Staff and Board
We are proud of the staff and volunteers who help guide our work in the community.
Joe was hired as Director in June 2003 after serving three years on the Board of Directors. Before joining the food bank, Joe worked in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit business consulting roles in both the United States and Eastern Europe. Currently, Joe is active in several local and statewide human service coalitions, including the Seattle Food Committee, Seattle Human Services Coalition, and Washington Food Coalition. He also serves on boards for the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance and University Child Development School. Joe graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Zoology and Vanderbilt University with an MBA. You may contact Joe via the main food bank phone number or by email.
Bill joined the food bank as Assistant Director in September 2002 after he moved to Seattle with his wife Jill. He oversees our daily operations and works directly with food bank volunteers. Previously, Bill worked for the Feeding America affiliate in North Carolina. Bill graduated from University of North Carolina with a BA in American History. You may contact Bill via the main food bank phone number or by email.
Paul left the world of technology to become our full time Development Director in 2007. Paul manages our individual giving program and helps coordinate our annual fundraising auction. Paul’s desire is to personally connect with each of our many donors, so please take him up on his offer for a food bank tour and a cup of coffee. When he’s not raising money for us, Paul is a passionate heirloom tomato and potato gardener. He’s more than happy to share his many pearls of gardening wisdom with you. Or, if you bid just high enough at the auction, you can put his gardening talents to work for you. Paul is a proud Long Beach, Washington native, although he did attend Willamette University in Oregon so he could run track and cross country there. You may contact Paul via his direct line at 206-523-7060x701 or by email.
Danny joined us in September 2017 for his year-long Mennonite Voluntary Service Placement. Danny came to us from Fresno, California and is a recent graduate of UC Merced. He is responsible for coordinating the Home Delivery and Packs For Kids programs.
You can contact Danny via the main phone line at 206-523-7060 x707 or by email.
Malak joined us in September 2018 from UC Irvine for her six month field placement as part of her fellowship year at the Congressional Hunger Center. Malak is helping us develop a response to college hunger.
You can contact Malak by email.
Hannah joined the food bank in fall of 2015 to coordinate our food recovery programs throughout the week. As of July 2016, Hannah assumed responsibility for our rooftop farm.
After graduating from Bennington College with a BA in Community Food Security, Hannah moved west where she is active in Seattle area farmers markets and collaborative gardening.
You may contact Hannah via the main food bank phone number or by email.
David joined the food bank as a staff member in April 2014 after serving as a food bank volunteer for several years. David oversees our food bank distributions on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday plus he coordinates volunteers.
David is an avid gardener, an active community volunteer, and runs his own landscape company. You may contact Dave via the main food bank phone number or by email.
Ron started with the food bank in May 2013. He is responsible for collecting our weekend food donations from many of our grocery store partners.
When not at the food bank, Ron is an active mushroom forager, a writer, and a P-Patch gardener. You may contact Ron via the main food bank phone number.
Liliya joined the food bank in December 2017 to launch our year long Community Connector program. Liliya comes to us after working for four years at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, most recently as their Program Manager. Liliya is a graduate of the School of Social Work at UW, and before that, Seattle University.
You can contact Liliya via the main phone line at 206-523-7060 x708 or by email.
Chris joined the food bank team in mid-October 2018. Their bio will be posted soon.
You can contact Chris via the main phone line at 206-523-7060.