Center For Food

Our Team

Board of Directors


I believe it is our mission to help our friends and neighbors in their time of need

Cynthia Johnson-Barbato

Amy E

I believe that leading by example is the best way to encourage others to get involved and make a difference in the community.

Amy Edmonds

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Deborah Klein

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Michael Murphy

Dr. Menen

I believe food insecurity and homelessness are societal issues that must be eradicated.

Dr. Menen Mathias-Fredericks

Vice President
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Phyllis Brown-Edwards

Linda K

CFA helped me to understand that food insecurity and hunger exist everywhere in the world, including wealthy communities in northern N.J.

Linda Kligman

Steve S

I believe the Center for Food Action plays a tremendous role in our community to address the needs of those less fortunate.

Stephen Selver

Dr. Anthony

I believe that it takes a village to raise a child, therefore it takes a village to feed and shelter.

Anthony Fasciano

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Walton Clark

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Philip Konort

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David York

Dot Anderson

I feel very strongly that nobody should be hungry or homeless and that it is up to all of us as a community to do what we can to give back to those who need our help.

Dorothy W. Anderson

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Shelley Eleby

Marcia L

I believe a society cannot move forward until its basic needs are met.

Marcia Levy

Michele C

I believe it is the basic right for everyone to have food and housing.

Michele Calise

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Veronica Hernandez

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Lauren McGovern

Leadership Team

Patricia Espy

I believe each day we are given the opportunity to impact others in a positive way and we have a commitment to do so.

Patricia Espy

Executive Director
Nicole Davis

I believe as Bryn Stevenson said, "Somebody has to stand when other people are sitting. Somebody has to speak when other people are quiet.”

Nicole A. Davis

Director of Events
Lori O

I believe in helping our neighbors to have a brighter future

Lori Oliff

Englewood Site Manager & Food Outreach Coordinator
Michele L

I believe Food security is an inalienable human right and it is our shared responsibility to ensure that our neighbors have access to sufficient, nutritious food.

Michele Lefkowitz

Assistant Executive Director
Valerie Anderson

Everyday I speak with wonderful people who want to help CFA. I have the greatest job in the world!

Valerie Anderson

Director of Volunteer & Supporter Engagement
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Jeanette Melendez

Hackensack & Saddle Brook Site Manager
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Irwin Vogelman

Director of Operations
Joy I

Joy Ingilizian

Contract Administrator
Linda Somwaru

I believe that giving back to our community is our responsibility.

Linda Somwaru

Site Manager, Mahwah & Ringwood

Cathy Sharick

Director of Communications
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Adele LaTourette

Director, Hunger Free NJ

I believe it is important to treat people with kindness and respect and make a positive difference in their lives.

Helen Wood

Ellen F

I love working for an organization that does so much to help so many. CFA makes the world a better place.

Ellen Feld

Finance Director
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Lisa Pitz

Outreach Director, Hunger Free NJ