Meet the new faces of Hunger Task Force

Feb 12, 2024

The principal strength of Hunger Task Force is its compassionate and committed staff. As an anti-hunger organization, Hunger Task Force commits to hiring staff with an array of skills, talents and the cultural awareness to best serve our diverse community. We are thrilled to welcome Tosha, Jess and Tylene to their new roles at Hunger Task Force.

Tosha Freeman

WIC Outreach Manager

Please join us in welcoming our new WIC Outreach Manager Tosha Freeman to our talented team! In her new role, Tosha organizes and evaluates activities, partnerships and scheduling to meet team goals related to WIC Community Innovation and Outreach. She comes to Hunger Task Force with extensive experience working as an arts educator for leading nonprofit organizations across the country. Tosha is a graduate of SUNY Brockport.

Jess Pontious

Chief Operating Officer

Hunger Task Force is thrilled to introduce our new Chief Operating Officer Jess Pontious. Jess brings over 15 years of invaluable experience to the agency, having led and scaled high-performing teams across diverse domains including retail and e-commerce operations. In her role as COO, Jess will be at the forefront of our internal operations, overseeing the daily administration and management of Hunger Task Force. Her strategic focus extends to the development and implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the efficiency of our food bank operations. She holds a master’s degree in business administration as well as bachelor’s degrees in biology and minor in psychology from Baker University.

Tylene Micklevitz


We are excited to also introduce our new Accountant Tylene Micklevitz. She is well versed in accounts payable, deposits, inventory, generating monthly and departmental financial statements and data entry for reporting purposes. Tylene comes to our agency with 20 years of experience in account management and accounting and received an associate’s degree in financial accounting and account management from Bryant and Straton College.

Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader. The organization’s core values are Dignity, Justice, Equity, Compassion and Stewardship. Hunger Task Force feeds people today by providing healthy and culturally appropriate food to hungry children, families and seniors in the community absolutely free of charge. Hunger Task Force also works to end future hunger by advocating for strong public policies and nutrition programs at the local, state and federal level.