See below for more info on our staff!
Stephanie Bowen, Executive Director
Elle Thomas, Community Outreach Administrator
Jeremy Pechin, Program Manager
Amanda Johnson, Assistant Program Manager (Shallotte)
Helen “Beth” Lewis, Assistant Program Manager (Leland)
Roxanne Brown, Administration Manager
Mary Nichols, Accounting and HR Manager
Mary “MJ” Williams, Lead Intake Worker
Beth “BB” Barbour, Intake Worker
Stephanie “Pinky” Smith, Intake Worker
William Jones, Lead Pantry Worker
Jennie Shurtzer, Intake Worker
Christopher “Chris” Rivenbark, Pantry Worker (Leland)
BFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sue Brandon, Chairperson
Darlene Dies, Treasurer
Carol Humphrey, Secretary
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.
Elle Thomas – Community Outreach Administrator
Elle has a degree in Communication studies from Appalachian State University. Her passion is to help others in need.
JEREMY PECHIN – PROGRAM MANAGER
20 years of customer service, Enjoys helping people, with many years of management experience.
Amanda Johnson – Assistant Program Manager (SHALLOTTE)
Amanda is passionate about helping others. She was born and raised in Ash, NC and has two loving children.
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.
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.
Beth “BB” Barbour – INTAKE WORKER
Beth is certified as a Veterinarians Assistant. Born and raised in North Carolina. Beth is passionate about leaving people with a smile on their face.
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.
Jennie Shurtzer – Intake Worker
Jennie is born and raised in upstate New York. She is a Chef and loves to cook and bake. Jennie loves to help children and others.
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…