Glenn Bergman joined Philabundance as Executive Director on June 1, 2015, after serving for 11 years as the General Manager of the Weavers Way Co-Operative Market. Over the course of his tenure at Weavers Way, Glenn expanded the co-op to include 5,200 members and 155 staff; increased annual sales from $4.5 to $20 million; and expanded its programs to include the operation of four stores, two urban farms and the education of children and adults in urban farming, nutrition and other related work.
Glenn has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Public Health from Temple University. After spending his early career in public health and health care-related positions, Glenn joined the Shooting Stars Corporation restaurant group, holding the positions of Executive Chef of Operations and then General Manager. Glenn then held positions as Regional Director for the Wood Company, and Regional Vice President for the Compass Group.
Bergman is an avid bicyclist and resides in Mt. Airy with his wife, Dianne.
Melanie S. Cataldi
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Melanie oversees all Philabundance logistics and programs including warehousing and inventory control, transportation, repack, facilities, job training, meal production, and all community food programs – both direct and through our network of 400+ member agencies. She also recently acted as the internal lead for bringing Philabundance through a successful strategic planning process.
Melanie 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, Melanie served as a nutrition educator at Temple University and also has 10+ years of experience in the life insurance industry.
Melanie received her Master of Public Health from Temple University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University. She currently resides in Philadelphia.
Chief Information Officer
With 35 years in the field of finance, David 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, David 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, David served as 1st Lieutenant, Behavioral Scientist with the United State Air Force. He currently resides in Media, PA.
As Chief Development Officer, Susan oversees the Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, and Volunteer Departments. With a dedicated staff of twenty, Ms Fink leads the effort in creating a seamless donor integration effort for the organization. She is responsible for implementing the philanthropic arm of Philabundance’s strategic vision and integrating the Development team’s approach to the plan.
The development team is comprised of three externally focused departments:
Fundraising – this team’s sole purpose is to create a vibrant donor experience and engage the regions philanthropic efforts to relieve hunger now and end hunger forever. Ask us how we can work with you to accomplish our bold new vision.
Marketing – this team has built the brand that is Philabundance and they maintain our exceptional brand standards. They are poised and respond quickly and efficiently to all public relations needs and handle all of our internal and external communications. This team also acts as host to many corporate partners and funders flawlessly executing events on behalf of Philabundance.
Volunteering – this team exists to enhance and support the engagement of all of our philanthropic donors who give of their time and talent. Managing almost 17,000 annual volunteers for the myriad programs of Philabundance this team recruits, trains, educates and cheers on our very own army of volunteer staff without whom we could not fulfill the mission and vision of Philabundance.
Susan is proud to work with this incredible team of committed staff and humbled by such an incredible group of volunteers. Returning to Pennsylvania after 20-years, she worked as a highly successful fundraiser and executive in the international humanitarian relief sector for global conflict and disaster zones as well as in heart disease research and education. Her degrees in Organizational Psychology, International Business, and graduate degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology serve well to support her passion for mission-based work. She is committed to enhancing both the donor and staff engagement experience within her organization and strives to bring corporate professionalism into the non profit arena.