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Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Leadership

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank employs more than 100 people in our area, serving more than 700 member agencies throughout Northeast Ohio. Below are some of the key staff leading the Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger.

Kristin  Warzocha

Kristin Warzocha

President and CEO

Email 216.738.2064

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.

Bonnie Barrett

Bonnie Barrett

Vice President and CFO


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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.

Tracey Mason

Tracey Mason

VP of Partnerships & Client Services

Email216.738.2124

Tracey recently 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 will be instrumental in 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.

Jamie Sullivan

Jamie Sullivan

Vice President of External Affairs

Email216.738.7261

Jamie was appointed to the role of vice president of external affairs for the Food Bank in 2014. She joined the Food Bank in January 2012 and was hired to expand the Benefits Outreach department as part of the Food Bank’s previous strategic plan. Those duties included oversight of the Benefits Outreach staff who are out in the community connecting clients in need to food programs as well as the SNAP program. Sullivan also oversaw the newly established Help Center, where community members can call and find emergency food programs near them, as well as apply for benefits, including SNAP, over the phone. Jamie is now responsible for overseeing fundraising, marketing, and volunteer services.

Dwayne Brake

Dwayne Brake

Vice President of Operations

Email216.738.2131

Brake came to the Food Bank in February 2010. 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 improved methods and procedures.

Patty Eilmann

Patty Eilmann

VP of Food Resources & Product Development

Email216.738.2130 

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.

Mary Ann Meitin

Mary Ann Meitin

Director of Ind. Giving & Development Operations

Email216.738.2059

Meitin has worked at the Food Bank on the fundraising team since August of 2008. She is responsible for cultivating and stewarding individual donors to support the Food Bank’s operations, as well as Harvest for Hunger and special programs. She oversees individual giving through direct mail, online communications and personal contact. She also manages the budgeting and reporting processes for the development department, and supervises the team responsible for all data entry and donor acknowledgments.

Karen Pozna

Karen Pozna

Director of Corporate and Public Relations

Email216.738.2132

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.

Mary O'Shea

Mary O'Shea

Director of Advocacy and
Public Education

Email216.738.2135

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.

Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan

Director of Agency Services

Email216.738.2133

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.

Neil Haffey

Neil Haffey

Director of Information Technology

Email216.738.7272

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.

Lisa DiCapua

Lisa DiCapua

Director of Human Resources

Email216.738.2128

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.