Welcome New Board Members
We are excited to welcome three new members to our board of directors: Sarah Bauer, Rev. La Nae Kirwan, and Pamela Meyers. Their new term began on July 1, the start of the fiscal year for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. We are fortunate to have a Board of Directors that are passionate about increasing food security throughout Anne Arundel County. Our new board members will further strengthen the connections that have been established in the community and we are looking forward to seeing what great things they will do on the Board of Directors. We would also like to thank these directors who completed their service on the Board: J.J. Fegan, Bob Hannon, John Leopold, and Dan Mellin. Their outstanding service and leadership have helped the organization grow and meet the increasing food needs in our County.
Sarah Bauer is a Registered Dietitian and the Director of Adult Clinical Nutrition for the Academic Division of the Johns Hopkins Health System. She has nearly 24 years of experience in nutrition, dietetics, and leadership. Sarah has a particular interest in marrying an increase in food access with a decrease in food waste. She is excited to join the board of AACFB and work to support the residents of our county.
Pastor La Nae Kirwan has a degree in business administration and attended National Bible Institute, where she received a Certificate in Theological Studies. She is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God with over 30 years of experience in community services, program development, and food and family resource partnerships. Working with churches and organizations from West Baltimore to Annapolis has given her an understanding of the different needs, disparities, and desires of people in those communities. She and her husband planted Life Of Victory Church and Community Center in 2005 and their food pantry is a member agency of AACFB.
Pamela Meyers is a Nonprofit Accounting and Finance Professional, currently working for CRISP Shared Services, the designated HIE (health information exchange) for the state of Maryland. Her volunteer experience includes serving on the board of the Chesapeake chapter of National Assistance League (Anne Arundel County), and on the board of Hearts and Homes For Youth (including programs in AA County and central Maryland). She is a longtime resident of Anne Arundel County, currently residing in Odenton.