Board of Directors

bod1 bod5


The SCHTF Board of Directors is an all-volunteer “working board,” united to support the mission of alleviating hunger in Stark County and to guide the organization into the future.
From representing the organization at various local events, as well as at our own fundraisers to serving as executive officers, and chairs and/or members of commitees, members of the SCHTF Board of Directors contribute their time and talents in many different capacities. Some have been with us for 13+ years, and others for 1-5 years,  and come from a variety of different professional/personal backgrounds. What they all have in common, regardless of those differences, is a commitment to making an impact on the struggling members of our community by providing a basic need — food.


Lisa Vitale –President
Theresa Donato – Vice President – retired from Diebold, Inc.
Robert Mayone – Treasurer – Business Consultant
Mary Anne Schwartz – Secretary — Your Life in Pictures: Photography by Mary-Anne Schwartz, Owner

Cheryl Blankenship – Licensed psychologist, private practice
Mark Esposito – The Timken Company, Product Manager
Robert Feielin – The Timken Company
Debbie Horn – Emeritus
Redda Latona – retired from Plain Local Schools
Allen Schulman – Allen Schulman & Associates, Lead Attorney
Joe Rozsa – Trailer Trash Design, Trailer Owner/Creative Director
Terry Regula – Aultman Hospital
David Stewart – Mercy Medical Center
Marie Sumser – Alliance Publishing
Yvette Zingery – SoL Harris/Day Architecture, Interior Designer

bod3 bod4

What our board members say:

“I have always felt that in a country as rich as this, there is no reason for anyone to go hungry.  It saddens me to know so many people right here in Stark County are hungry.  I am excited to fill that need.”

“It always amazes me at how far our organization has grown and how much more we are accomplishing each year.”

“I want to help my community and give to those less fortunate, particularly those that cannot even provide adequate food for their families, the most basic need.  SCHTF is a great organization to get involved with because it is a working board – so tons of opportunities to not only serve on a board, but volunteer in the community and get your hands dirty!”

“What excites me about SCHTF is that we are meeting such a basic need in our community.”

“I wanted to join a non-profit board to share my professional experiences while giving back to the community. I thought that the fight against hunger was a compelling and worthy cause.”