Beach Food Pantry : Board & Staff


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. 

Executive Committee

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 Consolvo, LLP   

Secretary - Amy Smith - Kellogg Supply 

At-Large Member - Devereux Grindle - Director of Quality, Outer Banks Health 



John Benson - Community Member

Christi Bryant - Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Outer Banks

Matt Melvin - Realtor, Howard Hanna Outer Banks Realty 

Dr Adrienne Palma - Beach Medical and Retired Principal  

David Thompson - Performance Foodservice

John Windley - Community Care Clinic of Dare 



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