Valerie Brown Traoré

President and CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Val has overall responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations of the organization. She leads the communication of the vision and program objectives to internal and external constituencies and works collaboratively with the Board of Trustees in formulating policies, developing strategies, raising funds, and achieving performance. Read more.


Joe Njoroge

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Joe is charged with ensuring that all daily operations run smoothly and in compliance with expectations from various stakeholders. These include State and Federal government regulations, corporate and individual donors and sponsors as well as our clients. Joe also serves as the Chief Financial Officer and in that capacity, he is responsible for the financial oversight, integrity and reporting of the organization. Read more.


Tom Sims

Chief Development Officer

As the Chief Development Officer, Tom works to optimize donations to the Food Bank of South Jersey so funding is at maximum levels and that we are exceptional stewards of all gifts received. This includes working with individual, corporate, and foundations in the areas of major gifts, planned giving, appeal programs, foundation and corporate grants, events and community outreach, and other initiatives. Read more.

Board of Trustees

  • Richard J. Cureton: Board President, former President, Whitesell Construction Company, Inc.
  • Pam Boyd: Co-Founder & President, Thomas/Boyd Communications
  • Sandra E. Capell: Community Services Manager, Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Patricia Claybrook: President & CEO, Jidan Cleaning
  • Joe Ford: President, Barcroft Associates
  • Suzanne Ghee: AVP of Business Growth & Community Engagement, Virtua
  • Kate A. Latimer: Vice President, Human Resources, The Barclay Group
  • Altheia LeDuc; Certified Public Accountant, Gold Gerstein Group, LLC
  • Bob Pekar: Chief Executive Officer, Twin Oaks Community Services
  • Jatinder Singh: President, US India Business Forum, Account Vision LLC
  • John Taglienti: EVP, Sales and Marketing, Canada Dry Delaware Valley & Potomac
  • Thomas Tamburelli: Attorney/Shareholder, Sherman Silverstein
  • Sheba E. Vine: Director of Regulatory Compliance, First Healthcare Compliance, LLC