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Michael Rivera

Executive Director

Mr. Rivera is a third-year Fisher College of Business student with a relentless passion for success, challenge, and helping others. Although I'm still a junior at Ohio State, I've made it a priority to be involved on campus. I am a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Mount Leadership Society Scholars, and the Morrill Scholars Program. These organizations have provided me a wealth of friendships, experiences, and memories that have greatly enhanced my time at Ohio State. In my free time, I enjoy visiting local parks, taking walks, and hiking. I love traveling, especially to US National Parks where my interests all intersect

Michael is passionate about ending hunger

Levi Grimm

Butler County Coordinator

Levi Grimm is currently a senior at Butler Tech/Ross High School and serves as the Butler County Coordinator and Marketing Director for JEE Foods. In these roles, Levi oversees outreach, social media, partnerships, and operational growth. Outside of JEE Foods Levi is involved in youth volunteer and philanthropy groups, marching band, and mock trial. 

Levi is passionate about sustainable cities and communities

Operations Team

Carter Pate

Operations Co-Director

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Mr. Pate is passionate about quality education.

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John Kahmann

Operations Co-Director

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Mr. Kahmann is passionate about sustainable consumption.

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Laney Johnson

Volunteer Coordinator

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Ms. Johnson is passionate about ending hunger.

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Marketing Team

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Gus LaValle 

Marketing Director

Gus LaValle is currently a Senior at Ross High School/Butler Tech serves as the Marketing Director at JEE Foods. Gus primarily works to carry out and oversee branding, marketing, graphic design projects, and promotions designed to increase JEE Foods’s presence and footprint in social media, print media, and various other platforms while maintaining and fostering new partnerships for the company. Outside of JEE Foods, Gus is also a member of the Ross Band of Class, Ross Varsity Tennis, is Student Body President, Academic Team, History Club, Earth Club and National Honors Society.

Mr. LaValle is passionate about creating a quality education environment.

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Emma Estridge

Storyteller

Emma Estridge is a Junior at Ross High School and serves as writer for JEE Foods. As a part of the Marketing Team, she writes the monthly newsletter and creates content for the website. She also specializes in Spanish translations for JEE Foods projects. Outside of JEE Foods, Emma is a member of Golf, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Earth Club, History Club, Mock Trial, Volunteer Advisory Board, and SALT.

Ms. Estridge is passionate about sustainable consumption.

Olivia Armstrong 

Public Relations

Olivia is going to be a senior at Ross High School is a part of National Honor Society, Volunteer Advisory Board, where she is the President, Tri-M Music Honor Society, the marching band, where she is the secretary of the band, and is the student body President.

Ms. Armstrong is passionate about ending hunger.

Gracie Elliott

Storyteller

Gracie is going to be a senior at RHS and is a softball player. She is also a part of the school newspaper. At JEE she harnesses her passion of writing to tell the stories of our nonprofits and recipients.

Ms. Elliott is passionate about Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

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Finance Team

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Alayna Meade

Finance Director

Alayna Meade is a Freshman at Miami University and serves as the Finance Director. She organizes the company’s finances, from tracking all expenses and income to writing grants. Alayna is also involved in the Marching Band, Mock Trial, International Thespian Society, 4H, Theatre, and Show Choir Crew.

Ms. Meade is passionate about life on land.

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Human Resources Team

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Sara McGinnis

Human Resources Director

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Ms. McGinnis is passionate about peace and justice.

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IT Team

Sam Doyle

Technology Director

Sam Doyle is currently a Sophomore at Ross High School and is the Technology Director at JEE Foods. Sam Actively Participates in Food Rescues for Butler County.

Mr. Doyle is passionate about ending hunger.

Gracie Leitzel

Technology Engineer

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Board of Directors

Thomas O'Neill

Board President

Tom O’Neill is an Information Technology Instructor employed by Butler Technology and Career Development Schools. Tom teaches information technology, computer science, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship at Ross High School in Hamilton, Ohio. With a background of more than 40 years in business and information technology, Tom uses his experiences to entice students to understand the relevance of what they would be learning and how they could use their skills to develop a successful and satisfying career. Tom brings his business background to the classroom environment by including business principles and entrepreneurship focus as part of the content being taught. This combination ensures students will have options after high school. Tom prepares his students to enter the workforce, join the military, continue their education, and change the world.

Mr. O'Neill is passionate about quality education.

Susan Jorgensen

Vice President

Susan Jorgensen is a passionate food justice advocate and a Cincinnati native. She has worked in the non-profit sector and in local government to help build systems that feed hungry people and reduce food going into the landfill. Susan authored the 2018 State of Food Waste report for the Greater Cincinnati region. Currently, Susan serves as a Digital Marketing Analyst with School Outfitters. Susan believes strongly that young people are some of the best change-makers and is proud to support JEE Foods as a member of the board.

Ms. Jorgensen is passionate about peace and justice.

Anne Fiehrer Flaig

Anne currently serves as the head of the Butler County Solid Waste and Recycling District and is a member of the Board of Directors of JEE Foods.

Ms. Flaig is passionate about ending poverty.

Matt King

Matt King is an Innovation and Recruitment Specialist at Butler Tech. 

Mr. King is passionate about ending poverty.

Chad Konkle

Dr. Konkle spent the last 14 years in the Hamilton City School District, as a Principal, Business Manager, Human Resources Director, and Assistant Superintendent. Earlier in his career, he spent five years in the Oak Hills Local School District as an Assistant Principal at the Middle School. He also has served as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal in the Cincinnati Public School District. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati studying Leadership.

Dr. Konkle is passionate about economic growth.

Pat Moeller

Mr. Moeller sits as the current mayor of the city of Hamilton, Ohio.

Mr. Moeller is passionate about economic growth.

Melissa Spiesman

Ms. Spiesman is the National Site Coordinator at Food Rescue US and on the Board of Directors at JEE Foods.

Mrs. Spiesman is passionate about economic growth.

Amy Webb

Mrs. Webb has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Baldwin-Wallace University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati and completed a Superintendent program at Miami University.  She has been a Social Studies teacher, vice principal and is currently an administrator for Butler Tech and on. the Board of Director for JEE Foods.  

Mrs. Webb is passionate about economic growth.

We believe that everyone can make a change. We encourage our staff and board members to recognize their potential and support causes that matter to them. JEE Foods is not just focusing on food waste but also empowerment. 

Learn More about our work towards global change.