Who are we

Our children not only need, but deserve safe and clean drinking water.

Bottles for The Babies is a grassroots organization established in 2015 to supply the children of Flint with clean drinking water. With the need for clean water, education and advocacy being so great across the city, efforts were extended to include consistent wraparound services to the citizens including deliveries to home bound residents (the elderly, physically handicapped).

Meet The Team

Lanice J. Lawson, RN

President and Founder

(810) 347-6029


Lanice is the President and Founder of the Bottles for the Babies Organization. Born and raised in Flint, MI, she is a Registered Nurse, and the mother of an energetic one-year-old. As an RN, Lanice has delivered exceptional care to patients, having nearly fifteen years of service at an area hospital. Being the compassionate person she is, combined with her passion for community, Lanice was compelled to initiate this grassroots movement, supplying the citizens of Flint with clean drinking water in light of the recent water source contamination. Lanice was recently named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, and will be recognized at the upcoming Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust’s Award Gala, set to take place April 2016, in Washington D. C.

image3Lorraine A. Thompson, BA

Community Partnership Liaison

(810) 275-5869


Lorraine was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. The proud mother of three, Lorraine is a 2001 graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint, with a Bachelor of Arts focused in Sociology. With roots that run deep in her community, she has held several chair positions, including President of the GCARD Community council. After 5 years with GCARD, She transitioned into a position at the Whaley’s Children’s Center where she remained for 11 years, 6 of which, she was the Union President. Lorraine has been part of the Bottles for the Babies Water Relief Effort since it’s inception. As a community liaison, Lorraine builds relationships with community stakeholders and identifies the needs of the citizens of Flint.

image4Ladel Lewis, PhD

Community Strategist

(703) 348-0061


Dr. Ladel Lewis was born, raised, and educated in Flint, Michigan. She received her  graduate degrees from Western Michigan University. This native Flintstonian is a devout community servant, wife and mother one. She is a educational contributor to Courageous Woman magazine and partner at Meaningful Evidence LLC., an evaluation research firm. Dr. Lewis currently serves as a community strategist for the organization.

image5Tanisha Wilson,

Community Multicultural Liaison

(248) 688-2483


Tanisha Wilson is a Human Resource professional specializing in employee relations.  Her interest in giving back and serving her community  began at a young age by volunteering at a women’s shelter, donating, and mentoring. Her passion is helping and making sure everyone is helped. As a Multicultural Liaison, her role is to locate, build relationships with and service high need populations.

image1Qiana Towns, MA MFA

Community Outreach Coordinator

(810) 877-3897


Qiana Towns is an activist, poet, mother, and lifelong resident of Flint. She is Community Outreach Coordinator for Bottles for the Babies and owner of TutorTown Tutoring Service.  In addition, she currently serves as board secretary for Raise It Up Youth Arts and Awareness.