Ray BuchananFounder & International President firstname.lastname@example.org View Full Bio
A native of Texas, Ray Buchanan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Divinity from Shenandoah University and Conservatory. He co-founded Stop Hunger Now in 1998, following an 18-year career as the founder and co-director of the Society of St. Andrew, a Virginia based domestic food relief organization. Ray also served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.
An ordained United Methodist minister, he is fueled by the vision of ending hunger in his lifetime and, to that end, has dedicated himself to helping those in the greatest need. Stop Hunger Now was created by Ray as an entrepreneurial model for providing rapid, cost-effective responses to international crisis situations. Ray is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his humanitarian effort. His awards include the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Alumnus of the Year Award, the Caring Institute National Caring Award, the National Association of Christians and Jews Humanitarian Award and the Maxwell House “Real American Hero Award,” the North Carolina International Human Rights Award, and the International Affairs Council’s Citizen of the World award.
Articles on Ray and his work have appeared in the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the San Francisco Examiner, the Houston Post, the Dallas Morning News, the Arizona Republic, the Raleigh News and Observer and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, the CBS Weekend News and the 700 Club.
Rod BrooksPresident & CEO email@example.com View Full Bio
Rod Brooks began serving in July 2006 as CEO of Stop Hunger Now. In this capacity, he provides leadership and direction toward the achievement of the organization’s mission to end world hunger, focusing on service programs, fundraising, financial and administrative management. Rod has spent nearly twenty years working in the non-profit sector. Prior to directing Stop Hunger Now, Rod worked for sixteen years creating Exploris (now titled Marbles Kid’s Museum), an interactive museum about the world, ultimately serving as Vice President for Administration.
Rod is active in the community as a member of the Cary Rotary Club, the Raleigh Host Lions Club, Fairmont United Methodist Church, and NC Partners of the Americas. He has been recognized for his leadership of Kids Voting Wake County and received the James S. Bramham Humanitarian Award from NC Partners of the Americas. He received a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. He speaks Spanish fluently. Rod lives in Raleigh with his wife, Terry Jasper Brooks, and daughter, Vivian.
Bob DixsonChief Financial Officer firstname.lastname@example.org View Full Bio
Bob Dixson is an experienced financial executive, having served as CFO or COO for a variety of companies. Since 1998, Mr. Dixson has served as Chief Financial Officer, typically two or three days a week as interim, part-time, or for special projects, in such diverse industries as manufacturing (pharmaceuticals, enzyme-enhanced feed products, bio-filters for pharma, food products, dish detergent, Christmas decorations and gemstones), high tech (software development, wireless, product engineering), retail (home furnishings), importing and distribution (medical equipment, tobacco products and consumer durables), services (mental health clinic chain, investment bank, law firm, veterinary hospital chain, HR outsourcing), and non-profit (substance abuse treatment, hunger relief, art museum, children’s museum, middle school, adoption and family services, and funding for community re-development).
He has established three, five, and 25-year plans (business plans and detailed cash forecasts), raised capital for equity and bank credit, guided mergers including due diligence, introduced financial reporting and control systems, created costing systems and product pricing models, negotiated leases and economic incentive packages, restructured 401(k), stock option and other incentive packages, and revitalized accounting departments by implementing new software, reorganizing personnel, hiring, and training.
Mr. Dixson holds a BA in economics from Emory University where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He attended Columbia University in a Ph.D. program in economics as a Fellow of the Faculty. He was certified by the Institute of Management Accountants with a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certificate. He is a member of the Center for Entrepreneurial Development and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Emily EverettChief Marketing Officer email@example.com View Full Bio
Emily Everett has a rich and diverse 20+ year history of non-profit experience specializing in strategic marketing and communications with an emphasis on strategic planning, brand management, event & media planning, sponsor relationships, fund raising and revenue development, crisis management, staff and volunteer development and training.
As Regional Communications Officer for the American Red Cross, was responsible for driving brand and PR strategies across a variety of media and online platforms to support mission and fund-raising efforts. Previously, she spent 14 years as Regional Director of Communications & Marketing for the March of Dimes where she built a strong marketing communications program for 25 states from the ground up and helped lead the organization’s strategic direction to develop and implement marketing strategies in the field.
A native of Smithfield, NC, Emily earned a B.A. in Radio, TV & Motion Pictures from the UNC-Chapel Hill and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She has served on the Local and Development Committees for Camp Don Lee, raising money for the new sailing center. She also has been an event marketing consultant for EMSTAT Event Management & Logistics in Fredericksburg, VA, and consultant for The Masters Group, a communications & marketing consortium. Emily and her husband, Eugene, live in Cary.
Jim GreenChief Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org View Full Bio
While serving in the United States Air Force in the Middle East and as an aid volunteer in India, Jim witnessed the terrible effects of abject and generational poverty on children and families. As a disaster relief worker in Indonesia after the December 2004 Tsunami, he was transformed by the pain and suffering of thousands. During these experiences, the most common need he saw was the basic need for food. Jim firmly believes that this problem is solvable.
Jim Green has dedicated his professional life to serve others and, after his military service, he served as the Director of Campaign for Pikes Peak United Way in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he raised $30 million in five years. As Senior Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of the Greater Triangle, he raised more than $66.5 million in four years. He currently volunteers on several committees and boards in Raleigh and Wake County.
Jim Green is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Arabic program. He holds a B.A. in Middle East Studies and Arabic from the University of Utah, graduating Cum Laude in 2003. He earned an MBA from the University of Colorado in 2009.
Jim lives in Cary, North Carolina, with the love of his life, Heather, their young children, Harrison and Harper, and their dog, Ginger.
Allen RenquistChief Programs Officer email@example.com View Full Bio
As Chief Programs Officer, Allen directs Stop Hunger Now’s domestic meal packaging program, international expansion of the program, aid distribution, and impact monitoring and evaluation efforts.
Allen was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He and his family moved to the United States when he was 17 years old. Allen is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S. in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Peace Corps, where he worked as an HIV/AIDS educator, teaching in primary and secondary schools and organizing events in Belize, Central America. After returning to the U.S., Allen completed a Master’s degree program in International Studies and Sustainable Development at North Carolina State University.
During his studies at NC State, Allen started his employment for Stop Hunger Now in May of 2007 as one of the organization’s first employees. Allen started as an intern Assistant Program Manager in Raleigh, and was promoted to Program Director of Stop Hunger Now’s rapidly growing meal packaging program in 2008. As Program Director, Allen helped to open 8 new program branch locations in the U.S., and coordinated the expansion of the program to South Africa where Stop Hunger Now opened its first international meal packaging operation. Building upon the success of the South Africa model, Allen was promoted to International Operations Director to oversee the development of international meal packaging programs, and to direct Stop Hunger Now’s aid distribution.
In this role, Allen worked to open two additional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bologna, Italy in 2012. Allen is leading efforts to establish Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program in Peru and the Philippines in 2014 and organizing meal packaging events all around the globe.
Allen lives in Raleigh with his wife Mercer and their two children, Dominic and Lola. When not at work Allen can be found wrestling with his kids or playing the family piano.
Karl Ainslie | AP Accountant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Anlyan | Aid Distribution Manager | email@example.com
Chessney Barrick Pullen | Dir. of Communications & Cause Marketing | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jolynn Berk | Dir. of Grant & Foundation Relations | email@example.com
Chris Craven | Dir. of Corporate Partnerships | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nina DaSilva Batista | Aid Distribution Manager | email@example.com
Kevin Brown | IT Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Hickle | Faith Outreach Director | email@example.com
Pattie Hofland | International Marketing & Development Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Horne | Administrative Assistant | email@example.com
Mickey Horner | Dir. of Expansion & Program Innovation | firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Huckaba | Revenue Accountant | email@example.com
David Hull | Dir. of Aid Distribution, Monitoring & Evaluation | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Kearney | Program Director | email@example.com
Jane Meyer | Executive Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Noe | Corporate Relations Director | email@example.com
Paul Renaud | Aid Procurement Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Rochester | Accounting Assistant | email@example.com
Ryan Rotanz | International Administrative Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Shultz | Dir. of Annual Giving & Organizational Stewardship | email@example.com
Roberta Sorensen | Finance Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kati Struett | Human Resources Manager | email@example.com
Karen Sullivan | Dir. of Marketing & Creative Services | firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Sullivan | Dir. of International Affiliate Development | email@example.com
Billy Taylor | Dir. of Major Gifts | firstname.lastname@example.org
Corinne Thiele | Accounting Manager | email@example.com
Brandon Tisa | Database Analyst | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Turney | Manager of Digital Engagement | email@example.com
Sean Watson | IT Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Galenski | Regional Program Manager | email@example.com
Michael Ashley | Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Sanders | Assistant Program Manager | email@example.com
Ben Francis | Assistant Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Smaha | Assistant Program Manager | email@example.com
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Brandon Faulkner | Regional Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Kundrat | Program Manager | email@example.com
David Thomas-Bush | Assistant Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Carpenter | Assistant Program Manager | email@example.com
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Paul Williams | Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Bell | Program Manager | email@example.com
Devin Walker | Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Millman | International Program Manager | email@example.com
Kansas City, Missouri
Baylee DeLaurier | Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic Alexander | Regional Program Manager | email@example.com
Diego Sweet | Assistant Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Camille Smith | Assistant Program Manager | email@example.com
Richard Armenia | Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Moser | Assistant Program Manager | email@example.com
Vic Burmeister | Assistant Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Yacono | Administrative Assistant | email@example.com