John C. Carter has been involved with Forgotten Harvest since 2007 and has been active in a variety of board roles over the years.  He was drawn to the organization because of Forgotten Harvest’s impactful history of helping children and families in need throughout the Detroit area. John also serves on ten other boards and has previously served as Board Chairman of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and Judson Center, two other organizations that impact families and children in need.  

John is market President of JPMorgan Chase of Michigan and has served in various management roles over a 30+ year career at the bank.  He lives in Bloomfield Hills with his wife Joanne and they have two grown children.  


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

John C. Carter, Chairperson
President, Michigan Middle Market, Chase Bank
Doug Busch, Vice Chairperson
Busch’s Fresh Food Market
Mike Murri, Vice Chairperson
VP and General Manager
WXYZ – Channel 7
Richard DiBartolomeo, Secretary 
Community Leader
Randy M. Kummer, Vice Chairperson
Community Leader
Julie G. Smith, Vice Chairperson
Community Leader
James Trouba, Treasurer
Grant Thornton
Hannan Lis, Vice Chairperson
Chief Operating Officer
Weight Watchers
Jon Woods, Vice Chairperson
Plante Moran


Board of Directors

John Barker
Managing Director, Investments
The Kresge Foundation
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
Katie Gorman
Vice President
PNC Bank
Michael Jasperson
Vice President Eastern Region
Priority Health
Tracey Kenty
HR Manager
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Matthew Lester
Founder and CEO
Princeton Enterprises
Dave McNulty
VP, Corporate HR & Global Talent Acquisition
Lear Corporation
Eileen Newell
Director of Tax
Rock Ventures
Peter Oleksiak
DTE Energy
Andrew Ottaway
EVP, Michigan Market President, Managing Director
Sam Rozenberg
Change Agent
Nancy Tellem
Community Leader
Margaret Trimer-Hartley
Director Corporate Communication & Corporate Citizenship
Delta Dental of MI, OH & IN
Nathan Upfal
Law Offices of Nathan Upfal, P.C.
Matthew Usher
Usher Oil Company
Lorna G. Utley
Community Leader and Interim CEO 
Goodwill Industries, Maryland 
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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