Andrew Morehouse Executive Director

Andrew Morehouse - The Food Bank of Western Mass

Andrew Morehouse is responsible for the overall management of The Food Bank. He also engages in public education and advocacy, carries out fundraising and “friendraising,” and serves on several non-profit boards of directors. Morehouse has served as the Executive Director since 2005 and has devoted his entire professional career to the non-profit sector and, specifically, to social and economic justice issues. Prior to The Food Bank, he was the founding director for ten years of a community development corporation devoted to asset-building strategies of, for, and by low-income residents in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Morehouse has also worked in Washington, DC in community-based programs in the Salvadoran refugee community and in public policy think tanks on U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. Morehouse has a B.A. in Anthropology from Bates College, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, and a M.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Morehouse has traveled extensively in Latin America, and is bilingual and bicultural.

Shirley Del Rio Director of Food Operations

Shirley oversees all food operations, including food sourcing, inventory management, distribution and delivery, facilities and food safety. She has been with The Food Bank since 2001, when she began as an Agency Services Clerk. Prior to that, she worked at UPS in the OSND-Internationals division, managing logistics, supervising staff and package processing.

Christina MaxwellDirector of Programs

Christina oversees all programs including Nutrition, member agency Capacity Building, SNAP Outreach & Enrollment, and member 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.

Beth MurphyDirector of Finance & Administration

Beth is responsible for all areas of Finance and Information Technology (IT) at The Food Bank, with goals to communicate information accurately with uncomplicated and efficient systems & reporting. Her responsibilities include financial statements, audit, budget planning and day-to-day accounting and IT functions. Before coming to The Food Bank, Beth was the Controller for Boston Heath Care for the Homeless Program.

Sarah TsitsoDirector of Development & Marketing

Sarah oversees all fundraising and marketing activities for The Food Bank, including special events, individual cultivation, communications, corporate relations, grants and volunteer engagement. Prior to joining The Food Bank, Sarah was the Executive Director of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club and The East of the River 5 Town Chamber of Commerce. She also served as the Director of Development and Communications at The Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity.

Richard Watkins Human Resources Manager

Richard oversees all Human Resources functions, including benefits management, recruitment and selection, employee retention, professional development, employee relations and conflict resolution. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at RCAP Solutions in Worcester. He is a member of The Society of Human Resources Professionals.