WHO WE ARE

Waste NOT's Board of Directors consists of professionals from the local business community. Our volunteers oversee the fiduciary responsibilities of Waste NOT, act as policy makers, and ensure that Waste NOT receives enough funding to sustain its mission. The board members bring a wealth of talent from their professional backgrounds, including finance, banking, legal, creative services, public relations, insurance, operations and fundraising.
DEE MITTEN
PRESIDENT & CEO

Waste NOT, Inc.

KATE THOENE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Waste NOT, Inc.

CHRISTINA LA PORTE
BOARD PRESIDENT

Communication Manager
Experience Scottsdale

LINDE HARNED
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

VP Consultant
PeopleInk

KELLEY COATS
BOARD SECRETARY

Director
Customer Operations
APS

MIKE SURIANO
BOARD TREASURER

Chief Financial Officer

Southwest Foodservice Excellence, LLC

KIM RICHARDS
BOARD MEMBER

Senior Vice President
Treasury Services
Bank of Arizona

AMY ALTSHULER
BOARD MEMBER

Partner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

SANDRA BIERMAN
BOARD MEMBER

Vice President, Legal Services
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc.

MATTHEW D. SAXE
HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Attorney at Law
Saxe Law

NICHOLAS P. KRETSEDEMAS
HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Director of Operations in the Arizona Market
Chili’s Grill and Bar

BRETT A. BENTON
HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Vice President
Horizon Insurance Group

NANCY GRACE
FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Principal
Graceful Fundraising, LLC

SHEILA PERLMAN
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
JEFF IBARRA
DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS
MARTA DRUCKMAN
BUSINESS MANAGER

SHEPHERD'S WAREHOUSE MINISTRY

Shepherd’s Warehouse Ministry was established on March 5, 1989 in Tempe, Arizona
as a food box ministry – assisting 35 families per year with food for the holidays.

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