Meet Our Staff

Meet our team of Loaves & Fishes superheroes who work tirelessly to help eliminate food insecurity and food waste in Greenville County! Without their dedication and support, our mission could not succeed!

Tessa May, Executive Director Loaves & Fishes
executive director
Tessa is passionate about serving people and the planet. Being Executive Director of L&F is her dream job.
    Jessica Nihiser, Loaves & Fishes Deputy Director
    Deputy Director
    Jessica started out as a dedicated volunteer and is now the right hand of L&F.
      Nathaniel McCrary, Loaves & Fishes
      Director of Operations
      Food creates community and strengthens connections among neighbors. Our work provides the opportunity to serve by helping build and grow those connections.
        Daneen Shatzle, loaves & fishes staff
        Development & Communications Manager
        Daneen believes that giving and receiving help is part of living in community with others.
          Hannah Blakeney, Loaves & Fishes staff
          Operations Coordinator
          Hannah enjoys putting the "end food insecurity" puzzle together with her community.
            Israel Greene, loaves & fishes lead driver
            Lead Driver
            Israel is proud to lead a talented team of Food Rescue drivers. He and his team are on the road seven days a week.
              Marcus Vernon, loaves & fishes driver
              Rescue Route Driver
              Marcus cares deeply for his neighbors who are living with food insecurity.
                Patrick Rosemond, Loaves & Fishes driver
                Rescue Route Driver
                Patrick enjoys helping to build a stronger community one delivery at a time.
                  Loaves & Fishes Truck with Staff

                  Our Board of Directors


                  Kathryn Burke, Chair
                  Southern First Bank

                  Zandr Tesolowski, Vice Chair
                  Elliot Davis

                  Laura Turner, Treasurer
                  Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC


                  Anthony Quartararo 
                  Community Volunteer

                  Lindsay Niedringhaus 
                  Tealhaus Strategies

                  Shawna Fesler 
                  Sully Steamers

                  Ann Cauble 
                  Ogletree Deakins

                  Oscar Bennett 
                  Sustaining Way

                  Jesse Hansford 
                  Professional Planning & Wealth

                  Blake Brookshire 
                  Roger C. Peace Inpatient Rehabilitation

                  Carmen Ogles
                  Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

                  Alex Vitou
                  Dodge Products

                  Members Emeritus

                  Carol Ann Bell
                  Founding Member

                  Will Hodge
                  Pinnacle Financial Partners

                  Jon Good
                  NAI Earle Furman

                  Beverly Henderson
                  Community Volunteer

                  Brad Hughes

                  Bob Munnich
                  Larkin’s On the River & Grill Marks

                  Tyson Smoak
                  Pintail Capital

                  Chef Patrick Wagner
                  Culinary Institute of the Carolinas

                  Marsha Woods
                  United Community Bank

                  John Meachum
                  Dixon Hughes Goodman

                  Marilyn Messer
                  Senior Vice President of Human Resources

                  Financial Transparency

                  We feel that part of genuine service to the community is being open about our finances. To learn how we allocate our funds, click here