Board of Directors and Staff | Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Food Bank Board of Directors

Wesley Higgins, Chair

Heather Smith-Jaser, Treasurer
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

Alan Feldman, Secretary
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center

Jenny Chou
Wiggin and Dana LLP

Kristen Cooksey Stowers, Ph.D.
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut

Harry Garafalo
Garafalo Markets LLC

Norman W. LaCroix
Decision Analytics Group

Arlene Putterman

Wendy Wahl

Pastor Alfred D. Watts
Cornerstone Christian Center

Diana Zhang
Bridgewater Associates

Honorary Board

William Dyson
Former State Representative

Connecticut Food Bank Staff

For general inquiries to Connecticut Food Bank, call (203) 469-5000 or email us. To contact a Connecticut Food Bank employee, click on the name of the person you wish to e-mail.

Executive Team

Daniel Gomez, Chief Operating Officer, Ext. 355

Beth Stokes, Chief Financial Officer, Ext. 320

Jaime S. Foster, PhD, RD, Chief Programs Officer, Ext. 334


Alecia Andrews, Member Programs Coordinator, Ext. 384

Mike Angus, Warehouse Specialist, Ext. 330

Doug Averill, Warehouse Specialist

Peter Bellacicco, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Jaymie Betancourt, Warehouse Coordinator

Michaela Blain, Volunteer & Community Coordinator, Ext. 321

Beverly Catchpole, Senior Director of Development, Ext. 335

Rafael Davis, Bridgeport Warehouse Specialist

Stephanie Decker, Marketing & Communication Manager, Ext. 317

Jason Delieto, Warehouse Coordinator, Ext. 306

Karen DeLucia, Controller, Ext. 327

David DeMaio, Distribution Manager, Ext. 314

Lenny Eaton, Reclamation Manager, Ext. 316

Rhafton Fearing, Warehouse Specialist

Diane Flowers, Executive Coordinator, Ext. 301

Robert Flynn, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Stuart French, Development Coordinator, Ext. 356

Richard Foster, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Frederick Goodman, Community Partnerships Manager, Ext. 331

Sherry Grant, Member Services Coordinator, Ext. 313

Doug Heberger, Transportation Manager, Ext. 318

Cristhian Herrera, Program Coordinator, Ext. 322

Luis Huertas, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Linda Hutchings, Food Sourcing & Distribution Manager, Ext. 326

Mieshie Jenkins, Senior Director of Human Resources, Ext. 337

Janice Lewis, Human Resources and Finance Coordinator, Ext. 349

Amy Lloyd, Grants and Analytics Manager, Ext. 329

James Lockhart, Bridgeport Warehouse Specialist

Richard Mack, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Ken Mailhot, Warehouse Coordinator

Joshua Maldonado, Warehouse Specialist

Frederick McNulty, Regional Partnerships Coordinator

Everette Medley, Reclamation Coordinator

Rick Miani, Community Programs Specialist and GROW Driver

Jessie Mongillo, Accounting Manager, Ext. 308

Michael Patterson, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Christopher Pazdan, Warehouse Specialist

Jennifer Petagine, Procurement Coordinator – Retail, Ext. 336

James Porrazzo, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Deborah Ramada, Donor Services & Database Manager, Ext. 325

Sylvia Ramirez, Custodian

Keith Roland, Warehouse Specialist

Carolyn Russell, Senior Director of Procurement & Member Services, Ext. 312

Cynthia Sandoval, Distribution/Inventory Control Manager, Ext. 332

Amalio Santiago, Warehouse Coordinator

Daniel Serra, Purchasing Manager, Ext. 385

Paul Shipman, Senior Director of Marketing, Communication, & Government Relations, Ext. 309

Rodney Smith, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

James Stuhlman, Bridgeport Warehouse Manager, Ext. 381

Cheryl Thompson, Philanthropy Officer, Ext. 346

Huwerl Thornton, Youth Programs Coordinator, Ext. 324

Randolph Thurlow, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Kathy Townsend, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Ext. 386

Sylvia Velky, Bridgeport Distribution Coordinator, Ext. 382

Thomas Wade, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Charles Williams, Warehouse Specialist

Delores Wisdom, Volunteer Manager, Ext. 311