Neptune, NJ – Fulfill, a leader in alleviating hunger and building food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, has named Janelle Garcia as its new Vice President of Community Impact.
In her new role, Garcia will take the lead on continuing to build a strong pantry network and a collective impact approach via strategic direction of the teams that directly serve Fulfill’s neighbors and network: culinary, garden education, network engagement and resource connections.
Joining Fulfill from the University of Florida where she served as the Associate Director of student health promotion services, Garcia has worked extensively in the community health sector at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital – St. Petersburg, FL (JHACH) providing leadership in health program planning, evaluation, data analytics and grant writing. Garcia was also responsible for opening three high school-based food pantries in Pinellas County, FL and successfully establishing emergency food assistance for JHACH patients while co-creating a food prescription program.
Garcia holds a BS in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida, a MS in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology – Human Performance from the University of Florida and a PhD in Health and Human Performance – Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida.
“I am thrilled about being a part of the Fulfill team,” said Garcia. “I look forward to putting my nonprofit health and wellness programming experience to work for the communities Fulfill serves and utilizing the work I’ve done in food security implementation to make a lasting impact.”
Fulfill President and CEO Triada Stampas is looking forward to what Garcia will bring to the table. “We understand there is more to the picture than just food distribution and work tirelessly to provide other crucial community services including culinary training, SNAP enrollment assistance, job search and career planning resources and assistance with healthcare enrollment. In Janelle, we have found a community impact expert with the leadership and program development experience to continue to positively influence the communities we serve.”