Marv has overall strategic and operational responsibility for ExtraFood's programs, staff, and execution of its mission. He works with ExtraFood's Board of Directors to establish the corporation's strategic direction; leads the organization's strategic and business planning; works with the Fundraising Chair to define and lead the execution of the organization's fundraising plan; establishes and conducts strategic partnerships; leads the food donor recruitment team; manages ExtraFood's marketing and technology programs; and provides direction and support to the Operations Manager and other personnel assisting ExtraFood.
Marv is in his third career with ExtraFood. He first had a 20-year career in technology, initially in R&D, and then in Sales & Marketing, at such companies as Apple. He then became a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Marin and San Francisco, practicing for 14 years before devoting himself full-time to ExtraFood. Marv has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, a Bachelor’s degree with High Honors in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Institute. He received a 2017 Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Pacific Sun's 2014-15 Hero of Marin award for Innovation for his work leading ExtraFood. Marv is a member of the Marin Food Policy Council, has testified to the U.S. Congress' National Commission on Hunger, and was an invited attendee at Harvard University's inaugural 2016 Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop. He enjoys cycling and singing in his spare time. His email address is Marv at ExtraFood dot org.
Manager, Food Donor Relations
In this role, Kathy recruits new food donors for our program and increases food donations from current donors. Before taking this position, Kathy was ExtraFood's first Operations Manager for 2 years and was personally responsible for securing many new food donors and food donations. Under her supervision, ExtraFood's operation tripled its capacity; in 2016, ExtraFood delivered more food than in 2014 and 2015 combined. Before starting at ExtraFood as a volunteer food runner, she co-founded the Outdoor Education Center and school garden at Marin Primary & Middle School, managing the program for 5 of her 8 years there. She also co-founded the Marin School Garden Network and worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years. She's passionate about food, gardens (she's a Master Gardener), cooking, and sustainability. Her email address is Kathy at ExtraFood dot org.
Annie manages the day-to-day logistics of ExtraFood's food recovery program, including volunteer management, food donor-recipient matching, delivery scheduling, and food trip reporting. Before joining ExtraFood, Annie had a wide variety of responsibilities at the Marin AIDS Project for 5 years, including managing MAP's food pantry and being ExtraFood's key contact for our deliveries there. Before coming to MAP, she worked in a variety of roles at the El Ada Community Action Partnership and Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS (ALPHA) in Boise, Idaho, where she worked extensively on client/community education and behavior change, particularly on health-related issues. Her email address is Annie at ExtraFood dot org.
As ExtraFood's Operations Coordinator, Carrie assists Annie with ExtraFood's day-to-day logistics. Carrie's passion for food and social responsibility was sparked at a young age while growing up in Hawaii in a culture of community food sharing. A career shift in the early 2000's led Carrie from corporate marketing to landscape design, where she discovered a passion for food cultivation. Carrie enjoys helping ExtraFood close the gap in the food cycle through food sharing and waste reduction. When she isn't helping with food recovery, Carrie stays busy promoting horticultural best practices as a Marin Master Gardener and pursuing athletic endeavors with her young son and husband. Her email address is Carrie at ExtraFood dot org.