A strong core of leaders continue to move hunger relief forward in the fight to end hunger entirely. These individuals lead Hunger Task Force on the mission to both sustain a hungry Milwaukee today and provide access and resources that will help end future hunger.

Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director

Sherrie has been the executive director of Hunger Task Force since 1997—the organization’s chief leader. She is a decision maker, lobbyist and fund raiser, as well as Hunger Task Force’s primary spokesperson. Tussler has extensive experience working with Milwaukee’s homeless, survivors of sexual assault, and adults with mental illness.  Sherrie received her BS in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.

Matt King, Associate Director

Matt has more than 15 years’ experience in anti-hunger leadership and has been with Hunger Task Force since 2012. Matt supports and provides consultation to the Leadership Team on strategic planning, training and development. Hunger Task has been recognized by its staff and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace since 2015.

Michael Jonas, Food Bank Director

Jonas works with a team of seasoned staff members who ensure that a supply of high quality, nutritional food is available for free to families and seniors in need. The Food Team ensures adherence to The Standards of Excellence maintaining relationships with 200+ community partners that act as distribution points. Jonas joined the organization in 1996 and has held the Food Bank Director role since 2009.

Maureen Fitzgerald, Director of Advocacy

Maureen leads Hunger Task Force’s anti-hunger public policy team as it advocates to end hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of low-income families in Wisconsin. Her team focuses on research, education and organizing to ensure awareness, access and participation in the federal nutrition programs. Maureen joined the organization in 2009.

Jonathan Hansen, Director of Development

Jonathan leads Hunger Task Force’s fundraising efforts, marketing and public relations, signature programs, community events and volunteer program. His team focuses on building strong community partnerships, delivering excellent donor stewardship and securing the resources Hunger Task Force needs to end hunger. He joined the organization in 2009.

Lisa Feldmeier, Controller

Lisa manages and oversees the financial aspects of Hunger Task Force, including administering the Hunger Relief Fund and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program for Milwaukee County. She joined the organization in 2013.

Board of Directors

Hunger Task Force is governed by a dedicated, veteran group of individuals who represent and support the local community.

Mike Zeka, President, Quarles & Brady

Anoop Prakash, Vice President, REV Group

Mary Burgoon, Secretary, Rockwell Automation

Patrick J. Byrne, Treasurer, Erica P. John Fund

Todd Adams, Rexnord Corp.

Jennifer Jones, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Jeffrey S. Manby, Kohl’s Department Stores

Amy Mutziger, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Sadhna Morato-Lindvall, Advocate Aurora Health Care Foundation

Taren Rodabaugh, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

S. Edward Sarskas, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Sandy Pasch

Steve Palec, Irgens

Jose Yamat, Wells Fargo Advisors

Executive Council

In addition to our sustained Board of Directors, Hunger Task Force is also supported by an Executive Council of community members who support our vision and mission and additional guiding leadership to the organization.

2018 – 2019 Executive Council

Norman Barrientos – Barrientos Design & Consulting

Jennifer Braasch – City National Bank

Chris Brock – WaterStone Bank

La Tonia Bully – Educator & Advocate

Allan Carneol – Zetley, Carneol & Stein SC

Janice Falkenberg – Milwaukee Area Technical College

Nick Fallucca – Palermo’s Pizza

Patrick Farrell – MRA

David Ford – Clear Channel Outdoor

Angela Hersil – Rexnord

April Klinter – Empty Bowls Milwaukee

Angela Loberg – UnitedHealthcare

Ben Lorber – WISN 12

Richard Marcus – Fifth Third Bank

Mary Anne Martiny – GPS Education Partners

Sarah Martis – Wisconsin Bar Association

Margaret Mittelstadt – Outpost Natural Foods

Dan Nemec – Executive Director, Inc.

Cynthia Rigsby – Foley & Lardner

Kevin Riordan – The Boerke Company

Mike Sattell – Ovation Communities

Dan Sidner – Blackshoe Hospitality

Gary Sievewright – Raymond James & Associates

Kelly Skindzelewski – GE Healthcare

Eric Thomas – ComLoan Consulting


Hunger Task Force is made up of a diverse group of hard-working individuals who come to work each day dedicated to fighting hunger. They are uncompromising when it comes to ensuring that Milwaukee’s underserved receive the highest level of service and support. The principal strength of Hunger Task Force is its compassionate and committed staff.

Administrative Team

  • Christopher Andrews, IT Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2015
  • Alyson Herdeman, Executive Administration Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2011
  • Julia Prange, Trade Mitigation Program Manager – Ending Hunger since 2019
  • Mardi Smirl, Front Desk Coordinator
    – Ending Hunger since 2019

Advocacy Team

  • Cheryl Antzoulatos, Development & Advocacy Administrative Assistant
    – Ending Hunger since 2007
  • Leen Bnyat, Child Nutrition Program Organizer
    – Ending Hunger since 2019
  • Natalie Czarkowski, Field Organizer, Hunger Relief Federation
    – Ending Hunger since 2016
  • Bard Meier, Educator
    – Ending Hunger since 2016
  • Cameron Perra, Nutrition Policy Analyst
    – Ending Hunger since 2019
  • Matt Stienstra, Advocacy Campaign Manager – Ending Hunger since 2013


  • Martha Collins, ACCESS Project Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2017
  • FoodShare Assistants
    • Fue Xiong (Lead) Ending Hunger since 2009
    • Crystal Custalow – Ending Hunger since 2018
    • Carmen Delvalle Ending Hunger since 2016
    • Jennifer Immler Ending Hunger since 2010
    • Tammy-Jo Keen Ending Hunger since 2017
    • Mar Mar Lin Ending Hunger since 2014
    • Latoya Marshall Ending Hunger since 2017
    • Pamela Oliva – Ending Hunger since 2019

Development Team

  • Cheryl Antzoulatos, Development & Advocacy Administrative Assistant
    – Ending Hunger since 2007
  • Kyle Buehner, Community Relations Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2018
  • Liz Hall, Raiser’s Edge Administrator
    – Ending Hunger since 2016
  • Sarah Kikkert, Communications Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2016
  • Ashley Kluck, Development Assistant
    – Ending Hunger since 2015
  • Michelle Zimmermann, Grants & Development Officer
    – Ending Hunger since 2015

Farm Team

  • Sarah Bressler, Farm Produce Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2016
  • Chris Bylsma, Beginning Farmer – Ending Hunger since 2019
  • Sarah Christman, Farmer
    – Ending Hunger since 2016
  • Kyle Koch, Farm Operations Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2014
  • Isabel Miranda, Dietitian Educator
    – Ending Hunger since 2020
  • Dave Mueller, Fish Culturist
    – Ending Hunger since 2012
  • Adam Romanak, Park & Natural Areas Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2012
  • Aleka Shewczyk, Farmer & Volunteer Coordinator – Ending Hunger since 2018

Food Team

  • Shirl Gordon, Site Developer
    – Ending Hunger since 2016
  • Margaret Gerrits, Senior Services Volunteer Coordinator – Ending Hunger since 2019
  • Rick Lewandowski, Senior Services Director
    – Ending Hunger since 2004
  • Zach Lueck, Stockbox Monitor
    – Ending Hunger since 2018
  • Susan Martinez-Lucena, Food Administrative Assistant
    – Ending Hunger since 2006
  • Imelda Roman, Site Developer
    – Ending Hunger since 2014
  • Nicole Weeks, Community Network Dietitian
    -Ending Hunger since 2018

Warehouse Team

  • Lee Knouse, LProcurement Director
    – Ending Hunger since 2003
  • Jerry Pipp, Warehouse Manager
    – Ending Hunger since 2013
  • Nick Stella, Inventory Coordinator
    – Ending Hunger since 2014
  •  Devon Courtney, Inventory Coordinator
    – Ending Hunger since 2019 
  •  Jaden Schroeder, Inventory Coordinator
    – Ending Hunger since 2020
  • Route Representatives
    • Nicole Boettger – Ending Hunger since 2017
    • Dmitriy Boldyrev (Mobile Market)
      – Ending Hunger since 2019
    • Willie Bryant – Ending Hunger since 2012
    • Jaicobi Cobb – Ending Hunger since 2019
    • Trevor Harris (Mobile Market) – Ending Hunger since 2019
    • Rodney Lloyd – Ending Hunger since 2020
    • Corey Rohde – Ending Hunger since 2013
    • Howard Turluck – Ending Hunger since 2008
    • Jeremy Warwick – Ending Hunger since 2017

Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee's Free & Local food bank.


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