Randi Shubin Dresner
President & Chief Executive Officer

Randi Shubin Dresner joined Island Harvest Food Bank in 2001 and serves as its president and CEO. She leads a team with a shared vision of a hunger-free Long Island.

Their work tackles real-life issues by investigating and addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger, and food insecurity, resulting in actionable, innovative programs that truly impact our community.

While the organization distributes and supports more than 17 million pounds to Long Island neighbors in need, they are determined to do more than distribute food. In alignment with this objective, Island Harvest Food Bank has formed robust advocacy efforts to advance its work, developed a Workforce Skills Development Institute, created a “Food as Medicine” Program working in collaboration with clinics/hospitals and manages an organic farm, greenhouse, and Giving Gardens across Long Island.

Before joining Island Harvest Food Bank, Randi enjoyed a successful career in various non-profit sector roles. She was a partner in a fundraising and development consulting firm. She made her mark at several organizations, including The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, The Viscardi Center, The Heckscher Museum of Art and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Randi is a member of the Energeia Partnership, an ethical leadership academy of Molloy University, she was an adjunct faculty member at Long Island University and Molloy University for 25 years and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from St. Joseph’s College in 2013. Randi Shubin Dresner is a lifelong resident of Long Island, NY.

Island Harvest Food Bank Executive Team



Board of Directors

Board Chair – Daniel S. Grinberg
President
Elara Brands LLC

Vice-Chair - Jill Bernstein
Community Leader

Vice-Chair - Barry Chandler
General Manager
Nissequoque Golf Club

Treasurer – Stephen J. Juchem
Executive Vice President & CFO
First Long Island Investors

Secretary – Don Sussman
Community Leader

Frank Beyrodt
Executive Vice President
DeLea Sod Farms, Inc.

James P. Bonner
President
New York & Atlantic Railway Company

Rebecca D'Eloia
Executive Vice President
RXR Development Services

Christine Going
Senior Advisor
Veterans Health Administration

S. Zaki Hossain
President
Pintail Coffee Inc.

Tariq Khan
President
Sentar Enterprises

Lawrence Eisenstein, MD, MPH, FACP,
Vice President & Chief Public and Community Health Officer
Catholic Health

Kishore Kuncham, EdD
Superintendent of Schools
Freeport School District

David C. Lyons
Interim President & COO
PSEG - Long Island

Honorable Ignatius “Nate” L. Muscarella, Esq.
District Court Judge
District Court, Nassau County

Douglas Nadjari
Partner
Ruskin Moscou Faltischeck PC

Hon. Elaine R. Phillips
Nassau County Comptroller

Stuart Richner
President & CEO
Richner Communications, Inc.

Deb Salas-Lopez, MD MPH
SVP, Community & Population Health
Northwell Health

Ellen Sanders
Community Leader

Ross Turrini
National Grid
Chief Gas Operating Officer

Dave Widmer
Vice President/Long Island - Brooklyn
a4 Advertising

Larry Eisenstein, MD, MPH, FACP
Vice President and Chief Public & Community Health Officer
Catholic Health - Long Island

Tarik Stewart
Regional Vice President of Operations
Stop & Shop


Advisory Board Members

Lee Heit Beck, Esq.
Chair
Attorney at Law PC

Rabbi Mickey Baum
Director of Education
Temple Beth Am of Merrick & Bellmore

John T. Bauer, Esq.
Office Managing Shareholder
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Leslie Hall
Halls Carpet Inc.

Loretta Sehlmeyer
Community Leader

James Skinner
President
A & C Exterminating Corp.

Andrew J. Turro, Esq.
Partner
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein

Honorary Board Members

Linda Breitstone
Founder, Island Harvest
Island Harvest

Jay Bernstein
Manager
NIC Sustainable Investments LLC

Rabbi Marc Gellman (Retired)
Community Leader

Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman
1946-2016
Past Board of Directors Chairman

 

Steven A. Klar
President
The Klar Organization

Bob Nystrom
Score Credit Processing
Partner

Mark Rechler
President
Build 360

Arthur Waldbaum
Community Leader

THE MONSIGNOR THOMAS HARTMAN PRESIDENTS COUNCIL

Seth Asofsky
Community Leader

Michael Babich
Community Leader

Edward J. Fred
Community Leader

Sandi Nussbaum
Community Leader

Marc Tell
The Sam Tell Companies