At least 12.5% of Western Massachusetts residents are living below the poverty line, and that number is growing.
Andrew Morehouse is Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, a position he has held since 2005. As executive director, Andrew is responsible for overseeing the management of the organization, building partnerships with individuals, organizations, businesses, and government entities at all levels, carrying out public education, and working with the Board of Directors to advance the mission of The Food Bank. Prior to joining The Food Bank, Andrew directed Solutions Community Development Corporation in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which he founded in 1995. Previously, he was director of the Greater Holyoke Community Development Corporation and was director of Casa del Pueblo in Washington, DC. Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of Partners for a Healthier Community in Springfield. He is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness. Andrew has a Master’s degree in Economics and an MBA, both from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Maurice Casey, Director of Food Operations oversees all planning and implementation of food sourcing, distribution, warehousing and facilities functions. Previously, Maurice held positions with Big Y Foods, Procter & Gamble and Sysco Foodservice. In 2002, he began work with the Foodshare of Bloomfield, CT. His most recent position was Director of the Southern Region of the Vermont Foodbank. Maurice holds an MBA from Western New England University where he also taught as a Senior Lecturer in Marketing.
Christina Maxwell, Director of Programs, oversees all programs including Nutrition, Capacity Building, SNAP Outreach & Enrollment, and Agency Relations. Before coming to The Food Bank, Christina ran a small community-based nonprofit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was an international affairs associate at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, DC. She holds a MA in international education from The George Washington University.
Megan Pete, Director of Development & Marketing, oversees all fundraising and marketing activities for the organization, including special events, individual cultivation, communications, corporate relations, grants, and education outreach. Previously, Megan was Director of Resource Development at the Atlanta Enterprise Center; Market Manager for Atlanta and Northeast Georgia for the American Diabetes Association; and Southeast Regional Development Coordinator for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Erin Spaulding, Director of Finance and Administration, oversees all aspects of accounting, cash management, payroll, human resources, and administration. Erin joined The Food Bank in 2007 as Accounting Manager responsible for all bookkeeping, benefits administration and payroll. Previously, Erin was a Staff Accountant with Community Action, and Business Office Supervisor with Eaglebook School. She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.