Jacksonville, Fla. (July 14, 2014) – Feeding Northeast Florida, which was founded in March to provide food distribution service to more than 90 nonprofit, religious and charitable organizations in 17 area counties, has announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors.
The new members include:
• Florida House Representative Mia Jones, who represents the state’s 14th District and is a life-long resident of the Jacksonville area. Jones previously served on the Jacksonville City Council from 2003 to 2008, and also worked for the Duval County Public Schools as the Supervisor of Affirmative Action and the Director of Minority Business Affairs. She began her career in public service in 1992, working with Jacksonville Mayor Ed Austin in the Office of Equal Employment until 1995. Jones attended Florida A&M University, where she graduated with an accounting degree and later attained a master’s degree in business administration.
• Robert Frankel, who currently serves as the Richard DeRaismes Kip Professor of Marketing and Logistics at the University of North Florida (UNF) Coggin College of Business. He currently serves as the director of the university’s transportation and logistics program and previously served as chair of the UNF Department of Marketing and Logistics from 2009-2013. A Fulbright scholar, Frankel regularly teaches at a number of UNF’s Coggin College global partner universities. He received his undergraduate and master’s of business administration degrees from the University of Missouri and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Prior to receiving his advanced degrees in education, he worked for 10 years in the logistics industry.
• Ryan Sadler, the cofounder and president of MainOcean Port Services LLC, and a principal of Barquero LLC, a private investment partnership. A Jacksonville native and entrepreneur deeply connected to the business and port communities, Sadler and his partners have been past supporters of the food bank and believe deeply in its mission to solve the issue of hunger. A graduate of Elon College with a Bachelor of Science in International Management, Sadler also earned an master’s of business administration degree from Jacksonville University in 2011.
• Lisha Wise, who also serves on the board of directors at The Bolles School and Community Hospice Foundation, is a highly sought-after community advocate in the areas of children’s health and opportunities. Wise previously had a successful corporate marketing career in banking and the media. Wise is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison University.
“With the addition of these new members, and the election of our officers, I’m very excited about the diversity and depth of our board as we move forward in our first year,” said Feeding Northeast Florida President and CEO Bruce Ganger. “With their commitment to the fight against hunger and in reaching the nearly 350,000 people who need our assistance in the region, we have the board in place to help us achieve some very aggressive objectives over the course of the year.”