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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.

William  Coquillette

William Coquillette

Interim President & CEO

Email216.738.2044

William Coquillette is a current Food Bank board member and was formerly a partner at Jones Day. He is a former chair of the Food Bank board and has been involved with the Food Bank since its inception.

Bonnie Barrett

Bonnie Barrett

Vice President and CFO


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Barrett joined the Food Bank in August 2003. She is responsible for the accounting department including accounts receivable, accounts payable general ledger, financial reporting, financial planning and cash management. Barrett is also responsible for the information technology group and human resources.

Deborah  Beckwith

Deborah Beckwith

Vice President of Agency Programs and Services

Email 216.738.2124

Beckwith has been with the Food Bank since February 2008. She provides oversight of distribution efforts to about 700 member programs in our six-county service area. She ensures that the Food Bank’s agency relations philosophy and standards are defined and executed in accordance with our mission and strategic plan. She also provides leadership in the direction of programs operated by the Food Bank as well as agency services functions and community kitchen.

Michael Miller

Michael Miller


 Vice President of Operations


Email216.738.2049

Miller joined the Food Bank team in October 2012. He is responsible for Food Bank operations. This includes management of warehouse receipts and distributions, inventory control, picking up food donations, deliveries to partner agencies and maintenance of the building and grounds.

Kristin  Warzocha

Kristin Warzocha

Vice President of External Affairs

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 oversees a talented team involved in fundraising, marketing, volunteer services, advocacy and food stamp outreach efforts.

Dwayne Brake

Dwayne Brake

Director of Warehouse 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.

Thea DeRosa

Thea DeRosa

Director of Programs

Email216.738.2127

DeRosa joined the Food Bank in 2004. Through her role at the Food Bank, she spends a lot of time in the community working with nonprofits, faith-based and civic organizations. Through these programs they form partnerships to feed folks in need, specifically children and seniors. In addition to providing nutritious meals, they also provide agency partners with education on nutrition via cooking demos, workshops and activities for children and some online resources.

Lisa DiCapua

Lisa DiCapua

Director of Human Resources

Email216.738.2128

DiCapua has been with the Food Bank for 10 years and directs the organization’s human resources activities. This includes payroll, employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, risk management and employee services.

Patty Eilmann

Patty Eilmann

Director of Product Resource 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.

Neil Haffey

Neil Haffey

Director of Information Technology

Email216.738.7272

Neil 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. Neil is also responsible for development of IT strategies and policies to address business issues.

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.

Mary O'Shea

Mary O'Shea

Director of Advocacy and
Public Education

Email216.738.2135

O’Shea joined the Food Bank in June 2008. She works to advance public policy initiatives that reduce hunger, including the legislative priorities of Feeding America and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. She also oversees the SNAP outreach program, which seeks to connect all eligible individuals with food stamps and other benefits and work supports. O’Shea also oversees data collection on local hunger and provides educational forums on hunger and poverty.

Karen Pozna

Karen Pozna

Director of Communications 
and Special Events

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.

Jamie Sullivan

Jamie Sullivan

Director of Benefits Outreach

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Jamie joined the Food Bank in January 2012. She was hired to expand the Benefits Outreach department as a part of the Food Bank’s most recent strategic plan. Her duties include 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. She also oversees the newly establish 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.