Executive Director, Jessica Francis
Jessica has been fighting hunger in professional and volunteer roles since 2002. She served as the Associate Director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota for nearly 10 years and played a key role in the creation of the Minnesota Food HelpLine in 2008. Jessica also led the administration of the Walk to End Hunger at Mall of America, and after leaving her position at Hunger Solutions Minnesota, she served as a sponsorship consultant for Walk to End Hunger.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College in Religion. Jessica is a 2018 graduate of the New Richmond Community Foundation’s Leadership Trust Initiative. She also served as the founding Board President of the Somerset Community Food Pantry, served as the Board Secretary of United Way St. Croix Valley, and currently serves on the Education Committee at St. Anne’s School. Jessica lives in Somerset with her husband and three children.
Carol Hanson, Food Shelf Coordinator
Carol coordinates the day-to-day operations of the food shelf, including managing food deliveries and food stocking, working with volunteers, and serving customers. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Shannon Hollanitsch, Volunteer & Outreach Director
Shannon coordinates our volunteer program as well as our Produce Fair and Wildcard Wednesday programs. She also manages outreach for our programs. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chloe Bingenheimer, Food Rescue & Mobile Food Shelf Coordinator
Chloe coordinates all of our food rescue at local grocery stores, as well as our Mobile Food Shelf program. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
2021 Board of Directors
Amy Brown, Chair, Amy Brown Insurance Agency Inc.
Jason Posel, Vice Chair, Woodbury Police Department
Brian Whitemarsh, Treasurer, Vice President Commercial Banking, CorTrust Bank
Tom Rassmussen, Secretary, Retired Community Member
Mary Westberg, Retired Community Member
Bob Ehren, Senior Vice President, Individual Products, Securian Financial Group
Claudia Millington, Retired Community Member
Bill Burns, Bill Burns Insurance Agency
Doug Ryden, Retired Community Member
Omar Maklad, Woodbury Police Department