we have some really great plans for 2020.”

A complete list of board members can be found at babewc.org.



BABE of Whitley County is a non-profit organization in Whitley County that serves over 1200 people.  BABE provides quality incentives to parents who participate in preventive and prenatal care including parenting, educational and nutritional classes to promote a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth outcomes and early childhood development. In exchange for participating in preventive and prenatal care, participants are given a BABE Coupon that can be used to “purchase” diapers, wipes, clothes, strollers and more at BABE’s store located on Line Street in Columbia City. BABE also hosts various mom groups and activities and programs to provide support to the families who need it most. Learn more at www.babewc.org.

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