MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Chief Executive Officer, Second Harvest
Jason Clark joined Second Harvest as executive director in 2002. Since taking the helm, Clark has focused on expanding the organization’s ability to address hunger in effective and innovative ways. He spearheaded the modernization of the Spokane distribution center, the building of a new facility in Pasco and the launch of many other projects and programs designed to increase capacity and improve the delivery of food to vulnerable children and adults.
Clark came to Spokane after serving as executive director of Community Food Bank of Greater St. Joseph (Missouri), since 1997. He has served multiple roles with Feeding America, including president of the Central Region Association of Feeding America Members, and was a member of the National Council, which represents the more than 200 Feeding America organizations. He is also a former member of the Feeding America Board of Directors.
A 2004 graduate of Leadership Spokane, Clark earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph) and a Master of Business Administration from Benedictine College (Atchison, Kansas).
Drew Meuer is a dedicated leader who cares about making sure everyone has access to enough food. He has worked on projects throughout his tenure at Second Harvest to expand the reach of our mobile markets, nutrition education programs and earning support from local farmers, businesses, and community groups. Meuer supports Second Harvest’s leadership team in strategic planning, capacity building and general operations to sustain mission-critical hunger-relief services in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
Drew earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gonzaga University and is a graduate of Leadership Spokane. In addition to working at Second Harvest, Meuer is a previous chair of the City of Spokane Bicycle Advisory Board and volunteers as a board member with the Macaw Recovery Network supporting wildlife conservation in Costa Rica.
Meuer and his wife Erin have a daughter and a son. In his personal time, Meuer enjoys exploring with his family, riding bikes, and canoeing scenic waterways of the Inland Northwest.
CPA, Senior Vice President of Finance, Second Harvest
Jennifer Milnes, who joined Second Harvest in 2007, serves as senior vice president of finance. She oversees Second Harvest’s financial matters, grant compliance, hiring, benefits and other human resources functions.
Milnes previously worked for Moss Adams LLP (formerly McFarland and Alton PS) from 1993 through 2007 in the audit department. While at Moss Adams, her primary focus was audits of not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. She worked with many nonprofits while at Moss Adams and finished her tenure there as a business assurance manager.
Milnes earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Gonzaga University in 1993. She has been a certified public accountant since 1993, earning the Elijah Watts Sells Award with one of the top 100 scores in the nation when she took the CPA exam.
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
Kathy Hedgcock joined Second Harvest’s fundraising team in 2000 after working for 12 years as a community newspaper editor. Since 2020, she has served as senior vice president of philanthropy, directing a team that is focused on earning community support to increase Second Harvest’s capacity to provide high quality, nutritious food to children, families and seniors facing hunger throughout the Inland Northwest. This role includes overseeing Second Harvest’s fundraising campaigns and donor relationship management, story collection, grant writing and reporting, publication of marketing materials and other community outreach collateral, as well as the organization’s online presence and social media. Hedgcock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Eastern Washington University.
Senior Vice President of Programs and Nutrition Education
While growing up in Spokane, Emily Kanally was taught the importance of cooking and growing her own food by her parents. Kanally always had a passion for food and feeding people, and her desire to turn that passion into a career began with attending the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy in Spokane. Her culinary career spanned 12 years, including her work in the kitchen of a five-star hotel in Seattle.
Kanally then returned to Spokane and began volunteering at Second Harvest in 2012. She went on to join Second Harvest’s Volunteer Center team in Spokane in 2013 and was promoted to manager two years later. In 2017, Kanally began leading Second Harvest’s teaching kitchen and nutrition education program, using her culinary skills to show food-insecure people that healthy eating is possible—even on a tight budget.
In 2018, Kanally joined Second Harvest’s leadership team when her role expanded to include the Mobile Market food distribution program, adding the oversight of partner agency relations in 2020.
Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Tom Morgan joined the Second Harvest team in 2007 as a business analyst and information technology specialist. He now holds the lead role for IT, handling all aspects of technology for Second Harvest. He oversees networking and systems administration for the Spokane and Pasco hunger solution centers, as well as Second Harvest’s Wolff Family Child Hunger Solution Center in Spokane. Morgan’s work includes designing and maintaining technological infrastructure, researching and implementing new technology, and providing technology support to the staff.
Prior to joining Second Harvest, Morgan served 12 years as an auditor for Costco, collaborating with department managers to ensure accuracy in inventory, sales, returns and all other areas of retail operations. He also has a background in law enforcement.
Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, photography and videography.
Senior Vice President of People and Culture
Sherry Wallis joined the philanthropy team at Second Harvest in 2020. When the pandemic hit, she began assisting the food sourcing team. Shortly thereafter, she became the senior vice president of logistics, and several months later the senior vice president of supply chain.
During her tenure in supply chain, she led a team that exceled in food sourcing, logistics, warehousing, food processing and food distribution through the Second Harvest network of 280 partner food banks and meal sites. Wallis has always had a passion for helping individuals develop to their full potential. Her decades of experience in workforce development, adult education, training and development, and as an executive director of a local food bank have fueled her interest in people and organizational development.
Wallis earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and her Master of Science in Communications from Eastern Washington University in 1998. She is a 2011 graduate of River City Leadership, Post Falls.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Carrie Perry joined Second Harvest in 2021 with the right mix of agriculture, business, and nonprofit experience to oversee regional operations in Tri-Cities. In her role as senior vice president of regional operations, Perry managed day-to-day operations, supported supply chain and various organization-wide projects. Perry now serves as the operations leader for both Pasco and Spokane locations, with a focus on innovation, creativity, and growth.
Perry is a life-long resident of eastern Washington, growing up on the family farm in the Yakima Valley where they grew, packed, and shipped their fruit. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington State University, she relocated to Tri-Cities where she has spent more than 30 years connecting in the community. Perry has a broad range of experience, including 15 years as an executive administrator for multiple nonprofits, and many years in management and operations of agriculture, real estate, construction, and food and wine industry businesses.
Senior Vice President of Administration
Bio coming soon.