The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is comprised of a close-knit team of around 35-40, all based in Birmingham, Alabama. Whether someone is in the front office or handling food in the warehouse, every member of the CFBCA staff is important and mission-minded. We are focused on feeding our neighbors in central Alabama, and we know that together, we can make an impact.
If you’re looking to join us, be sure to check our job postings regularly!
Brett R. Meredith is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Most recently, Brett served as Divisional Secretary for Business for The Salvation Army in Texas, where he was responsible for more than 20 employees, multiple departments, and budgets totaling more than $30 million including those for Disaster Responses. A strong leader known for his exceptional attention to detail, he has significant experience running complex nonprofits and establishing and growing strategic community partnerships. Prior to his tenure in Dallas, Texas, he held the positions of Regional Commander in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Regional Commander in Hampton Roads, Virginia; Regional Commander in Kerrville, Texas; and Commander/Corps Officer in Dallas, Texas.
Brittany Spain joined the Food Bank team in September 2020 as the Executive Assistant. She provides administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the operation runs smoothly and effectively. She has a Bachelors’s degree in Supply Chain Management and has experience in warehousing and church ministry.
Jillian Presley is the Director of Finance at the Community Food Bank. Jillian joined the team in September 2021.
Jennifer Thomas is the Business and Finance Office Manager at the Community Food Bank. Jennifer joined the team in June 2021 as the Human Resources Coordinator.
Brenda Jones is the First Impressions Coordinator at the Community Food Bank. Brenda joined the team in June 2021.
Patrick McClusky is the Pro Tem Director of Agencies at the Food Bank. Patrick joined the team in August 2021.
David Appleby joined the CFB team in early 2019, managing the grocery store donation program. Previously, as Food Safety and Compliance Coordinator, he oversaw our food safety programs and training courses. Currently, David is our Agency Relations Manager. He recruits, on-boards, and trains our Agency Partners in reporting, food safety, and shares best practices throughout our network. Before he began his career in food banking, David started a small publishing business. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in Management from UAB. Away from work, David enjoys running, grilling, and the outdoors.
Brooke Allison is the Agency Relations Coordinator at the Community Food Bank. Brooke joined the team in August 2021.
Jon Barnacastle is the Director of Programs at Community Food Bank. On staff since November 2013, Jon oversees several of the Food Bank’s direct service programs including the Kids Meal Campaign—Weekenders Backpack, Family Market (or “school pantry”), and Summer Meals. Having served in multiple Feeding America capacity-building committees, he is well-versed in best practices shared by food banks across the country in expanding service to vulnerable populationsDirector of
Eli Ponder-Twardy is the Programs Manager at CFBCA. Eli has a background in the arts and academia but came to the Community Food Bank through experiences working in Alabama’s public schools and in community-driven arts initiatives. Eli, a native Alabamian, completed a Master of Arts at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar in 2016. Eli completed a thesis project on ‘Community Building’ and its implications for arts organizational practices in Leeds, UK. The impetus for this research and term of study came from Eli’s experiences working with the Hillsborough County Arts Council and College of the Arts Council at USF (at which he served as President) during his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida. Eli graduated from USF Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance in 2015. Upon his return to Alabama in 2017, Eli taught band students in the Oxford City Schools and college students at Jacksonville State University where he worked as a graduate assistant while completing Master of Arts studies and a thesis on music pedagogy. Eli began working with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama’s Kids’ Meal Campaign in 2019 as an AmeriCorps VISTA and completed his VISTA service in 2020.
Anna Sauceda is the Lead & Senior Grocery Coordinator at the Food Bank. Anna joined the team in March 2021.
MiKayla Tidmore is the Kids Café Coordinator at the Community Food Bank. MiKayla joined the team in April 2021.
Nicole Williams is the Director of Development of the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. She joined the team in November of 2020 and oversees Fundraising, Communications, and Volunteers. Nicole brings a wealth of experience from the Alabama nonprofit sector and her past roles at community organizations like the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Sight Savers America, Kid One Transport, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Ginger Pegues is the Assistant Director of Development at the Food Bank. Ginger joined the team in January 2021 as the Events and Corporate Relations Manager.
Haley Galloway is the Individual Giving Coordinator at the Food Bank. Haley joined the team in March 2021.
Wayne Linder is the Director of Operations for the Community Food Bank. Wayne has been with CFB since 2014.
Corye Todd is the Assistant Director of Operations at the Community Food Bank. Corye joined the team in June 2021.
Mario Dorsey is the Food Sourcing Manager at the Food Bank. Mario has been with the food bank for many years as a driver and began coordinating our retail donation program in March 2021.
Harold Holston is the Warehouse Floor & Quality Control Manager at the Community Food Bank. Harold has been with CFB for many years.
Carrie Tate is the Loading Dock Coordinator at the Community Food Bank. Carrie joined the team in July 2021.
Adrian Anderson has been a SNAP Outreach Coordinator of Central Alabama since June 2014. Over her tenure, she has assisted with the growth and sustainable expansion of the SNAP Outreach program throughout the Central and North Alabama regions. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Humans Service and a Master of Science degree in Social Work. She has participated in seminars and conferences on both the local and national level, advocated for SNAP preservation and expansion, and continually works with community and agency partners to enroll and educate our neighbors in need about benefits that may help them end their cycle of hunger.