Leadership & Board


Our Executive Team is dedicated to living out the Food Bank’s mission of eliminating hunger in the Heartland by ensuring consistent access to healthy food through community partnerships. Every day, they work closely with community leaders, staff, network partners, and our board to create a healthier Heartland.

Brian Barks

Brian Barks

President & CEO

Leslie Delperdang

Leslie Delperdang

VP, Finance & Accounting

Ericka Smrcka

Ericka Smrcka

VP, Operations

Donna Naimoli

Donna Naimoli

Senior Executive Assistant

Kelly Ptacek

Kelly Ptacek

VP, External Affairs

Director Team

Margie Bell

Senior Director of Human Resources

Travis Carlson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Joanne Kamppinen

Director of Development

David Love

Senior Director of Operations

Jason Moucka

Director of Food Procurement & Processing

Michelle Sause

Director of Network Relations

Board of Directors

The Food Bank’s board is comprised of 21 committed community individuals. Their expertise,  leadership and skill-set is invaluable to serving our at-risk neighbors and increasing efficiencies across our organization. 

Denise McCauley
Chair WoodmenLife
Chad Werner
Chair-elect, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Tom McLaughlin
Secretary, OneWorld Community Health Centers
Nate Christ
Treasurer, Elemental Scientific
Brian Barks
President, Food Bank for the Heartland
Daniel Applegarth
Orion Advisor Solutions
Eric R. Arneson
Lindsay Corporation
Jeff Austin
Huffman Engineering, Inc.
Tom Burke
Dell Technologies
Angi Chamberlain
Valmont Industries
Roger Deal
Sequoia Wealth Partners, LLC
Matthew DeBoer
Greg Fripp
Whispering Roots
Rick Hansen
Conagra Brands
Tiffani Keckler
Five Points Bank
Craig Kinnison
Farm Credit Services of America
Duncan Murphy
Riekes Equipment & Bublitz Material Handling
Melissa Taylor
M&E Consulting
David Tomlinson
Susan Violi
Steve Wallace
Stephen E. Gehring
Legal Counsel, Cline Williams