Charleston, SC - The Lowcountry Food Bank, (LCFB) whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina, is pleased to announce several staff promotions to even better serve our community:
Margaret Grant has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Margaret has been part of the LCFB team since 2007. She focuses on increasing the nutritional quality of the food provided by the LCFB through local farm partnerships and developing innovative client choice fresh produce distribution models. Currently, Margaret and her team are focusing on reducing barriers to food access and increasing equitable distribution within the LCFB's service area. Margaret serves on the board of the Southeast Regional Produce Cooperative and is part of the Feeding America Equitable Access Innovation Cohort. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of Charleston and worked in the natural food industry before joining the LCFB team. A native Charlestonian, Margaret is dedicated to improving access to nutritious food for every resident of coastal South Carolina.
Misha Giric has been promoted to Vice President of IT. Misha leads and manages technology operations and implementation of IT systems. He has over twenty years of experience in Information Technology working with law firms, medical companies and laboratories and design firms helping them operate their businesses with greater efficiency through use of modern information technology. Misha Giric is native of Serbia, Europe, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1998. He studied Civil Engineering and Drama Arts at the University of Belgrade.
Brenda Shaw has been promoted to Chief Development Officer. Brenda joined the LCFB in December, 2017 as the Director of Fundraising and Corporate Relations. She graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. She worked for 14 years at Ohio Wesleyan University both as a Major Gifts Officer and the Director of Alumni Relations. She has over 25 years of engagement, fundraising, and economic and community development experience. A native of Ohio, she has a grown daughter who lives in Cincinnati. Brenda moved to the Lowcountry in 2015.
Caitlyn Dale has been promoted to Philanthropy Operations Officer. She is responsible for the oversight of LCFB's CRM system and strategy related to data solutions for the organization. She also manages the direct mail program and manages the donor database. Caitlyn initially joined the LCFB as a temporary donor database coordinator in September of 2017, then was hired full time as donor database manager in December of that year .Caitlyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Editing, Writing and Media from Florida State University. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and never missed a home football game.
Alexis Barbalace has been promoted to Annual Giving Officer. Her work includes management of LCFB fund drives, corporate and donor sponsorships, and peer-to-peer fundraising programs through outreach to corporations, community groups, schools, and additional, potential fundraisers. Alexis is a member of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and the Junior League of Charleston. Alexis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Christopher Newport University in Virginia.
Chelsea Anderson has been promoted to Marketing Coordinator. Chelsea is responsible for creating and designing printed and digital marketing pieces, website content and social media design. Chelsea earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the College of Charleston. Originally from Conway, South Carolina, Chelsea participated in student media, held leadership roles with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and was selected to be in the inaugural class of Martin Scholars.
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 31.2 million pounds of food in 2018. The LCFB helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The LCFB advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, go to http://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org.