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Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Leadership

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank employs more than 120 people in our area, serving nearly 1,000 partner agencies and programs throughout Northeast Ohio. On this page are our board and some of our key staff leading the Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger.

STAFF

Kristin  Warzocha

Kristin Warzocha

President and CEO

Email 216.738.2064

Kristin 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 SNAP outreach.

Bonnie Barrett

Bonnie Barrett

Vice President and CFO

Email216.738.2052

Bonnie Barrett 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.

Dwayne Brake

Dwayne Brake

Vice President of Operations

Email216.738.2131

Dwayne 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.

Patty Eilmann

Patty Eilmann

VP of Food Resources & Product Development

Email216.738.2130 

Patty Eilmann has been a member of the Food Bank staff since 2004. She manages all the food products coming into the Food Bank. This includes soliciting, developing and negotiating with local, regional and national food and grocery related companies for donations and purchases.

Mary Lavigne-Butler

Mary Lavigne-Butler

Vice President of External Affairs

Email216.738.7271

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, Mary oversees all volunteer relations, fundraising and corporate relations, advocacy activities, and public relations and special events.

Diana Davet

Diana Davet

Director of Programs

Email216.738.2136

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.

Lisa DiCapua

Lisa DiCapua

Director of Human Resources

Email216.738.2128

Lisa DiCapua has been working as Director of Human Resources for the Food Bank since 2002. She is a member of the leadership team, responsible for ongoing, organization-wide development of human capital strategies that align with the Food Bank’s mission, values and strategic objectives, promoting a culture that ensures the Food Bank’s ability to attract, engage and retain the most talented employees. Lisa earned her bachelor of arts degree from Cleveland State University. She is certified as human resources professional by Human Resources Certification Institute. In addition, Lisa was a 2017 Leadership and Diversity Finalist for Crain’s Archer Awards. Being a human resources professional for over twenty-four years, her philosophy for human resources is having a service-minded orientation. Priorities are relationship building with employees to develop trust and having compassionate policies that focus on work/life balance. Human Resources has to be available and communicating directly with staff, answering questions, taking suggestions and explaining policy. In essence being there for employees and supervisors.

Neil Haffey

Neil Haffey

Director of Information Technology

Email216.738.7272

Neil 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 and data collection/analysis 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.

Lindsey Iero

Lindsey Iero

Director of Development

Email216.738.7260

Lindsey Iero joined the Food Bank team in October 2017. While she was new to the Food Bank, Lindsey is a food banking veteran. 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.

Kimberly  LoVano

Kimberly LoVano

Director of Advocacy and Public Education

Email216.738.7228

Kimberly LoVano joined the Food Bank in August 2012. She currently serves as the Director of Advocacy and Public Education, with previous positions specializing in research, advocacy, and community education. Kimberly leads efforts to engage legislators, public officials, and the general community in the fight against hunger. She also manages efforts to expand and protect national, state, and local nutrition programs as well as programs that improve the health and well-being of those served by the Food Bank.

Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan

Director of Agency Services

Email216.738.2133

Jessica 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.

Karen Pozna

Karen Pozna

Director of Communications and Special Events

Email216.738.2132

Karen 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. Karen 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.

Tiffany  Scruggs

Tiffany Scruggs

Director of Benefits Outreach and Client Services

Email216.738.1607

Tiffany 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. Tiffany oversees both Outreach and Help Center teams to lead efforts to connect individuals to apply for SNAP, public benefits, and other valuable resources.