Second Helpings Atlanta Adds Staff, Board Members

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Second Helpings Atlanta, the non-profit food rescue organization that currently rescues more than 125,000 pounds of surplus fresh, perishable food every month, continues to grow throughout Atlanta. Since its launch in 2004, Second Helpings Atlanta’s network now includes more than 80 Food Donors, 50 Partner Agencies and over 470 volunteer drivers, and is slated to pick up more than 1.75 million pounds of healthy food in 2018.

To support its ongoing expansion, Second Helpings Atlanta welcomes two new staff members this month:

Ikeda Myers is SHA’s new Operations Coordinator, responsible for managing the scheduling of volunteers to handle more than 150 food rescues every week. Before joining SHA, Ikeda was an Advocacy Coordinator with the Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates.  She was also a Youth and Family Coordinator with the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children and a Behavioral Data Analyst / Clinical Specialist with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  

Alex Duncan is SHA's new Program Coordinator, responsible for recruiting, on-boarding and managing the ongoing relationships with our Food Donors and Partner Agencies as well as managing our growing Large Event Food Rescue Program.  Prior to joining SHA, Alex was a Community Communications Consultant, Front-of-House and Farmers Market lead for Little Tart Bakeshop and a Workforce Planning and Analytics Intern at Mercer.

In addition, four Atlanta-based professionals recently joined SHA’s Board. They are:

Lisa Boren-Sivy, Senior Technical Analyst with Cox Automotive. She currently serves on SHA’s Governance Committee;

Kevin Pranoto, Church Support Manager at Buckhead Christian Ministries, a SHA Partner Agency;

Emmett Cloud, Financial Advisor at Cloud Family Wealth Management, who recently finished his term as President of the Board of Heritage Sandy Springs; and

Dorian Denburg, Legal AVP with AT&T, who brings considerable leadership and experience with not-for-profit organizations.