The board serves as the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who serve on the board have three primary responsibilities including: duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience. This means that our board is responsible to ensure the proper use of assets in advancing our social mission, making decisions in the best interest of the agency, and ensuring that our nonprofit is in compliance with all applicable laws and ethical practices. In partnership with our executive director, the board meets monthly to discuss and vote on agency affairs, strategically plan for the future and otherwise strengthen programs and services.
Role of the Board
a graduate of Brigham Young University, has served on many civic and community boards and committees, including the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce, Springville City Volunteer Commission and the Provo Downtown Alliance. Brent has served as the Executive Director of the Friends of the Coalition since 1993. His leadership and vision has directly led to the overall growth and success of the organization. His greatest satisfaction is knowing that individually and collectively, we can greatly improve the lives of those less fortunate. He and his wife Shellie reside in Mapleton with their 4 children.
is a Graduate of Utah State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He has been in the banking industry since 1990 including 13 years with Bank of America, NA. Currently, Ricky is Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for Rock Canyon Bank. In 2009, he graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and returned the following year as an Associate Director. He enjoys spending time with family, anything Disney, watching his daughters dance and son play basketball, and serving in his church and community. Ricky and his wife, Cheralyn, live in Spanish Fork and have 3 children.
is an agency owner for Farm Bureau Financial Services. He has served on the Food and Care Coalition board since 2013. He received his Bachelors Degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Utah. When asked about his service on the board of Food and Care he said, “I love that we can put our arm around the shoulder of another person and give them hope. We can lift their vision higher and give them courage to face challenges of the day.” He is happily married to his best friend and has two beautiful daughters and two handsome sons.
started working at Liberty Press when he was a 14-year-old boy. By the time he was 16 years old he was working full time. He has worked every part of the company from sales to running presses to delivering the newspaper. Four years after he returned from his LDS mission in New York, New York he became the publisher of the Utah County Journal. In 1994, he became the president of Liberty Press where he has built a successful printing company in a time when “digital” is taking over the world. Over the years Mark has been on the board of directors for several companies. He created a business called Power Promotions and ran it for 4 years. Mark has also received several awards for his contributions to the print industry. Mark has been married to his best friend Anna for 35 years. They have 5 wonderful children and 7 beautiful grandchildren.
received a Psychology Degree in 2014 while raising her four children. She says, “I am passionate about mental health and some of our clients at the Food and Care have mental illness. This is a growing problem in our community and in the world today. I feel blessed to be able to spend time and help in some small way.” Tracy and her husband acquired an outdoor therapeutic program for youth and young adults in 2009. She spent many years interested in the psychology aspect of this industry while they built their company. Regarding the Food and Care Coalition, she says, “I have been impressed with how many desire to serve and help. I feel like we live in a self-aware community that desires to help. I look forward to finding those that would like to serve in some capacity.”
joined the board for the Food & Care Coalition in 2014. He is a business, tax and estate planning attorney, whose practice includes corporate law, commercial transactions, taxation, asset protection and trust and probate administration. He received a BA from the University of Utah, a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law (The Illinois Institute of Technology) and a LLM (Master of Laws) in Taxation from Denver University. Stephen has been married to his wife Mati for 16 years and has three children.
grew up around the world a military brat, gaining an appreciation of all people and cultures. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has lived in Utah County since college and remembers volunteering at the Food and Care as a BYU student long, long ago. She works for Intermountain Health Care as an Emergency Department Care Manager and Crisis Worker. She is an adviser for Lehi High School’s Hope Squad. She has a special interest and expertise in suicide prevention, mental illness, poverty and homelessness. She lives with her husband Clint, and their 4 teenagers in American Fork.
is the Founder and CEO of Digital Technology International (DTI). He acquired DPS-Typecraft in the UK, and Publisher’s Business Systems in St. Paul and Canada. He is the founder and Chairman of Liberty Press and founder of Airgyro Aviation. He started “better-outdoors.com”, which is an online seller of outdoor products. He was the Keynote Speaker, Newspaper Association of America (NAA) Superconference 2002 , Keynote Speaker, Newstec UK 1997. He was named ``Small Businessman of the Year`` in 1983 by the Orem Utah Chamber of Commerce. He graduated with a BA from Brigham Young University and served as a missionary for the LDS Church in Germany. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the German Mission foundation. He served a Senior LDS Church Mission in Fiji with his wife Leslie.
has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry including 7 years with Adobe Systems where he is currently a Manager of Strategy. Over the years, Blake has worked with both small and enterprise customers including work with various legal, sales, procurement, and corporate executives. He is passionate about strategy, information security, privacy, negotiations, legal issues in technology, data driven decisions, and basketball. In 2009, Blake received his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Utah Valley University, and, in 2015, he received a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.”