Board of Directors and Staff | Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Food Bank Board of Directors

Wesley Higgins, Chair

Alan Feldman, Vice Chair
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center

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

Arlene Putterman, Secretary

Max Barry

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

Mitch Podob

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


Alecia Andrews, Member Programs Coordinator, Ext. 384

Mike Angus, Warehouse Specialist, Ext. 330

Doug Averill, Warehouse Specialist

Randall Bartram Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Peter Bellacicco, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Jaymie Betancourt, Warehouse Specialist

Michaela Blain, Volunteer & Community Coordinator, Ext. 321

Beverly Catchpole, MBA, CFRE, Senior Director of Development, Ext. 335

Kathleen Daley, Warehouse Specialist

Rafael Davis, Warehouse Specialist

Stephanie Decker, Marketing & Communication Manager, Ext. 317

Jason Delieto, Warehouse Specialist, Ext. 306

Karen DeLucia, Controller, Ext. 327

David DeMaio, Senior Director of Operations, Ext. 314

Lenny Eaton, Reclamation Manager, Ext. 316

Rhafton Fearing, Warehouse Specialist

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 Manager, Ext. 313

Doug Heberger, Senior Director of Logistics and Fleet Operations, Ext. 318

Cristhian Herrera, Program Coordinator/Dispatcher, Ext. 322

Sarah Hopkins, Inventory Control and Operations Manager

Luis Huertas, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Daryl Janis, Maintenance Specialist

Mieshie Jenkins, Human Resources Manager, Ext. 337

Janice Lewis, Member Services Coordinator, Ext. 349

Amy Lloyd, Grants and Analytics Manager, Ext. 329

Richard Mack, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Joshua Maldonado, Warehouse Specialist

Frederick McNulty, Regional Partnerships Coordinator

Everette Medley, Warehouse Specialist

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

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

Keith Roland, Warehouse Specialist

Carolyn Russell, Manager of Compliance and Agency Audit, Ext. 312

Cynthia Sandoval, Customer Service Coordinator, 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

Cheryl Thompson, Philanthropy Officer, Ext. 346

Huwerl Thornton, Youth Programs Coordinator, Ext. 324

Randolph Thurlow, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Josue Valerio, Warehouse Specialist

Sylvia Velky, Distribution Coordinator, Ext. 382

Thomas Wade, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Daniel Walsh, Warehouse Specialist

Charles Williams, Warehouse Specialist

Delores Wisdom, Volunteer Manager, Ext. 311

Rachel Zovich, Transportation Dispatch Coordinator, Ext. 345