MEET THE TEAM

STAFF

Kim Collins

Executive Director

Kim was named the Executive Director of the Josephine County Food Bank in November 2019.

 

Her background was working with adults that struggled with addiction and opened the Adult & Teen Challenge Center in Bend, Oregon. This was one of the most meaningful times of her life.

 

Kim and her husband Kris have four grown children and five grandchildren. She enjoys skydiving, riding motorcycles, traveling, and spending time with her dog.

Josephine Sze

Program Coordinator

Josephine joined the staff as the Administrative Assistant in June 2020. Originally from Asheville, NC she has lived in Southern Oregon for the last five years and has loved making this her new home.

 

Joining the staff at the Josephine County Food Bank has allowed her to continue her passion for food justice and food security.

 

In her spare time, she can be found with her pup hiking, kayaking, gardening, and exploring the PNW and beyond.

Coming Soon

Outreach Coordinator

New Outreach Coordinator coming soon!

Christina Hager

HR & Data Specialist

Christina has been with us since September 2020. She earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from Colorado Technical University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She recently moved back to Grants Pass from Washington to be with family.

Christina is the wife of Justin and mother of two beautiful children, Robyn and Elora. She also has a passion for art, theatre and travel.

Kristin Smith

Farm Manager

In 2017, Kristin Smith joined Raptor Creek Farm as the Farm Manager. 

 

Kristin graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Portland State University in 2013, and after working in the Portland school system she changed course hoping to make farming a career. 

 

Kristin joined Rogue Farm Corps, an intensive agriculture internship program, and graduated in 2015. She draws on both her social work experience and agriculture background to develop Raptor Creek Farm’s programs.

Jeff Meier

Farm Hand

Jeff Meier volunteered on the farm for four years prior to being hired as Farm Assistant in 2020. 

 

Jeff graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He worked with the Northwest Youth Corps for eight seasons, which allowed him extensive time in the backcountry leading crews of teenage and young adult participants in completing Forest Service-sponsored conservation projects. 

 

He also brings 10 years of native and invasive plant ecological restoration in the Rogue Valley. 

Chris Cannova

Education Coordinator

More about Chris coming soon...

Larry Smith

Warehouse Supervisor

Larry has devoted his life to helping the homeless and needy and sees his role as a Warehouse Supervisor as an inherent way of continuing that mission.

Larry has worked as the Director of the Grants Pass Dorcas for the last ten years, overseeing vital community-focused projects such as the soup kitchen, thrift store, and Dorcas Community Service, a multifaceted program helping those in need since 1986.

When he has free time, Larry enjoys serving the community and racing radio-controlled trucks.

John Zonfrello

Warehouse Manager

After getting to know our constituents so well through his heavy involvement with pop-up pantries, John joined our team in July 2020. He assumed the Warehouse Manager role after beginning as an assistant and has really hit the ground running.

This was a natural step for him. John has a passion for helping high-risk individuals and sees this job as a way to have an even greater impact.

When he's not working, John loves outdoor activities from archery to camping and is an avid pianist and drummer.

Sean M.L. Sullivan

Food Recovery Specialist

Since Sean joined our team in February 2021, his excitement and energy have been contagious.

Before becoming staff, Sean relied on food bank services. He showed his appreciation by volunteering in the warehouse, and when a position opened up, he saw it as the perfect opportunity to help those whose shoes he was once in.

Outside of work, Sean loves hiking, photography and anything else that will get him outdoors.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

President
Jason Lewis

Vice-President
Sam Engel

Treasurer
Ben Smith

Secretary
Hillary Brownell

Board Members

Jim Brumbach

Steve Loftesnes

Joanne Stumpf

Kathy Chelminiak

Jodi MacDonald

Gloria Zepeda

Jill Gleysteen

Susan Scheufele

Cheryl Kirk

Charlie Simons

Contact Us (Map)

3658 Upper River Rd.

Grants Pass, OR 97528

P: 541.479.5556

F: 541.476.6268

info@jocofoodbank.org

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursdays

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Mailing Address

PO Box 250

Grants Pass, OR 97528

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For assistance other than food call the Josephine County

Hot-line: Dial 211

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