Loree D. Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Loree D. Jones

Chief Executive Officer
As our Chief Executive Officer, Loree leads Philabundance in setting priorities and determining our vision. Before joining Philabundance in June of 2020, Loree was chief of staff at Rutgers University-Camden and has served in leadership positions in nonprofit organizations, education and city government throughout her career, including roles with the School District of Philadelphia and as the managing director for the City of Philadelphia. Her extensive nonprofit experience includes serving as co-executive director of City Year Greater Philadelphia, an educational nonprofit that deploys young leaders for a year of service as tutors and mentors to public school students, and as executive director of the African Studies Association, the largest scholarly association for the study of Africa in the world. She currently serves on multiple boards of directors, including Health Partners Plans, the Philadelphia Health Partnership, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Independence Foundation. She is a member of the UNCF Philadelphia Leadership Council and the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice advisory board. She is also a member of the Forum of Executive Women and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. As an Eisenhower Fellow, she studied how South African municipalities provide social services. She is an alumna of the British American Project, a transatlantic fellowship for leaders from a broad spectrum of occupations, backgrounds and political views. She was the first recipient of the Urban League of Philadelphia’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Young Leader Award, was listed as one of the “10 People Under 40 to Watch” by the Philadelphia Tribune Magazine and was twice recognized by Leadership Philadelphia as a “Connector” – one who connects for the common good. Loree holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Spelman College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Master of Arts degree in History from Princeton University. She studied in Dakar, Senegal while in college and later conducted graduate research in Senegal at Cheikh Anta Diop Université in Dakar, where she studied in French and Wolof.

Gina Harlan

Chief Financial Officer

Gina Harlan

Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Philabundance, Harlan served as the Vice President of Finance at Integrated Fresh Solutions LLC, where she was responsible for the company’s planning, implementation, and management of all finance activities. She also has served as CFO at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., and has held finance roles with Magnetic Metals Corporation, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., BDO Seidman, and the Michaels Organization. Harlan has a B.S. in Accounting and MBA with a concentration in finance from Holy Family University. She lives in South Jersey with her wife and two rescue Chihuahuas.

Melanie J. Cataldi

Senior Vice President, Chief Impact Officer

Melanie J. Cataldi

Senior Vice President, Chief Impact Officer
As Chief Impact Officer, Melanie oversees the development and execution of key strategies that contribute to ending food insecurity in the Delaware Valley. Primarily focusing on identifying, developing, and launching partnerships and policies that help to end hunger, Melanie manages programs that help alleviate hunger and move individuals and families towards ending hunger for good. Melanie has been with Philabundance since 2000, first serving as program Director of the Delaware Valley Community Kitchen (now Philabundance Community Kitchen). Her subsequent positions at Philabundance include Nutrition Services, Director of Programs, and Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations. Most recently, Melanie served as Chief Operating Officer and oversaw Philabundance logistics and programs including warehousing and inventory control, transportation, repack, facilities, job training, meal production and all community food programs. Prior to Philabundance, Melanie served as a nutrition educator at Temple University and has over 10 years of experience in the life insurance industry. Melanie received her Masters of Public Health from Temple University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University.

Meet Our Board of Directors

John Hollway

Associate Dean - University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law
Board Chair

Robert J. ("BJ") Clark

Partner - Ballard Spahr LLP
Board Vice Chair - Governance Committee Chair, Development Committee

Noel Eisenstat

Principal - Reinvestment Fund
Board Vice Chair

Dixieanne James

President and Chief Operating Officer, Einstein Philadelphia
Board Vice Chair - Operations Committee Chair, Finance Committee

Pam Carter, PhD

Dean of Business & Technology - Community College of Philadelphia
Board Secretary - Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Operations Committee

Andrew Sandifer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - FMC Corporation
Board Treasurer - Finance Committee Chair, Audit Committee

Bassam Awadalla

Region Executive - Bank of America
Development Committee, EHFG Advisory Council

Samuel H. ("Sam") Baker

Managing Director - Allen & Company, LLC
Investment Committee Chair, Audit Committee, Finance Committee

Anika "Niki" Hawkins

Director of Community Affairs - WPVI-TV 6ABC
Communication Advisory Committee Chair, Development Committee

Elizabeth Ireland

Partner, Audit Services, Non-Profit & Higher Ed - Grant Thornton
Audit Committee Chair, Development Committee, Finance Committee

Pamela Rainey Lawler

Founder, Philabundance
Audit Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee, Governance Committee

Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD

Dean - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University
Development Committee, Operations Committee

Cheryl Martin

Founder and Principal, Harwich Partners LLC
Program Committee Co-Chair, Ending Hunger For Good Advisory Council

Marissa Meyers

Practitioner-Researcher - The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice
Development Committee, Operations Committee

David Miller

PCK Oversight Committee Chair, PCK Adivory Council, Governance Committee, Operations Committee

Aleni Pappas

Development Committee, Finance Committee, Program Committee

Martin Phillips

CEO - Tarnhelm Therapeutics, Opsidio LLC
Development Committee Chair, Human Resources Committee

Milton Pratt, Jr

Senior Vice President - The Michael Development Company
Operations Committee Chair, Governance Committee

Estelle Richman

Governance Committee, Operations Committee

John Ruane

SVP Omnichannel Merchandising - The Giant Company
Food Advisory Council, Operations Committee

Nora Swimm

Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Client Services - PJM Interconnection
Human Resources Committee Chair, Operations Committee

Alan E. Casnoff

Partner, P&A Associates
Trustee - Development Committee, Ending Hunger For Good Advisory Council