Leadership

The people of Foodnet Meals On Wheels make it possible to fulfill our mission to end hunger among our county’s most vulnerable population.  Meet the Board of Directors and Administration who lead our community in caring for over 400 older adults and others throughout Tompkins County.

Board Of Directors
David Dier - Chair
David Dier - Chair

Accountant, The History Center in Tompkins County
Retired, Co-Owner of William Henry Miller Inn

Karen Fritz- Vice Chair
Karen Fritz- Vice Chair

Director, Human Resources
Planned Parenthood - Greater New York

Rachel Clarkson, Treasurer
Rachel Clarkson, Treasurer

Corporate Compliance Specialist
Tompkins Financial Corporation

Lyndsey Bullock- Secretary
Lyndsey Bullock- Secretary

Director of Recruiting & Employer Relations-Cornell University Law School

Emily Mallar
Emily Mallar

Director of Care Management, Cayuga Health Partners
President & Executive Director for Youth Rally

Joe Outzen
Joe Outzen

Enrollment Counselor, E-Cornell

Jake McNamara
Jake McNamara

Attorney, Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP

Lynn Stephan
Lynn Stephan

Associate Director of Education,
Association for Justice (AAJ)

Elizabeth Bergman, Phd
Elizabeth Bergman, Phd

Faculty of the Gerontology Institute at Ithaca College

Sarah Tomei
Sarah Tomei

VP of Finance at CFCU Community Credit Union

Erin Green, Phd
Erin Green, Phd

Lecturer & Undergraduate Dietetic Advisor, Community Nutrition Coordinator, Cornell Dietetic Internship, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Jason Humphrey
Jason Humphrey

Assistant General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca, NY

Charles Nocera
Charles Nocera

Charles Nocera

Administrators
Aly Evans
Aly Evans

Executive Director at Foodnet Meals on Wheels

Darren McGee
Darren McGee

Food Service Operations Manager

Darren joined Foodnet in 2021. He brings many years of demonstrated experience in food service management. Darren oversees the organization's daily food production, delivery, service, and personnel. In collaboration with the Foodnet team, he develops recipes and menus. Darren oversees food purchasing, procurement, and food safety.

Prior to Darren's role at Foodnet, he worked in the Transportation Department at Cornell University. Prior that role, he was the Director of Retail Operations at Ithaca Bakery, and a Manager for Cornell University Dining. Darren is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, an active volunteer with Enfield Food Pantry, and Team Rubicon.

Sheila Ossit
Sheila Ossit

Director of Development and Community Relations

In this new role, Sheila will lead strategies for private funding, donor engagement, community partnerships and overall awareness of Foodnet Meals on Wheels and its programs and services.

Prior to this role, Sheila was the Operations and Community Engagement Officer for the School of Music at Ithaca College where she provided oversight for operations and events, engaged with community partners, alumni, and donors, and provided direct support to the Dean. Before starting at IC, Sheila was the Executive Director for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra for nearly 13 years. She was devoted to the success of the organization, and played lead roles in fundraising and development, expanding the reach and quality of the orchestra, facilitating educational outreach, and cultivating community relationships. Under her leadership, the Family Concert Library Series and the CCO’s Youth Orchestra were created.

Sheila and her husband, Kevin, live in Cortland. They have three grown kids and two dogs. Sheila enjoys gardening, cooking, wine tasting, and hosting large gatherings for friends and slightly enormous extended family. In the past, several of her family members have relied on the amazing and necessary services provided by Meals on Wheels and she is excited to dive in and do such meaningful work for Foodnet.

Registered Dietician
Registered Dietician

Registered Dietitian

Jon Carlton
Jon Carlton

Finance & Administrative Services Manager

Jon joined Foodnet in 2002. He brings many years of experience in Administrative Services and Finance. Jon's role includes leadership responsibility for financial management and administrative operations.

Regan Tingley
Regan Tingley

Assistant Food Service Operations Manager

Regan joined Foodnet in 2020 as an Outreach Driver, and was promoted to her current role in 2021. In coordination with the Food Service Operations Manager, Regan is responsible for oversight of the organization's daily food production, delivery, service, and personnel. She supports food purchasing, recipe development and food safety.

Prior to her role at Foodnet, Regan worked for many years in the hospitality field managing restaurants and cafes. Regan has held other positions in the public service sector including personal shopping, pet care, and homecare.

Lu Ann Morgan
Lu Ann Morgan

Administrative Coordinator

Lu Ann joined Foodnet in 1999. She brings many years of administrative professional experience. Lu Ann is the first friendly voice you will hear when you call Foodnet. She provides information and support to our clients, staff, and Board of Directors. Lu Ann manages a wide range of Foodnet's front office tasks to ensure quality services.

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