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Our Team

Tommie Harner
Chief Executive Officer

Tommie has been at the West Ohio Food Bank for over 16 years, taking over as CEO in July 2020. She is married with a daughter (24), and a shih-tzu who is 2. In her spare time, Tommie enjoys crafts, reading, relaxing by the water or in the mountains. She serves on the board of the Ohio Association of Food Banks, and is active in the local community as a member of Lima Rotary and the Lima Noon Optimist Club.

Wayne Steed
Chief Operating Officer


Wayne has been employed at the West Ohio Food Bank for over 4 years. He went from Director of Business Affairs to the title of COO on July 1, 2021. 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! He is also a member of the Lima Noon Optimist Club.

Jason Aldrich
Communications & Public Relations Manager


Jason has been a part of the West Ohio Food Bank staff since November 2019. He previously worked in the radio and tv industry for 20 years. He is single, and enjoys web surfing, creating web content, podcasting, doing sports play-by-play and public address announcing at sporting events, bowling, golfing, and traveling north up I-75 to visit family. Jason is also an active member of the Lima Exchange Club.

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 since December 2019. She and her husband have 3 boys (one a college graduate, one soon to be high school graduate, and one still in high school), 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. 

Rich Patterson
Driver/Warehouse Associate

Rich has been driving for West Ohio Food Bank for the past 3 years. 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 5 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 Wings and Rings in Lima on Monday nights from 6 to 8pm. He also operates his own deejay service, “CDR Productions Entertainment.”



Grant Rummel
Distribution Coordinator

Grant has been employed at the West Ohio Food Bank for over a year. He recently moved up to the Distribution Coordinator position after working in our warehouse for a little over 2 years.

He has a girlfriend, Abby, 2 guinea pigs, and one hamster. Grant, in his spare time, is a nationally ranked gamer! 

Gary Wise
Warehouse Manager

Gary has been with the West Ohio Food Bank for over 4 years. He officially became our Warehouse Manager on July 1, 2021. He is married and has 2 boys and a girl. 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 since 2019. He is married, and enjoys fishing, hunting, and sports.

Neyshka Aguilar Burgos

Data Analysis / Receptionist


“Ney” was one of the many members of the Ohio National Guard that were with us during the pandemic from March 2020-July 2021.
She is originally from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Ney has a boyfriend Christian, a dog “Clifford” (I don’t know if he’s big or red), and a cat “Tabby”.
Ney enjoys drawing, reading, and walking as hobbies in her spare time.
She says she likes the way the staff treats each other like family. And she appreciates the fact that she can ask any one of us for help! 
Her smile will most likely be the first face you see when you visit our main office at the West Ohio Food Bank!

Steven Rakes

Community Impact Coordinator


Steven Rakes was initially hired as our Distribution Coordinator, but as of March 14, 2022, he has transitioned into his new role.
He is originally from Man, West Virginia. He is single and enjoys gaming and exercising.
Steven is a Specialist (SPC) in the National Guard. He is looking forward to assisting the communities in which the West Ohio Food Bank serves, and looks to gain useful experience in this new and exciting role!

Jeremy Wittkamp

Warehouse Associate/Driver

Jeremy is our newest employee, starting at West Ohio Food Bank in February 2022. In his spare time, Jeremy likes to bowl and play video games.

He is married with 3 kids, and has two dogs named “Major” and “Luna”.

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