Officers of the Board
Jason Lewis, Board President
Jodi MacDonald, Treasurer
Susan Scheufele, Board Vice-President
Kathy Chelminiak, Secretary
Board of Directors
Josephine has been with the Josephine County Food Bank since June 2020. Originally from Asheville, NC, she’s embraced Southern Oregon as her home for the past eight years. Josephine holds a Bachelor’s in Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University and firmly believes that access to food and the act of sharing a meal are fundamental human rights.
Outside of work, you’ll find her exploring the PNW with her pup by hiking, kayaking, camping, and gardening.
Matt moved to Grants Pass with his family from the Portland area five years ago. He has worked in various areas of the supply chain for more than eleven years and has a master’s in supply chain management and logistics. Matt and his wife have been married for twenty-four years and have four children. He enjoys working to improve our community in any way he can and using his expertise to manage our warehouse and food operations.
In 2017, Kristin Smith joined the Josephine County Food Bank as the Farm Manager for Raptor Creek Farm. She graduated from Rogue Farm Corps, an agriculture internship program, in 2015.
She draws on both her social work experience and agriculture background to develop Raptor Creek Farm’s programs.
When she isn’t farming, she is backpacking with her two black labs and 6 goats.
Executive Assistant & HR Generalist
Christina has been with the Josephine County Food Bank 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.
Patrice has been immersed in the non-profit world for over 30 years. Before moving to Oregon in 2019, she managed numerous public gardens in the Bay Area.
Her favorite part of her position was and still is, working with volunteers, developing a curriculum with a focus on plant-based activities, walks in nature, meditation, and art that helps to foster a sense of community, gratitude, and communion with the earth.
Partnerships and Agency Coordinator
Shelby was born and raised in Texas and moved to Oregon three years ago with her fiancé and four dogs. She has her master’s degree in conservation biology and her bachelor’s degree in marine biology and psychology.
Growing up, she had a passion for photography and was constantly involved with anything related to water by being a competitive swimmer, a collegiate water polo player, and a divemaster.
Shelby hopes to help expand the food bank’s distribution sites and service areas with an eye toward equity and underserved populations.
A devoted parent of two, Seann channels his personal experiences into making a positive impact on others’ lives. Having worked with adolescent kids at DHS, he has been instrumental in providing counseling and support, fostering improvement and growth in their lives. He looks forward to continuing to help his community through his work at JCFB. Seann is currently on the verge of completing his bachelor’s degree in Crime, Law, and Society.
Pop-Up Pantry Specialist
Tony is a former EMT and Navy Medic who has traveled and lived all over the United States. He is a new resident of Southern Oregon and looks forward to getting to know his community. He enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and visiting the coast in his spare time.
Food Recovery Specialist
Farm Assistant/YIP Coordinator
Jeff Meier volunteered on the farm for four years prior to being hired as a 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.
Annie grew up on a biodynamic farm in Oregon, leading to a passion for sustainable local agriculture. Annie worked for Northwest Youth Corps for five years, gaining experience in conservation while exploring the Pacific Northwest. She joined AmeriCorps and completed the construction technology program through Lane Community College while building houses for low-income families. She has five years’ of experience as a type 1 wildland firefighter. Annie has lived in southern Oregon for the last 12 years, raising an amazing daughter. Her passion is empowering people to grow and enjoy healthy, sustainable food.