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Margarette Purvis, President and CEO



Lisa Hines-Johnson, Chief Operating Officer

 Lisa Hines JohnsonAs Chief 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

Brady Koch headshotAs 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.


Dan Cinquemani, Vice President of Food Distribution

Dan Cinquemani head shotAs Vice President of Food Distribution, Dan Cinquemani brings 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

Camesha GrantAs 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, Vice President of Operations and Administrative Services

Tami Wilson-Hernandez 2As Vice President of Operations and Administrative Services, Tami Wilson oversees Food Bank For New York City's administrative services, business technology, facilities, and disaster preparedness. Ms. Wilson 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. Wilson 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. Wilson 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

Triada Stampas head shotAs 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).


Francisco Tezen, Vice President for Fundraising

Francisco Tezen 2As Vice President for Fundraising, Francisco Tezen leads Food Bank’s overall fundraising strategy and the development of multifaceted partnerships that mobilizes funding, expertise, and civic engagement in the fight against hunger. Francisco rejoined Food Bank after 12 years, previously serving as the manager of corporate and foundation fundraising. In between his tenures at Food Bank, he led fundraising efforts for higher education and social justice organizations.
Francisco oversaw fundraising efforts for the New York office of Year Up, a national workforce and youth development organization. Before joining Year Up, Francisco held senior development positions at The New School. During his eight-year tenure, he was responsible for managing the development program for the university’s founding division, raising over $21 million in support of five schools and key university centers and institutes focused on global research, urban policy, and education reform initiatives. Prior to The New School, Francisco managed institutional fundraising in support of academic research centers and institutes at Columbia Business School. His portfolio included signature initiatives in the areas of global brand management, leadership and ethics, social venture, and e-commerce.
Francisco earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in social entrepreneurship from The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. He serves as an adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt, teaching a course on fundraising for educational equity and social justice.

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