Feeding Kentucky is guided by a board of directors comprised of representatives of each of the 7 member food banks. They have over three decades of combined experience providing leadership to secure and distribute food to feed struggling Kentuckians, including program management, fiscal oversight, fundraising and advocacy efforts. The board meets bi-monthly to review financial reports, programmatic reports, and discuss progress made towards strategic plan goals.

Kurt Reiber (Chair), President & CEO of Freestore Foodbank
1141 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 482-4500

Brian Riendeau (Vice-Chair), Executive Director of Dare to Care Food Bank
5803 Fern Valley Road
Louisville, KY 40228
(502) 736-9409

Glenn Roberts (Treasurer), Executive Director of Tri-State Food Bank
2504 Lynch Road
Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 425-0775

Cynthia Kirkhart (Secretary), Executive Director of Facing Hunger Foodbank
1327 7th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
(304) 523-6029

Jamie Sizemore, Executive Director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland
313 Peterson Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 769-6997

Michael Halligan, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank
1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511-1084
(859) 255-6592

Stacey Courtney, Associate Director, Purchase Area Development District
1002 Medical Drive
Mayfield, KY 42006
(270) 251-6146

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Tamara Sandberg has served as Executive Director of Feeding Kentucky since 2011. Her dedication to the people for whom she advocates has found her testifying frequently before state legislative committees. Tamara appears regularly in the media and has placed over three dozen Op-Ed articles on legislative solutions to hunger. Tamara is a recipient of the National Association of Secretaries of State medallion and the Kentucky Women in Agriculture Laura Clay Award in recognition of her work to end hunger. She has a master’s of science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Wyoming. Tamara lives in Georgetown with her husband Curtis; her daughter and son are both students at Belmont University in Nashville.

Sarah Vaughn has been an employee of Feeding Kentucky since 2015 and is the coordinator of the Farms to Food Banks program. Sarah is a 2014 graduate of Berea College, where she majored in Child and Family Studies and minored in Agriculture and Natural Resources. She currently serves as Secretary on the board of directors for Kentucky Women in Agriculture (KWIA). Sarah is the recipient of the KWIA 2019 Continued Excellence Award for making significant strides to improve agriculture.

Kate McDonald manages the KY Kids Eat program. She works to enhance food security for Kentucky’s youngest citizens through statewide food security initiatives that improve, promote, and expand Kentucky’s participation in federal nutrition programs. Before moving to Kentucky, she started the Cooking Matters program at Second Harvest Feeding South Louisiana and worked to create the food bank’s first nutrition department, nutrition policy, and nutritional rating system. Her work has been highlighted by Share Our Strength, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Farm to School Network, and the American Public Health Association. Kate is a graduate of Tulane University and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Karena serves as the Advocacy Coordinator for Feeding Kentucky. She has a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and the Public from Xavier University, and she is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Kentucky. Karena is passionate about empowering Kentucky kids and families through public policy, a passion she hopes to continue at Feeding Kentucky. She is a proud, life long Kentuckian currently residing in Louisville.

Kevin Cassady is serving as the 2020-2021 Ending Hunger in KY AmeriCorps VISTA for Feeding Kentucky. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky and worked as a designer for the Lexington Herald Leader/HL Media for 31 years. His interest in helping to alleviate hunger in Kentucky sprang from several church-related ministries, including Room at the Inn, and with Nathaniel Mission. Kevin and his wife, Christy, also help to spearhead a PETS visitation ministry for area nursing homes.