Leadership

Gary Edmonds
President & CEO

“FH first caught my attention in 1984 when I was pastoring a church in Switzerland. Their mission aligned with my passion for the poor and vulnerable. I’m humbled and honored to serve with the staff.”

BARRY GARDNER
Chief Financial Officer

“I’ve always felt called to improve the stewardship and accountability of Christian organizations. I was drawn to FH because of its worldwide reach and the impact of its work.”

MIKE MEYERS
Chief Development Officer

“From the time I was 21 and read about an orphanage in Africa for kids whose parents had died of AIDS, I knew I was meant to do this kind of work.”

LUIS NODA
Chief International Operations Officer

“Responding to human suffering is a Christian mandate, not a nice-to-have.”

MARIA MCCULLEY
Senior Director, Grants & Government Finance

“My Mom was truly a woman after God’s own heart! Every memory I have of her is helping someone. I saw FH was doing, on a much bigger scale, everything she did all her life and I wanted to be part of it.”

ANDY BARNES
Senior Director, Global Program Quality & Design

“FH allows me to serve the poor and try to make a difference in the world in the name of Christ.”

RYAN BROWN
Senior Director, Responder Operations

“Throughout scripture, God expresses His heart for the poor and oppressed. God has been gracious in allowing me to do meaningful work that connects with things close to His heart.”

VICTOR CORTEZ
Latin America/Caribbean Regional Director

“My parents were born and raised in poor communities in Bolivia, so ever since I was young, I committed to fight to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable families suffering from hunger and poverty.”

TIM DANZ
Asia Regional Director

“As part of Hunger Corps in Bangladesh, we knew we were answering a call that God had placed on our hearts to equip and train men and women leaders to reach their God-given potential.”

PETE HOWARD
Senior Director, Emergency Response

“I am passionate about mobilizing people of faith in partnership around the world to bring hope to some of the world’s most intractable humanitarian concerns.”

TOM LEPAGE
Africa Regional Director

“I felt called to alleviate hunger and poverty since I was 14. God’s call shaped my education, career and family for over the past 40 years.”

SHEP OWEN
Senior Director, Global Grants Acquisition & Partnerships

“Having worked with excellent organizations committed to sector-specific needs such as housing, food relief, public health, etc., I find FH’s integrated and holistic approach refreshing and realistic.”

RYAN SMEDES
Senior Director, Resource & Program Development

“I continue to be impressed with the courage and selfless devotion of FH staff to meet people where they are and join together to address complex challenges in their communities.”

CHARLIE TARDIBUONO
Chief Information Officer

“My calling started as a desire to do more than just build technology. Since I joined FH, I have developed a deep desire to contribute to eliminating hunger and fulfilling our mission.”

BERNIE WILLOCK
President, FH Canada

“I believe God called me specifically to implement innovative business practices internally and increase our profile externally through business partnerships.”

PAUL CORNELIUS
President, FH United Kingdom

“I had a deep calling to work with the poor since becoming a Christian at 16 and particularly felt God calling me to work at Food for the Hungry.”

DANIEL HAHLING
President, FH Switzerland

"I was at a corner point of my professional life where I wanted to contribute more directly to reduce poverty with a holistic approach. I believe that God opened for me the opportunity to join FH Switzerland and I enjoy facing the known and future challenges."

Board of Directors

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