Randi Shubin Dresner

Randi Shubin Dresner has been with Island Harvest Food Bank since 2001, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for most of her tenure.  Under her direction, Island Harvest has increased its income by more than 463 % and its distribution of meals helping people in need has increased by more than 196 % in the past thirteen years alone.  During this time, the organization has expanded programming to include advocacy, food-insecurity root cause analysis and action, the creation of a Workforce Skills Development Institute, holistic programming, and the acquisition of an organic farm.

The New York State governor appointed Randi Shubin Dresner to serve on the NYS Council on Hunger and Food Policy and the College Council at Farmingdale State College. She serves on many councils and boards including the Suffolk County Food Policy Council, The Long Island Food Council, the Consultive Council of Non-Profit Leaders for Charity Navigator, and an Advisory Disaster Response Council for Feeding America.  Randi is a frequent guest speaker at the national and local levels, contributing writer about issues related to human service needs, people-first terminology, poverty, and more. She is a member of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College (a regional ethical-leadership academy). Recently, Randi has also checked off a radio talk show and podcast host from her bucket list “Conversations with Randi Shubin Dresner”.

Randi served as adjunct faculty at Long Island University at CW Post and Molloy College spanning more than 25 years, served as the Co-Chair of the State University of New York (SUNY) Task Force on Food Insecurity and was Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Feeding New York State.  Prior to joining Island Harvest Food Bank, Randi was a partner in a successful development consulting firm and made her mark at several national and local nonprofit organizations, including the Heckscher Museum of Art, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, The Viscardi Center, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Randi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of law from St. Joseph’s College in 2013. She is a lifelong and proud 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 V.P. & 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
Senior Vice President
RXR Development Services

Christine Going
VA Central Office

S. Zaki Hossain
President
Pintail Coffee Inc.

Tariq Khan
President
Sentar Enterprises

Kishore Kuncham, EdD
Superintendent of Schools
Freeport School District

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
Richner Communications, Inc.

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

Ellen Sanders
Community Leader

Dave Widmer
Vice President
a4 Advertising


Advisory Board Members

Lee Heit Beck, Esq.
Chair
Consultant, Attorney

Rabbi Mickey Baum
Director of Education
Temple Beth Am of Merrick

John T. Bauer, Esq.
Partner
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Leslie Hall
Halls Carpet Inc.

Loretta Sehlmeyer
Community Leader

James Skinner
President
A & C Exterminating Corp.

Lauren Summa
Manager, Training & Events
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research-Northwell

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

Honorary Board Members

Linda Breitstone
Founder, Island Harvest
Island Harvest

Jay Bernstein
Community Leader

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

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