Leadership Team


Valarie S. BoykinsValarie S. Boykins – Vice President of Human Resources
VBoykins@freestorefoodbank.org
(513) 482-7297

Education: Valarie joined Freestore Foodbank in the spring of 2017 after eleven years with TriHealth, most recently as the director of Human Resources/Employment-Talent Acquisition. Her experience includes over 25 years in the areas of executive coaching, team building, workforce development and community relations experience, including as Human Resources Manager, Manager of Diverse Workforce, and Employee and Labor Relations Consultant for the University Hospital/Health Alliance. Valarie earned her BS from the College of Mount Saint Joseph.

What does the Freestore motto, Food-Connection-Hope mean to you?
Coming soon…

 



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.”

 



Anne Pezel – Chief Operating Officer
apezel@freestorefoodbank.org
(513) 482-3735

Education: Masters of Arts with Honors, Glasgow University – Scotland, Postgraduate Diploma in Business, Glasgow Caledonian University – Scotland. With the Freestore Foodbank since July 2017

What does the Freestore motto, Food-Connection-Hope mean to you?
Coming soon

 



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.

 



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.”

 



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.