Food Bank of the Rockies

We help hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through our programs and partner agencies.

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Michelle Barnes, Interim President & CEO
Start Date: 2018

As Founder and President at Interim Leadership Solutions, Michelle brings a successful track record from the for-profit, social enterprise and the nonprofit worlds and offers the expertise and experience to take organizations to the next level. She has specific expertise on strategic realignments, turnarounds, and providing leadership during complex transitions. She has worked with a wide variety of organizations as the Interim Executive Director as well as advising on complex transitions.
Michelle holds an MBA from UCLA and brings a potent combination of expertise - including two decades in the tech industry and a dozen years in nonprofit leadership - to organizations doing good in the world. Her work has taken her throughout the US and internationally, focusing on progressive organizations in need of leadership during a time of change and transition.

Kim Ruotsala, Chief Development Officer
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Employed by FBR in 1996 as a Development Assistant, Kim has also served as an Associate Director of Special Events and Associate Director of Development before assuming the duties of Director of Development at FBR in 2004. Her expertise is in events, corporate and foundation solicitations, donor data systems and individual direct mail management. In winter of 2007, Kim was awarded as a top woman in fundraising by Fundraising Success Magazine.

Tony Alexis, Chief Operating Officer
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Employed by Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) as a driver and warehouseman in 1984, Tony now oversees all warehouse operations for both distribution centers in Denver, Western Slope FBR in Grand Junction and the FBR in Casper, Wyoming. He is also responsible for all procurement of local and national food donations and all purchases of bulk food items. He was promoted to VP in 2005.

Janie Gianotsos, Director of Marketing and Community Relations
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Employed by Food Bank of the Rockies since 2007, Janie brings 18 years of marketing and public relations experience to her role, including eight years at the senior management level. Her industry expertise includes both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors, spanning several vertical markets including financial, retail, non-profit and manufacturing. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration, (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado.

Marshall Aster, Chief Financial Officer
Start Date: 2001

Employed by Food Bank of the Rockies since 2006, Marshall brings over 30 years of diversified financial and operating acumen to FBR. He has worked with public and private diversified companies having annual sales that ranged from $.3 to $700 million. He has 20 plus years experience as a CFO, 5 in corporate financial planning, 6 in Big Eight accounting, as well as owning several small businesses.

Cindy Mitchell, Chief Programs Officer
Start Date: 2017

Cindy Mitchell started at FBR in 2003 after serving 9 years in the grocery retail industry. Cindy has 13+ years of food banking experience which includes hands on knowledge of our hunger relief partners, implementing food safety and distribution regulations along with analyzing food insecurity numbers within FBR's service area. Cindy is responsible for the project, administration and budget management of FBR's children, senior and agency programs.


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