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Feeding Medina County Announces New Executive Director and Board Members

Feeding Medina County, a local non-profit that nourishes nearly 4,000 individuals each month, is thrilled to announce Janet Newcomer as its new Executive Director. Newcomer brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the fight against hunger.
“Janet’s strategic vision, fundraising expertise, and deep commitment to food insecurity make her the ideal person to lead Feeding Medina County into the future,” said Board President Jamie Marks. “We are excited to work with her to expand our reach and ensure even more families in our community have access to healthy food. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are proud of the amazing staff and volunteers for keeping the organization successfully running while we conducted our search. We know Janet will be a great addition to the team.”
Most recently, Newcomer served as Major Gift Officer at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, where she secured significant donations to support their mission. Prior to that, she worked with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization. Newcomer’s passion for her hometown is evident in her lifelong residency in Medina County and her active involvement in the community, including Leadership Medina County and the Medina Sunrise Rotary Club. Newcomer currently lives in Chatham Township. In addition to being a Cloverleaf graduate, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric and communications from Kent State University.
Earlier this year, Jamie Marks began her term as President of the Board of Trustees and they added four new members to their Board. They are:

  • Kari Deeks, Sales and Operations Director, Core Support Partners
  • Ron Plazek, Vice President of Global Sourcing, Swagelok
  • Kaleigh Talaganis, Associate, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd.
  • Kimberly Valco, Community Relations Manager, Western Reserve Masonic Community

Feeding Medina County is actively seeking volunteers and donors to help them continue their vital work and mission of nourishing our neighbors in need. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit