Board of Directors
The Beach Food Pantry Board of Directors has up to 15 members representing various facets of our Outer Banks Community. The Board provides legal, financial, management and program oversight, and guidance to the Pantry's Executive Director. The Board ensures that the organization stays aligned with its mission and values in addition to complying with all federal and state laws. We are pleased to have such wonderful support and representation from across Dare County.
President - Robert "Bob" Palombo - Community Member: "I believe that each of us has an obligation to provide whatever level of assistance he/she can provide to make the community a better place for all."
Vice-President - Michele Godsey - Southern Bank
Treasurer - Richard "Rick" Mizelle, Jr, CPA - Johnson, Mizelle, Straub and Murphy, LLP
At-Large Member - John Windley - Walgreen's
Linda Allen - Spectrum Reach
John Benson - Community Member
Christi Bryant - Realtor, KW Outer Banks
Devereux Grindle - Director of Quality, Outer Banks Hospital
David Kole - Police Chief, Town of Southern Shores
Matt Melvin - Publix
Dr Adrienne Palma - Beach Medical and Retired Principal
David Thompson - Performance Foodservice
Elisabeth Silverthorne serves as the Beach Food Pantry's Executive Director and is responsible for executing the Board's policies, programs, and initiatives. The Executive Director and Board work together to ensure the well-being and future development of the Pantry. "I am humbled and amazed every day by the commitment of our volunteers, financial donors and Board. I have yet to see a day where our help wasn't needed, or a day where our clients weren't served by happy hearts! It is truly an honor to be a part of this organization."
Anna Britt - Programs Assistant