Our Team

Loaves & Fishes is a collaborative community effort focused on making a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Within our facility, Loaves & Fishes’ staff is supported by over 1,500 volunteers. Our volunteers are engaged at a variety of levels. Our warehouse volunteers sort through fresh, canned and boxed items to ensure high-quality products for our clients. This process is of the upmost importance since we are dedicated to contributing to our clients’ health and well-being. Our Board of Directors oversee our progress toward achieving our strategic plan. These individuals provide expertise in areas such as operations, finance and organizational advancement. Overall, our dedicated volunteers are essential to managing and carrying out our programs.

Board of Directors

Board Chair: Mike Havala – GoldTree Capital Advisors, LLC
Vice Chair (Governance): Alicia McCareins – RECA, Inc.
Vice Chair (Finance): Paul Novotny – Retired, former Chairman & CEO at The New York Blower Company
Vice Chair (Advancement): David Brown – Mondelez International
Secretary: Celeste Wagner – C-SAW Marketing & Aurelio’s Pizza
Treasurer: Kevin O’Hara – Ameriprise Advisors

Ned Bacon – Retired
Brian Bolliger – SkeensMcDonell Consulting Group
Harol-Deane Garren – Retired Teacher (Member Emerita)
Ron Haskell – Attorney (Member Emeritus)
George Kestler – Retired, former President/CEO at Americall Group, Inc.
Christina Klein – Klein Hall CPAs
George Mann – Global Risk Services, Ltd.
Tom McGough – ConAgra Foods
Matt Pfeiffer – Pfeiffer Law Offices, P.C.
Corey Schmidt – Thrivent Financial
Alice Sisbarro – CPA
Laura Ann Spencer – Perma-Seal
Dawn Struxness – Community Volunteer

Leadership and Advancement Team

Mike Havala, Interim CEO

Rachelle Barmann, Creative & Brand Manager

Debbie Froelich, Advancement/Office Information Coordinator

Eric Gardner, Director of Philanthropy

Cary Gilkey, Vice President of Operations

Elizabeth Hoffman, Director of Administrative Services

Alan Loeb, Warehouse Manager

Jane Macdonald, Associate Director of Community Health

Hilary Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator

Diane Ramonas, Community Relations Manager

Shelly Schmitz, Director of Volunteer Engagement

Duncan Ward, Director of Empowerment Programs

Spanish language translation generously provided by Belitza Contreras, Leslie Kawar, and George Kestler