Board of Directors
John Williamson: President and Executive Director: John is the founder and Executive Director at Food Rescue. John is a graduate of Ball State University in 1985 where he earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Physical Education and is a former elementary school teacher for 9 years for Carmel Clay Schools in Carmel, Indiana. He is a co-founder and vice president of the Heritage Classic Foundation in Indianapolis Indiana, which has raised over $250,000 for local charities since its' inception in 1997. John has been involved in marketing real estate for 18 years in various capacities, and he utilizes many skills developed in teaching, real estate marketing, and not-for-profit work to spread the word about the food waste crisis in our country in order to feed children and families in need with surplus food. In 2008, John was named Citizen of the Year in Hamilton County by the Indianapolis Star and St. Vincent's Hospital for his work with Food Rescue, and in 2012 he was awarded the Jefferson Award for community service by WRTV6 and Citizens Gas.
Bryndon Preston: Vice President : Bryndon Preston is an author, counselor, life coach, and business owner.He has been fortunate to be part of Food Rescue since its early days. His background is in customer service, conflict mediation, and he has spent years in study and research into human psychology and behavior focusing on integrity based sales and marketing. He brings his skills, experience and passion to Food Rescue to further their goal of feeding children and their families who are in need.
Amber Cash-Hoover: Treasurer: Amber Cash-Hoover is a Valuation Analyst for Sponsel CPA Group in Indianapolis. Amber became involved with Food Rescue upon hearing of a need in our organization for accounting consulting and expertise in tax reporting issues. She has been a board member and supporter of Food Rescue for 6 years, and remains enthusiastic about donating time, talent, and treasures in the fight against the food waste crisis in America.
Craig Anderson is involved with issues of poverty and the means to transform communities around the world with International Teams as their Community Catalyst. He has lived and worked with the poor and oppressed internationally for 13 years and served in various capacities in the US through Grace Church in Noblesville. Craig has walked along side John Williamson since the inception of Food Rescue when it was just John’s family and friends picking up food. He believes the value of personal engagement in this effort by many will make an impact on food waste, those caught in poverty and, in the lives of those willing to engage as a family or individually.
Mark Humphrey: Board Member Mark Humphrey has been involved with real estate in Indianapolis for 17 over years. During those years, he served in management for a national builder, and is currently a Realtor spearheading land development for Real Estate Links in Carmel, Indiana. He is a co-founder and board member of the Heritage Classic Foundation in Indianapolis Indiana, which has raised over $250,000 for local charities since its' inception in 1997. Mark was an original volunteer for Food Rescue in 2007, and he maintains a passion for preserving perishable surplus food in support of local caring agencies to this day.
Ronnie Berry: Board Member: Ronnie Berry is the Vice President of people and development at City Barbeque, a national chain of restaurants in the Midwest. He has an extensive background in the restaurant industry, including management roles with both Qdoba and Don Pablo's. Ronnie became involved with Food Rescue after attending a weekend of service event at Grace Church in Indiana, and he reached out to offer any assistance he could provide. Ronnie is responsible for Food Rescue's connection to all City Barbeque stores, as well as connecting Food Rescue to franchise operators of Texas Roadhouse, Little Caesars, and Mcalister's Deli, and plays a vital role in strategic planning for Food Rescue.