January 21, 2009

Food Bank elects officers, board members

The Racine County Food Bank held its annual meeting on Jan. 15 and elected officers and new members to its board of directors.

Christopher Geary, an attorney from Hostak, Henzl & Bickler S.C. was elected Chairperson. Chris has served on the Board of Directors since February of 2002, most recently as the Vice-Chairperson.

Loren Skelton has been elected as Vice-Chairperson. Loren is the owner and operator of the Racine Child Care and Learning Center and has served on the Board since January of 2005. Loren is a graduate of the Leadership Racine Program.

Linda Hoover was re-elected as treasurer for the agency and has been a member of the RCFB Board since August of 2007. Linda works at Educators Credit Union and is also a graduate of the Leadership Racine Program.

Georgianna Gotthardt is a volunteer for the Racine Police Department’s Crime Prevention office located at Regency Mall and was re-elected Secretary. Georgianna has served the RCFB in various capacities since 1995.

In addition to the Officers listed above, the 2009 Board of Directors for the Racine County Food Bank includes the following members:

Mary Lofty of Lofty Learning. Mary has served the RCFB since April of 2002, most recently serving as Chairperson.

Robert Perry is a retired worker for the City of Racine first. He joined the RCFB in 2005. Robert also volunteers at the Wayman A.M.E. Church food pantry.

James Raab is the owner and operator of Dovetail Woodworking and member of the Board since October of 2003, he has also serves on the “Thoughts for Food” Planning Committee for many years.

Stephanie Sklba is Vice President of Community and Government Relations at Gateway Technical College and has been volunteering at the RCFB since 2005 and is also an alumni of the Leadership Racine Program.

Bart Thompson has recently retired from St. Vincent DePaul and has served the RCFB since April of 2004.

James Yorgan owns and operates Plumb Gold Ltd. in downtown Racine and joined RCFB in 2007.

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