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Glenn Bergman
Executive Director

Glenn Bergman

Glenn Bergman is the Executive Director of Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger-relief organization. Prior to Philabundance, he was the General Manager of the Weavers Way Co-Operative Market. Over his 11-year tenure at Weavers Way, Glenn expanded co-op membership and staff; increased annual sales; and expanded its programs to include the operation of four stores, two urban farms and the education for children and adults. 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, and then held positions at the Wood Company, and Compass Group. Glenn is an avid bicyclist and resides in Mt. Airy with his wife, Dianne.


Mike Basher
Vice President of Retail Operations, Fare & Square

Mike Basher

Mike Basher is the Vice President of Retail Operations for Fare & Square, the first nonprofit grocery store of its kind throughout the nation. Fare & Square was opened by Philabundance in 2013 to provide fresh, affordable food to those living in Chester and the surrounding area, which had previously been a food desert for more than 10 years.

In his current role, Mike oversees all store operations including item selection, community outreach, and managing Fare & Square employees. With 38 years of retail and operations experience, Mike has helped many local associates in low-income neighborhoods fulfill their dreams of upward mobility into full-time management positions.

Prior to Fare & Square, Mike was the first Executive Director for the nonprofit, Uplift Solutions, formed to help solve food desert issues across the country. Prior to that, Mike was Director of Community Development and District Manager & Store Director for Brown’s ShopRite, which has 11 locations around Philadelphia.

Mike currently serves on the Hispanic Commission of Chester and is involved in the ministerial ministry within the Chester community. He resides in Upper Chichester Township with his wife and three children.


Stacey Behm
Vice President of IT and Process Improvement

After having previously served as the Director of Business Process Improvement since January 2015, Stacey assumed the role of Vice President of IT and Process Improvement in March 2017. In this role, she is responsible for the integrity, reliability and security of all data processing systems and database structures of Philabundance, as well as implementing and maintaining sound organizational reporting. She also directs activities related to business process improvement, including the identification and evaluation of new organizational procedures, systems and technologies.

Before joining Philabundance in 2015, Stacey worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts as Manager of Donor Support Services, leading efforts to more effectively develop and administrate new donor partnerships. Before joining Pew, Stacey held director level positions in database and operations management at Allina Health, a 12 hospital not-for-profit health care system in Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota.

Stacey is a graduate of Rowan University of New Jersey. She currently resides in Haddon Township, NJ.


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.


Jane Disher
Interim Director, Human Resources

Jane Disher is the Interim Director, Human Resources for Philabundance. In this role, she provides leadership for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, employee relations and talent development. Jane began her involvement with Philabundance in 2013 as a consultant supporting training initiatives and recruitment. She joined the Philabundance team in June 2016 as Manager, Human Resources and was named Interim Director, HR in January 2017.

With over 30 years of HR experience, Jane has held HR and organizational development OD positions within the for-profit sector, including Chubb Insurance, GE, and AIG. She has a B.A. in History from Mary Baldwin College and an MBA from Rider College. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Association of Talent Development’s BEST in Practice and Excellence in Practice awards. Jane currently resides in Chester County.


Caryn Rubinstein
Chief Development Officer

After having previously served asphoto Director of Development since January 2014, Caryn Rubinstein assumed the role of Chief Development Officer in July 2016. In her new role, Caryn oversees the Fundraising, Communications and Volunteer Department for Philabundance. With a dedicated staff of 15, Caryn is responsible for implementing the philanthropic pillar of the organization’s strategic plan and integrating the development team’s approach to the plan.

Prior to working at Philabundance, Caryn spent more than 20 years working at several of the region’s largest non-profits, including the Philadelphia Zoo, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and WHYY. Her previous experience includes managing large membership and annual fund programs, as well as focusing on business and development processes.

Caryn is a graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. She currently resides in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

 


Laura Schepps
Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer

Laura Schepps is Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of Philabundance. As SVP/CFO, Laura holds the organization’s top financial leadership position and serves as the strategic ‘business partner’ for the Executive Director, providing managerial and operational leadership/oversight in matters pertaining to the financial and economic sustainability of the organization. This position oversees all company financial practices, including accounting department policies and procedures, preparation and monitoring of the budget, development of financial reports and tax filings, and management of external/internal audit activities.

Prior to joining Philabundance in August 2017, Laura was the Executive Director for Fiscal Operations at the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania; Director of Finance and Administration at Rutgers University Office of Research Commercialization; and held senior finance roles in the for-profit sector with ACE Limited, Radian Group and GE Capital. Laura has a B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers College and an MBA in Finance and Management from NYU. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.


Board of Directors +

Noel Eisenstat
Noel Eisenstat, LLP
Chair
Fare & Square RS Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixieanne James
Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Einstein Healthcare Network
Vice Chair
Governance Committee
Operations and Program Committee, Chair

John Hollway
Associate Dean & Executive Director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Vice Chair
Development Committee, Chair

Karyn S.W. Polak
Deputy General Counsel, Asset Management Group, PNC Bank, National Association
Secretary
Governance Committee, Chair

Andrew Sandifer
Vice President & Treasurer, FMC Corporation
Treasurer
Audit Committee
Finance Committee, Chair

Board Members

Aaron Krauss
Partner, Cozen O’ Connor
Governance Committee
Audit Committee
Finance Committee
Operations & Program Committee

Alan Casnoff
Partner, P&A Associates
Fare & Square RS Committee, Chair

Bassam Awadalla
Regional Sales Executive, SVP, Bank of America
Development Committee

Beryl Simonson
Retired Partner RSM US LLP
Audit Committee, Chair
Finance Committee
Development Committee

Dianne Elderkin
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Development Committee
Fare & Square Board

Furrukh Munawar
Founding and Managing Partner, Devon Hill Capital Partners
Audit Committee
Finance Committee
Investment Committee

Jacqueline Brady
Managing Director, CenterSquare Investment Management, Inc.
Human Resources Committee, Chair
Investment Committee, Chair
Fare & Square Board

Murvin Lackey
Human Resources Committee

Robert Kane
Market President, KeyBank
Finance Committee

Tracy Davidson
Anchor/Consumer Reporter, NBC10
Public Relations Committee, Chair