Leadership Team

Kurt Reiber President/CEOKurt Reiber – President/CEO
kreiber@freestorefoodbank.org
(513) 482-3737

Education: BS Finance & Economics, Baldwin-Wallace College, M Business Administration, University of Toledo. With the Freestore Foodbank since 2011

What does the Freestore motto, Food-Connection-Hope mean to you?
I believe that we, the staff, the donors and the volunteers of the Freestore Foodbank, are the “connection” that enables our clients to secure “food” which provides them with “hope”. By helping our clients make this “connection” we help them achieve “self-reliance” during these times in their lives when their need is greatest.

 


Tim Weidner – CFOTim Weidner – CFO
tweidner@freestorefoodbank.org
(513) 482-7530

Education: MBA, Xavier University
Job Duties: Oversees Finance and Budgets. With the Freestore Foodbank since 2001

What does the Freestore motto, Food-Connection-Hope mean to you?
“It means our goal is much more than just putting food in people’s stomach. It is about changing lives.”

 


Bernice Cooper – Vice President of Customer ConnectionsBernice Cooper – Vice President of Customer Connections
bcooper@freestorefoodbank.org
(513) 357-4817

Education: MA
Job Duties: Oversee Customer Connection Center at 112 E. Liberty St. and its programs. With the Freestore Foodbank since October 2008

What does the Freestore motto, Food-Connection-Hope mean to you?
“It means that the FSFB distributes food to individuals and organizations to help build relationships with each one respectively. As you build relationships with the individuals or agency, you work with them to help with whatever the reason they needed food for in the first place. We won’t be able to give them hope for the future unless we can help change what their current situation is.”

 


Brian Weichert – VP Foodbank OperationsBrian Weichert – VP Foodbank Operations
bweichert@freestorefoodbank.org
(513) 482-4535

Job Duties: Distribution & Logistics, Community Partnerships, Advocacy, Programs, and Giving Fields Farm. With the Freestore Foodbank since April 2010.

What does the Freestore motto, Food-Connection-Hope mean to you?
“Food insecurity is a symptom of the social and economic inequities that exist in our community. Our mission is to help those in need and seeking food assistance out of crisis and into a stable environment.”

 


Trisha Rayner – VP of External AffairsTrisha Rayner – VP of External Affairs Management
trayner@freestorefoodbank.org
(513) 482-7539

Education: Human Resources Certificate Program, Loyola Marymount University, Master of Arts Public Policy and Management, The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts Human Ecology, The Ohio State University.

Job Duties: Develop strategies and organize and direct all ongoing work and special projects for fundraising, communications, advocacy, volunteer services and public relations. With the Freestore Foodbank since January 2017.