New Appointments to Board of Directors

It is with the utmost pleasure that Loaves & Fishes announces the appointment of three outstanding individuals to Loaves & Fishes Board of Directors. We extend a warm welcome to Meena Banasiak of Phoenix Packaging, Nancy Couch, Loaves & Fishes volunteer, and Dr. Benjamin White, City of Naperville Councilman.

“We welcome Meena Banasiak, Nancy Couch, and Benny White to our board,” said Mike Havala, President and CEO of Loaves & Fishes. “Each will bring their unique experience and knowledge to assist in the advancement of both our mission and strategic plan. I appreciate their commitment to our organization.”


Left to right: Meena Banasiak, Nancy Couch, Dr. Benjamin White


Meena Banasiak is the Director of Quality and Food Safety at Phoenix Packaging. She brings more than ten years of experience in supply chain manufacturing developing and implementing quality, food safety, and regulatory programs for food products and food contact packaging.

Nancy Couch has been a volunteer at Loaves & Fishes since 2010 and serves as a volunteer leader, community advocate, and on the Operations and Programs Committee. She also serves at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church as the mission leader for Loaves & Fishes, Memorial Committee member, and MEGA Garage Sale Steering Committee member.

Dr. Benjamin White currently serves as City Councilman at the City of Naperville, as a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Senior Army Instructor and as adjunct professor at Benedictine University. Previously he has served on the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and on the Indian Prairie School District Board of Education.

The Loaves and Fishes Board of Directors supports the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan, serving as ambassadors to the community and advocating on behalf of the organization.