Staff Directory

Here is a list of our warehouses, with employees’ names listed according to where they work. If you are looking for food assistance, visit our Find Food page. If you are making a donation, please mail it to our main warehouse or give online. To view information for agencies, visit our agency page. If you’re not sure who you need to speak with, please call our main warehouse at 616.784.3250.


Feeding America West Michigan (Main Warehouse) >

Phone 616.784.3250
Fax 616.784.3255
Kenneth R. Estelle photo

President & CEO

Kenneth R. Estelle

Zach Saucier photo

Director of Operations

Zach Saucier

Gary Munck photo

Financial Director

Gary Munck

Pattijean McCahill photo

Development & Marketing Director

Pattijean McCahill

Brenda Ward photo

Director of Administration & Human Resources

Brenda Ward

Joseph Jones photo

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Joseph Jones

Denise Sweet photo

Agency Services Manager & Food Safety Officer

Denise Sweet

Diane Avra photo

Donations Manager

Diane Avra

James Fitz photo

Warehouse Manager

James Fitz

Jerry Knapp photo

Product Sourcing Manager

Jerry Knapp

Jonathan Hicks photo

Grants Manager

Jonathan Hicks

Maggie Botbyl photo

Volunteer Resources Manager

Maggie Botbyl

Molly Kooi photo

Communication Manager (media contact)

Molly Kooi

Ryan VanMaldegen photo

Logistics Manager

Ryan VanMaldegen

Shay Kovacs photo

Programs Manager

Shay Kovacs

Susie Dutcher photo

Development Manager

Susie Dutcher

Francesca Almonte photo

Reclamation Coordinator

Francesca Almonte

Nate Maroulis photo

Retail Coordinator

Nate Maroulis


Feeding America West Michigan: Benton Harbor >

Branch ManagerRichard Glista
Phone 269.926.2646
Fax 269.927.7196

Learn More >

1488 East Empire Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

PO Box 825
Benton Harbor, MI 49023


Feeding America West Michigan: Cadillac >

Branch ManagerLorrie Hockanson
Phone 231.779.0056
Alt Phone 231.779.6903
Fax 231.779.0775

Learn More >


Western UP Food Bank (Houghton) >

Executive DirectorJean LaBerge
Phone 906.482.5548
Fax 906.482.5512

926 Dodge St.
Houghton, MI 49931

PO Box 420
Hancock, MI 49930


Board of Directors >

Feeding America West Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the Food Bank’s various constituencies. Board members are elected (by the Board) to three-year terms, and may serve up to three such three-year terms. The Food Bank’s Board meets bi-monthly at the Food Bank itself.

President and CEO
Kenneth R. Estelle

Board Chair 
F.C. “Buzz” Baker
Senior Consultant, Francis Marketing, Inc.

Richard Haslinger
Chase Bank

Mark Lubberts
Director of Community Health Education, Spectrum Health


Jeffrey Battershall
Partner, Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP

Thomas L. Bylenga
President, Star Truck Rentals, Inc.

Kelly Calvert
Custer Inc.

Mike DeVriendt
Retired Director, Senior Meals on Wheels Program, Inc.

Joan Garety
Retired Executive – Meijer, Inc.

Beulah Guydon
Executive Director, Positive Options, Inc.

Kay Hahn
Founding Owner, Sew Hungry

Kyle Kuehl
Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Newberry, MI

Kevin Mahoney
Vice President of Marketing, Sysco Food Services of Grand Rapids

Pastor Bruce A. McCoy
President & Program Coordinator, Bibleway Outreach Ministries

Amanda McVay
Group Vice President – Grocery, Meijer

Trina Poston
Portfolio Manager, Priority Health

Kara Smith
Sr. Director NA Operations, Bissell Homecare Inc.

Robert R. Stark
President & Portfolio Manager, Calder Investment Advisors

Danielle Veldman
Associate Consultant, Inclusive Performance Strategies


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