Board of Directors
KAFB is guided by a board of directors comprised of representatives of each of the 7 member food banks. They have over three decades of combined experience providing leadership to secure and distribute food to feed struggling Kentuckians, including program management, fiscal oversight, fundraising and advocacy efforts. The board meets quarterly to review financial reports, programmatic reports and discuss progress made toward strategic plan goals.
Kurt Reiber (Chair), President & CEO of Freestore Foodbank
Brian Riendeau (Vice Chair), Executive Director of Dare to Care Food Bank
Gary Miles (Treasurer), Executive Director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland
Cynthia Kirkhart (Secretary), Executive Director of Facing Hunger Foodbank
Clay Black, Coordinator of Commodities and Food Bank Programs, Purchase Area Development District
Michael Halligan, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank
Glenn Roberts, Executive Director of Tri-State Food Bank
Tamara Sandberg has served as Executive Director since 2011. She has been volunteering at food pantries and soup kitchens since high school and has worked in the nonprofit realm for over two decades. Tamara has a master’s of science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Wyoming. She lives in Berea with her husband and son; her daughter is a student at Belmont University. When she’s not in the stands cheering on the Berea Community School sports teams, Tamara likes to spend her free time hiking or curling up with a good book.
Sarah Vaughn joined KAFB in 2015 and serves as Programs Coordinator. She is a 2014 graduate of Berea College, where she majored in Child and Family Studies and minored in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Originally from Lancaster, Kentucky, Sarah currently resides in Berea. In her spare time, you can find her working on her latest DIY project or outside with her two dogs, Milo and Otis.
Reid Livingston joined KAFB in the summer of 2016 and serves as the Coordinator of the No Kid Hungry KY campaign. He has over 20 years of experience in Kentucky nonprofits working to improve children’s health and increase the capacity of farmers to develop value-added opportunities. Despite graduating from Duke University, he is an ardent UK Wildcats basketball fan. Reid resides in Berea and enjoys camping and long walks with his wife and two children.
Guinevere Beirne joined KAFB as the AmeriCorps VISTA member in July of 2017. Originally from West Virginia, Guinevere moved to Berea to attend Berea College. She graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in English Literature and Writing with a minor in Business Administration. She now resides in Berea where she spends her evenings hiking and painting.