Board of Directors and Staff | Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Foodshare Board of Directors

Elizabeth Henry, Chair

Pastor Alfred D. Watts, Vice Chair
Cornerstone Christian Center

Pete Sannizzaro, Treasurer
Talcott Resolution

Arlene Putterman, Secretary

Jason Jakubowski, Ex Officio
President & Chief Executive Officer

Max Barry

Thomas M. Buckingham
Nassau Re

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

Jenny Chou
Wiggin and Dana LLP

Molly Devanney
Highland Park Market

Harry Garafalo
Garafalo Markets LLC

Joseph R. Gianni
Bank of America

Dr. G. Duncan Harris
Capital Community College

Katherine J. Hunlock

Maria Paredes
New Britain Housing Authority

Martino Rovero

Heather Smith-Jaser
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

Wendy Wahl

Diana Zhang
Bridgewater Associates

Honorary Board

William Dyson
Former State Representative

Connecticut Foodshare Staff

For general inquiries to Connecticut Foodshare, call (203) 469-5000 or email us.

Connecticut Foodshare Senior Leadership Team

Jason Jakubowski, President & CEO

Jeff Bartholomay, Chief Financial Officer

Beverly Catchpole, Chief Giving Officer, Ext. 335

Johanna Fitzgerald, Chief People Officer, Ext. 326

Jennie Hirsch, Chief of Staff

Scott Kemp, Chief Operations Officer

Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data & Impact Officer

Dr. Katie Martin, Executive Director, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Kathryn Mastandrea, Senior Director of Major Gifts

Miranda Muro, Senior Director of Network Relations

Monica Obrebski, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Chris O’Rourke, Chief Network & Program Officer

Paul Shipman, Senior Director of Network Resources, Ext. 309

Beth Stokes, Chief Administrative Officer, Ext. 320


Britt’ny Allen, Food Donations Coordinator

Don Anderson, Retail Donations Coordinator

Alecia Andrews, Network Relations Representative, Ext. 384

Mike Angus, Warehouse Specialist, Ext. 330

Doug Averill, Warehouse Specialist

Edna Bailey, Director of Volunteer Services

Peter Bellacicco, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Maleek Bennett, Driver

Jaymie Betancourt, Warehouse Specialist

Michaela Blain, Volunteer & Community Coordinator, Ext. 304

Beth Boehm, Network Relations Representative

Ben Brennan, Donor Relations Manager

Timothy Buzzee, Corporate Giving Manager

Maisie Campbell, Program Coordinator, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Cat Carmack, General Manager, Bridgeport

Manuel Casanova, Warehouse Lead

Brittney Cavalier, Program Manager, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Malik Chaney, Warehouse Technician

Latasha Chung, Retail Donations Coordinator

Kathleen Daley, Warehouse Specialist

Maurice Davis, Warehouse Specialist

Rafael Davis, Warehouse Specialist

Jason Delieto, Warehouse Specialist, Ext. 306

Karen DeLucia, Controller, Ext. 327

David DeMaio, Director of Warehouse Operations, Ext. 314

Kate Farrar, Program Specialist, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Rhafton Fearing, Warehouse Specialist

Robert Flynn, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Richard Foster, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Christine Franzosa, Director of IT

Stuart French, Stewardship Manager, Ext. 356

David Gerena Albert, Driver

Arelys Gonzalez, Donor Services Coordinator

Frederick Goodman, Network Relations Representative, Ext. 331

Sherry Grant, Network & Program Support Manager, Ext. 313

Cristhian Herrera, General Manager, Bloomfield

Rich Hiscox, Director of Facilities

Sarah Hopkins, Inventory Control & Operations Manager

Andrew Janavey, Brand & Content Manager

Daryl Janis, Maintenance Specialist

Mieshie Jenkins, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Ext. 337

Diane Johnson, Receptionist

Jennifer Johnson, Director of Data & Analytics

Joe Karas, Warehouse Specialist

Fran Laureano, Assistant Warehouse Manager

Chuck Leonard, Product Reclamation Specialist

Janice Lewis, Network Relations Representative, Ext. 349

Amy Lloyd, Network & Program Impact Analyst, Ext. 329

Maureen Lord, Office Manager

Joshua Maldonado, Warehouse Specialist

Al Marino, Director of Corporate & Community Giving

Everette Medley, Warehouse Specialist

Jessie Mongillo, Accounting Manager, Ext. 308

Krystle Moore Spell, Program Coordinator, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Carlos Moreno, Warehouse Specialist

Whitney Ovitt, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Nik Otero, Driver

Jim Palma, Hunger Research Specialist, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Michael Patterson, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Christopher Pazdan, Warehouse Specialist

Nina Peck, Community Giving Manager

Laura Perzan, Payroll & Benefits Manager

Jennifer Petagine, Retail Donations Coordinator, Ext. 336

Kelsey Phelan, Community Programs Coordinator Western Region

James Porrazzo, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Alan Prior, Driver

Deb Ramada, Manager of Data & Analytics, Ext. 325

Merry Renduchintala, Marketing & Communications Manager

Kristen Richardson, Food Safety & Compliance Manager, Ext. 330

Libby Richardson, Major Gifts Officer

Edwin Rivera, Warehouse Specialist

Laura Roberts, Program Manager, SNAP Outreach

Keith Roland, Warehouse Specialist

Ruty Roman, SNAP Outreach Representative

Carolyn Russell, Director of Food Strategy & Distribution, Ext. 312

Cynthia Sandoval, Customer Service Representative, Ext. 332

Amalio Santiago, Warehouse Lead, Ext. 342

Sarah Santora, Director of Community Programs

Gina Seay, Volunteer Services Specialist

Daniel Serra, Purchasing Manager, Ext. 385

Gaye Sgamboti, Director of Retail Donations & Partnerships

Gary Sherwood, Driver

Paula Siebers, Training & Resource Developer

Norm Smith, Driver

Rodney Smith, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Cheryl Thompson, Philanthropy Officer, Ext. 346

Huwerl Thornton, Community Program Coordinator Eastern Region, Ext. 324

Randolph Thurlow, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Miguel Velazquez, Food Donation Utilization Supervisor

Sylvia Velky, Distribution Coordinator, Ext. 382

Vinh Vuong, Network Relations Representative

Charles Williams, Warehouse Specialist

Dyani Williams, Receptionist

Rachel Zovich, Director of Fleet Operations, Ext. 345