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.  

Randi Shubin Dresner was appointed by the New York State governor to serve on the NYS Council on Hunger and Food Policy and the College Council at Farmingdale State College. She serves on a 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), and recently, Randi has also been able to check off radio talk show and podcast host from her bucket list, with  “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 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 Laws from St. Joseph’s College in 2013. She is a lifelong and proud resident of Long Island, NY.

Island Harvest Food Bank Executive Team

Chief Operations & Logistics Officer
David Sank

 

Chief Development Officer
Marc Suntup

 

 

Chief Finance & Administration Officer
Laura Condulis

 

Chief Programs Officer
Allison Puglia

 

 

Board of Directors


Advisory Board Members

Honorary Board Members

Linda Breitstone
Founder, Island Harvest
Island Harvest

Jay Bernstein
Chairman & President
NIC Holding Corp. (Northville)

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

Rabbi Marc Gellman (Retired)
Community Leader

Steven A. Klar
President
The Klar Organization

Bob Nystrom
Kinloch Consulting
Executive Vice President

Arthur Waldbaum
Community Leader

Mark Rechler
President

THE MONSIGNOR THOMAS HARTMAN PRESIDENTS COUNCIL

Seth Asofsky

Edward J. Fred

 

Sandi Nussbaum

Community Leader

Marc Tell

The Sam Tell Companies

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