William J. Clark
President and Executive Director
Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to those in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties, who serve approximately 72,000 people per week at an aggregate cost of less than 30 cents per meal. A key factor in meeting its mission is the mobilization of broad community involvement including the participation of over 15,000 volunteers each year.
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Clark grew up seeing the great potential of the Delaware Valley, as well as the overwhelming need of residents struggling to make ends meet.
Upon completion of his college education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Mr. Clark started his corporate work with Grey Advertising in New York City, and later as a product manager at Swift and Co., makers of Soup Starters and Brown ‘n Serve breakfast meats. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Clark owned W.J. Clark and Co., a Chicago-based company that produced and marketed specialty foods including Bean Cuisine soups and pastas, salad dressings, wild rice and mushrooms products, and natural licorice.
At the beginning of his tenure, Mr. Clark oversaw the integration of the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank and Philabundance, resulting in a significant increase in food acquisition and distribution from 10 million pounds to over 25 million pounds in just a few short years. This streamlined operation in conjunction with community outreach, fundraising and public awareness initiatives has enabled Philabundance to reach more people with better resources. Under Mr. Clark, Philabundance has created innovative programs that increase access to emergency food assistance which is strengthening the hunger safety net in the Delaware Valley. Mr. Clark’s creativity and business savvy is evident in Philabundance’s growth and exposure throughout the Delaware Valley.
Mr. Clark lives in Villanova with his wife, Cindy Dell Clark, author and visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University – Camden. Their son, Michael, resides in California.
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Melanie S. Jumonville
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff
As Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, Ms. Jumonville supervises all Philabundance programs including Agency/Community Relations for more than 500 network agencies, special hunger initiatives, job training, meal production, and nutrition education.
Ms. Jumonville has been with Philabundance since 2000, first serving as Program Director of the Delaware Valley Community Kitchen, now the Philabundance Community Kitchen. As Program Director she was responsible for locating and allocating community resources, curriculum development and the teaching of food service. Her subsequent positions at Philabundance have included Nutrition Services, Director of Programs and Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations.
Prior to Philabundance, Ms. Jumonville served as a nutrition educator at Temple University and Life Sport Fitness Facility in Philadelphia where she provided exercise and weight management recommendations for members.
Ms. Jumonville received her Master of Public Health from Temple University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University. She currently resides in Philadelphia.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Shipman is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all activities relating to accounting, fiscal reporting, debt management, investments and administration for Philabundance. He serves his responsibility as CFO with a very philanthropic spirit to the issue of hunger.
With 33 years in the field of finance, Mr. Shipman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. He comes to Philabundance from the private sector serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer for O2Diesel Corporation, a publicly traded biofuels company in Newark, Delaware, where he prepared all SEC reporting.
Prior to his experience at O2Diesel, Mr. Shipman spent 23 years with Kurz-Hastings, Inc., of Philadelphia, a global manufacturer of decorative and functional finishes for a variety of consumer markets, where he served as the company’s Controller, and later the Vice President of Finance. After having led the 1998 reorganization of Kurz-Hastings’ American operations into two independent companies, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
A certified public accountant from the State of Pennsylvania, Mr. Shipman is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Trinity College, a master’s degree in communication and psychology from Boston University, and an M.B.A in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From 1972 to 1975, Mr. Shipman served as 1st Lieutenant, Behavioral Scientist with the United State Air Force. He currently resides in Media, PA.