Jeffco Eats as an organization is made up of movers and shakers. We do not sit around looking at what is not happening. We believe completely that together we can END WEEKEND HUNGER IN Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater and summers in Arvada. It is not Mission Impossible, but mission possible.
We are proud to share that we have now formed and Advisory Board and Council that will bring forth the fund raising and advocacy we need . We believe in community and partnerships each day.
The chair of our Advisory Council is Paula Redig. She brings to our organization years of teaching and administration in public schools. She is very adept and familiar with what it takes to walk alongside a school in a way that is helpful and strategic. The Redig family has a business for decades in Wheat Ridge. A 1 Rentals
Paula is a supervisor of Education majors as student teachers with Regis College part time. She has great passion for the hunger needs of children. She has training for Middle School drop out prevention .
Ed Diez Medina Vice President of Human Resources for First Bank is our second Advisory Board member. He brings with him serving on Board of Directors of Almost Home Inc a non profit dedicated to helping the homeless find affordable housing. He has hands on experience for Gala Event planning and collaboration with local businesses. He is currently completing the Graduate School of Banking Program through the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School of Business.
Third Adviser Board member is Sandy Neumayr. A Director of Nursing she was awarded the Daisy Leadership Award and raised Nursing Satisfaction scores in the Medical Center. While at Children’s Hospital in University of Virginia she developed and implemented a very comprehensive heart and liver transplant program for children. She will serve for Camp Wapiyapi – camp for oncology patients and their siblings again this summer. She excels in program development and collaboration.
Fourth Board member is Bernadette Marquez of Foothills Elementary School Lakewood. She is Community Liaison and therefore brings insight into how to serve these staff members at our 12 or more Jefferson County schools . We communicate weekly with community liaisons at each school so we will have greater abilities to help and grow in schools due to skills Bernadette brings to our advisory council.
Through monthly meetings our Advisory Board with make strategic connections into the community to raise awareness about weekend hunger and bring the much needed financial capacity growth we so much need. We also have Ad Hoc Advisers like Wells Fargo Bank in Lakewood who help with very short term events and needs.