Suzanne Birch

Executive Director

Suzanne is passionate about serving people and oversees all aspects of the BCS operation.

Dino Biaggi

Sustainable Families
Program Manager

As a former participant, Dino’s familiarity with BCS makes him a perfect fit to oversee the education and new mentoring programs. He recently finished his Masters thesis in Financial Literacy, a complement to his passion to see our families grow in fiscal health. Participants may contact Dino for help with setting and achieving economic goals.

 

Madeline Allen

Development and Communications Manager

Madeline is enthusiastic about supporting the mission of BCS through building strong relationships with product and financial donors.

Hunter Hartzell

Administrative Assistant

Hunter first joined the ranks of the BCS team through the Job Placement Internship Program, and has been with us ever since. She takes care of new referrals, works on updating our database, and stays busy in our always eventful office! She’ll greet you in the front office with her, “I’m so glad to see…

Lynn Holstine

Warehouse Assistant

Lynn returned to BCS as a full-time employee in November 2012, and we are happy to have her. Her work style reminds us of the Roadrunner cartoons; no one can keep up with her! She and Andrew Rowlett work together coordinating the warehouse.

Mike Niemeyer

Warehouse Lead

Mike wires, welds, plumbs, pipes, builds, and offers his expertise on many BCS building projects. He is a jack of all trades and master of many.

Lauren Prusso

Cleanroom Supervisor

Lauren coordinates BCS volunteers in breaking down bulk food and restocking donated product in the warehouse.  Her “can do”  spirit makes her a joy to work with.

Andrew Rowlett

Operations Manager

Andrew returned to BCS in summer of 2010. He oversees all warehouse operations and staff.  Andrew’s upbeat personality and great sense of humor keep the volunteers and staff on their toes.

Krista Rubio

Administrative Assistant/ Dispatcher

Krista became involved at BCS as a Steps to Success volunteer intern in 2009. She did such an amazing job we hired her in 2010 as an employee. As our dispatcher, Krista is responsible for coordinating hundreds of volunteer pick-up locations. Her sweet and gentle spirit is an encouragement to everyone around her!

Dave Toedtemeier

Driver

Dave came on staff part-time in April 2007 after volunteering for several years. As a part-time driver, Dave picks up product weekly and volunteers for us when needed. This keeps his “retirement” exciting, in combination with his interest in coins, hunting and fishing.

Jane Woods

Education Administrator

Jane came on as part-time staff January 1, 2006, after volunteering for many years. Serving as the Education Assistant, Jane coordinates volunteers and resources for all classes.

Ameena Farrouge

Administrative Assistant

Ameena is the bright, new addition to our team! She is responsible for receiving and posting all payments and donations, as well as answering phones and greeting people at the front desk. When Ameena isn’t working here at BCS, she’s studying at Portland State for her Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Danny Landis

Driver

Danny is one of our dedicated drivers, who is also part of the warehouse crew. His positive energy and happy attitude are contagious, making him an amazing team member. Danny has a hard working, “can do” approach to serving people here at BCS. Did we mention he is fluent in Japanese?

Extraordinary Volunteers

Barry Birch

Founder

Barry was our first full-time employee and public relations person for BCS.  After serving BCS families, staff and volunteers for over 23 years Barry passed away on March 31, 2015.  You can read more about Barry.

Angela Baker

Baker Garden Manager

Angela has hosted and managed the BCS Teaching Garden since 2000. Her primary focus is permaculture, a philosophy of low-cost, high yield, sustainable gardening that seeks to mimic Natural ecosystems. For stress management Angela participates in women’s roller derby.

Lee Coiteux

Extraordinary Volunteer

Lee has been faithfully stocking shelves in the warehouse three mornings a week for more years than she will let us tell. She’s a no-nonsense lady who gets things done — but has fun with everyone around her as she does it!

Daryl Holstine

Warehouseman

Daryl volunteers assisting Lynn and Andrew, and helping coordinate the Danner Boots. He is also fortunate to be married to Lynn Holstine :).

David Johnson

Extraordinary Volunteer

David arrives every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning with a huge smile and energy to burn. He manages the incoming bread and is Andrew’s right-hand man in the cooler. What a joy it is to have him always here with us!

Ashley Schreiner

Garden Volunteer Coordinator

Ashley coordinates volunteers to maintain and harvest produce at our two BCS Gardens. She weekly assists managers and owners to meet the needs of the gardens and ensure produce is brought to the warehouse for BCS families to enjoy.