Alyssa Herman, Chief Development Officer, External Relations
As the Chief Development Officer, External Relations, Alyssa Herman leads the Food Bank's efforts in fundraising, marketing and communications, government relations and food sourcing. Since coming to the Food Bank in November 2009, Ms. Herman has advanced the organization's development operation and led efforts to secure funding for significant capacity building initiatives for the organization and its member network, resulting in a 19 percent growth in the Food Bank's private revenue. She collaborates on program development, and is working toward an upcoming strategic planning effort and the development of a capital campaign. As part of Ms. Herman's management of the Food Bank's development strategy and practices, she also oversees their Fundraising Committee.
Ms. Herman previously worked as the Development Director for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the world's largest independent international medical relief organization, which was awarded the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize. Ms. Herman led her fast-paced Development Department in achieving aggressive annual growth, raising more than $150 million in 2008. Prior to this role, she served as the organization's Director of Marketing and defined the organization's direct response campaigns to brand MSF's messages effectively. MSF's donor base grew from 100,000 in 1995 to more than 1,000,000 in 2008. In addition, Ms. Herman previously held the position of Vice President of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications for BRAC. She holds a BA from Yeshiva University and was a Magna Cum Laude recipient. Ms. Herman speaks regularly at fundraising conferences, is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and has served as a board member of the Direct Marketing Fundraising Association (DMFA) from 1998 to 2002 and at present.
Operating Officer, Ms. Hines-Johnson oversees the organization’s operations, human resources,
information technology and food distribution functions.
Ms. Hines-Johnson previously held several progressively responsible positions with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). Most recently, as Senior Director in the Division of Family Permanency Services, she led a team in the successful implementation of a number of projects and federally funded initiatives that contributed to fundamental changes in the way services are provided to children and families involved with the child welfare system. Ms. Hines-Johnson served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Commissioner for Community & Government Affairs where she advised on high-level organizational issues and managed the daily operations of the office. She also served in a similar capacity to former ACS Commissioner John B. Mattingly, working with eleven Deputy Commissioners and the Mayor’s Office to move critical agency and citywide efforts forward.
Prior to her work at ACS, Ms. Hines-Johnson provided strategic direction and administrative oversight as the Director of the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She worked with a team of faculty and staff to design, deliver and evaluate management and leadership development programs for senior and mid-level managers within the not-for-profit and public sectors including the UJA-Federation, the New York City Police Department and the United States Customs Service.
Ms. Hines-Johnson holds a B.S. with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where she serves as a guest lecturer. She is also a graduate of Coro Leadership New York.
Brady Koch, Chief Programs Officer
As the Chief Programs Officer, Brady Koch partners with the CEO in evolving, executing, and supporting Food Bank For New York City’s strategy to better equip communities and charities to respond comprehensively to the needs of vulnerable New Yorkers. Mr. Koch leverages his decade of food banking experience to lead the implementation of Food Bank’s diverse programming portfolio, engaging new partnerships and programmatic strategies to ensure best practices are seeded, scaled and sustained.
Before joining Food Bank For New York City, Mr. Koch served as the Director of Program Capacity at Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. In this role, he led a team responsible for developing and implementing a variety of projects and pilots to expand and improve the services of a national network of more than 200 food banks. Mr. Koch was key in the development of programs that provide benefits assistance, training and mentorship, and the development of best practices for delivering services to vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations.
Prior to his work at Feeding America, Mr. Koch was the Director of Agency Relations and Programs at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. There, he was instrumental to the development and launch of the Benefits Connection Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach program, while overseeing the growth and development of the Hi-5 Backpack program, afterschool meals, Summer Food Service Program, nutrition education, as well as the training and monitoring of more than 500 partner agencies of Second Harvest.
Mr. Koch holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education from University of Phoenix.
Jan Navatkoski is Chief Financial Officer at Food Bank For New York City. In this role, Ms. Navatkoski oversees and executes the financial and information technology strategy for Food Bank, including overall budget management, capital planning, management of private and government support, and aligning data management and infrastructure with programmatic goals. She brings more than two decades of experience in finance to her leadership at Food Bank.
Ms. Navatkoski joins Food Bank For New York City after serving as VP of Finance and Administration at Feeding South Florida, Inc., the largest food bank
in Florida with a $58 million budget. While there, she lead the organization’s Finance, Payroll, Human Resources and Administrative divisions, rebuilding the accounting department and creating new processes for future growth opportunities. Prior to becoming a leader in food banking, Ms. Navatkoski was a financial management consultant to nonprofits and small businesses, offering expertise in budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and operational efficiency to improve organizational effectiveness.
Previously, Ms. Navatkoski held positions at Deutsche Bank and Citicorp for more than 20 years. During her tenure as Chief Administrative Officer at Deutsche Bank, Ms. Navatkoski managed a budget of $425 million and oversaw financial and management reporting, client revenue analysis and internal controls.
Prior to her role at Deutsche Bank, Ms. Navatkoski held senior positions at Citi, including Global Business Manager and Senior Vice President. Over the course of these various roles, Ms. Navatkoski directed an $800 million budget, managed audits and regulatory reviews, and led global financial planning and analysis efforts.
Ms. Navatkoski holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, an MBA in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business, and is currently completing a CPA. In her spare time, Ms. Navatkoski, a New Jersey native, volunteers with several organizations in New York City, including the Central Park Conservancy and the New York Philharmonic.
Cinquemani, Vice President of Food Distribution
more than 30 years experience in the food, warehousing and transportation
business. Mr. Cinquemani worked several years within the Walbaums/Great Atlantic Pacific
and Tea Company (A&P) where his responsibilities increased progressively
over the years. In his last position with A & P he was the Vice
President of Supply & Logistics,
where he was responsible for a $280 million warehouse and transportation budget
along with ensuring performance and compliance across contracts.
Mr. Cinquemani also
brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning and implementation and
disaster recovery and business continuity planning. He holds a Bachelor of
Science Degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus.
Camesha Grant, Ph.D., Vice President of Community Connections and Reach
As Vice President of Community Connections and Reach, Dr. Camesha Grant oversees Food Bank For New York City’s network of emergency feeding programs (EFPs), including pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and shelters. Additionally, Dr. Grant leads all EFP capacity-building efforts through Food Bank’s Tiered Engagement Network—an approach that creates efficiencies through technology enhancements and physical space improvements, and connects families to services beyond food.
As a social worker, Dr. Grant’s expertise informs her work to deepen relationships with community partners and ensure that the nutritional needs of culturally-diverse communities are met.
Prior to her work at Food Bank, Dr. Grant spent more than 17 years with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services in the areas of child abuse and neglect.
Dr. Grant holds a B.A. with honors from Virginia State University. She earned a Masters of Social Work degree, as well as a Ph.D. in Social Work with a concentration in children and families, from Fordham University, where she was a Council on Social Work Education fellow.
Dr. Grant is also a Licensed Master Social Worker and has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University in the Graduate School of Social Service since 2007.
Tami Wilson Hernandez, Vice President of Operations and Administrative Services
As Vice President of Operations and Administrative Services, Tami Wilson Hernandez oversees Food Bank For New York City's administrative services, business technology, facilities, and disaster preparedness. Ms. Hernandez brings extensive knowledge in project management, finance operations, strategic planning, property management, procurement, and database management to her role at Food Bank.
Prior to joining Food Bank For New York City, Ms. Hernandez served as Senior Director of Operations and Facilities at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. (CCFA). During her five-year tenure she maintained oversight for risk and compliance, database management, budgets, contracts, procurement, and finance operations for the National Office and 41 CCFA chapters.
Ms. Hernandez holds a B.S. from Texas Tech University and a Master’s degree in Facilities and Operations Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Triada Stampas, Vice President for Research and Public Affairs
As Vice President for Research and Public Affairs, Triada Stampas leads Food Bank For New York City's efforts in research and evaluation, government relations, policy/advocacy and community mobilization.
Ms. Stampas previously served as Senior Director of Government Relations at Food Bank for more than five years, successfully advocating for new Federal, State and City funding for anti-hunger initiatives, including leading the statewide campaign that restored $30 million in dedicated funding for emergency food in the State budget. Ms. Stampas was also responsible for developing and implementing Food Bank’s first advocacy strategy, including an inaugural legislative breakfast, Washington, DC Lobby Day, and member mobilization plan.
Prior to joining Food Bank, Ms. Stampas served as Director of the New York City Council’s Investigations Division and as Chief of Staff to former Council Member Eric Gioia. A Queens native, Ms. Stampas holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University. She currently serves on advisory committees for national anti-hunger organizations Feeding America and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).