Al has been in food banking for more than 30 years. He has been director of four food banks, including an 11 year stint as executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank in Spokane, Wa. He also has worked for Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), most recently as senior vice president of member services from 2002-2007.
Al is married with two grown children, two grown step-daughters, and three grandchildren. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Fort Myers. He is a graduate of University of California at Davis.
He has been President & CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank since March of 2007.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 125
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 133
Kari moved from Massachusetts to Southwest Florida to accept a position with the Harry Chapin Food Bank in August 2014. She has worked with non-profit organizations including Horizons for Homeless Children, Advocates Inc, and Catholic Charities for the past 15 years. Kari received a BA in Social Work from Evangel University in Missouri and an MSW from Florida State University.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 129
Dave is responsible for activities in finance, human resources, and information technology including the implementation of the Feeding America ERP system. Prior to joining HCFB, he worked at Hewlett Packard, Unisys, and Walt Disney, among others, in several management and financial assignments, spanning Asia, Europe, and South America. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 142
Miriam joined the Harry Chapin Food Bank in November 2011. Prior to working at the food bank, she spent almost 20 years as a print journalist, 17 of them as a reporter and editor at The News-Press. Working on stories about Southwest Florida’s neediest residents, especially those served by the Harry Chapin Food Bank, inspired Miriam to change careers and enter the non-profit world. Miriam has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida International University in Miami, her hometown. She is pursuing a master’s in business administration at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 127
Joyce joined the staff of directors of the food bank in 1990 and has been on staff since 1993. Prior to food banking, she worked in the hotel/resort industry in Naples, the Florida Keys and Baltimore, Md. She is married and has three children. Joyce and her husband Hawley Botchford live in Fort Myers.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 130
Marta has worked in volunteer programs and administration at other non-profit organizations. She was assistant to the director of the Edison Festival of Light in Fort Myers, where she coordinated volunteer duties and community sponsorships for several annual events. She joined Harry Chapin in 2004.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 132
Non-profit professional with over 12 years experience in the not-for-profit sector 6 of those years have been working in hunger relief. She has worked for City Harvest as the Senior Manager of Agency Relations and for the Food Bank For New York City as the Community Programs Specialist. Was a key member of the Feeding America/Starr Foundation Grant Committee which disseminated $20 million dollars to emergency feeding programs in New York City. Carolyn is passionate about helping people overcome homelessness and hunger. She moved to Fort Myers 2 months ago with her 7 year old daughter.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 129
Kelli holds a BA from Francis Marion University. She relocated from North Carolina where she worked extensively with non-profit organizations.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 202
Karole Davis coordinates Collier County community engagement from the food bank’s Naples area warehouse. Davis brings a strong background in nonprofit development with expertise in strategic planning, donor relations and community engagement. She has lived in the Naples area for more than 25 years.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 200
Tanya Phillips started as a volunteer at a mobile pantry for a food bank in Madison, Wis., several years ago and advanced in the organization to volunteer services manager. She relocated to Florida to be closer to family. Tanya is a busy mother of four children and an avid coupon clipper.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 141
Chris came to the Harry Chapin Food Bank as part of the V.I.S.T.A. program (Volunteers In Service To America) in November of 2008. He was assigned to the Fresh Foods Rescue Project. His responsibilities include fostering relationships with local farmers, growers, and packers in an effort to secure donations of fresh fruits and vegetables for people in need. In the first two years of the project, more than 4.3 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables were distributed to Southwest Floridians in need. Today, Chris works under the director of operations. He manages all food purchasing and food sourcing.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he moved to Cape Coral in 2008 to escape the cold winters. Chris remains a die-hard Buckeye fan, and he enjoys golfing, fishing, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.
Phone: 239-334-7007 ext. 137