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Our Team

Tommie Harner
Chief Executive Officer

Tommie has been at the West Ohio Food Bank for close to 15 years. She is married with a daughter (23), and a shih-tzu who is 1. In her spare time, Tommie enjoys crafts, reading, relaxing by the water or in the mountains.

Wayne Steed
Director of Business Affairs


Wayne has been employed at the West Ohio Food Bank for a little over 4 years. He is married, and has a son Bentley (10) and a daughter Shyanna (18). Wayne enjoys coaching baseball and basketball, and he also plays golf, likes to fish, and is an excellent bowler!

Jason Aldrich
Communications & Public Relations Manager


Jason is coming up on one full year here at the West Ohio Food Bank. He previously worked in the radio and tv industry for 20 years. He is single, and enjoys web surfing, creating web content, podcasting, bowling, golfing, and traveling north up I-75 to visit family.

Joan Kuhlman

Finance Manager


Joan joined the West Ohio Food Bank staff in August 2020.  She is married with 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, one grandchild on the way, and one grandpuppy. Joan enjoys golf, gardening, and scrapbooking.

Dena Hedrick
Programs and Compliance Manager

Dena has been a part of the West Ohio Food Bank staff for 10 months. She and her husband have 3 teenage boys, and a Yorkie named “Coco.” She is busy in her off time, enjoying jet-skis, kids sports, spending time with family and friends, mastering karate, and working out!

Ginger Loscavo
Program Support Specialist

Ginger spent over 10 years working with community action programs, and is a certified parenting instructor. She joined the West Ohio Food Bank in November 2019. Ginger is single, and has a dog “Pickles”. She likes to cook, read, and spend time with family. 

John Gonzales
Community Impact Coordinator

John has been employed at the West Ohio Food Bank since 2018. He is single, and in his spare time, he enjoys traveling, watching sports, and claims to be a master BBQ-er.

Rich Patterson
Driver/Warehouse Associate

Rich has been driving for West Ohio Food Bank for the past 17 months. He is a widower, and has 2 kids and 2 dogs. In his spare time, Rich enjoys gambling (responsibly, of course).

Greg Cook
Sr. Driver/Warehouse Associate

Greg has been with the West Ohio Food Bank for over 4 years. He is single, and in his spare time, you can find him as the deejay at our Summer Classic Car Cruise-Ins at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lima on Monday nights from 6 to 8pm. He also operates his own deejay service, “CDR Productions Entertainment.”

Andrew Wright

Driver/Warehouse Associate


Andrew is the newest member of our staff, starting in October 2020. He has two boys, and in his spare time, likes to work on his classic car. Andrew also enjoys camping at the lake and boating. Welcome aboard, Andrew!


Grant Rummel
Warehouse Associate

Grant has been employed at the West Ohio Food Bank for 9 months. He has a girlfriend, Abby, 2 guinea pigs, and one hamster. Grant, in his spare time, is a nationally ranked gamer!

Gary Wise
Inventory Controller/Warehouse Associate

Gary has been with the West Ohio Food Bank for 3 years. He is married and has 2 boys (ages 6 and 3) and a girl (1 year old). Gary enjoys coaching his sons sports teams, and spending time with his family.

Richard Beasley

Building Maintenance/Custodian


Richard has been employed at the West Ohio Food Bank for a little over one year. He is married, and enjoys fishing, hunting, and sports.

Scarlett Purtee
College Intern

Scarlett is a senior at Bluffton University. She began her internship with West Ohio Food Bank in mid-January 2021. Scarlett plans on going into social work upon graduation, and wants to work with victims of human trafficking. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board games with friends, and hanging out with her cat, Romeo.

Board Members

Jennifer Niese- President
Human Resource Management Consultant

Michael Dulle – Vice President
Citizens National Bank

Tim Rieger– Treasurer
CFO, St. Ritas Health Partners

Cheryl Ryan– Secretary
Woodforest Bank – Lima

Teresa Kozarec – Past President
Retired, Principal McComb Schools

Brandon Nevergall – Member at Large
Woodforest Bank – Wapakoneta