President and CEO
How did you first get into your profession?
When I moved to Nevada in 1987, I had the amazing opportunity to marry my employment with something of deep interest to me – working to end hunger as a volunteer – by coming to work at the Food Bank. It has been an amazing and wonderful life.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
Tact – and that sometimes it does not work out for a very good reason – if it’s hard, I’m missing something.
If you could have coined a single phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
You cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.
What is your pet peeve?
In our community, great work is being done in isolation – we cannot end hunger with a bag of groceries. We need to change how we think about hunger, homelessness, unemployment, health, etc.