WHO WE ARE

Just Food is the food bank of Douglas County, supplying 29+ partner agencies with fresh produce, dairy products, meat, bread and pantry staples. Tuesday through Friday, Just Food operates a food pantry out of our main building serving 150-300 families daily. We are a team dedicated to our guiding principles and listening to our clients and community to serve the larger needs of our neighbors facing hunger.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Provide access to nutritious food,
while respecting the dignity of every human being.

Address root causes of hunger and cultivate self-sufficiency.

Collaborate with community partners to affect positive and sustainable change.

Ensure a culture of stewardship grounded in transparency and sustainability, and informed by
the needs of our community.

Support people through the lens of equity and diversity.

OUR TEAM

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ELIZABETH KEEVER

executive director

fundraising, events, oversees execution of strategic planning

RYAN BOWERSOX

director of marketing & outreach

organizes food recovery and food drives, assists in event planning, community relations, social media

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AUNDREA SHAFER

program director

organizes cooking classes and gardens, oversees cruising cupboard and all programming

BRETT SALSBURY

director of finance & development

assists in development of Just Food, grant writing, oversees accounts payable and receivable, data management

PAUL PEACH

director of operations

food ordering, facilities management, warehouse operations

COLE DAVIDSON

volunteer manager

volunteer recruitment, management, and orientations

JESSICA COONEY

client services manager

oversees federal food programs such as CSFP and SNAP, organizes school pantries, and oversees client database

TORY ROBERSON

food recovery manager

food recovery, vehicle maintenance, assists in warehouse operations

MICHAELA CANTRELL

community health specialist

cruising cupboard, recruitment of Just Food programming, healthy eating initiatives

 
 

OUR HISTORY

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2009

In the fall of 2009 Just Food opened its doors and served clients in the basement of the United Way building in partnership with ECKAN.

 

our board

The board of directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet monthly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. Board members are encouraged to participate in sub committees that play to the strength and talents of each board member. Board terms are 3 year terms with an opportunity to renew after three years

Annually applications are accepted due by August 1st for board membership beginning in January of the following year. Board appointment positions are voted on in October. Members begin as non voting members in November and full members in January.

 

current board of directors

AMANDA N. DAVIS

President, Executive Committee

Amanda is the Communications Project Manager at ITCO Communications, Inc.

JEVAN BREMBY

Vice Chair, Executive Committee

Jevan works for the  Center for Public Partnerships & Research.

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KAREY A. CHESTER

Treasurer, Executive Committee

Karey is the Chief Compliance Officer and the Chief Operations Officer at McDaniel Knutson Financial Partners.

ELINA ALTERMAN

Board Member

Elina is the owner of EMA Consulting 

MIKE LOGAN

Board Member

Mike is the owner/operator of the Granada, Abe and Jakes Landing, Lucia Beer Garden & Grill, The Bottleneck, and Rick's Place.

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JACKI BECKER

Board Member

Jacki is the owner of Eleven Productions

MICHAEL REED

Board Member

Michael is a Director at Dell Technologies.

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SHANTEL GRACE

Board Member

Shantel is the owner of Grace Foods, operating Ramen Bowls and Moon Fluff.

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KEVIN WICKLIFFE

Past President, Executive Committee

Kevin is a Managing Director/General Counsel at Attucks Asset Management, LLC.

JOCELYN GUNTER

Past President, Executive Committee

Jocelyn is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director of Marketing, Sales, and Education at ARMA International, Inc.

SALLY HARE-SCHRINER

Secretary, Executive Committee

Sally is a retired Assistant Coordinator of Field Experiences at the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education Unified Early Childhood Program.

DEBBIE MCCORD

Board Member

Debbie is a retired Development Director at KU Endowment Association for the KU School of Social Welfare and the KU Libraries.

JAMES WALDEN

Board Member

James is the Chief Investment Officer at  Clayton Wealth Partners.

JOHN SEBELIUS

Board Member

John is the owner and artist of John Sebelius Art and Design and Adjunct Professor at Washburn University.

RANDY BARNES

Board Members

Randy is a realtor at Stephens Real Estate.

 

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