Board of Directors

Matt Every

Matt is the pastor at First Christian Church in Bowling Green. Originally from Northwest Ohio, Matt has lived across the U.S. and brings a wealth of experience from a lifetime of service. He has a passion for justice for all people and believes that everyone should have enough. When not at the church or volunteering around town, Matt enjoys all sorts of sports, playing music, hanging out with his wife and playing Magic: The Gathering.

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Lori Fox

Lori is a lifelong resident of BG. She went back to BGSU to complete her bachelor’s degree while working as a cosmetologist. After earning her degree she hung up the hair shears and started working for a non-profit organization helping at risk young adults better themselves and find employment. Working with low-income young adults brought awareness to the issue of food insecurity in the area. Lori was part of the Brown Bag Food Project at the start. She stepped away from BBFP when she returned to BGSU to earn her master’s degree. Lori now works at BGSU as an Academic and Career Planning Specialist. She is married and has 3 adult children and two grandchildren. Lori is happiest when the whole family is together.

“I love being a part of this organization and helping others. My hope is that we can continue to provide food and basic necessities to those in need. If we all give a little we can help a lot!”

Peg Holland, Board Secretary

Peg was raised in Deshler, Ohio moved to Bowling Green after she met her husband, Robert. They have two children, Timothy and Amy. Amy is the founder of Brown Bag Food Project. Peg retired from Ball Corporation in Findlay, Ohio in 2016, after 36 years as a Quality Control Inspector. She spent many years volunteering and overseeing the Children's Holiday Party and the Girls Day Outing while employed. After retirement, this enabled her to spend countless hours volunteering at Brown Bag Food Project. You can see her at the office on a very regular basis. She enjoys working with new volunteers and helping keep the office running.

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Colleen Hurst

Colleen is the office coordinator at the Rehab Services Department at Wood County Hospital and enjoys working with people of all ages. Brown Bag Food Project is important to her because she enjoy helping others and strive to help make a positive difference in people's lives. In her spare time, she spends time with her husband Steven and dog Penny, reading and relaxing, especially at the lake.

Amy Tillman Jeffers, Vice Chair

Amy has been an instructor of philosophy, ethics, medical ethics, and world religions at Owens Community College for 23 years. She has been an active volunteer , as well as a board member, of Brown Bag Food Project since its inception. She strives to give back to her community and fellow humans by addressing food insecurity issues. Amy resides in Bowling Green with her family. When she is not teaching or volunteering, she enjoys reading, running with her dog, and traveling.

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Shannon Orr

Shannon Orr is originally from Canada, but moved to Bowling Green to work at Bowling Green State University as a political science professor. In her free time she enjoys taking tap dancing lessons, curling and binge watching the Great British Baking Show with her husband and teenage daughter.

Rob Piasecki

Rob lives in Bowling Green with his wife and 4 children. He works for The Ohio Lottery as a sales representative. He graduated from Owens Community College in 1996. Rob has volunteered with Brown Bag for the MLK food drive and has seen the need in our community.

Douglas Simpson

Douglas is a grassroots engagement director with Americans for Prosperity. Originally from Akron, Ohio, Douglas moved to Bowling Green in 2018. He has a passion for addressing food insecurity and advocating for reforms in the American criminal justice system. During his free time, Douglas enjoys reading, blacksmithing, and playing Magic: The Gathering.

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Robin Stanton Gerrow

Originally from West Virginia, Robin spent most of her life in Texas. With an undergraduate degree from Marshall University and a master’s degree from Syracuse University, she has been a communications professional for nearly 40 years, primarily in the non-profit, health care and higher education sectors. She is a founding partner of Gerrow Communications, located in Bowling Green. In her down time, Robin enjoys traveling, gardening and reading.