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
John A Gaines IV - Chair
John A Gaines IV - Chair

Retired Executive Director, Goodhope Youth Home Organizer, CU Women’s Ice Hockey Coach’s Club Fundraising Director, Don Barber for Senate Campaign, First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

Wendy Franzese - Vice Chair
Wendy Franzese - Vice Chair

Executive Staff Assistant, Student & Campus Life, Cornell University, Leadership Tompkins Class of 2012

David Dier - Secretary
David Dier - Secretary

Co-Owner of the William Henry Miller Inn
Treasurer of State Theater of Ithaca

Christine Werner - Treasurer
Christine Werner - Treasurer

VP of Mortgage Operations, CFCU Community Credit Union,
Leadership Tompkins Class of 2014

Marie Tillema Cope
Marie Tillema Cope

Research Support Specialist
Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging
Research Assistant, HIV Risk Reduction and Education Projects
Board Secretary, Family & Children’s Services

Kitty Gifford
Kitty Gifford

Communications and Marketing Specialist
Founding Member & volunteer at Ithaca League of Women Rollers
Curator & organizer of Science Cabaret

Lisa LeDoux
Lisa LeDoux

Director of Practice Operations, Cayuga Medical Associates

Lynnette Scofield
Lynnette Scofield

Owner/Innkeeper, William Henry Miller Inn
Chair of United Way Campaign 2015/2016

Danine Chaires
Danine Chaires

Director of Operations- Sodexo @ Ithaca College
Leadership Tompkins Class of 2017

Karen Fritz
Karen Fritz

Human Resources Manager
Planned Parenthood - Southern Finger Lakes

Joe Outzen
Joe Outzen

Wealth Advisor, Tompkins Financial Services
Foodnet Volunteer

Administrators
Jessica Gosa, LMSW
Jessica Gosa, LMSW

Executive Director at Foodnet Meals on Wheels

Jessica is the chief administrator at Foodnet Meals on Wheels. She comes to Foodnet from her position as a Client Services Consultant at Concept Systems, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in Ithaca, NY that focuses on social science research and evaluation. Her work included all aspects of project management in multi-phase projects that support a wide range of organizations.

Prior to that role, she was the Senior Services Program Coordinator at Family and Children’s Service where she managed the Caregiver Counseling, Respite, and Geriatric Care Management programs. Additional professional experiences include work in social services and community healthcare in Baltimore, MD.

Kelly Quinn, RD
Kelly Quinn, RD

Registered Dietitian

Kelly joined Foodnet in 2017. She brings over 25 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. Kelly oversees all aspects of Foodnet's Nutrition Program. She provides nutrition counseling, education, and service coordination to Foodnet clients.

Prior to her role at Foodnet, Kelly worked in health care, education and fitness settings throughout Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois. In addition to her new role at Foodnet, Kelly teaches fitness at Ithaca YMCA. She is the secretary for Lansing PTSO, teaches Sunday School at Trinity Lutheran, and is an active mother of two children.

Joe Fort
Joe Fort

Food Services and Operations Manager

Joe joined Foodnet in 1999. He brings over 25 years of experience in Food Services Management in various restaurants and colleges. Joe oversees the daily operations of Foodnet's meal delivery services. He has a passion for food, and designs Foodnet's tasty menu options.

Jon Carlton
Jon Carlton

Administrative Services Manager

Jon joined Foodnet in 2002. He brings over 20 years of experience in Administrative Services and Finance. Jon oversees the administrative operations of Foodnet, and is involved in all aspects of Foodnet's financial operations.

Lu Ann Morgan
Lu Ann Morgan

Administrative Office Assistant

Lu Ann joined Foodnet in 1999. She brings over 20 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.