About Us

Leadership

Carlos M. Rodriguez

President and CEO
Carlos M. Rodriguez is a recognized voice against hunger and addressing the needs of the working poor. Twenty-two years of executive leadership experience have focused on improving policies and delivering services to reach all neighbors in need.
Understanding the complex ecosystem affecting hunger, he has expanded efforts across multiple organizations to feed and shorten the food lines simultaneously. Born and raised in the South Bronx, he has an in-depth understanding of poverty and a profound appreciation of the impact of human service. Carlos earned his MS in Urban Policy and Not-for-Profit Management from Milano Graduate School, New School University; a BA in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross and a Not-for-Profit accounting certificate from New York University. He previously served as the Executive Director of Fulfill (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) and has also held high-level positions at the Food Bank For New York City, as well as the Children’s Defense Fund of New York and the Community Food Resource Center.

Karen Leies

Vice President of Development
Karen Leies oversees all of the FoodBank’s philanthropic programs. Karen was previously Senior Director of Development and Special Events at New York City Ballet. She also served as Vice President of Development of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and as Director of Development at Lincoln Center. Karen is a graduate of Ithaca College.

Jeffrey Mott

Vice President of Finance
Jeffrey Mott oversees the Community FoodBank of New Jersey's financial operations. Prior to joining the FoodBank, he spent 4 years in roles as head of Internal Audit and as Corporate Controller for Phoenix House Foundation -- a leading national substance abuse treatment provider. Jeffrey also has more than 6 years of experience in public accounting, focusing on nonprofit organizations. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Terrence Williams

Vice President of HR
Terrence oversees talent management and human resources compliance at the FoodBank. He’s led high performing teams for over 20 years for organizations like the ACLU, OTG Management, Johnson & Wales, and The New York Times Company in senior leadership roles in human resources, development and operations. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University, a Master’s in Human Resources from Troy University, and is pursuing a Doctorate at William James College.

Jeannie Fournier

Vice President of Programs
Jeannie Fournier provides strategic development and leadership for the Community FoodBank's programs focused on providing nutritious food to meet immediate needs as well as efforts to shorten the line and create food security. Jeannie has built and lead large-scale programs for over 16 years, most recently serving as Senior Director at Food Bank For New York City where she oversaw nutrition and capacity building efforts at schools and community based organizations citywide. Jeannie is a graduate of William Paterson University and a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.

David Goldstein

Vice President of Operations
David Goldstein oversees all of the FoodBank's logistical operations. He was previously a Director at Fulfill of Monmouth & Ocean, where he ran their operations, food sourcing, network engagement, and human resources departments. David has also served as Vice President of Operations for the Food Bank for New York City and in various managerial roles for United Parcel Service. For the past 14 years, he has served on and chaired Congressman Jose E. Serrano's Service Academy Committee. In June 2013, Congressman Serrano honored David with a Congressional Record.
  • Board Of Directors
    • Josh Weinreich

      Chairman

    • Alan C. Levitan

      Vice Chairman

    • Joseph F. Dempsey Jr.

      Secretary
      Senior Regional Officer
      Capital One


    • Michael Rimland

      Treasurer
      Managing Director
      Goldman, Sachs & Co.


    • Alma DeMetropolis

      Managing Director
      JPMorgan Private Bank

    • Robert H. Doherty

      President
      Bank of America, New Jersey

    • Andy Federbusch

      Managing Director
      Credit Suisse

    • Antony J. Ferolie

      CEO
      ESM Ferolie

    • Jill Gateman

      Executive Vice President, Northeast Corporate Banking
      PNC

    • Ronald B. Giles

      Director, Quality Assurance
      Goya Foods, Inc.

    • Steven F. Jureller

      President and CEO
      Cauldwell Wingate Company, LLC


    • Brian W. Kronick, Esq.

      Kronick Resolutions

    • Wendy M. Lazarus

      Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs
      Pfizer, Inc.

    • Karen Meleta

      Vice President, Consumer and Corporate Communications
      Wakefern Food Corp.

    • Michael A. Ostroff

      President
      Patella Woodworking

    • Sekhar Ramaswamy

      Vice President and CTO
      Prudential Financial, Inc.

    • Judith A. Spires

      President and CEO
      Kings Food Markets, Inc.

    • Tom Uhlman

      Managing Partner
      New Venture Partners, LLC

    • Josh S. Weston

      Honorary Chairman
      Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

  • Southern Branch Advisory Board
    • Jann Mevoli

      Chairman
      Sturdy Savings Bank

    • Brendan Jerome

      1st Vice-Chair
      11th Floor Creative Group, LLC

    • Beverly DiMeglio

      2nd Vice-Chair
      Waypoint

    • Kathleen Corbalis

      Past Chair
      Kathleen Corbalis Communications

    • Stephanie Moro

      SOSH Architects

    • Scott Cronick

      The Press of Atlantic City

    • Peter Davidson

      TD Bank

    • Debra Daly

      Borgata

    • David Goldstein

      Smithfield Foods

    • Alicia Brown

      Golden Nugget

    • Elizabeth A. Sheridan

      Inspira Health Network

    • Cookie Till

      Steve & Cookie’s By The Bay

    • Marcia McCulley

      AtlantiCare Health System

    • Marc Mugler

      Ocean First Bank

    • Salvatore Spena

      Shannon Ridge Winery