Jeffrey D. Klein
President and CEO
Mr. Klein joined The Global FoodBanking Network as the President and CEO in January 2011 following a 30-year career in finance and investment in private and public companies in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. He is focused on expanding the reach of the network, building organizational capacity, and deepening GFN’s funding base. He is committed to leveraging relationships with the global anti-hunger community, governments, and the global food and grocery industry to enhance our collective impact on hunger. Mr. Klein made the move to GFN after deciding to devote the next stage of his life’s work to addressing one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian issues, hunger. He holds a BSBA in Finance from Georgetown University.
Senior Vice President Network Development
Mr. Rebstock is a seasoned food bank professional with over thirty years of experience in the field. He played a leading role in the formation of The Global FoodBanking Network in response to the growing international interest in food banking. Previous to GFN, Mr. Rebstock was the Executive Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and then served as the Vice President of Member Support at America’s Second Harvest, now known as Feeding America. As the head of GFN’s Network Development department he travels extensively and manages food bank development projects, member support, and training activities.
Rtn. Craig A. Nemitz
Director of Field Services
Mr. Nemitz has been involved in humanitarian services and emergency management for more than fifteen years. He currently serves as GFN’s Director of Field Services, managing new food bank development projects and overseeing member compliance. Previously he served as a Network Services Representative and the first Director of Disaster Services at America’s Second Harvest. He has earned numerous honors including the prestigious International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from the University of Geneva/Royal College of Surgeons & Fordham University. Craig is a Charter Member of the Channahon-Minooka Rotary Club and is GFN’s liaison to Rotary International.
Manager of Network Programs
Mr. Kitchen moved to Chicago from the United Kingdom in order to join the Global FoodBanking Network in October 2012 following 10 years of working in the corporate sector in Management Consulting and directly in the food industry. He brings a wide range of experience having completed a number of successful projects for a variety of clients in the retail and consumer goods industries during 8 years at Accenture. In 2008 Anthony worked on behalf of the Global FoodBanking Network in South Africa helping to establish FoodBank South Africa and particularly exploring the food sourcing opportunities in that country. After leaving Accenture he spent 3 years working for the largest dairy company in the UK before moving to the Global FoodBanking Network. Anthony holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University Of Bath.
Network Development Assistant
Mr. Millar joined the GFN staff in 2010. He supports the network development team, and plays a vital role in coordinating technology solutions for the organization. He is a recent graduate of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations with a BS in Diplomacy and International Relations.
Director of Communications
Ms. Canepa joined The Global FoodBanking Network in 2012 and is responsible for the development and coordination of GFN’s external communications. She has a wealth of experience in developing integrated marketing programs that introduce, reposition and sustain global brands including: Gatorade, McDonald’s, Crest, Campbell’s Soups, Nike, General Mills, Charmin, Pampers, and more. In doing so, she concepted and managed numerous large-scale special events, media events, cause-related marketing efforts, sponsorships and consumer education programs. Her work has won awards from the Public Relations Society of America, The Publicity Club of Chicago and The International Association of Business Communicators. Sue graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism.
Director of Development
Ms. Wood joined GFN in 2009 and is responsible for overseeing development of GFN’s financial resources, and fostering funding relationships. Previously, she served as Director of Development and Communications at Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation, a global organization of executives and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls around the world. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, she spent 15 years in corporate and marketing communications. She holds a BA degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.
Beth Saks, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Saks joined GFN in 2008. In her position as Chief Financial Officer she directs all financial and administrative functions for the organization including budgeting, cash management, financial planning and analysis, annual audit and tax filings, human resources, and office administration. Prior to GFN, she worked as an independent consultant on financial management and systems implementation issues for non-profit organizations and served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Feeding America as well as spending several years in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds an MBA in finance and accounting from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Accounting and Administration Assistant
Ms. Lyda joined GFN in 2008. She manages the organization’s day-to-day accounting and financial oversight in addition to human resources and employee benefits program. She has more than thirty years experience in administration, finance, and office management. Prior to joining GFN, she worked with several major nonprofit groups in the Chicago area focusing on women and employment issues including Chicago Women in Trades, Women’s Self-Employment Project, and the Center for Labor and Community Research.