Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers

The Story

Our board members, staff, and volunteers work throughout the year to serve clients in need of food assistance throughout Hood River County and Mosier.  We'd like to share their stories - and hope you'll consider joining us as a volunteer.   If you're curious, learn more about the FISH history in the county's communities.

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Billie Stevens

Billie is our volunteer coordinator.  She has worked with FISH for over 10 years, and helps make sure volunteers are trained and available throughout the year. She divides her time among the 4 FISH sites, and during the Covid-19 crisis is often found at FISH, making sure we are operating safely.  Billie has recently been involved in implementing the new Link2Feed software at FISH, and she writes the monthly newsletter. 

Marianne Brevard

Marianne Brevard took over the position of Operations Director in September 2020 after having served on the Board since 2016. As Operations Director she coordinates many facets of FISH to ensure that we have food on the shelves for clients, receive deliveries, handle operations safely, and more.  It's a big job and we're grateful for Marianne's energy.


Marianne has lived in Hood River Since 2003. She takes a particular interest in child nutrition and served as co-chair of the Summer Lunch for Kids program for 2 years. Marianne has been active in the community serving as Co-Chair of the Waterfront Community Park Association, Vice President of Westside Elementary PTO, and enjoys volunteering with outdoor environmental organizations.


She enjoys traveling, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, yoga, gardening and reading. She is married with one daughter. 

Board Members

 

Marianne Durkan

 Marianne and her family have lived in Hood River for 33 years. In 2018 she retired after 28 years at  Providence Memorial Hospital, where she was the RN Manager for Home Health/Hospice. Marianne became involved in FISH food Bank in the late 1990s when she served as the liaison for Gorge Ecumenical Ministries. FISH was a Ministry of GEM. She has served as chair of the Board of Directors for nearly 20 years. 

Volunteers

Hear from our volunteers about their experiences with FISH

 

Driving the forklift, managing warehouse stocking ... these are some of the roles Bruce takes on.  With more than 500 hours donated in 2019, he's someone that most volunteers see every time they're working to restock shelves or unload trucks.

Bruce began volunteering at FISH more than four years ago, after moving to Hood River to care for an aging relative.  His brother-in-law Dave (also a volunteer we'll meet in a few months) suggested he use his warehouse knowledge at FISH, and once he began working at FISH, there was no going back!


Bruce knew the benefits of "first-in, first-out" inventory management, and he brought more order to FISH inventory management.  That matters a lot, to help make sure we use all donated food wisely and don't lose track of expiration dates.  


 Volunteers working with Bruce value his knowledge and patience, and his ability to match people with jobs.  And of course, who doesn't appreciate the puns he regularly comes up with?  

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