Board Members and Staff

Board Members:
Our volunteer board members are responsible for the financial health and the strategic direction of our organization, making it possible for the Food Bank to contribute to a healthier community and reduce food insecurity.

Executive Committee

Bappa Pal

Bappa Pal

Bappa Pal enjoys giving back, helping those in need and inspiring others to do the same. Bappa has over 25 years experience in information technology and financial management. Bappa’s time and talents are being put to great use helping the AACFB meet the needs of our county residents in need.

Brian Dague

Brian Dague
Vice Chairman

Brian Dague is a Certified Financial Planner and has his own practice at Northwestern Mutual for the past ten years. His areas of expertise include fee-based planning, retirement income planning, and business risk management. He has a passion for giving back to the community which includes his leadership on the AACFB Board and also coaching his children in multiple sports.

Mary Burkholder

Mary Burkholder

Mary Burkholder has a strong personal and professional interest in the intersection of community development and public health, particularly improving access to healthy food in low-income neighborhoods. Mary has nearly 25 years of experience in community and economic development in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Todd Furr

Retired food broker, Todd Furr has supported the AACFB and its mission for years donating food from his company and helping in any way possible. Now our Treasurer, Todd takes his corporate experience to help guide the AACFB.

Board of Directors


Bappa Pal, T. Rowe Price

Brian Dague, Northwestern Mutual

Mary A Burkholder, BAE Urban Economics

Todd Furr, Retired A&A Real Estate Development



Candice Davis-Griffin, Live! Casino & Hotel

J.J. Fegan, Sr.,  RE/MAX

Mark Hartzell, Retired, Anne Arundel County Government

Mary Louise Howe, Significance, Inc.

John Leopold, Former Anne Arundel County Executive

Dan Mellin, Hillman Brown & Darrow PA Attorneys at Law

Pete Smith, Former Councilman

Our Staff

Anne Arundel County Food Bank staff standing in front of our delivery truck.


Leah Aiello Paley, Chief Executive Officer

Susan Thomas, Chief Operations Officer

Operations & Programs

Marta Jones, Operations Manager

Angie Slattery, Warehouse/ Property Manager

Angel Gorski, Member Relations/TEFAP Manager

Keiry “Katie” Villalta, Administrative Specialist

Stephen Deshaies, Driver

Development & Marketing

Melanie Kincaid, Communications & Marketing Manager


Juls Jacobs-Kaczmarek


Karl Appel