Meet The Team

Cynthia Kirkhart
Executive Director

Cyndi is a seasoned advocate and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of helping people, with a Master’s in Business Administration and Counseling and Psychology. Her career has been varied, from advocating for patients in West Virginia, serving as program director for the Children’s Home Society, to working at a domestic violence shelter. Cyndi served on the West Virginia State CASA Association board of directors for more than 10 years and is a member of the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy of the American Hospital Association.

Veronica Degutis
Director of Member and Network Relations

Veronica is an Ohio native who received her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences and a minor in psychology from Marshall University. She spent several years in New York where she worked on several research projects at Lehman College in NYC to improve soil/nutrients in US crops. Veronica has been with Facing Hunger Foodbank since August 2015 and is excited to be working directly with our members

William (Bill) Hagy
Director of Food Sourcing Operations

Bill is a proud son of Marshall University having graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Post Graduate studies in Counseling & Guidance. Further studies in counseling were taken through the Ohio State Department of Education in conjunction with The Ohio State University. While at Marshall, Bill was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Social Fraternity and President of Kappa Pi Honor Fraternity.
Following seven years in education, Bill made a change to the world of retail where he served in a number of senior positions from Buyer to Regional Manager. Amongst the retailers with which he was associated was Lazarus, Kaufmann’s, Target, and Sears.
Following a brief period of retirement, Bill joined the Facing Hunger Foodbank family in July of 2017.

Officers:
Kathy Hettlinger,  President

Terry Deppner Hardin, Vice President

Daniel J. Ware, CPA, Treasurer

Board Members:

Brenda Arrowood 

Jeffrey Barnes

Dr. James Becker

Stephanie Viahos Bryant

Michael Chirico

Alicia Fox

Charles “Chuck” Jessup

Charlotte Hoffman Norris

Scott Richardson

The Honorable Jason Spears

Seth Young

Emeritus Members:
David Leap
Mary Ann Mickel
Sherri Perry
Francie Roberts Buchanan

Honorary Members:
Troy Brown

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