About Us


Joe Dempsey

Interim CEO
During his 14+ year tenure on the board of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Joe has served in numerous capacities, including but not limited to Vice Chair (current), Secretary and a member of the Executive, Finance, Investment (Chair), Audit (Chair) and Planned Giving (former Chair) committees. Joe and his family are long-term supporters of and advocates for the FoodBank and, since the beginning of COVID, have volunteered more than 300 times at the FoodBank.

Prior to retiring in 2019, Joe enjoyed a 36-year career in banking where he held senior leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase, PNC, Capital One and Columbia Bank. During the financial crisis, Joe was the NJ Market President for JPMorgan Chase and served on the Board and Executive Committee of the New Jersey Bankers Association. In addition to his involvement with the FoodBank, Joe currently serves on the Dartmouth College Alumni Council (Executive committee) and chairs the Alumni Service Committee. Joe is also on the Class Officers Association Executive Board and President of the Dartmouth College Treasurers Association.

Previously, Joe has also served on the boards of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Newark Regional Business Partnership and the New Jersey Performing Arts Business Partners Roundtable. Joe holds an A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. Joe and his wife, D’Maris, reside in Green Brook, NJ.

Karen Leies

Chief of External Affairs
Karen Leies oversees all of CFBNJ's revenue, marketing, communications and volunteer operations. Karen's 25+ year career in non-profit management includes executive positions at New York City Ballet, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and Jazz at Lincoln Center, among others. Karen is a graduate of Ithaca College and resides with her family in South Orange, NJ.

Lauren A. Silverstein, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President
Community Impact
Lauren Silverstein joins CFBNJ with over 15 years of experience growing mission-driven organizations. She previously served as the Chief Impact Officer at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, one of the largest philanthropies in New Jersey. She is also the founder of Jr. Apprentice, an internship and career mentorship nonprofit program that helps teens from low-income families develop job skills through paid apprenticeships with local corporations. Lauren earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education., and a B.A. from Vassar College. Lauren lives in Morristown, NJ with her husband and their three children.

Jeannie Fournier

Vice President of Programs & Services
Jeannie Fournier provides strategic development and leadership for CFBNJ's programs focused on providing nutritious food to meet immediate needs as well as efforts to shorten the line and create food security. Jeannie has built and lead large-scale programs for over 16 years, most recently serving as Senior Director at Food Bank For New York City where she oversaw nutrition and capacity building efforts at schools and community based organizations citywide. Jeannie is a graduate of William Paterson University and a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.

David Goldstein

Vice President of Operations
David Goldstein oversees all of CFBNJ's logistical operations. He was previously a Director at Fulfill of Monmouth & Ocean, where he ran their operations, food sourcing, network engagement, and human resources departments. David has also served as Vice President of Operations for the Food Bank for New York City and in various managerial roles for United Parcel Service. For the past 14 years, he has served on and chaired Congressman Jose E. Serrano's Service Academy Committee. In June 2013, Congressman Serrano honored David with a Congressional Record.

Gerald Maloney

Vice President of Finance
Gerald Maloney provides strategic oversight to CFBNJ’s Finance and Accounting function with a focus on financial planning and reporting. Gerald has held similar positions throughout his career successfully building and leading teams through organizational growth.

Jennifer Nelson

Vice President of Network Relations
Jennifer Nelson oversees our relationships with and support for our network of 800 community partners. Jennifer was previously Senior Vice President at Do Good Auto Coalition, where she led hyperlocal data analysis to track emergency food relief efforts of multiple nonprofit organizations during COVID-19. She also served as the Director of Operations and Food Sourcing at food rescue organization, Table to Table. Jen started her career in Chemical Engineering and has over 20 years of operations, data analysis, sales, marketing, and entrepreneurial experience.

Terrence Williams, Psy. D.

Vice President of HR
Terrence oversees talent management and human resources compliance at CFBNJ. He’s led high performing teams for over 20 years for organizations like the ACLU, OTG Management, Johnson & Wales, and The New York Times Company in senior leadership roles in human resources, development and operations. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University, a Master’s in Human Resources from Troy University, and a Doctorate from William James College.
  • Board Of Directors
    • Judith A. Spires


      President &CEO
      Inspire Inc.

    • Joseph F. Dempsey Jr.

      Vice Chairperson

    • Chris Perry

      Vice Chairperson

      Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

    • Jill Gateman


      Executive Vice President, Northeast Corporate Banking

    • Michael Rimland


      Managing Director
      Goldman, Sachs & Co.

    • Perry Blatt

      Director of Business Development and Marketing
      Village Super Market, Inc.

    • Haven Cockerham

      Global Category Head, Allergy
      Sanofi, US

    • Dan Cregg

      Executive Vice President & CFO

    • Hans Dekker

      Community Foundation of New Jersey

    • Simone E. Edwards, DrPH, MPH

      Director, Special Projects Community Health

    • Andy Federbusch

      Madison Ventures Plus, LLC

    • Antony J. Ferolie

      CA Ferolie

    • Stacey Goodman

      EVP, Chief Information Officer
      Prudential Financial, Inc.

    • Ralph Izzo
    • Steven F. Jureller

      Chief Operating Officer
      Curtis Partition

    • Alan C. Levitan
    • Karen Meleta

      Vice President, Consumer and Corporate Communications
      Wakefern Food Corp.

    • Kristhina Nogueiras

      Executive Director
      JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    • Sekhar Ramaswamy
    • Chuck Salzman

      Peerless Beverage

    • Lindsey Stampone

      Bank of America

    • Tom Uhlman

      Managing Partner
      New Venture Partners, LLC

    • Ashley Washington

      Executive Director, Platform Transformation, Global Head of Data Enablement
      J.P. Morgan

    • Josh Weinreich
    • Josh S. Weston

      Honorary Chairman
      Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

    • Jane Wilf

      Wilf Family Foundations

    • Aaron Wilson

      Managing Director and Partner
      Boston Consulting Group

  • Egg Harbor Township Advisory Board
    • Robert Stern



    • Debra Fox

      Vice Chairperson

      AtlantiCare Health Systems

    • Kathy Corbalis

      Kathleen Corbalis Communications

    • Peter Davidson

      TD Bank

    • Steven Fabietti

      Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP

    • Kathleen Galletta

      Atlantic Blueberry

    • David Goldstein

      Smithfield Foods

    • Amber Hamlett

      Hamlett Consulting, LLC

    • Alexander Marino

      Stockton University

    • Jann Mevoli

      Sturdy Savings Bank

    • Elizabeth A. Sheridan

      Inspira Health Network

    • Thomas Sykes

      SOSH Architects

    • Cookie Till

      Steve & Cookie’s By The Bay

    • Marissa Travaline

      South Jersey Industries

  • Emerging Leaders Board
    • Jay Signorello


    • Jake Beim

      Operations Manager
      Peerless Beverage

    • Matthew Filik

      Certified Financial Planner

    • Justin Hannon

      Hannon Flooring

    • Ryan Mino

      First Vice President, Commercial Banking Team Leader
      Valley National Bank

    • Kelsey Nakamura

      Senior Vice President

    • Stefanie Shuman

      Communications Manager
      Retail Business Services

    • Serina Signorello

      Jefferson Township Public Schools

    • Jes Taylor

      Owner and General Manager
      Sergeantsville Inn

    • Chris Zink

      Vice President
      Goldman Sachs

    • Katie Murphy

      Senior Manager, Business Continuity
      C&S Grocer