MEET THE BOARD

Daily Bread is operated entirely by volunteers. All volunteers have a say in how the Pantry is run, and most of the best ideas come from members of the team with no official leadership position. On a more formal level, our Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the affairs of the Pantry and sets its strategic direction. Some Board members wear two hats and hold executive officer roles as well.

PETER KENT
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President

After a long career as a corporate lawyer, Peter finally found honest work volunteering for Daily Bread in 2018.

Being part of the Pantry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.

MARYBETH ALPUCHE

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Secretary

Marybeth has worked as a pre-school /elementary school teacher.  She began volunteering at Daily Bread shortly after the outbreak of COVID-19.

 

 

Not only has working at Daily Bread been a personally fulfilling experience, the dedication of our volunteers never ceases to amaze me.

KAY GELFMAN

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Treasurer

Limelight-avoiding  Kay (the photo is of her pooch  🙂) has worked for many years looking after the books of several non-profits and houses of worship. Most recently, she has led our initiative to update our accounting systems, bringing much greater real-time visibility and controls to our financial affairs.

 

 

Being able to help Daily Bread fulfill its mission to feed the hungry and food insecure is deeply rewarding, especially in these times of unprecedented demand.

SANDRA FERREIRA-MOLINA

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Board Member

Sandra has held numerous leadership positions in public service, including roles focusing on healthcare and workforce development. She is currently the Deputy CEO for Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity (LEAD).

Daily Bread's clients are often part of communities I have worked with throughout my career in public service. I hope by serving on the Board I can bring that experience to bear on furthering the Pantry's mission. 

JUAN MEDRANO

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Board Member

Another long-standing volunteer at the Pantry, Juan has deep ties to the communities we serve and is able to provide valuable insights into their needs..

For me, Daily Bread is something of a local institution and part of the fabric of the neighborhood. It is a huge privilege to help further its mission.

RODRIGO MARTINS

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Board Member

Rodrigo is a MSW canditate at Fordham University. He is the Fatherhood Initiative Program Coordinator for Head Start in Northern Fairfield & Greater Norwalk.

I am passionate about serving our community and people in crisis. Serving on the Daily Bread Board perfectly complements my work for Head Start.