Food Bank of Delaware announces enhanced organizational restructuring and leadership promotions

November 1, 2021

The Food Bank of Delaware announced today an enhanced organizational structure and leadership promotions that will allow the hunger-relief organization to better meet the needs of food-insecure Delawareans.

The new structure organizes the Food Bank into two distinct service areas – food distribution and workforce and community development.

“The Food Bank of Delaware is more than just a warehouse that houses food for distribution,” said the anti-hunger organization’s President and CEO Cathy Kanefsky. “We are changing and empowering lives each and every day, and more importantly, we are providing hope to Delawareans who are experiencing insurmountable challenges. Our new structure reflects this critical work.”

Chief Operating Officer Trevor Turner will help provide leadership and strategic vision for the organization and will oversee the day-to-day management and supervision of physical plants and operations, the volunteer program, customer service, all food distribution activities, food safety initiatives, agriculture/farm programs, logistics and IT.

Sr. Director of Workforce and Community Development Anna McDermott will oversee multiple programs in support of the Food Bank’s goal of addressing the root causes of food insecurity including workforce training programs like The Culinary School and L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control), food production initiatives and community development programs like nutrition education, Stand By Me financial coaching and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach.

The remaining members of the organization’s leadership team will provide strategic guidance and administrative, development and functional support. The team includes:

  • Larry Haas, Chief Development Officer
  • Chad Robinson, Director of External Affairs
  • Bill Scott, Human Resources Director
  • Kim Turner, Communications Director
  • Karlett Walker, CFE,  Finance Director

“When the Board of Directors selected Cathy Kanefsky to serve as the organization’s next President and CEO we wanted her to transform the culture of the organization,” said Board Chairman Andy Larmore. “The organization is known for doing exceptional work, but we knew we could be even better. We are pleased with the changes Cathy is implementing to take the organization to the next level. This new structure will enable the Food Bank to work closely across departments, while empowering employees to provide the best possible services to our neighbors in need.”

 

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