Board of Directors & Advisory Board

We appreciate the local community and business leaders who make up our Board of Directors & Advisory Board and value their thoughtful guidance of our organization.


Randy Kummer, Chairman

Randy Kummer has served on the Board of Forgotten Harvest since 2013. Prior to becoming Board Chair, he served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Operations Committee. Randy retired from Lear Corporation in 2017, where he had served as Vice President of Audit Services, reporting directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Lear, he was CFO of a health insurer in Indiana, and a Partner at EY, where he began his career in 1982 after graduating from Indiana University.

In addition to Forgotten Harvest, Randy has served on the Boards of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, and the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chair of the Education Committee.

Randy and his wife Stephanie have four children who live in Cape Coral Florida, Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. Randy and Stephanie are regular volunteers at Forgotten Harvest locations.

Leadership Team

Adrian Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Spicer

Chief Operations Officer

Tim Hudson

Chief Development Officer

Anne Ginn

Chief Public Policy Officer

Michael Butman

Chief Information Officer

Cathleen Brook

Chief Talent & Culture Officer 

Executive Committee

Randy Kummer, Chairperson

Community Leader

Mike Murri, Vice Chairperson

VP and GM, WXYZ – Channel 7

Darcee Scavone, Vice Chairperson

HR Consultant, Lineage Logistics

Nathan Upfal, Secretary

President, Law Offices of Nathan Upfal

Jason Paulateer, Vice Chairperson

SVP, Community & Econ Development Fifth Third Bank

Julie G. Smith, Vice Chairperson

Community Leader

Andrew Ottaway, Treasurer

Sr. Managing Director, FINNEA Group

David Sanders, Vice Chairperson

Managing Director, GM/Cruise Partnership, Microsoft

Katherine Gorman, Vice Chairperson

Vice President, PNC Bank

Hugh Mahler, Member at Large

Community Leader

Board of Directors

Rebecca Bray

Chief Sales Officer, Epitec

Kristina Robinson Garrett

Judge, MI Court of Appeals District 1

Tracy Myrick

Chief Accounting Officer, DTE

Harold Burns

Managing Director

Brenda Jones

City Council President, Detroit

Camille Nicita

President & CEO, Gongos Research

Doug Busch

Busch’s Fresh Food Market

Daniel Kaufman

SVP,H.W. Kaufman Group

Rashida Patterson

VP, Global HR GBS, Lear Corporation

John C. Carter, Vice Chairperson

Community Leader

Kevin Kernen

Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross

Lisa C. Peracchio

President East African Children’s Fund

Richard DiBartolomeo, Chairperson

Community Leader

Jason Lee

EVP, Capital Markets
Flagstar Bank

Stephen Swartz

President, The JAR Group

Eric Dietz

President, SE MI, Huntington Bank

Hannan Lis, Vice Chairperson

Community Leader

James Trouba

Partner, Grant Thornton

Derek Edwards

SVP Lending, Invest Detroit

Ken McClure

Regional Director, Corp. Affairs, Kroger

Mark Ellis

CRO, Sports Illustrated

Melinda Mernovage

Director, Corp Comm., Global Business & Markets, Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG

Jon Woods

Community Leader

Stan Finsilver

Co-Founder, Friedman Real Estate

Brittany Muneio

National Account Manager, Plastipak

Genna Young

Manager, Detroit Community Partnerships
General Motors

Cynthia Ford

Community Leader

Lorna G. Utley

Community Leader

Sean Zecman

President, National Food Group

Advisory Council Members

Mitch Albom

Sports Columnist
Detroit Free Press

Tim Allen

Boxing Cat Productions

Maggie Allesee

Community Leader

Sarkis Mark Anusbigian

Westborn Market

Rob Cohen

Advance Packaging Technologies

Keith W. Cooley

Community Leader

Ed Deeb

Founder, President & CEO
Michigan Food & Beverage Association

David Draper

The Draper Law Firm

Eric Ersher

Founder & CEO
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

Dr. Nancy Fishman

Forgotten Harvest

Rick Foster

W. K. Kellogg Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability
Michigan State University

George Francis III

Community Leader

Joel E. Jacob

The Bottle Crew

Anita Jenkins

Community Leader

George G. Johnson

Managing Director
George Johnson & Company

Gary Karp

Executive Vice President
Sherwood Food Distributors

Bruce Kridler

Greenleaf Trust

Bob Olender

Chairman, DDA
Dawn Food Products

Terry Palleschi

Community Leader

Peggy Pitt

Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden, P. C.

Kathy Reid

First Vice President
Comerica Incorporated

Leroy C. Richie (Roy)

Lewis & Munday

Marty Shoushanian

Versacom, Inc.

Harry Warner

Warner Petroleum Corporation

Rabbi Paul Yedwab

Temple Israel