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

Mitch Podob

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, Head of Human Resources, Ext. 326

Jennie Hirsch, Executive Assistant & Government Relations Manager

Scott Kemp, Head of Food Operations

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

Kathryn Mastandrea, Senior Director of Major Gifts

Miranda Muro, Senior Director of Network Strategy

Monica Obrebski, Senior Director of External Relations

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 Baily, 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, Community Empowerment Vista

Timothy Buzzee, Corporate Giving Manager

Maisie Campbell, Program Coordinator

Cat Carmack, Reclamation Coordinator

Manuel Casanova, Warehouse Specialist

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

Malik Chaney, Warehouse Technician

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 and 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

Arelys Gonzalez, Donor Services Coordinator

Frederick Goodman, Network Relations Representative, Ext. 331

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

Cristhian Herrera, Community Program Coordinator, Ext. 322

Rich Hiscox, Director of Facilities

Sarah Hopkins, Inventory Control & Operations Manager

Andrew Janavey, Brand and Content Manager

Daryl Janis, Maintenance Specialist

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

Diane Johnson, Receptionist

Jennifer Johnson, Director of Data and Analytics

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

Joshua Maldonado, Warehouse Specialist

Al Marino, Director of Corporate and Community Giving

Everette Medley, Warehouse Specialist

Jessie Mongillo, Accounting Manager, Ext. 308

Carlos Moreno, Warehouse Specialist

Michael Nigro, SNAP Outreach VISTA

Whitney Ovitt, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

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

Jane Pasini, Retail Donations Coordinator

Michael Patterson, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Christopher Pazdan, Warehouse Specialist

Nina Peck, Institutional Giving Manager

Laura Perzan, Payroll and Benefits Manager

Jennifer Petagine, Retail Donations Coordinator – Retail, Ext. 336

James Porrazzo, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Alan Prior, Driver

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

Merry Renduchintala, Marketing and 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 Coordinator, Ext. 342

Sarah Santora, Director of Community Programs

Gina Seay, Volunteer Services Specialist

Daniel Serra, Purchasing Manager, Ext. 385

Gaye Sgamboti, Food Donations Manager

Gary Sherwood, Driver

Paula Siebers, Training and Resource Developer

Norm Smith, Driver

Rodney Smith, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Michelle Spitler, Administrative Assistant, Operations

Cheryl Thompson, Philanthropy Officer, Ext. 346

Huwerl Thornton, Community Program Coordinator, Ext. 324

Randolph Thurlow, Driver/Warehouse Specialist

Miguel Velazquez, Operations

Sylvia Velky, Distribution Coordinator, Ext. 382

Vinh Vuong, Network Relations Representative

Charles Williams, Warehouse Specialist

Dyani Williams, Giving Operations

Rachel Zovich, Director of Fleet Operations, Ext. 345