Food Rescue Partnership Stakeholders nominate and elect Board members to oversee the continued efforts and mission of the FRP.
Christina McDonough works at the Scott County Health Department and has been involved with the Food Rescue Partnership since it’s onset in 2013. Each year, she helps the FRP establish a community action plan to promote rescuing food for its best possible use. Christina is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where she majored in Health Promotion and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Her passion for food rescue has carried over into her personal life, where her kids love “left-overs night” when they can put any combination of food together for dinner!
Cheryl True MD, a lifelong resident of the Quad Cities, is a board-certified Family and Lifestyle Medicine physician. She is passionate about creating opportunities for living our best lives from both health care and environmental perspectives, which includes reducing food waste and repurposing food for its best possible use as a part of that equation.
Colleen Doak is a professor in the Masters in Public Health program at St. Ambrose University. Her research focus has been on undernutrition combined with chronic disease, social justice and addressing food insecurity locally in the Quad Cities. Her current research is a collaboration with Community Action of Eastern Iowa to create personalized food boxes to create food boxes that are adapted to the medical and personal needs of individuals and families. She is passionate about reducing food waste by ensuring food goes to those who need it. On Monday mornings she accompanies her husband on his weekly delivery of food that has been rescued through FRP and Churches United partnerships.
Larry Linnenbrink worked at the Scott County Health Department for 44 years in environmental health before retiring in 2015. He became interested in the Food Rescue Partnership after attending an Iowa Environmental Health Conference where there was a session he attended on food rescue initiatives. He has been involved with the Food Rescue Partnership since then, and now serves as a community member. His interest is in seeing food rescued and delivered to those individuals who are food insecure.
Past Board Members
- Lindsey Adams, Outback Steakhouse – Vice-Chair (2015-2016) – Read Inaugural Member in Food Rescue: Outback Steakhouse to learn more about Lindsey’s food rescue efforts.
- Lea Hensel, Iowa Waste Reduction Center – Vice-Chair (2016-2017), Secretary (2019-2021)
- Liz Hogan Wells, Community Member – Vice-Chair (2017-2018)
- Mike Miller, River Bend Food Bank – Treasurer (2015-2018)
- Pete Vogel, Community Member – Chair (2015-2019), Vice-Chair (2019-2021)