STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Faces of Interfaith

Staff Members

Executive Director

Danielle McIntyre

Since 2006, I’ve been the Executive Director at Interfaith Food Bank. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work for a cause I believe in; it’s the community nature of Interfaith Food Bank that keeps me excited about coming to work every day – working with great people on initiatives & projects that make a true difference in the lives of those we serve.

Phone:403 320 8779

Fax:403 328 0521

Operations Manager

Neil Heaton

When I finished university, I came to Interfaith working as the driver, picking up food from donors. Over time, my position has evolved, and I am now Operations Manager, which includes shipping/receiving, site management, and purchasing. When I first started, it was merely a job but over time it became a passion and very enjoyable career.

Phone:403 320 8779

Fax:403 328 0521

Client Intake Supervisor

Gladys Karanja

Shortly after I completed my degree at the University of Lethbridge, the opportunity arose for me to become the Client Intake Supervisor. It is a privilege to be able to help the clients who come to the food bank, and to know that we are able to help meet their needs, both by providing food, and referring them to other community agencies.

Phone:403 320 8022

Donor Relations

Kaitlyn Lang

I recently joined the foodbank in 2021 after moving to Lethbridge from Saskatchewan. I am looking forward to planning some in person events this year and working with anyone that is interested in supporting our cause! I am thrilled to work for an organization that is dedicated to keeping the community fed, respected, and connected. I’ve been honored to learn and put my knowledge towards a good cause.

Phone:403 320 8779

Warehouse Supervisor

Troy Tollestrup

I came to work at Interfaith Food Bank in 2004 as the warehouse-man. I am heavily involved in the daily activities of the warehouse; sorting through food, keeping the warehouse clean and organized, and providing support for volunteers. I am grateful that every day I come to work, I am helping those less fortunate in our community.

Phone:403 320 8779

Fax:403 328 0521

Driver and Operations Support

Aaron Fedunec

I started working at Interfaith in 2022 as the driver and operations support. My role is to transport food and supplies from our donors to our warehouses. It brings me great joy to come to work for my community every day! I am grateful to work for this organization and for the work we do to help those around us.

Kitchen Facilitator

Amy Granger

I facilitate the programing in our beautifully bright and spacious Co-op Community Kitchen. It is a joy to gather with community members, cook, learn and send delicious and nutritious food home with our participants and clients.
We are looking to start our Helpful Hobbies program again in the fall! This program brings people together to socialize while creating works of art with fabric and yarn like aprons, reusable bags and washcloths that benefit the individuals we serve.
I also secure food for some of our Permanent Supportive Housing partners, helping them save money in their food budget so that they can help more individuals in crisis or need of housing.
I love a good meal with my family and friends, gardening and spending time in the mountains or on one of our many beautiful lakes in Southern Alberta.

Support

Myla Krippl

Hi! I’m Myla, back again as Garden Coordinator for this summer. I am a student at the University of Lethbridge working towards being a music teacher. I am so excited to be a part of the community here at the Interfaith Food Bank! This summer I will be spending my days out in the garden growing some delicious plants and planning events for the community to join in. Please contact me if you would like to get involved and spend some time outside this summer!

Phone:403 320 8779

Volunteer Coordinator

Bill Selles

Hello!  My name is Bill, and I am one of the most recent hires, having come on board this team in December, 2021.  At the age of 60, I am also the oldest member of the staff.  I am very thankful to be able to come to work for the Interfaith Food Bank, and I have the fantastic job of working with our volunteers.  I have been blessed to see so many people offer their time and skill to help us serve our community in one of the areas of greatest need, getting food to people who need it.  I would love to meet YOU as a new volunteer, so click on “How You Can Help”, scroll down to the bottom, and apply!

Client Intake Supervisor

Michelle Parry

I came to the Interfaith Food Bank as a Christmas temporary worker in 2021 and ended up happily joining the team in Client intake in 2022.

My background is primarily in the restaurant/service industry but had decided to switch my focus to finding a career in the non-profit/ helping sector. When the position of Client Intake supervisor came available, I jumped on it! It has been extremely rewarding to work in the community at the Interfaith Food Bank and I hope to continue to do so for years to come.

Fun Facts about me – I have a tripod dog named Rosie and I bowl a 140 at 5 pin.

Client Advocacy and Resource Program Coordinator

Katarina Meyer

Hey! I’m Katarina, the new Client Advocacy and Resource Room Coordinator! I joined Interfaith in February of this year and have loved my role here every day since then. Helping build this program has been very exciting and I can’t wait to see what it grows into.  I have worked in the Human Services field for over 10 years and love being able to help people navigate different systems and supports.

I look forward to being able to connect with our valued clients, donors, volunteers, and other agencies as my time here progresses.

Admin and Finance Assistant

Dustin Sandau

Board of Directors

President

Holly Kletke

I am proud to serve on the Board for the Interfaith Food Bank, as it is an outstanding organization that gives unwavering and dignified support for the Lethbridge community. Serving on the Board has helped me delve into my passion for governance, volunteerism, and food security, but most importantly it has connected me with people who do amazing work every day. Outside of the Food Bank, I work at the University of Lethbridge, where I will also graduate in spring 2023.

Past President

Sue Griffiths

Vice President

Carol McLean

After teaching for several years in the Catholic school system, I spent most of my working years with the Alberta Ministry of Education, working on various projects concerning family and child services. Now retired, I have recently returned to Lethbridge, and, being an avid volunteer, joined the Board at Interfaith in 2013.

Secretary

Penny Kwasny

Over my 35 year career as a Registered Nurse, I had the privilege of caring for patients and their families during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives. Now retired and having a desire to give back to the community, I joined the Interfaith Food Bank Board in 2018 and am honoured to support the mission and important work of IFB.

Treasurer

Jan Roth

Before retiring, I spent many years as an accountant, working with various for-profit and non-profit organizations. Now retired, I have been on the Board of Directors at Interfaith Food Bank since 2008, and am a true believer in the organization and the work it does; it is a pleasure working with all the staff and volunteers.

Director

Jan Johnson

Since moving to Lethbridge 31 years ago I have been involved in the community. Prior to retirement 8 years ago I sold Real Estate in Lethbridge for over 20 years. My philosophy is if you live in a city you must give back to the community, thus my volunteering began. I look forward to begin my tenure on the Interfaith Food Bank Board.

DIRECTOR/ YOUTH@THE TABLE

Darren Nii Martey Armah

My name is Darren Nii Martey Armah. I have had the opportunity to serve with various organizations within the community. When I was matched with Interfaith Food Bank through Youth@theTable, the question I asked myself was, ‘What does this organization actually do?’ By sitting on the board as a director and volunteering, I gained first hand information and knowledge on how this organization serves the community of Lethbridge. I have been humbled by the work we do as board members, and how our organization affects the lives of the people of Lethbridge positively, directly and indirectly.

Director

Jeremy Debow

Policy Committee
Nominations Committee

Director

Laurie Gibson

I am employed as a social worker with Disability Services and have a keen interest in social justice issues.  I began my term with the IFB Board in April 2022, and am pleased to be a part of the governance board for this important organization.  I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning from other board members and staff.

Director

Kim Waterfield

Director

Echo Nowak

Phone:403 320 8779

Director

Susan Burrows-Johnson

I believe that people should not go hungry in our city. After working in nonprofits and public service before retiring , I am pleased to help at this food bank where I can.

Director

Colin Nemeth

Upon retiring to Lethbridge in 2016 after 32 years of working in Human Resources nationally and internationally for a large multi-national company and 2 years of charitable service in England, I felt the need to be more engaged in the Lethbridge community particularly in serving the needs of those who stand in need of a helping hand.  After volunteering at IFB for over a year, I was so impressed by the how the IFB delivers it’s services in the community, how the Society operates with other charities in Lethbridge and surrounding communities and the calibre of the staff, that I offered to serve on the Board.  This opportunity has reinforced my belief that volunteer service and charities such as the IFB are essential elements of being part of the Lethbridge community.