“We’re proud to have Annabel and Ron on our staff,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “They bring vast and diverse backgrounds to Treasure Coast Food Bank and will be great assets to us as we continue our work providing food to people in need in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Annabel Robertson has been named Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Chief Impact Officer, overseeing planning, fund development and partnerships. A 25-year resident of Vero Beach, she brings more than 20 years of experience in operational management to the position, and has served several organizations focused on caring for people in need. As Executive Director of United Against Poverty, Indian River County, she created the Success Training for Program and also led the agency’s strategic plan and fundraising for its new 46,000-square-foot center. Most recently, she led the feasibility and planning of a new facility for the VNA & Hospice Foundation of the Treasure Coast while serving as Executive Director.
Ronald “Ron” Wise Sr., a Washington, D.C., native and U.S. Army veteran, has been named Director of Program Services. He brings a wealth of experience in non-profits and logistics to the position. He worked as an Executive Director of the USO of Metropolitan Washington and Director of USO Airport Lounges at Regan National, Dulles, BWI, Fort Mead, and Andrews Air Force Base. Through his work with the USO, he coordinated events benefiting US service members around the world. Wise also worked as a Senior Logistics Associate for the American Red Cross International Disaster Unit, traveling to over 30 countries to move relief supplies. In Washington, D.C., Wise worked at the Capital Area Food Bank as director of Food Development and Director of Volunteer Programs.
ABOUT TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK
Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, call 772.489.3034, log on to stophunger.org, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/tcfoodbank, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/tcfoodbank.