Board of Directors
Executive Director, Feeding the Gulf Coast
Cathy has been President & CEO of Feeding the Gulf Coast since August 2016. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director for Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia. Cathy also has nonprofit experience with the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as the Fuller Center for Housing in Macon, Georgia. Cathy has a BS in Mathematics from Georgia Southwestern State University, a MA in Political Science from Georgia State University and an MBA in Finance from Texas Christian University. She has four grown children. Cathy enjoys her active roles as a member of: Rotary; Feeding Florida; Association of Alabama Food Banks; South Alabama Coalition of Nonprofits; Policy, Engagement & Advocacy Committee (PEAC), Feeding America; Southeast Regional Cooperative; and the Executive Council, United Way for Southwest Alabama. Cathy enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and living on Mobile Bay.
Executive Director, Wiregrass Food Bank
David was appointed Executive Director in May 2000. Prior to his appointment, David enjoyed an extensive career as both an Accountant and Program Director. David is a graduate of Troy State University (Dothan) and the Unoversity of Alabama. He is active in numerous civic organizations, and active in his church (Trinity Lutheran). David and his wife,Nancy Robertson Hanks have two dogs, Jake and Lucy. In his time away from work, he enjoys golf, basketball, boating, scuba diving and college sports.
Executive Director, West Alabama Food Bank
Executive Director, Selma Food Bank
Executive Director, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
Executive Director, Food Bank of East Alabama
Martha Henk has served as the Executive Director of the Food Bank of East Alabama since 1995. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Henk saw first-hand the effects of malnutrition and poverty. Past and present involvements include: Habitat for Humanity, Lee County Human Services Coordination, Missions Committee at First Presbyterian Church in Auburn, Presbyterian Community Ministry, and East Alabama Coalition for the Homeless. She has a B.A. from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN.
Executive Director, Montgomery Area Food Bank
Richard was born & raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia, from where at the age of 18 he enlisted in the United States Army. He remained in the active army for thirteen years, rising to the position of Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. After his Honorable Discharge from the US Army, he began his higher education, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Glenville State College (Glenville, WV) and a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies.
After graduating from Seminary, Richard and his wife (Marcia – from Tacoma, Washington) and their 2 sons (Aaron & Jason) returned to Europe to serve as Directors of Christian Servicemen’s Centers in Brandon, England and Nuremburg, West Germany; a ministry designed specifically for US military personnel serving their country in foreign lands.
Before becoming CEO of the Montgomery Area Food Bank, Richard served as the Director of the Elmore County Food Pantry located in Wetumpka, Alabama. This is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization existing specifically to help the “food insecure” of Elmore County. This food pantry was the second largest of MAFB’s agencies, distributing 25,000 – 30,000 pounds of food monthly to over 500 families. His experience at the agency level has allowed him to bring a new perspective of food distribution to the MAFB.
For over 30 years, Richard served as Pastor of various churches in West Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, England and Germany; and has been keynote speaker in conventions in Mexico, Republic of Panama, Germany, & The Philippines. As Board Chair of Home and Abroad Ministries (Cleveland, TN) he provides support and guidance in directing a ministry in the Philippines that includes a community program that feeds over 10,000 children a month; educational program; medical mission program; water well program and a widows’ ministry.
Richard assumed the role of CEO of the Montgomery Area Food Bank upon the retirement of Parke Hinman (Brigadier General, USAF, Retired). Parke led the Food Bank for 22 of its 30-year existence.
Executive Director, Food Bank of North Alabama