Our Board of Directors

The Washington Food Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to managing their own emergency food programs, WFC Board members devote their time and energy to statewide efforts to alleviate hunger. Board members are responsible for determining WFC policy in human resources, planning, finance, community relations, and organizational operations. 

The WFC Board of Directors is elected from the coalition membership. The Board is representative of the state through the creation of 14 districts and the addition of six at-large seats. Each district elects two representatives, a Primary and an Alternate. Board members are elected to a two-year term in alternating years. The Board also elects six At-Large representatives from the coalition membership. The board then selects its officers from the elected representatives. 

Click below to learn more about:

Board Member Name District Organization
Ken Trainor, Chair   Sunrise Outreach Services
  OPEN,Vice Chair    
Kevin Glackin-Coley, Past Chair   St Leo's Food Connection
David Bobanick, Treasurer   Rotary First Harvest

Paige Collins, Secretary

  Council on Aging and Human Services
Anita Sailor District 1 Rural Resources
Donna Russell District 1 N.E.W. Hunger Coalition
Bob Mark District 2 Upper Valley MEND 
May Segle District 2 Entiat Valley Community Services Food Bank
Scott Kilpatrick District 3 Community Services of Moses Lake
Cade Clark District 3 Harrington Nazarene Food Bank
Paige Collins District 4 Council on Aging & Human Services
OPEN SEAT District 4  
OPEN SEAT District 5  
OPEN SEAT District 5  
John Neill District 6 Fields of Grace
OPEN SEAT District 6  
Jeff Mathias District 7 Blue Mountain Action Council
OPEN SEAT District 7  
Alison Cook District 8 Volunteer of America Western WA
Erik Larsen District 8 Helping Hands Food Bank
Terri Turner District 9 MSC Food & Clothing Bank
Kelly Brown District 9  North Helpline
Ahndrea Blue District 10 Making A Difference Foundation/Eloise Cooking Pot
Michelle Douglas District 10 Emergency Food Network (EFN)
Kellie McNelly District 11 ROOF Community Services
Robert Coit District 11 Thurston County Food Bank
Alan Hamilton District 12 Clark County Food Bank
Liz Cerveny District 12 North County Community Food Bank
Leon Brauner District 13 Ocean Shores Food Bank
Angela Burton District 13 Coastal Harvest 
Chris Benson District 14 Central Kitsap Food Bank
OPEN SEAT District 14  
Scott Milne At-Large Hopelink Redmond
Jenn Tennant At-Large Northwest Harvest
Kris Van Gasken At-Large Des Moines Area Food Bank
David Bobanick At-Large Rotary First Harvest
OPEN SEAT At-Large  

 

Board Elections

Board elections take place every year for roughly half of the board. The timeline is as follows:

  • April 1:  Nominations begin and Executive director sends out notification to each district’s general membership.
  • May 1:  Nominations are received by the Executive Director and ballots are drawn up for each district.
  • Mid May:  Ballots are sent to all district general members by the Executive Director
  • June 1:  All ballots received back by the Executive Director, who will compile the results.  

Nominees receiving the highest votes within their district shall be the primary director the nominee receiving the second highest votes shall be the alternate, upon confirmation at the next meeting of the directors.  The board shall elect the district nominees, and alternates, unless a clear and compelling reason not to is determined.

Standing Board Committees

  1. Executive Committee: The Executive Committee is comprised of the four elected officers, the immediate past chair, and two additional elected members. The Executive Committee is responsible for reviewing and monitoring activities related to finance including budget preparation, financial statements and the annual audit. 
  2. Board Development & Membership Committee: The Board Development & Membership Committee is comprised of board members, alternates, and WFC members. The committee is responsible for orienting and mentoring new board members, identifying and recruiting potential board members, establishing slates of candidates for election or appointment to various positions on the WFC Board or for the state’s advisory board appointments. 
  3. Advocacy Committee: The Advocacy Committee is comprised of board members and WFC members. The committee is responsible for following state and federal anti-hunger related issues and providing a link to other local and statewide coalitions. 
  4. Fundraising, Marketing & Special Events Committee: The Fundraising, Marketing, and Special Events Committee is comprised of board members and WFC members, as well as representatives of organizations with whom we partner to provide opportunities. The Committee assists in identifying and soliciting funds from external sources of support while working with the Executive Director. 
  5. WSDA Food Assistance Advisory Committee: WSDA Food Assistance Advisory Committee is comprised of board members and WFC members, as well as Food Assistance (FA) providers including Tribal representatives and other interested community members. The Committee will also include representation from WSDA’s Food Assistance Programs. The purpose of the Food Assistance Advisory Committee is to provide broad stakeholder input and formal recommendations to the Washington Food Coalition Board and the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) Food Assistance Programs.
     Click here to access more information on this committee, including recent meeting minutes

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