Our Team

Illustration of a paper grocery bag with lettuce and a carton of eggs

Trevor Breeden

Warehouse Distribution Coordinator

Our Network Partners see Trevor everyday as he focuses on ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of our pick-ups for food, baby, and senior pantries. He also handles entering distribution data into our inventory system. Trevor is a U.S. Army Reservist and has previously worked in the construction and warehouse industries.

Favorite vegetable: Asparagus

Stephen Deshaies

Steve Deshaies

Fleet Coordinator

You will see Steve’s smiling face around Anne Arundel County as he picks up food donations collected from community food drives and our Retail Recovery partners. Steve also drives the Mobile Food Pantry, bringing fresh produce, lean meats, and other items to communities where access to healthy food is limited. As AACFB’s Fleet Coordinator, he is responsible for maintenance of our fleet of trucks as well as training new drivers.

Favorite vegetable: Potatoes

Amanda Fields

Food Drive and Volunteer Coordinator

Amanda has a frontline role working directly with volunteers sorting and boxing donations and helping with Mobile Food Pantry distributions. She also works with community groups to encourage greater participation in hosting food drives that help sustain our inventory. She has extensive experience in customer service and volunteer management and holds a M.S. in education from Old Dominion. Amanda enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

Favorite vegetables: Onions, broccoli, and mushrooms

Tracy Hickox

Mobile Food Pantry Driver

Tracy ensures the Mobile Food Pantry is loaded according to order, drives the vehicle to pre-assigned locations, and engages with community partners and neighbors during distributions. Tracy grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and sees working at the food bank as a complete circle from being involved with food production to now food distribution. He comes to AACFB after a longtime career in technology sales and leadership. In his free time, the Eastport resident enjoys days on the water in his powerboat.

Favorite: Tomatoes (soup form)

Juls Jacobs-Kaczmarek

Juls Jacobs-Kaczmarek

Bookkeeper

Juls is our numbers guru who keeps our books up-to-date and pays our bills on time. She brings more than 35 years of bookkeeping experience to the AACFB team. When she’s not crunching numbers, she enjoys watching her beloved Orioles and Commanders and reading the occasional murder mystery.

Favorite vegetables: Broccoli, corn, squash, zucchini, green beans, and spinach

Marta

Marta Jones

Human Resources and Logistics Manager

Marta manages the food bank’s human resources, including the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consulting with leadership on strategic planning; and serving as a link between the food bank's management and its employees. She also handles our transportation logistics, coordinating our Retail Recovery and Feeding America pick-ups.

Favorite vegetables: Broccoli, asparagus, and green beans

Karen

Karen Kelly

Database Coordinator

Karen brings a decade of nonprofit experience, as well as a background in higher education, to the food bank team. She provides expertise in administering the organization’s database including processing donations, data mining, constituent management, and reporting.

Favorite vegetables: Asparagus and yellow squash

Gary

Gary Kilton

Warehouse Receiving Coordinator

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank is fortunate to rely on Gary’s more than 20 years of experience in warehouse and manufacturing operations. He is most often in the food bank’s “middle room,” helping to sort the donations we receive from grocery stores and retail centers. Born and raised in Maryland, Gary enjoys sports and is a classic muscle car enthusiast.

Favorite vegetable: Lima beans

Michael Kline

Michael Kline

Warehouse Associate

Michael plays an integral role in sorting and organizing donations from our Retail Recovery partners. This program is a significant source of donations, and AACFB works with several grocery stores and retail centers, including Giant Food, Wegmans, Walmart, and Target. The former tree surgeon enjoys working out in his free time.

Favorite vegetable: Asparagus

Ryan

Ryan Lay

Warehouse Associate

Ryan is on our warehouse team and is often out on our dock assisting Network Partners picking up orders for food pantries across the county. He also helps make sure our volunteers on the sorting line have plenty of donations to inspect and sort. Ryan hails from Anne Arundel County and enjoys guitar, 3D modeling, and model building in his free time.

Favorite vegetable: Broccoli

Richard

Richard Miller

Warehouse Associate

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Richard works on our warehouse team, putting together orders and assisting our Network Partners picking up food and basic necessities for distribution at food, baby, and senior pantries. The lifelong New York Giants fan also enjoys video games and working out.

Favorite vegetable: Green beans

Herbert Moscoso

Warehouse Associate

Originally from Lima, Peru, Herbert holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Towson University and has been working in the warehouse industry for the past six years. The lifelong Marvel fan works on AACFB’s warehouse team, helping to coordinate the millions of pounds of food and basic necessities donated and distributed.

Favorite vegetable: Lettuce

Leah Aiello Paley, LMSW

Chief Executive Officer

Leah Paley leads the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, bringing experience from her previous role as executive director at a Laurel-based nonprofit. Since joining AACFB in September 2021, she has focused on addressing food insecurity within the community. Leah's background in service and social justice, combined with her education from Providence College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, drives her commitment to making a positive impact.

Favorite vegetables: Kale, red peppers, brussels sprouts

Mike Pearson

Driver

Mike travels across the county picking up donations from community food drives and our Retail Recovery partners. A lifelong Anne Arundel County resident, he has more than 20 years of experience in driving and warehouse operations. In his free time, he enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Maryland Terps, unless he’s trying to shoot par on the back nine.

Favorite vegetable: Corn

Sarah Reilly

Sarah Reilly

Director of Development and External Relations

Sarah leads fundraising and communications efforts at the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. With over 20 years in the county, she's deeply committed to the community. Sarah's extensive experience includes fundraising and communications roles, including four years as a major gifts officer at the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA from Boston College, both in American studies.

Favorite vegetable: Artichokes

Angie Slattery

Angie Slattery

Warehouse and Inventory Manager

Angie is responsible for everything to do with running our warehouse. She works closely with our warehouse team members to ensure food collected from donations and purchased from distributors is efficiently processed and distributed to our Network Partners.

Favorite vegetables: Corn, green beans, and cucumbers

Keiry Villatlta

Keiry Villalta

Programs Coordinator

Keiry is one of the first people you will see when you visit the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. While Keiry assists with welcoming visitors to the food bank, she also coordinates the Mobile Food Pantry program and handles our data collection and reporting requirements.

Favorite vegetable: Mushrooms

Angel Gorski

Angel Woodall

Programs Manager

Angel assists with all our Network Partners operating food pantries, baby pantries, on-site feeding programs, senior pantries, and the Backpack Buddies program with Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She also coordinates our partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which helps supplement the diets of food-insecure persons across the country.

Favorite vegetables: Peppers and onions

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