See below for more info on our staff!
Stephanie Bowen, Executive Director
Charles “G” Jackson, Director of Operations and Outreach
Jeremy Pechin, Program Manager
Helen “Beth” Lewis, Assistant Program Manager (Leland)
Roxanne Brown, Administration Manager
Mary Nichols, Accounting and HR Manager
Mary “MJ” Williams, Lead Intake Worker
James Thatcher, Intake Worker
Stephanie “Pinky” Smith, Intake Worker
Kim Craig, Intake Worker (Leland)
William Jones, Lead Pantry Worker
Michael “Mike” Buroff, Pantry Worker
Christopher “Chris” Rivenbark, Pantry Worker (Leland)
BFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sue Brandon, Chairperson
Jayne Matthews, Vice-Chairperson
Darlene Dies, Treasurer
Carol Humphrey, Secretary
Catherine E. Jones
Tom Rieber (at large)
BFA STAFF BIOS
STEPHANIE BOWEN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
With BFA since August 2015. Graduate of UNCW’s Social Worker Program in 2014. Mother of 2.
CHARLES “G” JACKSON – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND OUTREACH
G is proud to be part of “this amazing organization” and helping to achieve its mission of helping those in crisis.
JEREMY PECHIN – PROGRAM MANAGER
20 years of customer service, Enjoys helping people, with many years of management experience.
HELEN “BETH” LEWIS – ASSISTANT PROGRAM MANAGER (LELAND)
Mother of two daughters, Helen Lewis has lived in Leland all of her life and graduated from North Brunswick High School and Cape Fear Community College.
ROXANNE BROWN – ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Roxanne has been in Nursing Home management for over 15 years. She brings a personal passion for helping people to her role. She is married and has a 36 year old son.
MARY “MJ” WILLIAMS – LEAD INTAKE WORKER
Mary “MJ” Williams was in the medical field for 10 years. She has been married for 18 years and has 5 children. Mary has been with BFA for several years and as Lead Intake she brings a special quality of care to both clients and co-workers.
JAMES THATCHER – INTAKE WORKER
James Thatcher holds a supervisor certification to reasonable suspicion testing from Behavioral Health Services, Washington County, MD, and a West Virginia certification in business law, among others. James lives in Supply with his wife and four children.
STEPHANIE “PINKY” SMITH – INTAKE WORKER
Pinky brings 25 years of customer service experience along with empathy, compassion, and dedication to helping others in need in our community.
KIM CRAIG – INTAKE WORKER (LELAND)
Kimberly has a degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. She has lived in Brunswick County for over 10 years and has two teenagers. Her passion is to help others in need.
WILLIAM JONES, JR. – LEAD PANTRY WORKER
William worked in Washington DC as a firefighter and is a father of two. He brings twenty-five years of customer services experience and volunteered at Hyattsville, MD food pantry for several years. Mr. Jones is very compassionate about helping his neighbors in need.
MICHAEL “MIKE” BUROFF – PANTRY WORKER
Mike has 15 years of grocery experience with two years of grocery management. He has been with BFA for seven years providing general services, he enjoys working along side volunteers to help those in need to have a brighter day.
CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS” RIVENBARK – PANTRY WORKER (LELAND)
Christopher thrives on working with others. He enjoys helping others and allowing them to show their inner strengths.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Are you ready to be a part of an organization that is positively impacting the neighborhood in which you live and work?
Then check out ways to get involved.
The selfless service of volunteers is what makes BFA possible. See how you can get involved.
BFA has many emergency and non emergency programs offering help for food, shelter, and clothing needs
There are upcoming events that you can take part in and help out those less fortunate in our area.
Our special programs give aid to those in need in Brunswick county. See how we are helping.
Food & Shelter problems are closer to home than you think…