The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

Staff Profiles


Staff

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John Becker

President & CPO

John is the President and CPO of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. He began work with the food bank as a volunteer in 2000, was elected to the board of directors in 2001, and applied for and was hired to the position of President & CPO in 2004. Over the past seven years he has more than tripl... Read more »


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Beegee Elder

Exexcutive Assistant to the President

Beegee Elder serves as the Childhood Nutrition Program Coordinator for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Beegee began working at the Food Bank in the spring of 2014. Previously, Beegee was an English teacher, school counselor, and gifted program coordinator for the Clarke County School Distri... Read more »


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Jim Heider

Operation Manager

Jim is the Operations Manager. He joined the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in 2002 as the Good Works Trainer. In early 2003 he was promoted to Operations Manager where he manages the day-to-day operations of the warehouse striving to meet the needs of our agencies. Prior to joining the Food Bank... Read more »


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Shannon Arnold

Facilities Manager

Shannon Arnold serves as the Facilities Manager at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. He was promoted to this position from Warehouse Manager in July 2014. Shannon first began working at the Food Bank in September of 2009 and is a 1994 graduate of Athens Technical College with a degree in Manag... Read more »


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Susan Dodson

Communications and Donor Relations Manager

Susan Dodson is the Communications and Donor Relations Manager at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. In her current role, Susan is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, which include individual and corporate donor relations. She is also in charge of all communications, including newsletter... Read more »


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Tonya Bolton

Programs Manager and Agency Relations

Tonya Bolton has been with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia since May of 2005. She started as the Agency Relations Coordinator, where her primary responsibility was to serve as a liaison between the Food Bank and our Partner Agencies. In 2009, she was promoted to Programs Manager and currently ... Read more »


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David Williams

Food Procurement Manager

David Williams serves as the Food Sourcing Manager at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. David first began working at the food bank in September of 2001 and has had a hand in all aspects of the outreach as it has grown. He has worked with volunteers and warehouse staff throughout his tenure at... Read more »


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Jennifer Wootton

Donation and Events Manager

Jennifer Wootton serves as the Executive Assistant to the President for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Jennifer began working at the Food Bank in November of 2013. Previously, Jennifer has served as the Executive Director for the Junior League of Athens and the Taylor Grady House as well as... Read more »


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Kathie Robinson

Childhood Nutrition Coordinator

Kathie Robinson serves as the Childhood Nutrition Coordinator at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. She began working at the Food Bank in August of 2014, where she supervises the Food 2 Kids and the Summer Food Service Programs. Originally from Bainbridge, Georgia, Kathie moved to Athens in 1... Read more »


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Jim Pope

Volunteer Coordinator

Jim Pope was born and raised just east of the Mississippi River in the St Louis area. He worked in the metal casting business for almost 40 years. In 1972, he married a Georgia Peach. Together they raised their family in Illinois about 20 miles from St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002 they moved to Geor... Read more »


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Dave Standard

Community Relations Coordinator

Dave is the Community Relations Coordinator for the 6 county area served by or Mountain Distribution Center in Rabun County. He started with the Food Bank in 2010 in the agency relations area and since then has taken on additional duties, including Food 2 Kids for his area and community relations... Read more »


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Michael Cochran

Warehouse Manager - Mountain Distribution Center

Michael is the Warehouse Manager of the Mountain Distribution Center in Rabun County. He joined the Food Bank in May 2010 when the Mountain Branch relocated to Rabun County. He came to the Food Bank with 20 years warehouse operation and supervisory experience with CMI Industries and Magnolia Wind... Read more »


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This photo includes most of the staff at the Athens location. What a great staff we have here! Read more »


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Danny Benson

Operations Manager, Mountain Branch

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Lindsay Conner

Agency Representative

Lindsay Conner serves as the Agency Relations Coordinator at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. She graduated from UGA with a BFA in education and taught as an art teacher for five years. She volunteers in her free time at the Georgia Museum of Art Family Days and is currently a board member of ... Read more »