Meet the Staff and Board of Directors who lead our community in ending hunger. To contact our team by email, please click here or call (813) 344-5837.
- Caitlyn Peacock is the Executive Director of Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger. She is
responsible for facilitating the mission of TBNEH, one of the largest non-profit anti-
hunger, membership organizations in Florida, by fostering relationships with over 400
members and community organizations around food insecurity, hunger, and food
systems, building the capacity within communities to provide food security related
services, and promoting access to healthy food in Tampa Bay. She has developed and
enhanced many programs to increase food security in Tampa Bay, including Waste No
Food Tampa Bay, Local Food Policy Analysis, Gardens to Go, Next Stop Produce,
Meals on Wheels St. Petersburg, and Meals on Wheels for Kids. Cait also administers
the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Hillsborough and Pinellas County
and oversees the Hunger Gap Map, a premier interactive meal gap map tracker, that is
accessed by agencies all over the Tampa Bay area to inform their mission and program
Caitlyn has developed and helped launch Programs to end hunger all over the State of Florida and most recently has created and expanded the Meals on Wheels for Kids program – a home delivered meal program for kids while not in school – nationally. She has also created and helps lead the MOW4Kids National Collaborative focusing on advocating for MOW4Kids Act as a demonstration project. She also organizes the annual TBNEH Sunshine Summit to End Hunger, an international conference, bringing together stakeholders from around the world to discuss best practices on how to solve hunger at the local level. Cait has presented in numerous professional and academic settings and is helping lead several research initiatives to further reduce food insecurity, working with the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition to enhance the definition of “food insecurity”, partnering with FL Impact to conduct focus groups to improve federal nutrition programs, and continuing the partnership with the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to evaluate direct service programs. She is an active member of the Pasco County Food Policy Advisory Council, Humana Bold Goal 20/20, the Older Adult Food Insecurity Committee, and the Tampa Bay Health Advisory Board, and recently appointed to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences Food Security Advisory Council.
Before devoting her full time to TBNEH, Cait owned her own company, Next Stop Produce. NSP was one of the first mobile produce trucks in Tampa Bay to serve low- income individuals and food desert neighborhoods.
Cait lives in New Tampa, with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling to the mountains in Georgia, gardening, and cooking with her family.
- Anna is the Network Coordinator at Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger. Anna facilitates the Network’s Member Meetings, in order to assure they are a platform for community engagement and members are able to come together and build capacity while finding solutions to community issues and initiatives surrounding hunger. She is responsible for recruiting speakers and presentations from community partners and assuring these meetings are a great resource for community leaders, partners, businesses and agencies. Anna also supports Network work teams, providing administrative support to work team chairpersons, and helping plan and facilitate monthly work team meetings. In addition to this, Anna provides administrative support to the Network in various capacities.
Anna loves connecting and serving with the community and working with her peers to eliminate barriers that contribute to food insecurity within the Tampa Bay Area. She enjoys ensuring all individuals within our community have their needs met. She has a strong commitment and desire for helping the most vulnerable.
In her free time, Anna enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures! Outside of Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, she is a volunteer advocate for Bread for the World and assists interpretation and translation services when needed for faith-based institutions and social justice organizations, including Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice.
Prior to joining Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, she was actively involved in social media marketing, volunteering in educational environments, and providing interpretation for events, advocacy training and legislative meetings. She has volunteer experience in diverse environments including faith, criminal justice reform, immigration, and community outreach. At the moment, she attends Saint Leo University and is majoring in Social Work.
- Nadia is a TBNEH intern, bringing with her a strong background in social media management and a passion for creating engaging content. She is also a USF student majoring in Digital Communications and Multimedia Journalism.
- Abigail is currently a junior year at the University of South Florida. She is majoring in Public relations & advertising, as well as Communications. Abigail has a passion for assisting and empowering communities to achieving food security. She hopes to continue applying the skills she am learning at USF to further the progression of food sovereignty in our communities.
- As an intern, Sofia is providing support to TBNEH by social media by creating engaging content to help promote our mission and initiatives surrounding food insecurity. Sofia is currently pursuing a degree in marketing with a concentration in digital marketing at USF.
- Nutrition and healthy eating have always been part of my life. My career has focused on fashion and graphic design, but I have decided to shift focus. I am pursuing my Master of Science in Applied Nutrition, specializing in the RD pathway at the University of New England. I have always been fascinated by the benefits of plant-based nutrition and have helped spread awareness and education about it. Recently, I became part of the Master Gardener program, where I am learning the art of growing vegetables and herbs organically. I am an avid hydroponic farmer at home, constantly experimenting with new techniques to improve plant health and the nutritional value of edible plants. My ultimate goal is to merge my design skills with my passion for nutrition to create innovative ways to promote healthy living. I envision a world where everyone can access wholesome and nutritious food that satisfies hunger and nourishes the mind and body.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maggie Rogers, Chair, Catholic Charities
- Maggie Rogers is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities, which serves five counties: Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, and Hernando. She joined Catholic Charities in 2013 and previously served in a major leadership position as Director of Catholic Charities Family Housing and Social Services. Prior to joining Catholic Charities, she was Director of Social Services with The Salvation Army in Tampa. Maggie earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Joshua Barillas, AACSB International
- Joshua Barillas is the Data Analysis Manager at AACSB International. Joshua has been working in the data analytics space since 2012, specializing in applying best practices in data analysis and research methodology in support of various projects. He believes that better application of analytics can improve user outcomes and experiences at any organization. He strives to establish a data-conscious culture within AACSB in order to broaden and elevate the use of analytics. Joshua’s educational background include a master’s degree in Economics and bachelor’s degrees in Statistics and Economics from the University of South Florida.
Carly Stein, Allen Norton and Blue
- Carly Stein is an Associate Attorney at Allen Norton and Blue, focusing her practice on Labor and Employment Law since 2015. She has both a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Florida. She joined the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger Board in 2020 to help alleviate the problems of food inequality and insecurity in the Tampa Bay area. In her free time she runs with the Fishhawk Road Runners Club, provides pro bono legal assistance through local organizations, and serves as a Big Sister to a fun and rambunctious fourth grader in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Deborah Lekenta, Past Chair
- Deborah Lekenta is a Transportation Consultant. She spent 20 years with FedEx Corporate.
Jerrika Rice, The Mosaic Company
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