Board of Directors and Staff | Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Food Bank Board of Directors

Wesley Higgins, Chair

Christina Johnson-Wolff, Vice Chair

Heather Smith-Jaser, Treasurer
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.

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

Paul Harinstein

Linda Koe

Norman W. LaCroix
Decision Analytics Group

Arlene Putterman

Peter Schwartzman

Valarie Schultz-Wilson
Urban League of Southern Connecticut

David Vipond
Morrison Senior Living 

Wendy Wahl

Pastor Alfred D. Watts
Cornerstone Christian Center

Diana Zhang
Bridgewater Associates

Bernie Beaudreau

Honorary Board

William Dyson
Former State Representative


Connecticut Food Bank Staff

For general inquiries to the 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

Bernard J. Beaudreau, Chief Executive Officer

Beth Stokes, Chief Financial Officer, Ext. 320

Mary Kate Carofano, Chief Development Officer, Ext. 303


Mia Allen, Corporate Development Manager, Ext. 386

Alecia Andrews, Member Programs Coordinator, Ext. 384

Mike Angus, Warehouse Assistant, Ext. 330

Peter Bellacicco, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Jaymie Betancourt, Warehouse Coordinator

Beverly Catchpole, Director of Institutional Giving, Ext. 335

Rafael Davis, Bridgeport Warehouse Assistant

Stephanie Decker, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Ext. 317

Jason Delieto, Warehouse Coordinator, Ext. 306

Karen DeLucia, Controller, Ext. 327

David DeMaio, Distribution Manager, Ext. 314

Lenny Eaton, Reclamation Coordinator, Ext. 316

Rhafton Fearing, Warehouse Restocker

Diane Flowers, Executive Coordinator, Ext.301

Robert Flynn, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Stuart French, Development Assistant, Ext. 356

Jaime S. FosterPhD, RD, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Programs, Ext. 334

Richard Foster, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Frederick Goodman, Programs Manager, Ext. 331

Sherry Grant, Member Services Coordinator, Ext. 313

Virginia Hanbridge, Director of Development, Ext. 319

Doug Heberger, Transportation Manager, Ext. 318

Cristhian Herrera, Program Coordinator, Ext. 322

Luis Huertas, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

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

Mieshie Jenkins, Human Resource Director, Ext. 337

Craig Keller, Operations Director, Ext. 315

Megan Lenzzo, Special Events Manager, Ext. 302

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

Amy Lloyd, Grants and Analytics Manager, Ext. 329

James Lockhart, Bridgeport Warehouse Assistant

Jeanette Lugo, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Ken Mailhot, Warehouse Assistant

Joshua Maldonado, Warehouse Assistant

Everette Medley, Warehouse Assistant

Rick Miani, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Jessie Mongillo, Accounting Coordinator, Ext. 308

Jennifer O’Neill, Individual Giving Manager, Ext. 304

Michael Patterson, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Jacqueline Perron, Member Programs Coordinator, Ext. 323

Jennifer Petagine, Procurement Coordinator – Retail, Ext. 336

James Porrazzo, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Deborah Ramada, Database and Donor Services Coordinator, Ext. 325

Brian Regan, Warehouse Manager, Receiving and Storage, Ext. 342

Keith Roland, Warehouse Assistant

Carolyn Russell, Senior Director of Food Sourcing & Distribution, Ext. 312

Cynthia Sandoval, Procurement Assistant, Ext. 332

Amalio Santiago, Warehouse Assistant

Christopher Savage, Warehouse Assistant

Daniel Serra, Procurement Coordinator – Buyer, Ext. 385

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

Rodney Smith, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

James Stuhlman, Bridgeport Warehouse Manager, Ext. 381

Cheryl Thompson, Philanthropy Officer, Ext. 346

Huwerl Thornton, Youth Programs Coordinator, Ext. 324

Sylvia Velky, Bridgeport Distribution Coordinator, Ext. 382

Thomas Wade, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Charles Williams, Warehouse Assistant

Kayla Williams, Distribution Assistant, Ext. 321

Delores Wisdom, Volunteer Coordinator, Ext. 311