“Be a Neighbor – Feed a Neighbor”
Current Board of Directors:
Kathy Mountain, President
Board member since 2008, President since 2012
As a participant and group lead in the "Ted Spella Leadership Program" sponsored by
the Algonquin/Lae in the Hills Chamber of Commerce, the group project focused on the
Food Pantry and helped create the pantry's logo, the tag line "Be a neighbor~Feed a
neighbor" and the creation of the pantry's first website.
Sal Maggio, Vice President
2008 - current
As a volunteer at the pantry since 2002, Sal joined the Board in 2008. Sal was the
project manager and coordinator for the construction of the new building on Pyott and
is responsible for Buildings & Grounds along with coordinating our DirectConnect
Program (retail food pick-up)
Clarenda Johnson, Secretary
2000 - current
As a founding volunteer, Clare soon found herself on the Board as the Secretary and is
responsible for writing all of the thank you notes to our donors to this date. Her gift of
the written word is truly a blessing.
Julie Schmickley, Treasurer
Founding Board Member - current
As a founding member of the pantry, Julie has worn many hats over the years. In
addition to watch-dog approach to our finances, she coordinates the NIFB food
purchases and deliveries at the pantry to include the food truck programs we sponsor
with local groups.
Mary Terese Piemonte, Director
Founding Board Member - current
Mary Terese is a founding member of the food pantry and considers the volunteers to
be our "life blood." In addition to managing the volunteer schedules, she also
publishes a quarterly newsletter and helps organize community food drives and tours
Ken Scott, CPA, Director
2020 - current
With the ever changing tax laws/financial reporting requirements for non-profit
organizations, Ken's 30+ years of experience in this arena will insure the pantry stays
compliant and be good stewards of pantry operations as we continue or mission of
serving our clients with dignity for years to come.
Previous Board of Directors:
Dick Hoferle, CPA
Founding President, 1999 - 2019
As the Founding President, Dick worked with local churches and community members to
establish the pantry
Kay began volunteering at the pantry after retiring from a long and successful career
as an elementary school teacher. She ran the day to day operations at both the Oak
Street and Pyott Road.
2011 - 2020
Carol was the chief fundraiser for our capital campaign that made the move to the
Pyott location possible. Through her tireless efforts and amazing ideas the fundraising
seemed secondary to the event at hand.
2012 - 2018
With his banking background, Dave brought great insight to the Board and helped get
the pantry aligned with new budgetary needs as we moved into our new building on
Founding Board Member, retired 2014
Stephanie held the roles of Treasurer and Inventory Manager during her tenure. She
was instrumental in all aspects of the pantry n the beginning with her focus on
shopping to ensure the pantry offered a selection for the clients.
Kathy started as a volunteer and became a Board Member on the early years. Kathy
worked closely with the founding churches, playing a very important role in establishing
the pantry in the community.
Linda joined the pantry in the early years and managed stocking and inventory matters
during her tenure.