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Founder and Executive Director
Bill Bolling has served as Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank since founding the organization in 1979. In this capacity, he oversees the distribution of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products each year through a network of 600 local and regional partner nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry across 29 Georgia counties. As a charter member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, Bill was instrumental in the start-up of food banks across the country. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to hunger, poverty, regionalism, affordable housing and public policy reform. His skills in bridging various public sectors have made him a leader in strengthening the community to serve those most in need. Prior to his association with the Food Bank, he served as director of community ministries for St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta. In January of 2012, Bill was named Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2012 Georgian of the Year. Bill earned his Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling from University of West Georgia and degrees in Business and Education from Central Piedmont College and Appalachian State University. To learn more about ACFB Executive Director Bill Bolling, please visit our newsroom.
Julie Bryant Fisher
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
In her role as VP of Communications & Marketing at ACFB, Julie oversees the strategic direction of marketing, branding and communications efforts and initiatives, promoting and supporting the Food Bank’s mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. Prior to joining ACFB, Julie served as Senior Manager for Communications at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. An award-winning journalist, Julie began her career as a reporter and has extensive media experience working across the fields of print, radio, television and public relations. In her role as Managing Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, she was part of the executive editing team for the city’s premier weekly business paper, reaching more than 200,000 readers. Julie is a member of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2007, a German Marshall Memorial Fund Fellow and an active community volunteer, serving on the boards of ChattahoocheeNOW, the Serenbe Institute and the Georgia Council for International Visitors. She received her B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vice President, Development
Sarah is the Vice President of Development at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Sarah has worked at ACFB since 2000 to fight hunger and serve more than 600 partner nonprofit feeding organizations. In her current role, she oversees fundraising from corporations, foundations, individuals, government, civic and religious organizations. Sarah previously managed the Food Bank's volunteer program, utilizing more than 15,000 volunteers annually. She is a member of Georgia Planned Giving Council and has presented on fundraising at the Nonprofit Summit by Georgia Center for Nonprofits and at Feeding America national fundraising conferences. Sarah was in the founding class of L.E.A.D. Atlanta and is a past president of the Council of Volunteer Administrators (COVA). Prior to her career at the Food Bank, she worked with Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates. She received her Master of Public Administration at Georgia State University and her B.A. in Sociology from Emory University.
Vice President, Community Services
In his role as VP of Community Services, Rob Johnson is responsible for guiding ACFB to improve, expand and integrate its hunger-relief services through its key partner agencies and others in the broad "Community of Concern" for those in need. Prior to his current position, Rob served for 15 years as Chief Operating Officer. He began his work at the Food Bank in 1987 as the founding manager of Atlanta's Table, the Food Bank’s prepared and perishable food rescue project. Prior to his career with ACFB, Rob was a volunteer administrator and resource developer for Wesley Community Centers and a founding partner of the Open Door Community's homeless ministry in Atlanta. He has served on multiple national Feeding America task force groups to improve best practices among his colleagues and chaired FoodChain, a national network of perishable food rescue programs. Rob is Chair-elect of Organization Change Alliance, the regional association of organization development professionals. Rob received his Master of Social Psychology at the University of Georgia and his B.S. in Psychology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.
Vice President, Finance & Strategy
As VP of Finance and Strategy, Richard LeBer oversees ACFB’s Finance, Risk Management, Information Technology, Business Management and Facilities. He is also responsible for leading the development of the Food Bank’s long-term strategy, and monitoring its implementation. Richard joined the staff of the Food Bank in April 2012, but he has been involved with the organization since 1999 as a sponsor, consultant, Board member, and Board Chair. Richard has extensive industry experience, notably as the CEO of National Linen Service, a $300 million provider of laundry services, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Richard holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Vice President, Partner Operations
As VP of Partner Operations, Kyle Waide oversees ACFB’s Agency Services, Procurement, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Logistics and Transportation operations. He also leads the Food Bank's Product Rescue Center where volunteers sort and pack donated product, and the Kids In Need project which distributes brand new school supplies to teachers of high need schools. Kyle brings a variety of work experiences to ACFB. Early in his career he taught school in Compton, California with Teach for America, and later was a co-founder of the national premier nonprofit rating service, Charity Navigator. More recently, he joined Home Depot where he served in Community Affairs, managing the company’s relationships with various nonprofit partners and launching a company initiative around corporate social and environmental responsibility. He also managed multiple Home Depot stores and was responsible for $40 million in annual sales. Kyle is an honors graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in English Literature. He also earned a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona.
VP of Human Resources
In his role as VP of Human Resources, Tony Wright is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining HR programs required for ACFB to excel in its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. Tony’s professional experiences include senior leadership roles in Human Resources with organizations including the Virginia Mason Medical Center, Global Payments, the Coca-Cola Company and Owens Corning. In these roles, he consistently demonstrated keen business acumen in ensuring that HR strategies not only accelerated the achievement of business objectives but also represented a competitive advantage for the company. He has held numerous leadership positions in community organizations and is often invited to deliver motivational speeches to organizations focused on at risk youth. Tony is a graduate of The University of Georgia where he received a Master’s degree in Counseling and of St. John Bosco College where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
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