Wh Meet Our Team

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time, contribute their expertise, and financially support Feeding the Gulf Coast. With the help of the President & CEO, the Board guides the organization to fulfill its mission and maintain financial responsibility.

To reach a member of our management team, please call the main office at (251) 653-1617 and dial the proper extension when prompted.

Management Team

  • Cathy Pope President and CEO ext. 106
  • Cyndy Baggett Vice President of Development and Marketing ext. 130
  • Beth Finch Outreach Manager ext. 145
  • Eugenie Sellier Director of Child Nutrition Programs ext. 126
  • Brian Phelan Director of Operations ext. 117
  • Danyele Schmidt Agency Relations Manager, ext. 114
  • Jani Young Accounting Manager, ext. 107

Board of Directors

  • Brad Hicks, Chair Stone Crosby, P.C.
  • Doug Whitmore, Vice Chair Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Michael Holland, Treasurer Synovus
  • Derrick Williams, Secretary City of Mobile
  • Bruce Baker RE/MAX Infinity
  • Chad Brown Thompson Holdings, Inc.
  • Jorge Cancel Titan Homes
  • Debbie Floyd Coastal Alabama Community College
  • Michael Hollis Southeast Toyota Finance
  • Rufus Hudson Regions Bank
  • Dr. Valerie James VisionSpot Consulting Group, LLC
  • Leigh Anne Jones United Bank
  • Willson McClelland The First, A National Banking Association
  • Ben Russell Coastal Slip Form, LLC
  • Lee Teumer Hy-Grade Valve Inc.
  • Katie Widdows Hancock & Whitney Bank
  • Marion A. Quina Jr., Past Chair Retired
  • Stephen Rhodes, Member At Large Gulf Power

Florida Advisory

  • Jennifer Micklos
  • David Gaines
  • Kristen Rhodes
  • Larry Strain
  • John Merting
  • Stephen Rhodes
  • Bruce Baker

Mississippi Advisory

  • Kaila Moran
  • Tristan Moran
  • Brittany Ridgway
  • Stephanie Payne
  • Jessica Crosby
  • Chris Vignes
  • LaWanda Joans
  • Jakavious Pickett
  • Frank Magee
  • Holly Gibbs
  • Daniel Payne
  • Katie Widdows