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Staff and Board


Mike Darrow

Executive Director

Mike Darrow became the Executive Director of Feeding the Carolinas in September 2018. With extensive experience in executive leadership positions in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Mike is driven by a servant’s heart – helping people and mobilizing resources to solve problems and get results.

Mike’s for-profit experience includes operations and marketing positions with Food Lion, Sara Lee/Hanes brands and Lexington Home Brands. In the non-profit sector Mike served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics, serving the uninsured with their health care needs. Mike also was Chief Program Officer for the American Health Initiative, focused on recruiting retired health care professionals to bring their skills and experience to free clinics across the country through volunteering.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his Master of Business Administration at Wake Forest University’s School of Business. Mike also earned the Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) through the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Mike lives in Lexington, NC, with his wife Amy and has three children and two grandchildren.

(336) 365-3450

Cindy Stapleton

Farm to Food Banks Director

Cindy has 13 years of experience in the produce industry including procurement, operations, general management, logistics, sales and marketing. Her background includes expanding the business, increasing revenues, productivity enhancement, profitability improvement, strategic planning, food safety, logistics, negotiations, forecasting, team leadership and collaboration and excellent communication skills.

Cindy attended the State University of New York College at Brockport where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

(419) 308-9196

Erica King

Farm to Food Banks Administrative Assistant

Erica King joined Feeding the Carolinas as the part time Farm to Foodbanks Admin. Assistant in March 2020. Erica has experience in accounting, dairy farming, agriculture, food safety and has strong computer and communication skills.

She was raised in North Georgia and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science with a concentration in Production and Management at Berry College in Rome, GA. Erica and her husband reside in St. Augustine, FL with their cats, dogs and bird. Her location offers accessibility for us to meet in person as needed.

Board of Directors

Peter Werbicki

Board Chair

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina Raleigh, NC

Kay Carter

Board Vice-Chair

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Charlotte, NC

Ron Pringle

Board Secretary

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Raleigh, NC

Eric Aft

Board Treasurer

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina Winston-Salem, NC

Lonnie Ballard

Food Bank of Southeastern North Carolina Fayetteville, NC

Amy Breitmann

Golden Harvest Food Bank Augusta, GA

Erinn Rowe

Harvest Hope Food Bank Columbia, SC

Hannah Randall

MANNA Food Bank Asheville, NC

Liz Reasoner

Food Bank of the Albemarle Elizabeth City, NC

Nick Osborne

Lowcountry Food Bank Charleston, SC

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