Conference Facilitator & Panelist Bios
Panel Discussion 1: Facilitators

James McGuirk, Ph.D.

President, DCM Executive Search

James McGuirk, President, DCM Executive Search, earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Albany and provides consultation with nonprofit organizations to achieve strategic goals related to efficiency and effectiveness. He has extensive experience providing coaching to senior executives and middle management as well. Dr. McGuirk began his career as a direct care worker and despite the low pay, realized how much he enjoyed the work. He is licensed to practice in New York and Florida.

Dr McGuirk was the President of Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck, New York from 2002 to 2019 and served as President of the Children’s Foundation of Astor in 2020. Throughout his decades of service at Astor, he never forgot the lessons learned when he provided direct services. Dr. McGuirk has 33 years of management experience with 17 years as CEO at Astor. The organization is recognized nationally for its commitment to providing high-quality programs for children and their families. Dr. McGuirk is well-respected in his field, serving on many local, state, and national committees.

Joseph M. Costa

DCM Managing Director

Joseph M. Costa, Managing Director, has over 35 years as an executive director serving nonprofit and social impact organizations. Joe is the former CEO of Hillsides, a child and family serving organization based in Los Angeles providing an array of residential and community based behavioral health services. During an 11-year tenure, Hillsides significantly expanded its services and successfully navigated the ever-evolving environment of child welfare and behavioral health.

Acknowledged as a leader in the child welfare field, Joe served as Chair of Child Welfare League of America from 2014 – 2017. He served on the governing body of the Child Welfare League of America until 2021 and served also on the governing bodies of both the California Alliance for Child and Family Services and the Los Angeles based Association of Community Human Service Agencies

Joe holds a master’s degree in divinity from St. John’s Seminary, School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Certified Interim Executive Director.

Panel Discussion 1: Panelists

Mary Pat Angelini

CEO, Retired

Preferred Behavioral Health Group

Recently retired CEO of Preferred Behavioral Health Group (with a budget of $30 million and staff of 400), Mary Pat Angelini is recognized as one of NJ’s most respected leaders on behavioral healthcare issues. She has devoted her career to fighting for children and families. From 2008 to 2016, she served in the NJ Legislature. While serving as the ranking member of the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee, Angelini wrote legislation to improve conditions at state psychiatric hospitals and day care centers.

Before joining Preferred Behavioral Health Group, Angelini served as Executive Director of Prevention First, where she oversaw programs dealing with issues like substance use, violence, and bullying. Among her current leadership roles, Ms. Angelini serves as Vice Chair of the 200 Club of Monmouth County; Trustee of the Brookdale Community College; Vice Chair of the Jersey Shore Partnership and serves on the Board of Education for the College Achieve Charter School of Asbury Park. Ms. Angelini is the recipient of numerous awards from local, state, and national organizations. She recently joined Mercury Public Affairs’ Advisory Board.

Mary Pat earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from East Tennessee State University and her Master of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Paul Boudreau

Principal

Paul Boudreau & Associates, LLC

Paul served as the President of Morris County Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most successful chambers in New Jersey, from 2008 to 2018. In his role, Paul successfully represented businesses of all sizes with government officials and worked to create personal relationships for business leaders who wanted to grow their sales and customer base.

Prior to the Chamber, Paul spent 25 years at Honeywell working on key issues in 30 states as Vice President of Corporate & State Relations. He also was Executive Director of the Honeywell Corporate Giving Program for 10 years. Paul also served in the State House of Representatives in his home state of Maine before working with Honeywell.

Today, Paul is the Principal Owner of Paul Boudreau & Associates, LLC where he assists clients in business development, strategic communications and government relations. Although his business primarily supports companies in the private sector, he also works with non-profits on strategic communications, governance and fundraising.
Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of New Hampshire and his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maine.

Margaret Farman

CEO, Retiring 2024

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay

Margaret Farman has served as Chief Executive Officer of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay since November 2006. Her career in the field of developmental disabilities has spanned over 50 years – developing education, employment, recreation, housing, and supported living services. She has also served on numerous community advisory boards – advocating for the rights of people with developmental disabilities and coordinating services with state and local agencies.

Under her leadership, UCP of the North Bay has experienced rapid growth with the development of Cypress Primary School, Cypress Secondary School, Recreation Services and Social Enterprises: Gone For Good, OADS, Petaluma Recycling Center, and WineBev Services, supporting 400 adults to achieve their employment goals. Cypress School serves 75 students ages 5-22 with autism and other developmental disabilities. UCP of the North Bay is currently expanding supported employment opportunities in Napa, Sonoma & Solano counties, developing jobs with many diverse employers.

Margaret earned her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, cum laude, from the University of the Pacific, Raymond College.

David J. Hegarty, Ph.D., LMFT

CEO, Retired

Hope for Youth

For 34 years, Dr. Hegarty served as Executive Director & CEO of Hope For Youth. With a budget of over 14 million and 200 staff, Hope For Youth is the leading provider of complex, integrated care for cross-system children, youth and families on Long Island, NY. With programs that include residential care, therapeutic foster care, preventive and out-patient home and community based services, agency services are licensed by the New York State Offices of: Children & Family Services, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services, Office of Mental Health and the NYS Department of Health.

David’s private practice in Middletown, New York provides mental health consulting for two private schools in northwest Orange County, New York and also includes conducting assessments of juvenile justice cases for the state Office of Children & Family Services and child welfare cases for local counties.

David earned his Doctorate degree in Psychology from Union Institute and University and his Clinical Fellowship from the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.

Panel Discussion 2: Facilitators

Yvonne Styles, Ph.D.

DCM Executive Vice President

Dr. Yvonne Styles, Executive Vice President, is an experienced senior leader with over twenty years as a C-suite executive. Dr Styles’ decades of work in mental and behavioral health included building effective treatment models for children and families as well as socio-emotional learning programs which successfully met marginalized communities at their level of need.

Dr. Styles maintains her lifelong passion for the non-profit sector by working at DCM-Associates to continually develop talent through C-Suite executive search. Dr Styles’ consulting work is centered in her belief that inclusive practices are at the heart of leadership development and competence. Dr. Styles works with nonprofits providing training in DEI&B (Diversity, Equity Inclusion, & Belonging) for senior management and board development in this critical area of organizational practice.

Dr. Styles holds a PhD in organizational development and master’s degree in human & organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara as well as a master’s degree in clinical psychology, specializing in child and adolescent psychology from Antioch University- Los Angeles.

Michael Shriver

DCM Managing Director

Michael Shriver, Managing Director, has served as the CEO of several nonprofit organizations during his career. Mike is considered a progressive leader with over 45 years’ experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors and has focused a large majority of his career supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mike is a capable leader whose diverse perspectives, background, and experiences empower organizational leadership to take courageous steps forward. Mike is a graduate of the National Leadership Institute from the University of Delaware, a certified John Maxwell Team Member in Leadership Coaching, and a DOL/ODEP NEON Project subject matter expert.

Mike’s consulting, technical assistance, and training strengths include Organizational Financial management, Operational Excellence, Strategic Planning, Organizational Transformation, Leadership Development, People Development, System Change and Planning, Cross System Collaboration, Relationship Management, and Board Development and Governance.

Panel Discussion 2: Panelists

Kevin Fischer

Board Chair

CIT International

Kevin Fischer is the Executive Director of NAMI Michigan. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. A retired businessman, Kevin joined NAMI as a volunteer in 2011 after his oldest son Dominique was diagnosed with a mental illness in late 2007 and was lost to suicide in 2010. After serving on the NAMI Michigan Board of Directors and as Board Vice-President for two years, Kevin accepted the role of Executive Director in 2014.

Kevin is also the Board Chair of CIT International (Crisis Intervention Team) and served as their Search Committee Chair during the recruitment of their new CEO. CIT is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families, and other partners to improve community responses to mental health crises.

Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Michigan University.

Shanna Jafri

Chair, CEO Search Committee

Girl Scouts of Northern NJ

Shanna is a tireless advocate for girls with a strong passion for education. Having served on the Board for the past 7 years, Shanna is currently the First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey which serves over 18,000 girls. Shanna has extensive board, public policy, public relations and leadership development skills and was the Search Committee Chair for their new CEO.

Shanna graduated from DePaul University School of Law and served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago as a prosecutor in the Child Support Enforcement Division. She has more recently served on her town’s Board of Education for 12 years and has continuously served as its president since 2018. Her school district is comprised of a culturally diverse student population and is a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Shanna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and her Law Degree from DePaul University College of Law.

Brenda Ross-Dulan

Managing Principal

The Ross Dulan Group

Brenda is an award-winning business executive, thought leader and board director and Principal of The Ross Dulan Group, a boutique, diverse, woman-owned strategy consulting firm designed for CEOs and executives to help them make better-quality decisions, leading to actions that drive long-term success. Passionate about transformative outcomes, Brenda promote strategies that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, practical, holistic, and sustainable.

Brenda served as Chair of the Board during a crucial transition of leadership at the Princeton Regional Chamber in New Jersey. Brenda has been ranked as one of the nation’s most powerful women in corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine and has received dozens of accolades as a leading executive. She has served on the boards of directors at NJTV, Cooper’s Ferry Economic Development Association; the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce; the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey and the Greater Trenton Initiative.

Brenda has been ranked as one of the nation’s most powerful women in corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine and has received dozens of accolades as a leading executive. She holds a BBA from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Erin Wilkins, Esq.

Founder

The Law Office of M. Erin Wilkins, LLC

Erin Wilkins founded The Law Office of M. Erin Wilkins, LLC in January, 2005 in historic Newport, Kentucky. With prior experience working in the area of family law, Erin recognized the need for competent attorneys who are readily available to provide family law services in the area. Erin received her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. She knew that the practice of law would allow her to help people and make a real difference.

Erin is the Board Chair of Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions and also Chaired their Search Committee when they were recruiting for their new CEO a few years ago. Holly Hill is a highly successful nonprofit organization in Kentucky that has been strengthening the lives of children and their families through its programs and services focused on the child for the past 138 years.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Western Kentucky University, where she majored in Print Journalism and Government, Erin pursued the study of law. She knew that the practice of law would allow her to help people and make a real difference. Erin received her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

Panel Discussion 3: Facilitators

Terrence F. Cahill, Ed.D.

President, DCM Institute for Nonprofit Board and Executive Leadership

Dr. Terrence Cahill, President, Institute for Nonprofit Board and Executive Leadership has served in various leadership positions for the next 40+ years, prior to joining DCM in 2022.

His leadership positions included CEO of a community hospital, regional VP for two managed care organizations, and the department chair at Seton Hall University overseeing a Ph.D. program and a master’s in health administration program. In addition to administering the academic programs, Dr. Cahill taught graduate courses in leadership, management, and research. He also served as Lead Faculty for three university-contracted leadership academies.

Dr. Cahill received his EdD in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University. He also has an MPA in Health Care Leadership from Rutgers University, an MSW degree in Individual, Family, and Group work from Wilfred Laurier University in Canada and an AB degree in Philosophy from St. Paul’s College, Washington, D.C. Dr. Cahill has 20+ publications on a variety of leadership topics.

Allan L. Weisberg

DCM Managing Director

Allan L. Weisberg, Managing Director, is a highly successful Executive Coach, Consultant and Advisor to many of the top for profit and nonprofit organizations around the world. His clients include organizations in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing, legal, financial and many nonprofit organizations. Consistently, he has helped individuals and organizations achieve outstanding and sustainable results.

Allan spent over 30 years with Johnson and Johnson, where he was Vice President of Human Resources at Ethicon Inc. for 8 years and later Chief Learning Officer for the Corporation worldwide.

Allan also has a great deal of experience working with nonprofits both nationally and in his local community. Specifically some of the highlights include, graduating from Leadership New Jersey and running the Corporate United Way campaign in Somerset County. Allan is extremely excited about this part of his career, as he is helping a diverse set of individuals and organizations enhance their capabilities and effectiveness and ultimately their success.

Panel Discussion 3: Panelists

Jessica Padilla Gonzalez

CEO

CUMAC

Jessica Padilla Gonzalez is a dynamic leader with a passion for creating positive change. With over 18 years of experience, Jessica has dedicated her career to empowering individuals and families, particularly in the realm of homeownership, community development, and now food justice. In early 2023, Jessica was named CEO of CUMAC, the largest food justice organization and Choice Marketplace in Northern NJ. Her commitment to fostering growth and leading change extends beyond her professional life. She is actively involved in various community organizations and initiatives, working tirelessly to create a more equitable and inclusive society.

Jessica started her career at the Housing Partnership as an assistant counselor. In 2013, Jessica became the Executive Director, one of the youngest directors within Neighborworks, a national network of high-functioning, sustainable nonprofits. In this role, Jessica did a tremendous job of developing her team and enhancing and growing programs related to affordable home ownership opportunities.

Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saint Elizabeth University and her Masters of Administrative Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Laura Heintz, Ph.D.

CEO

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families

Dr. Laura Heintz is the CEO of Stanford Sierra Youth & Families. Since 1989, Laura has worked tirelessly in health and human service organizations. Dr. Heintz has served, developed, and led programs with a focus on high quality services that meet the needs of children and their families.

When asked why she is passionate about the mission of SSYF, Laura responded, “My work is my life calling. I am committed to ensuring that those we serve know that they belong by finding lifelong connections and elevating their voices. We preserve family whenever possible, by supporting recovery and healing. “She started her years of service in the field as an in-home behavioral support counselor, transitioned into residential care services, provided case management in homes, founded a child abuse prevention program, and then promoted into leadership roles arriving in Executive Leadership in 2005. Now, mentoring the next generation of leaders is a priority.

Dr. Heintz holds a Doctorate in Psychology, a Masters in Holistic Studies and a double BA in Human Development and Psychology. She is also a Certified Executive Coach.

Damyn Kelly, J.D., Ph.D.

President & CEO

Lutheran Social Services of New York

Dr. Damyn Kelly is the president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of New York, a leading social service agency serving more than 7,000 New Yorkers daily. Damyn oversees a $70 million annual budget and nearly 650 employees in the delivery of quality human services for the benefit of all New Yorkers. Damyn also serves as chair of the Human Services Council, an umbrella organization of more than 175 nonprofit organizations in New York City.

Damyn is a skilled strategic leader who has served for more than 23 years as the chief executive of organizations serving underserved communities. His work has improved the lives of the formerly incarcerated; those living with mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities; and the homeless. He has leveraged his experience, industry knowledge and strong commitment to community advocacy, to bolster the business practices and financial success of several social service agencies.

Damyn earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management and his Doctorate degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. He also earned his law degree from the Antioch School of Law.

Susan Leyburn

CEO

LifePath Inc.

As the CEO of LifePath Inc., Sue has extensive experience in leadership development, overseeing program operations and development, expansion in behavioral health and special needs and continuous process improvement. LifePath ensures that people with intellectual disabilities can lead the “everyday lives” full of meaningful experiences they serve. Susan has designed LifePath’s programs and services to provide a sense of accomplishment, confidence, self-worth and independence to each person at their own level of skills and ability.

Prior to this role, Sue spent 17 years with Kids Peace as Chief Program Officer and Executive Vice President responsible for planning, organizing, and providing leadership for operations with KidsPeace and subsidiary corporations.

Sue earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kutztown University and she received her Certificate in Human Resource Management from Penn State University.

Liz Olive

CEO

Vista Care Inc.

Vista Care is a leading provider of exemplary support services, tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of individuals with disabilities in Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Liz has been the CEO for the past year, having previously served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. In her two and a half years with Vista Care, she has implemented innovative strategies to lead Vista Care forward in its vision to revolutionize the landscape of care by setting new benchmarks for excellence and compassion through her unwavering commitment to quality outcomes, fiscal sustainability, and demonstrating that people matter.

Previously, Liz was the Executive Director of The Arc Fond du Lac with responsibility for advancing the mission, values, and goals of The Arc while nurturing a workplace culture where exceptional service thrives. Liz earned a master’s degree from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree from Ripon College.

Panel Discussion 4: Facilitators

Gregory A. Nielsen

DCM Executive Vice President

Gregory Nielsen, Executive Vice President, is an experienced nonprofit CEO and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations excel. He is a frequent public speaker on nonprofit leadership and governance. Gregory joined DCM Associates in 2020 and has led successful searches for organizations across the country that have resulted in the attraction and hiring of talented executive leaders. In addition to being an excellent CEO and C-Suite search consultant, Gregory is a highly sought after board retreat facilitator.

Gregory previously served as CEO of the Center of Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE), expanding the reach of the organization to serve more than 500 nonprofit organizations through consulting and professional development.

Gregory is a military veteran, having previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School. In 2016, Gregory was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Louisville Business First publication.

Jay Weisman

DCM Managing Director

Jay Weisman, Managing Director, brings a unique perspective to his work, having spent many years working with donors, nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs throughout the United States. His clients have ranged from some of America’s largest and most prestigious giving organizations such as The J. Paul Getty Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Carnegie Corporation and Citibank, to smaller private, family and community foundations with staff as few as one person.

Jay has also served on a number of nonprofit boards. Jay’s focus is on nonprofit capacity building, leadership development and executive search.

Jay is a widely sought-after speaker and has lectured for the University of Wisconsin School of Business, the Center for Excellence in Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of San Diego, and the University of Delaware as well as at venues such as the Foundation Center in New York City, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Roundtable, and the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy.

Panel Discussion 4: Panelists

Pam Cannell

President & CEO

BoardBuild

Pam Cannell has dedicated her entire career to nonprofit leadership and board governance, playing an active role in the nonprofit community for over 25 years. As the President and CEO of BoardBuild, Pam leads efforts to strengthen communities through the training and matching of emerging and established leaders with qualified nonprofit boards.

She is passionate about creating opportunity through collaboration and demonstrates her commitment as President of the Board of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Founder of the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, and a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth where she serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Membership Committee.

As a respected board governance thought leader and sought after speaker, Pam enjoys contributing to relevant and meaningful conversations on board diversity, addressing equity gaps, and empowering social sector leadership. Her work has been published in NonprofitPRO, Philanthropy News Digest, Inside Charity, and other industry publications.

Brian Roland Corbin, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President

Catholic Charities USA

As the Executive Vice President of Catholic Charities USA, Dr. Corbin empowers an interdisciplinary team of experts supporting 168 Member Agencies across the USA and its territories to provide governance, mission & identify, disaster response, social policy, advocacy and government relations support. Brian has extensive experience in executive leadership, nonprofit organizations, organizational development, public policy, strategic planning and public speaking. Brian’s academic work focuses on governance theory and nonprofit corporate decision-making, with numerous publications in the field of political economy.

With over 35 years in leadership roles within health and human services, Brian has innovatively enhanced their organization’s brand and reach. He has served on over 45 corporate boards at the local, national and international levels. Brian is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and teaches pertinent courses at Walsh University and is devoted to collaborative problem-solving both locally and globally.

Brian earned his BA degree from The Catholic University of America, his Doctorate EdD in Organizational Leadership Health & Human Services from Youngstown State University and is completing his PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Anthony Davis, Esq.

Board President

CTC Academy

Anthony Davis serves as Board President of CTC Academy, a highly acclaimed non-profit organization that provides educational and therapeutic services for students with a diverse array of developmental disabilities through their collaborative educational program and support services for students and families. CTC began as a Center for children with Cerebral Palsy but over the past 60 years has evolved into an innovative education institution that provides creative education and advanced therapies to students with many different types of disabilities – students who face physical, medical and developmental challenges.

Anthony is an attorney and the founding partner of OGC Solutions for the past 16 years. OGC is a virtual legal department that provides mid-size businesses each day with a wide range of legal services from contracts and employment law to managing legal disputes. His firm helps with commercial and real estate issues and commercial litigation and trials as well.

Anthony earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his Doctorate of Law from Syracuse University College of Law, graduating, cum laude.

Joseph F. Duffy

Peer Reviewer

Council on Accreditation

Joseph F. Duffy is the Vice-Chair of DCM Associates. He is a peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation (COA), traveling across the U.S. and Canada as a peer review team member conducting accreditation visits for human service organizations commuted to best practice. Joe is an award-winning author and retired President of Catholic Charities Paterson and Executive Director of Straight & Narrow, Inc., the largest comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program in New Jersey.

Joe has over 50 years of nonprofit and for-profit board member experience locally and nationally including being an officer and committee chair. Prior to his work at Catholic Charities, Joe worked for 21 years at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey where he served as Vice President for Ambulatory and Long-Term Care.

Joe taught as an adjunct faculty member at Ramapo College of New Jersey and the College of St. Elizabeth on both the graduate and undergraduate level and has served as a field instructor for Ramapo, Farleigh Dickinson, Rutgers, Fordham, William Paterson and Montclair State Universities, Bethlehem University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Joe earned master’s degrees from Regis University in Nonprofit Management, Rutgers University in Public Administration, Seton Hall University in Rehabilitation Counseling, and William Paterson University in Special Education). His Bachelor’s degree in Sociology is from Seton Hall University. He is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit National Honor Society. In 2008 Joe received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, and in 2011 he received the United Way’s Cornerstone Award for outstanding community service. In 2012 Joe was recognized by Catholic Relief Services as an outstanding Diocesan Director.

Fred C. Wasiak

President & CEO

Food Bank of South Jersey

Fred Wasiak joined the Food Bank of South Jersey in 2018, not knowing what the next few years would bring: a global pandemic, the most significant increase in food insecurity in decades, record inflation, and the list goes on. But, through it all, Wasiak and his leadership team changed and evolved the structure of the Food Bank to meet the needs of both its communities and its employees.

The Food Bank, which serves about 60 communities in the four counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem, has doubled in size since the beginning of the pandemic, from the number of employees to the neighbors served each month. With more than 35 years of executive management experience, Wasiak has prioritized the organization’s culture of belonging and inclusiveness, which is built on mutual respect and dedication to meeting the Food Bank’s mission.

Prior to joining the Food Bank, Fred was owner/principal of Humanics Consulting where he provided consulting, training, coaching and development services for board, staff and nonprofit organizations. Fred also has a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from Board Source. Fred earned his bachelor’s degree from Niagara University and his Master of Science degree in Human Services from Springfield College.