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Feeding Medina County | Fighting Hunger and Food Insecurity

Our Staff


Katy Fuerst
Executive Director

Katy Fuerst has worked in the nonprofit sector of Northeast Ohio for over a decade and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Most recently, she served as the Director of Programming and Community Engagement with HFLA of Northeast Ohio. Prior to that, Katy worked in homeownership counseling at CHN Housing Partners and in workforce development at El Barrio. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University. Katy lives in Sharon Township with her husband, three children, and their rescue animals. When she isn’t at FMC you can find Katy horseback riding, running the occasional half marathon, and stocking up on her favorite Root Candles.


Daniel Meagher
Director of Operations

Daniel Meagher is a native of Upstate New York, but has been a proud resident of Medina, Ohio since 2008. His previous experience with commercial and residential contracting has given him the skills to meet the logistical and organizational needs of Feeding Medina County. One of his favorite parts about the job is working with the dedicated volunteers that make this organization so strong. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys building and repairing computers and exploring the region’s great parks with his family.


Kelly Smith
Director of Engagement

Kelly Smith was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and has lived in Medina since 2013. She began her career with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana in 2001 as a Program Manager. She and her husband then spent eight years in Austin, TX where she worked in Development for The SAFE Children’s Shelter, and as the Program Director for the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic. After taking some time off to stay home with her three children, she was excited to join Feeding Medina County in 2019. Kelly loves the restaurants, parks and small town feel of Medina. She spends as much time as possible outside gardening, swimming and golfing with her family.


Jeff Sottile
Warehouse Associate II

Jeff Sottile was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He is married and has six children, all of whom are grown and living out their own dreams. Jeff is also a proud grandparent of three amazing children, and he and his wife have one loyal dog and two rambunctious cats. When he isn’t working in FMC’s warehouse, Jeff and his wife are often camping and going on adventures in Southeast Ohio. He loves every genre of music, especially rock and country, which he often plays in the warehouse and is a big fan of the Browns and fantasy football. Jeff is our favorite “foodie” and enjoys cooking and trying new foods & restaurants. He is very proud of the work we do at Feeding Medina County and an asset to our team.

Board of Trustees

Board Chair, Cathy Posner
Owner, Transition Consulting and Coaching

Treasurer, Kevin Hack
Senior Licensed Client Advisor, Huntington Bank

Vice Chair, Jamie Marks
Director of Human Resources, Fire-Dex

Secretary, Marie Edmonds
Attorney/Owner, Marie Mirro Edmonds Co.; LPA

Kelly Eppink
Realtor, Cutler Realty

Cindy Grice
Principal, A.I. Root Middle School

Nancy Gowe

Jason V. Sanders
Director, Gift Estate Planning, Cleveland State University

Cristi Schwanke
Substitute Teacher, Cloverleaf Schools

Dane Sandridge
Vice President of Innovation, Sandridge Food Corp.

Andrew Waite
Owner, Waite & Son Funeral Home