Debra holds a bachelors degree in teaching from East Stroudsburg University and regularly donates her time by serving on the boards of several area agencies, including the Blessings in a Backpack program in Canton, OH . When she isn’t spending time with her children, grandchildren or husband, she can be found tending to her gardens at home.
What Debra enjoys most about serving as StarkFresh’s President is our commitment to getting fresh vegetables to the people who need it most.
After raising a household of children into adulthood, Cathy spends her energy serving her community through volunteering in programs such as Canton’s Blessings in a Backpack Program. Cathy has an accounting background and provides valuable skill and financial expertise to the board.
Cathy’s love for her community and her desire to see it be improved is what drives her to be part of StarkFresh.
Eva, a lifelong resident of Canton, OH, wife, mother, small business owner and President of the Harrisburg Royal Neighborhood Association has been with StarkFresh from its beginning. This program participant-turned-volunteer-turned-board member spends her free time with her family and friends enjoying festivals, music and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
Eva loves her community and is concerned that people are so nutrient deficient due to the lack of access to food and finances. Her passion and the solutions StarkFresh offers to combat those deficiencies are what she loves most about what we do.
Rita is the Program Manager at the Stock Pile, a non-profit building material reuse store located in Canton, OH. In her free time she enjoys adventures with her husband and son and can be regularly found enjoying the local music scene when time allows.
What she loves most about serving on the StarkFresh board is how StarkFresh works hand-in-hand WITH others in the community to provide accessible services and opportunities, effectively helping people help each other and rising up the community.
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Starting with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and ending with a 30-year stint at the Stark County Regional Planning Commission, Brenda has been able to help our community in many ways, including starting The Stock Pile. Now retired, Brenda enjoys volunteering her talents at the Haven of Rest, Jackson Township Recycling Station and a Stark County Probate Court Volunteer Court Angel. Being a lifelong gardener, Brenda believes that along with affordable housing, everyone should also have access to healthy, local food and is excited to be helping StarkFresh.