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Meet the Team 2019-02-07T13:27:57-05:00

Meet the Team

Staff Information

Click on a name to email that staff member.

Executive Director – Shirley Schofield: 256-656-6292

Agency/Community Relations Manager – Sarah Bensinger: 256-382-0296

Warehouse Manager  – Joshua Matthews: 256-539-2256 x104

Store Donation Coordinator – Allan Evans: 256-947-1027

Business Manager – Pat Gilliland: 256-539-2256 ext. 102

Farm Food Collaborative Co-Manager – Carey Martin: 256-947-1003

Farm Food Collaborative Co-Manager – Natalie Bishnoi: 256-656-7643

Agency Services Representative – Susan Szczepanski: 256-539-2256 ext. 106

SNAP Outreach Coordinator – Carol Anne Sporleder: 256-339-5885

Special Programs Coordinator- Mary Lynn Botts  256-947-2351

Donor Services Assistant – Sue Ann Sandifer: 256-539-2256 ext. 101

Americorps VISTA – Nicole Westrope: 256-539-2256 ext. 106

Operations Assistant – Lee Moragues: 256-539-2256 ext. 105

Warehouse Technicians/Agency Services – John-Edward Thomas,  Vincent Wilson, Nathan Smith

Food Sorting Captain – Carla Johnston

Drivers – Mark McCrary,  Frank Mitchell, James Beck, Charlie Williams

Our Board of Directors

Robert Culver, III, President

Alissa Mackiewicz, Vice President

Aaron Caradonna, Secretary

Andrea Gallagher, Treasurer

Clarissa McClain

David Newberry

Vanessa Tucker

Steve Determan

Tregg Player

Tom Cunningham

Kathy Nelson

Tom Panucci

Scott Rogers

Brandon Carrin

David Kling

Shirley Schofield, Executive Director

Shirley Schofield

Executive Director, Shirley Schofield

Shirley Schofield began working at the Food Bank of North Alabama in 2014 as the store donation coordinator. In this role, she served as a liaison between the Food Bank and the stores that regularly donate product to the Food Bank. Most recently, Shirley became the Food Donor Director, where she continued to help the more than 75 stores in the retail donation program manage their individual donation process. Shirley helped grow our grocery store donations to over four million pounds of food a year and was instrumental in our achievement of the highest food safety score in the nation among food banks. Shirley took on the role of Interim Executive Director in September 2016, and was promoted to Executive Director in January 2017.

Before joining the Food Bank, Shirley had a successful career as a journalist. She started as a reporter covering education in Mississippi. She later became an editor and worked in newsrooms in Florida and California. Shirley’s roots are in South Alabama, and she graduated from Auburn University.