Glenn Bergman is the Executive Director of Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization. Prior to Philabundance, he was the General Manager of the Weavers Way Co-Operative Market. Over his 11-year tenure at Weavers Way, Glenn expanded co-op membership and staff; increased annual sales; and expanded its programs to include the operation of four stores, two urban farms and the education for children and adults. Glenn has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Public Health from Temple University. After spending his early career in public health and health care-related positions, Glenn joined the Shooting Stars Corporation restaurant group, and then held positions at the Wood Company and Compass Group. Glenn is an avid bicyclist and resides in Mt. Airy with his wife, Dianne.
Vice President of Retail Operations, Fare & Square
Mike Basher is the Vice President of Retail Operations for Fare & Square, the first nonprofit grocery store of its kind in the country. Fare & Square was opened by Philabundance in 2013 to provide fresh, affordable food to those living in Chester and the surrounding area, which had previously been a food desert for more than 10 years. In his current role, Mike oversees all store operations including item selection, community outreach and managing Fare & Square employees. Prior to Fare & Square, Mike was the first Executive Director for the nonprofit, Uplift Solutions, which helped solve food desert issues across the country. Prior to that, Mike was Director of Community Development and District Manager & Store Director for Brown’s ShopRite, which has 11 locations around Philadelphia. Mike currently serves on the Hispanic Commission of Chester and is involved in the ministerial ministry within the Chester community. He resides in Upper Chester Township with his wife and three children.
Vice President of IT and Process Improvement
After having served as the Director of Business Process Improvement at Philabundance since January 2015, Stacey assumed the role of Vice President of IT and Process Improvement in March 2017. In this role, she is responsible for the integrity, reliability and security of all data processing systems and database structures, as well as implementing and maintaining sound organizational reporting. She also directs activities related to business process improvement, including the identification and evaluation of new organizational procedures, systems and technologies. Before joining Philabundance in 2015, Stacey worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts as Manager of Donor Support Services. Before joining Pew, Stacey held director-level positions in database and operations management at Allina Health, a 12 hospital not-for-profit health care system in Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota. Stacey is a graduate of Rowan University of New Jersey. She currently resides in Haddon Township, NJ.
Melanie S. Cataldi
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Melanie oversees all Philabundance logistics and programs including warehousing and inventory control, transportation, repack, facilities, job training, meal production and all community food programs – both direct and through our network of 350+ member agencies. Melanie has been with Philabundance since 2000, first serving as Program Director of the Delaware Valley Community Kitchen (now Philabundance Community Kitchen). Her subsequent positions at Philabundance have included Nutrition Services, Director of Programs and Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations. Prior to Philabundance, Melanie served as a nutrition educator at Temple University and also has 10+ years of experience in the life insurance industry. Melanie received her Master of Public Health from Temple University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University. She currently resides in Philadelphia.
Vice President of Human Resources
Lynn has more than 15 years in leadership positions in HR and operations with a focus on helping organizations through periods of change and renewal. She has worked in multiple industries for both non-profit and for-profit organizations including finance and insurance, transportation, healthcare and technology. Lynn started her career with a resume writing and career counseling business, wrote a weekly column for The Des Moines Register and has given presentations across the US on employee relations and performance management strategies. Lynn joined Philabundance in September 2017 as the Vice President of Human Resources wherein she leads all Human Resources functions, including organizational effectiveness, recruitment, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, employee relations and talent development.
Chief Development Officer
After having previously served as Director of Development since January 2014, Caryn Rubinstein assumed the role of Chief Development Officer in July 2016. In her new role, Caryn oversees the Fundraising, Communications and Volunteer Department for Philabundance. With a dedicated staff of 15, Caryn is responsible for implementing the philanthropic pillar of the organization’s strategic plan and integrating the development team’s approach to the plan. Prior to working at Philabundance, Caryn spent more than 20 years working at several of the region’s largest non-profits, including the Philadelphia Zoo, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and WHYY. Her previous experience includes managing large membership and annual fund programs, as well as focusing on business and development processes. Caryn is a graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. She currently resides in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer
Laura Schepps is Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of Philabundance. As SVP/CFO, Laura holds the organization’s top financial leadership position and serves as the strategic ‘business partner’ for the Executive Director, providing managerial and operational leadership/oversight in matters pertaining to the financial and economic sustainability of the organization. This position oversees all company financial practices, including accounting department policies and procedures, preparation and monitoring of the budget, development of financial reports and tax filings, and management of external/internal audit activities. Prior to joining Philabundance in August 2017, Laura was the Executive Director for Fiscal Operations at the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania; Director of Finance and Administration at Rutgers University Office of Research Commercialization; and held senior finance roles in the for-profit sector with ACE Limited, Radian Group and GE Capital. Laura has a B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers College and an MBA in Finance and Management from NYU. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Chair // Noel Eisenstat, LLP
Fare & Square Real Estate Committee
Vice Chair // Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Einstein Healthcare Network
Governance Committee Operations and Program Committee, Chair
Vice Chair // Associate Dean & Executive Director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Development Committee, Chair
Karyn S.W. Polak
Secretary // Deputy General Counsel, Asset Management Group, PNC Bank, National Association
Governance Committee, Chair
Treasurer // Vice President & Treasurer, FMC Corporation
Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Chair
Partner, Cozen O’ Connor
Governance Committee, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Operations & Program Committee
Partner, P&A Associates
Fare & Square RS Committee, Chair
Regional Sales Executive, SVP, Bank of America
Retired Partner RSM US LLP
Audit Committee, Chair Finance Committee Development Committee
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Development Committee Fare & Square Board
Founding and Managing Partner, Devon Hill Capital Partners
Audit Committee Finance Committee Investment Committee
Executive Director, PGIM Real Estate
Human Resources Committee, Chair Investment Committee, Chair Fare & Square Board
Human Resources Committee
Market President, KeyBank
Anchor/Consumer Reporter, NBC10
Public Relations Committee, Chair