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CARMEN DEL GUERCIO

President & CEO

Carmen Del Guercio
Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

President & CEO Carmen Del Guercio guides the vision and leads the daily operation of the Maryland Food Bank.

The son of Italian immigrant factory workers, Carmen always had enough food on the table — but as an adult he realized that his family, like so many others, were just one event away from food insecurity. After learning how widespread hunger in Maryland is, Carmen was compelled to help fulfill the food bank’s mission. With this in mind, he joined MFB in 2016 after a successful 29-year career in the banking industry.

Today, Carmen is leading the food bank on an ambitious new movement that is not only feeding more people, but offering solutions that address the “root causes” of food insecurity. Outside of the office, you can find Carmen enjoying local sports teams, spending time with his wife and three grown daughters on Delmarva beaches, or traveling.

“I am proud to help the Maryland Food Bank do all it can do to solve hunger for good.”

Carmen Del Guercio

President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

NEKEISIA BOOYER

Senior Vice President of Programs

“I am humbled to work with the incredible network partners who run our feeding programs in local communities, positively affecting the lives of hungry Marylanders every day.”

About Nekeisia

Nekeisia Booyer, Senior Vice President of Programs, is the head of a dynamic and impactful team comprised of Client Services, Nutrition, Partner Services, Compliance, and Regional Programs. Her team expands the reach and impact of Maryland’s food assistance safety net – a statewide network of more than 350 community-based partners.

Nekeisia’s 15-year track record of success in increasing successful outcomes for non-profit programming though the use of workforce development and project management will help further the food bank’s mission of feeding people, strengthening communities and ending hunger for more Marylanders.

When she’s not in the trenches fighting hunger, Nekeisia devotes her time to passionately empowering and inspiring others by designing custom handmade jewelry.

TENILLE CLARK

Vice President of Human Resources

“I have always wanted my job to mean something – to really have an impact. I hope to create a space where people can develop, innovate, thrive, and move the organization to the next level.”

About Tenille

Tenille Clark serves as our Vice President of Human Resources, helping to facilitate the growth and potential of MFB employees. She leads the efforts to further employee engagement and foster a productive, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Prior to joining MFB, Tenille provided leadership on critical workplace issues such as employee engagement and organizational change at Access World USA LLC. With over 13 years of HR experience and an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University, she finds her position at the food bank to be one of the many ways she can give back and be a part of the solution to Maryland’s hunger crisis.

Tenille is a Baltimore native who likes to travel but finds the most comfort in her own home, spending time with her family. In her free time, Tenille reads mysteries and psychological thrillers, binges her favorite TV shows, and experiments with gardening.

RICK CONDON

Senior Vice President of Operations

“Last year, my team helped move nearly 45 million pounds of food to people in need. We’ll continue to work hard to increase that number.”

About Rick

Rick Condon, Senior Vice President of Operations, runs our vast food search and rescue operation that spans across three warehouses located in Baltimore, Salisbury, and Hagerstown.

Leading 48 people, a fleet of 38 trucks, and overseeing the technology that makes the operation come together seamlessly — he works with our partner network to distribute more than 102,000 meals to hungry Marylanders every day.

Rick has 25 years of supply chain and logistics experience and was drawn to MFB after an inspiring time volunteering at a hunger-relief organization in New York. Today, Rick and his team look forward to increasing our food operation to provide our neighbors in Maryland with increased access to healthy food.

In warm weather, you can find him running the Across the Bay 10K or the Mission 10 Miler.

JAMI DODSON

Vice President of Marketing

“I lead a marketing team that breaks through the distraction of content overload, getting people to pay attention to the food bank’s mission.”

About Jami

Vice President of Marketing Jami Dodson oversees the marketing team and is passionate about storytelling to effect positive change for Marylanders.

With a creative eye and strategic mindset, Jami leads a team that creates integrated marketing campaigns to amplify MFB’s mission while strengthening a growing community of anti-hunger advocates.

Before joining MFB in 2013, Jami worked as a designer and consultant in advertising and marketing. In her free time, you can catch Jami at the farmer’s market, reading a good book, or spending time outside.

MEG KIMMEL

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

“I have the privilege of making sure our people, our programs, and our plan continue to evolve and work together to provide innovative solutions and bring about more positive outcomes for food-insecure Marylanders.”

About Meg

Over the past nine years, Meg Kimmel has served in a broad range of capacities, and currently leads strategy, fundraising, programs, and marketing at the Maryland Food Bank. In January 2021, as the food bank began to recover from the impact of COVID-19, Meg was named MFB’s Chief Strategy Officer.

Meg’s current role builds on her previous experience in building impactful programs, messaging, and advertising in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. A key component of Meg’s leadership relies on her ability to mentor and support great teams and to help organizations navigate changing environments, ensuring that they stay in the moment, and effectively use their voice — and their programs and products — to catalyze collaborative change.

While Meg has deep experience working in the corporate sector, she is happiest when working to drive change around critical issues including women’s rights, the environment, and food insecurity.

In her free time, you can find Meg hiking, doing Zumba, or traveling to her favorite places with her family.

ELISE KRIKAU

Senior Vice President of Development

“I love connecting people’s philanthropic motivations with a nonprofit’s mission. Being able to take someone’s desire to help or give and aligning them with what we do at the food bank is extremely rewarding.”

About Elise

Elise Krikau, Senior Vice President, Development, is focusing the food bank’s fundraising efforts to maximize their impact on the lives of hungry Marylanders. Elise’s first experience with philanthropy came in college (which ultimately became her vocation) when she began her fundraising career in 2007. During her 20 years of professional experience, she has worked in healthcare, higher education, nonprofit consulting, and human services.

Elise has a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from North Park University and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. She is currently a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter, and a Certified Leadership Coach. When not raising funds for the food bank, Elise enjoys running and exploring new places with her husband and stepchildren.

TIM REGAN

FoodWorks Executive Director

“The secret sauce to FoodWorks is that we meet students where they are and match them to the opportunity that provides the best chance to start a successful career.”

About Tim

FoodWorks Executive Director Tim Regan was drawn to MFB after his first time volunteering in our warehouse. With a background in HR and extensive leadership experience, Tim is transforming our culinary training program and social enterprise.

Today, FoodWorks not only graduates skilled chefs every 12 weeks, but also produces thousands of meals for food-insecure families every year. The FoodWorks culinary team also prepares hundreds of thousands of meals every year for kids in the MFB Summer and Supper Club programs. What’s more, the program now houses FoodWorks Catering — providing our culinary students with job-readiness skills while fueling the program with an alternative revenue stream.

When Tim isn’t in the trenches fighting hunger, he can be found traveling rail trails around the mid-Atlantic on his bike or taking an adventurous trip with his wife.

DANIEL STURM

Vice President for Learning, Measurement and Evaluation

“I have a personal connection to our efforts to provide fresh produce to Marylanders, having spent summers on my family’s 300-year-old farm in the Black Forest in Germany, and working in co-op community gardens since I moved to the U.S.”

About Daniel

Daniel Sturm serves as our Vice President for Learning, Measurement and Evaluation, and drives the organization’s efforts to improve outcomes for food-insecure Marylanders through a data-driven lens.

Prior to joining the Maryland Food Bank, Daniel worked as Director of Research and Impact Analysis at the United Way of Central Maryland, where he specialized on Return-on-Investment studies and evaluating the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19. From 2010-19, he served as a Research and Evaluation Manager at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services, where he evaluated refugee program outcomes.

Daniel likes to read, run, hike and travel with his wife and daughter in and around his home in the Hamilton area of Baltimore, where he takes care of a flock of backyard chickens.

SUE ZAVOYNA

Chief Financial Officer

“Joining the Maryland Food Bank fulfills my dream of working for an organization that is strategically making a difference in the lives of the people it serves and employs.”

About Sue

Sue Zavoyna, Chief Financial Officer, is the energetic force that leads the food bank’s finance team and IT department. A Towson University graduate, Sue’s background in public accounting, combined with serving as the CFO for social service and food service organizations, makes her the perfect steward to ensure our financial support has maximum impact on food-insecure Marylanders. Joining MFB fulfills her dream of working for an organization that is strategically making a difference in the lives of the people it serves and employs.

When not at the food bank, Sue enjoys the outdoors, live music, and rescuing animals. She is also a HUGE Ravens fan.

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Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN

Jennifer Dardis
CFO & Treasurer
T. Rowe Price

VICE CHAIR

Chris Brandenburg
Advisor & Investor

VICE CHAIR & TREASURER

Bill Dockman
Senior Vice President & CFO
W.R. Grace & Co.

SECRETARY

Terry Squyres
Principal
GWWO Architects

DIRECTORS

Thomas Albero
President & CEO
Alliance Material Handling, Inc.

Willa Blasingame
VP Americas Planning & Logistics
McCormick & Company

Dawnavan S. Davis, PhD
Vice President & Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer
Mathematica Policy Research

Delegate Shaneka Henson
Maryland State Delegate

Mary Frances Isakov
Group Manager, Middle Market
M&T Bank

John Maroon
President
Maroon PR

Allan Noonan, M.D., MPH
Assistant Surgeon General (retired)

Melanie Perreault
Provost
Towson University

Jennifer Reilly
Vice President, Retail Sales
Perdue

Steve Schwalb
Perdue (retired),
Maryland Food Bank (retired)

Keith Shapiro
Sysco (retired)

Rick Smulovitz, CPA
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson

Joe Urban
Vice President, Distribution Operations
Giant Food

Bob Waldman
Partner
Venable

EX OFFICIO

Carmen Del Guercio
President & CEO
Maryland Food Bank

AUDITOR

Gross Mendelsohn
James E. Crisp

The above list of independent voting members is current as of 8/5/2021.

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