Catherine D’Amato‘s passion for ending hunger was instilled by her hardworking father, whose modest restaurant had a policy of feeding homeless and hungry people. She’s been a leader in the nation’s food bank network for 36 years, coming to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) as Executive Director in 1995, and named President and CEO in 1997.
Under her leadership, GBFB’s distribution of food has increased to nearly 54 million pounds of healthy food per year through 550 agency partners.
“Hunger can be solved. GBFB is expanding our capacity, growing the volume of healthy foods, working in innovative and collaborative ways with partners and supporters to drive greater impact. We will do what we have to do to end hunger here.”
Catherine currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Eastern Bank, Board of the Massachusetts Food Association, the Forsyth Institute, the New Market Community Partners and the Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation. She is an Emeriti Board Member for the Boston Foundation and Feeding America. She is also a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Simmons College, UMass Boston, UMass Amherst and Boston University.
Carol Tienken has been Chief Operating Officer of The Greater Boston Food Bank since 1999. Prior to joining GBFB, Tienken was at Polaroid Corporation in Domestic and International Marketing for 18 years. She also was an employee member of the Polaroid Foundation for five years, working on grant responses for the Boston-Area Community Committee.
Carol serves on the board of directors of the Newmarket Business Association and is an active member of its Issues Committee. Tienken grew up in sub-Saharan Africa as the daughter of an American diplomat and received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and MSJ in Magazine Editorial from Northwestern University.
David Noymer joined The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) as Chief Financial Officer in July 2009. In this role, he is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, and Human Resources. Prior to joining GBFB, David served as CFO for several different service sector companies for over 20 years. Most recently, he was CFO at Accounting Management Solutions.
Previously, David served as CFO at Feinstein Kean Healthcare, Information Mapping, and Clinical Data and as a Director for the Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International. David was elected Chair of the CFO Steering Committee for Feeding America for a two-year term starting in 2016. He earned a BSBA in Accounting from American University, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Noymer is a CPA in Massachusetts.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is fortunate to be guided by a dedicated and generous Board of Directors who are devoted to our mission to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts.