2015/2016 Board of Directors & Officers:
Robin Popp, Board President
Robin Popp has served on the Hunger Prevention Coalition (HPC) Board since 2003. Robin received her BS in Political Science and worked in the non-profit field for 25+ years and during that tenure became passionate about people in need for nutritious food solutions. HPC is an organization that addresses that need in a positive and respectful manner. Robin enjoys gardening, sewing, hiking, camping and XC skiing, has served on the Oregon State Workforce Board, Siskiyou County School Board, National Workforce Alliance and various regional nonprofit organizations.
Stan Brock, Board Vice President
President of the Board of Directors, Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bend, 2009 – Present, Chairman of the Trustees, Bend Elks Lodge # 1371, Master Gardner Volunteer, OSU Extension Service training . Basic Mediation Training March 2007, Resolutions. BSEE cum laude Tri State Collage, Angola, IN. VP of Sales and Marketing with 20 years of experience for many manufactures of electronic test equipment. 40 years’ experience in the test and measurement market place
Marie Gibson, Treasurer
Coming from the New York City area after retiring in 2000, Marie enjoys hiking, kayaking and snowshoeing in beautiful Central Oregon. These are very different from being a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Soon after moving here, Marie was startled to learn that Oregon had one of the worst rankings in food security in the country. It prompted her to become active with the newly formed Hunger Prevention Coalition and to help work to “increase the amount of nutritious food” for those in need. Too many children in too many families don’t always have enough to eat is a distressing fact that the Coalition hopes to change. She is also on the Boards of Family Kitchen in Bend and the League of Women Voters, which offers another opportunity for advocacy. Marie and her husband Pat try to see their 5 children and 9 grandchildren as often as possible.
Amanda Copeland, Saving Grace, Secretary
Madeline Bednarek, Holy Trinity Care & Share
Matt Searfus, Shepherd’s House