Our Team



President & CEO

Kenneth R. Estelle

Director of Operations

Zach Saucier

Director of Finance

Gary Munck

Development & Marketing Director (Media Contact)

Pattijean McCahill

Director of Administration & Human Resources

Brenda Ward

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Joseph Jones


Cadillac Branch Manager

Lorrie Hockanson

Food Safety & Compliance Manager

Denise Sweet

Reclamation Manager (Volunteer Contact)

Frank Almonte

Product Sourcing Manager

Jerry Knapp

Logistics Manager

Ryan VanMaldegen

Programs Manager

Shay Kovacs

Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator

Chris Armstrong

Programs Coordinator

Conrad Cuncannan

Order Fulfilment Administration

Diane Avra

Reclamation Staff

Justin Breen


Grant Manager

Carson Price

Donor Relationship Manager

Marty Appleton

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Susie Dutcher

Marketing Specialist

Haley Walsworth

Content Specialist

Kelly Reitsma

Marketing & Communications Manager

Kristyne Bischof

Grant Writer

Macie Stevens

Community Impact

Community Impact Manager

Abby LaLonde

Agency Partnerships Specialist

Clare Green

Agency Partnerships Specialist—Upper Peninsula

Bailey Lewis

Neighbor Engagement Specialist

Claire Bode

Retail Partnerships Specialist

Dan Varga

Agency Partnerships Specialist

Gabby Mills

Data Coordinator

Timothy Snyder


Office Manager

Patti Sargent

President and CEO
Kenneth R. Estelle

Board Chair
Danielle Sheffield LaPorte

Richard Haslinger
Retired President
Chase Bank

Kay Hahn
Sew Hungry

Jeffrey S. Batthershall – Partner, Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP

Julie Brinks – Vice President & General Manager, Nexstar Media Group

Mike DeVriendt – Retired Executive Director, Senior Meals on Wheels 

Thomas Greenway – Chief Supply Chain Officer, Meijer

Beulah Guydon – Executive Director, Positive Options

Amy Herbruck –  Public and Community Relations Manager, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch

Kyle Kuehl – Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Newberry, MI

Pastor Bruce McCoy – President & Executive Director, Bibleway Outreach Ministries

Frank Samuel – Accounting Manager, Spectrum Health, Lakeland

Kara Smith – Senior Director of Operations, Ring Container Technologies

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

As a food bank, Feeding America West Michigan provides nourishment and hunger relief resources to neighbors by amplifying the strength of communities through collaboration and advocacy. This work aims to foster a community in which all people have equitable access to nourishing food. By becoming a food banker, you can help make this vision a reality! See our current job openings below. 

Job openings at our food bank:

Community Partnerships Specialist – Grand Rapids

Employment Application

Other opportunities in food banking:

National Office
If you’re interested in a career with the national Feeding America office, based in Chicago, follow this link: Opportunities with the national Feeding America office.

Group picture of food bank staff