The Greater Cleveland Food Bank employs more than 120 people in our area, serving more than 800 partner agencies and programs throughout Northeast Ohio. Below are some of the key staff leading the Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger.
President and CEO
Warzocha has been with the Food Bank since 2000. She leads efforts to engage the community in the work of the Food Bank. She was formerly the Food Bank's Vice President of External Affairs and oversaw the following teams: fundraising, marketing, volunteer services, advocacy and food stamp outreach.
Vice President and CFO
Bonnie joined the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as the Chief Financial Officer in 2003. She is responsible for the accounting department including accounts receivable, accounts payable general ledger, financial reporting, financial planning and cash management. She is also responsible for the information technology group and human resources. In 2008, Bonnie was named CFO of the Year for the non-profit, human services sector by Crain’s Cleveland Business. Bonnie came to the Food Bank from Nacscorp, She is a CPA and received her accounting degree from Cleveland State University.
VP of Food Resources & Product Development
Eilmann has been a member of the Food Bank staff since 2004. She manages all the food products coming into the FoodBank. This includes soliciting, developing and negotiating with local, regional and national food and grocery related companies for donations and purchases.
Vice President of Operations
Brake was announced Vice President of Operations for the Food Bank in 2014. He oversees the management of the delivery program, warehouse distribution, and facilities management. He joined the Food Bank in February 2010 to manage day-to-day inbound/outbound operation as well the volunteer repack operation.
VP of Partnerships & Client Services
Tracey joined the Food Bank as the Vice President of Partnerships & Client Services in 2016. She is responsible for directing and leading the Food Bank’s partnerships with our 840 programmatic partners and client services we offer, as well as other hunger relief organizations. She is charged with leading the Food Bank’s work developing non-traditional, strategic partnerships and building the capacity of partner agencies to provide more nutritious food and services to clients to close the meal gap in Northeast Ohio. Tracey holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. She is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009. Tracey was recognized by Kaleidoscope Magazine Forty-Forty Club and Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine “40 Under 40” articles.
Vice President of External Affairs
Mary Lavigne-Butler has been a staff person at the Food Bank since July 2016. Currently, she serves as Vice President of External Affairs. Before then, she served as Director of Development. The External Affairs Department consists of development, communications, advocacy, and volunteer services. As Vice President, Lavigne-Butler oversees all volunteer relations, fundraising and corporate relations, advocacy activities, and public relations and special events.
Director of Advocacy and Public Education
Mary O’Shea joined the Food Bank in June 2008. As Director of Advocacy and Public Education, she works to advance public policy initiatives that reduce hunger, including the legislative priorities of Feeding America and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, as well as polices that impact hunger in the areas of housing, healthcare and employment. O’Shea also oversees research and data collection on local hunger and provides educational forums on hunger and poverty, including poverty simulations for large groups.
Director of Benefits Outreach
Scruggs brings more than 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector connecting families to community resources. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Cleveland State University and Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo. Scruggs will oversee both Outreach and Help Center teams to lead efforts to connect individuals to apply for SNAP, public benefits, and other valuable resources.
Director of Agency Services
Morgan has been a member of the Food Bank leadership team since May 2012. The Agency Services team is responsible for maintaining relationships with member agencies that provide hunger relief efforts to families in need. She also oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency services department, and assists prospective members with the application process and conducts site visits.
Director of Communications and Special Events
Pozna joined the Food Bank in May 2005 as the Communications Manager and was promoted to Director of Communications and Special Events in January 2011. In this role, she works with various media outlets in Northeast Ohio and serves as the Food Bank spokesperson. Pozna oversees the production of all Food Bank promotional materials as well as the logistics for special events and the Food Bank website. She is also a key staff person in the planning of the annual Harvest for Hunger drive which happens annually in the spring.
Director of Development
Lindsey joined the Food Bank team in October 2017. While new to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, she's not new to food banking. Before moving to Cleveland, Lindsey served as Director of Digital Engagement at Feeding America, headquartered in Chicago. As Director of Development, Lindsey leads the Corporate Relations, Donor Services, and Donor Relations teams.
Director of Human Resources
DiCapua has been with the Food Bank since 2002 and directs the organization’s human resources activities. This includes payroll, employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, risk management and employee services.
Director of Information Technology
Haffey has been with the Food Bank since July 2012 and previously consulted for the Food Bank about 12 years prior. He oversees and leads the technology function for the Food Bank. He provides leadership and direction for the achievement of the organization’s strategic plan goals. Haffey is also responsible for development of IT strategies and policies to address business issues.
Director of Programs
Davet has been a member of the Food Bank leadership team since 2016. The Programs team is responsible for a multitude of programs conducted by the Food Bank including nutrition education initiatives, Summer Feeding(SFSP), Kid’s Café(CACFP), school markets, produce distributions, Food as Medicine and much more. Diana oversees the operations of all Food Bank programs, assists with planning and operation, and ensures programs are efficient and effective.
Director of Warehouse Operations
Matthew Weber started at the Food Bank in March 2015. He oversees the Food Bank's day-to-day inbound and outbound warehouse activities, repack operations, coordination and distribution of fresh produce, sanitation and safety. He's also responsible for driving root-cause analysis and implementing Continuous Improvement/Lean initiatives.