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: Peggy Beata – RLP Images
Vice Chair (Governance): Alicia McCareins – RECA, Inc.
Vice Chair (Finance): Mike Havala – GoldTree Capital Advisors, LLC
Vice Chair (Advancement): Tom Winters – Pepsi Beverages Co.
Secretary: David Brown – Mondelez International
Treasurer: Alice Sisbarro – CPA
Immediate Past Chair: Barry R. Horek – CPA, Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
President & CEO (Ex Officio): Megan Selck

Brian Bolliger – SkeensMcDonell Consulting Group
Harol-Deane Garren – Retired Teacher (Member Emerita)
Ron Haskell – Attorney (Member Emeritus)
Wendy Hayum-Gross – Mary Kay Cosmetics & NCC LCPC
Tom Kallay – Nicor Gas/AGL Services
Christina Klein – Klein Hall CPAs
George Mann – Global Risk Services, Ltd.
Tom McGough – ConAgra Foods
Chris Michalski – BMO Harris
Paul Novotny – Retired Chairman & CEO at The New York Blower Company
Kevin O’Hara – Ameriprise Advisors
Matt Pfeiffer – Pfeiffer Law Offices, P.C.
Dawn Struxness – Community Volunteer
Celeste Wagner – C-SAW Marketing

Leadership and Advancement Team

Megan Selck, President & CEO

Cary Gilkey, Director of Food Operations

Jane Macdonald, Director of Nutrition & Wellness

Shelly Schmitz, Director of Volunteer Engagement

Duncan Ward, Director of Empowerment Programs

Elizabeth Hoffman, Human Resources/Office Manager

Miranda Barfuss, Special Events Manager

Matt Chicola, Advancement Manager

Rachelle Barmann, Creative & Brand Manager

Alan Loeb, Warehouse Manager

Diane Ramonas, Donor Relations Officer

Hilary Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator

Debbie Froelich, Donor/Office Assistant

Spanish language translation generously provided by Belitza Contreras