Our Board of Directors and Advisory Board are comprised of community and business leaders who share
Forgotten Harvest's commitment to end food waste and hunger in Metropolitan Detroit. We appreciate the
service of these individuals and value their role in guiding our organization.

Executive Committee

Hannan Lis, Chairperson
Chief Operating Officer
Weight Watchers

John C. Carter, First Vice Chairperson
Region Manager, Middle Michigan Market
Chase Bank

Richard DiBartolomeo, Vice Chairperson
Community Leader

Jon Woods, Vice Chairperson
Plante Moran

James Trouba, Treasurer
Grant Thornton

Dave Zilko, Secretary
Fuel Leadership


Board of Directors

Timothy Ashley
Senior Vice President
PNC Bank

John Barker
Managing Director, Investments
The Kresge Foundation

Teri Battaglieri
Director, Communications,
Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
Delta Dental of MI, OH & IN

Doug Busch
Busch’s Fresh Food Market

Derrick Coleman
President of DC Elite

John Darin
English Gardens

Eric Dietz
Commercial Relations Manager
Huntington Bank

Tim Dumond
Managing Director

Warren C. Evans
Chief Executive Officer
Wayne County

Cynthia Ford
Community Leader

Michael Garavaglia
Capitol Relations, LLC

Michael Jasperson
Vice President Eastern Region
Priority Health

Tracey Kenty
HR Manager
Strategic Staffing Solutions

Sally Krugel
Community Leader

Randy M. Kummer
Community Leader

Mary Jo Larson
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Matthew Lester
Founder and CEO
Princeton Enterprises

Nora Moroun
Board Member
CenTra Inc.

Mike Murri
VP and General Manager
WXYZ – Channel 7

Eileen Newell
Director of Tax
Rock Ventures

Peter Oleksiak
DTE Energy

Brian Priester
Detroit Free Press/Michigan.com

Savarior Service
Savarior Moss-Service Enterprise

Larry Shulman
Bodman PLC

Julie G. Smith
Community Leader

Nancy Tellem
Community Leader

Nathan Upfal
Law Offices of Nathan Upfal, P.C.

Matthew Usher
Usher Oil Company

Mark Wakefield
Managing Director
Detroit Alix Partners

Neal F. Zalenko
Investor & Retired owner of
Zalenko & Associates


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.

Stephen Swartz
The JAR Group, L.L.C.

Harry Warner
Warner Petroleum Corporation

Rabbi Paul Yedwab
Temple Israel

About Forgotten Harvest

Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued” 42 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources.  This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to over 250 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.


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