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Meet the Team 2019-11-25T10:30:26-06:00

Meet the Team

Staff Information

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Executive Director – Shirley Schofield: 256-656-6292

Agency/Community Relations Manager – Sarah Bensinger: 256-746-6103

Director of Operations  – Joshua Matthews: 256-539-2256 x104

Warehouse Manager – Rick Cobb: 256-539-2256 x106

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

Development Director: Bobby Bozeman: 256-746-6112

Finance Director – Amy Davis: 256-539-2256 x102

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

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

Farm Food Collaborative Assistants: Chyna Smith and Austin Kusiak

Agency Services Representative – Susan Szczepanski: 256-539-2256 x106

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

Special Programs Coordinator : Amy Zelena: 256-539-2259 x109

Donor Services Assistant – Sharyn Meade: 256-539-2256 x101

Operations Assistant Sharde Hampton: 256-539-2256 x105

Warehouse Technicians/Agency Services – John-Edward Thomas,  Vincent Wilson Jr., Jonathan Henderson and Le’Keith Hogan.

Food Sorting Captain – Carla Johnston

Drivers – Mark McCrary,  Frank Mitchell, James Beck, Edward Ikard, and Ricky Weaver.

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.