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2014 Board of Directors

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Arvada Community Food Bank Staff
United in Orange (Hunger Awareness)

Left to right: Mark Stratford, Sandy Martin, Dawn Nyre, Jeff Gage, Pat Chacon, and Randy Weinert.


Sandy Martin - Executive Director

Sandy was appointed the new Executive Director of the Arvada Community Food Bank in June, 2013.  She has over 30 years of extensive experience in non-profit and governmental human services management.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. Most recently she was the Chief Development Officer for Warren Village.  She served for nine years as the Head Start Director for Jefferson, Clear Creek. Gilpin and Park counties and prior to Head Start she worked for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority as their Community Outreach and Communications Manager.  Sandy was the Human Services Director for the City of Arvada for 15 years.  Her skills include management/supervision, fund and program development, budgeting and financial management, strategic planning, goals setting, public and community relations and marketing.  She was on the original planning committee which established the Arvada Community Food Bank in 1982. (Ms. Martin's photo courtesy of Colorado Community Media.)
  Pat Chacon - Bridges to Opportunity Program Manager
Pat has a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin.  She has over 25 years of experience in the human services field.  Her work history includes public benefits program manager, client navigator for health insurance and health systems, employment and social work case management and program development/implementation.  She has experience serving clients in all age groups.
  Tina Drew - Client Relations

Tina has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and graduated with honors at George Mason University.  She has experience working with a variety of populations including homeless individuals and families, at- risk families, children, and small groups.  Tina also has work experience training community volunteers in program implementation.  Tina has been very active in the Arvada community volunteering in the human services, education, and community service organizations for 10 years. 
  Jeff Gage - Controller

Jeff has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Henderson State University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in the Accounting Profession for over 15 years, six years as a Senior Accountant for a Public Accounting Firm, over 6 years as a Controller in Private Industry specializing in Construction Accounting and 3 years in Nonprofit Accounting.
  Jaci Hjelmgren - Volunteer Coordinator

Jaci has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Southern Maine. Her background includes work in the multi-media industry as a developer/editor/proofreader for computer-based and instructor-led training. She brings more than 15 years of non-profit experience in program and event coordination, education, and volunteer management – including work with organizations that serve homeless/indigent women and seniors. Most notably, Jaci implemented and managed the Volunteer Driver Services program at Seniors’ Resource Center, where volunteer drivers provided over 1,700 seniors with more than 41,000 quality-of-life personal and medical rides.

Mark Stratford - Operations Manager

Mark has over 10 year’s distribution management experience.  He has a Bachelors degree in Photojournalism from Metropolitan State College in Denver. His work history includes managing warehouses, photography, and food service.

  Randy Weinert, MNM - Community & Volunteer Relations Manager

Randy’s background includes the development and execution of national branding efforts for products like Ivory Soap, Mr. Clean, Bounce Fabric Softener,  Chiquita Brands, Quaker Oats, and Coors Light. Named Advertising Man of the year in the Cincinnati business community, he transitioned to the nonprofit sector as Catholic Charities Director of Communications.  He holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, with a Certification in Leadership.