CARMEN DEL GUERCIO
President & CEO
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Executive Vice President, Programs & External Affairs
“I have the privilege of keeping our marketing, programs, and fundraising teams aligned with the food bank’s strategy and vision to end hunger in Maryland.”
Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, is the passionate, eternally optimistic presence behind the food bank’s marketing, programs, and fundraising teams. She keeps each team aligned with the food bank’s vision and strategy, while also tirelessly raising the organization’s visibility to the public.
Meg has successfully built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds in support of the food bank’s ultimate goal to end hunger in Maryland. Inspired at an early age by her parents’ community activism, the desire to make a positive impact stuck with Meg as she gained international marketing exposure for companies like Mercedes-Benz, Benetton, and Teleflora over 20 years. Today, Meg puts her expertise to work for her home state with pride.
In her free time, you can find Meg enjoying the NCR trail in Northern Baltimore County or texting her college-age children.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Board of Directors
President, Global Consumer Business & North America
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Advisor & Investor
Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy
T. Rowe Price
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
W.R. Grace & Co.
President & CEO
Alliance Material Handling, Inc.
Dawnavan S. Davis, PhD
Chief Diversity Officer
American Psychological Association
Delegate Shaneka Henson
Maryland State Delegate
Mary Frances Isakov
Group Manager, Middle Market
Allan Noonan, M.D., MPH
Assistant Surgeon General (retired)
Maryland Food Bank (retired)
Rick Smulovitz, CPA
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Vice President, Distribution Operations
Perdue Foods LLC (retired)
Senior Vice President
Carmen Del Guercio
President & CEO
Maryland Food Bank
James E. Crisp
The above list of independent voting members is current as of 10/14/2020.