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A program of COVERD Greater Cincinnati

Meet The Tidal Babe Period Bank Staff

Tidal Babe Period Bank was founded after the Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank team learned about the immense need for period supplies in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our amazing staff has applied what they learned running Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank to quickly serve menstruators through Tidal Babe. 

Team Members

Megan Milstead is the founder and CEO of COVERD Greater Cincinnati.

In 2014, Megan was pregnant with her second child and learned diapers are not covered by food stamps or WIC. She read stories about babies being left in the same diaper for days, disposable diapers being reused, and the infections children get from a lack of clean diapers. As a parent, she couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to not be able to provide for the basic needs of your babies, and tried to find a diaper bank in Cincinnati to volunteer with. When nothing turned up, an idea took shape, and Megan envisioned an organization that could work with social service agencies in Cincinnati to make sure every baby in the city she loves had clean diapers. In the fall of 2015, Megan attended the Unpolished Conference for entrepreneurs at Crossroads Church in Oakley, and it proved to be the spark she needed to stop ignoring the call she felt to start a diaper bank. Just a few days after the conference, Megan had an amazing team in place ready to throw their support and talents into starting Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, and she’s been working hard to create a thriving program for families in need ever since. In February of 2017, Megan made the move to Sweet Cheeks full time.

Rachel Moon is the Director of Community Engagement for COVERD Greater Cincinnati.

A museum nerd and NKY native, Rachel comes to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank after working almost 10 years at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where she managed tours and wellness programming, led yoga in the galleries and taught workshops on art and meditation. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Master’s in Public History and went on to teach museum studies courses at Wilmington College, focusing her classes on museums as agents of social change. Recently, she curated an exhibit about food & economic injustice at the Dayton International Peace Museum in Dayton, OH and is passionate about making a difference in communities through social justice and non-profit work. In 2018, she was awarded the “Educator of the Year” by the Ohio State University. When she’s not working, Rachel enjoys going to the movies, practicing yoga, and traveling the globe – she has been to over 15 countries on 6 continents.

Nick Reynolds is the Director of Program and Operations for COVERD Greater Cincinnati.

A Cincinnati native, Nick completed his BA at Loyola University Chicago, and served in Seattle with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, where he met his talented wife Sarah. Since then, he has gained experience managing nonprofit programs serving folks on the margins in the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, and food access. He is ecstatic to be the father of two, which has made the need for diapers and other supplies in our community feel all the more urgent and personal. Nick enjoys spending time woodworking, gardening, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time at home with family and friends.

Sara Plaskett is the Development Manger for COVERD Greater Cincinnati.

Sara is a Cincinnati native, born and raised on the West Side. She lives with her husband and two boys only minutes from her childhood home. Sara studied at Ohio University where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree. In addition, she completed internships at Sesame Workshops and PBS Kids.  In 2015, Sara started working at Crayons to Computers and saw first-hand the life-long effect poverty can have on children. While there, she started her work in Development and found that she took to it very well. Sara is someone who loves a good spreadsheet and seeing how data translates into stories. Becoming a mom made Sara realize how expensive diapers can be and how hard that can be on a family, so she is thrilled to bring her skills to Sweet Cheeks to help families in need. 

Margie Powell is the Volunteer & Support Coordinator for COVERD Greater Cincinnati.

Margie is a Cincinnati native with a passion for helping people thrive in the local community. Margie received her BA from University of Dayton and her MA from City University of London. Since then, Margie has worked for non-profits, television stations, and restaurants in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky community. Outside of her responsibilities at Sweet Cheeks, Margie can often be found exploring new cookbooks at her local library, engaging in yoga on her living room floor (often with her cat’s assistance), or charming her friends with humor—whether through a goofy face or a well-timed joke (with varying degrees of success).

Mike Schell is the Director of Marketing for COVERD Greater Cincinnati.

For the past 15+ 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.

Coverd Greater Cincinnati staff.