MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

JASON CLARK

President & CEO, 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).

JEN MILNES

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.

KATHY HEDGCOCK

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 2000, 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.

EMILY KANALLY

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.

DREW MEUER

Chief of Staff

Drew Meuer began working at Second Harvest in 2009. He coordinated Mobile Market activities, cultivated food donor relationships, and served as operations logistics manager before his promotion in 2014 to director of programming for The Kitchen at Second Harvest.

During his tenure with The Kitchen, Meuer collaborated with health and nutrition experts to develop and implement classes on nutrition and food security for children, families and seniors. He then led Second Harvest’s fundraising team as senior vice president of philanthropy until 2020, when he was promoted to chief of staff. In that role, Meuer guides and 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.

Meuer, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Gonzaga University in 2004, previously served as a program manager for the San Francisco office of Playworks, a national nonprofit that works to create opportunities for children to engage in healthy, inclusive play and physical activity in low-income schools.

TOM MORGAN

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.

SHERRY WALLIS

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain

Sherry Wallis leverages her past experiences as a food pantry executive director, roles in community and development relations, and decades of regional involvement in adult education, training and development to help guide the Supply Chain team at Second Harvest.

Wallis, who joined Second Harvest in 2020, leads a team that excels in food sourcing, logistics, warehousing, food processing and distribution of food throughout Second Harvest’s network of 280 partner food banks, meal sites and other programs. Wallis is well-versed in collaborating with multiple stakeholders—internal and external—and has a passion for helping individuals develop to their potential. She finds great joy in knowing that the hard work accomplished daily by a team of dedicated individuals has helped lessen the burden of people facing hunger in the Inland Northwest.

CARRIE PERRY

Senior Vice President of Regional 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 is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, keeping the Pasco Hunger Solution Center connected to headquarters in Spokane, and supporting supply chain and various organization-wide projects.

Perry grew up in the Yakima Valley on her family’s farm, where they grew, packed and shipped their fruit. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington State University, Carrie has spent the last 30 years in Tri-Cities, where she served as an executive administrator for multiple nonprofits and managing a wide range of responsibilities. She has also spent time working in real estate, construction, and various wine and food industries.

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