NNEMAP Facility
Geographic Areas Served

Columbus, Ohio
ZIP codes 43201, 43211 and 43215.

Background Statement

NNEMAP Food Pantry, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized and operated for the benefit of people in need of food and other material assistance. Our client service area includes the near north side of Columbus, Ohio, and specifically includes the 43201, 43211 and 43215 ZIP codes.

As a member agency of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, NNEMAP’s primary focus is to provide individuals and families with a three-day supply of food up to two times each month. Clients provide pantry representatives with proof of address and personal identification in order to receive benefits. In addition to food distribution, NNEMAP serves as an access point for ancillary services, including SNAP (Food Stamp) eligibility screening provided by the Mid-Ohio Food Bank; Benefit Bank services including Medicaid and utility assistance eligibility; free income tax service; blood pressure checks through the Columbus Board of Health; and various medical services provided by the Breathing Association’s medical van.

At back-to-school time, NNEMAP distributes backpacks loaded with school supplies to children who attend schools in the ZIP code service area. Personal grooming kits and holiday gifts are given to area families and children during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Every day, NNEMAP is a place where caring community members come together to help their neighbors who are most in need of a hand up. Light snacks, hot coffee and cold drinks are always available in the client waiting area. Volunteer individuals and churches provide free hot lunches at least one day every month. A smiling face is there to greet every guest.

Board of Directors

  • Executive Director; Chair, Planning and Development Committee: 
    Roy Clark
    King Avenue United Methodist Church
    Macy’s (retired)

    Roy has been Executive Director of NNEMAP since 2009. His background includes a 34-year career with Lazarus and Macy’s, with 23 of those years as a General Manager. Roy’s years at Macy’s included being the regional representative to Central Ohio non-profits, an experience that led him to a career change to the non-profit sector. Roy has served on both social service and arts boards in Columbus. He attends King Avenue United Methodist Church.

  • Assistant Director; Chair, Marketing and Social Media Committee: 
    Sean Becker, MA
    Northwest Christian Church

    Sean has significant leadership experience in the fields of social services, education, and publishing. His volunteer management efforts earned a 2011 Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) Excellence Award. Sean also earned three writing awards in 2014 from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. He holds a B.S. in English Education and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He is a member of Northwest Christian Church in Upper Arlington.

  • President; Governance Committee: 
    Anne Nelson
    King Avenue United Methodist Church
    Procter & Gamble (retired)

    Anne is retired after 20 years as account manager for Procter & Gamble. She also spent 10 years teaching in public and private schools and as an adjunct instructor at Ashland University. Her volunteer experience includes development and public relations work for the League of Women Voters and Impact Manager for LWV Ohio. Anne is Founder and President of Our Town Executive Relocation Service.

  • President-Elect; Planning and Development Committee; Marketing and Social Media Committee: 
    Samuel S. Moore (Sam)
    Northwest Christian Church
    Fifth Third Bank

    Sam has served in several leadership roles at Northwest Christian Church in Columbus. Currently he is Congregation Moderator. Professionally, Sam is Managing Director of Global Transaction Banking and Trade Finance for Fifth Third Bank. A Lexington, Kentucky native, Sam holds Master’s and Bachelor degrees from the University of Kentucky and Indiana University, respectively. He serves on a number of boards and advisory committees in the field of international banking and finance. Sam and his wife Mary, also active at NWCC, have two sons.

  • Legal Counsel, Board of Directors; Governance Committee: 
    Richard Parsons
    King Avenue United Methodist Church
    Associate Attorney, Kravitz Brown & Dortch, LLC

    Ricky joined the Board in 2014 and assisted with the reorganization of NNEMAP’s governance structure. As an attorney at Kravitz, Brown & Dortch, he represents clients in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ricky also volunteers at the Columbus Legal Aid Society’s Brief Legal Advice Clinics and Adult Shelter Assistance Project; is an assistant class agent for his alma mater, Carleton College; and provides pro bono counsel to Hogar Irekani, an orphanage in Morelia, Mexico.

  • Board Member, At Large; Chair, Governance Committee: 
    Susan K. Blackford, MA
    St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
    Columbus City and Upper Arlington Schools (retired)

    Susi is a retired teacher with a broad range of educational experience. She taught adult English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Columbus City Schools and was an elementary school teacher in Upper Arlington. Susie is a 14-year NNEMAP Food Pantry volunteer.

  • Past President; Governance Committee: 
    Jon Bennett
    Maple Grove United Methodist Church
    JPMorgan Chase (retired)

    Jon spent 36 years with JPMorgan Chase before retiring as an executive. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from The Ohio State University. Jon served as the first Board President for NNEMAP following the board restructuring in 2014-2015. He is Treasurer of Maple Grove United Methodist Church and also volunteers his time for Prison Ministries.

  • Board Member, At Large; Chair, Finance Committee: 
    Anatol (Andy) Ahijevych
    Linworth United Methodist Church
    Battelle Memorial Institute (Retired)

    Andy retired from Battelle after spending 37 years in various accounting/finance related positions. He graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration. He became a Certified Public Accountant prior to joining Battelle. Andy is the current Chair of the Legacy Committee of the Linworth United Methodist Church.

  • Treasurer; Finance Committee; Technology, Equipment and Facilities Committee: 
    James Brown
    Linworth United Methodist Church
    MSL Holdings Corporation

    Jim has been serving as treasurer for NNEMAP since 2011. He currently serves on the Finance Committee at Linworth, having been past treasurer for three separate terms at his church. Jim is the Controller for MSL Holdings Corporation, where he oversees various other companies for the past 21 years. He holds a degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Business from University of Dayton.

  • Secretary: 
    Sarah Borders
    Trinity United Methodist Church

    Sarah worked for many years in the private sector in the retirement planning industry. She holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Ohio University.  Sarah is active in her children’s school PTO and her church. She has served as the NNEMAP Secretary since 2011.

  • Board Member, At Large; Planning and Development Committee: 
    Carla Nuenke
    Northwest Christian Church
    Franklin County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board (retired)

    Carla is an active member of Northwest Christian Church, having served in several leadership positions including board chair, and is currently chair of the Stewardship Commission. She is a Professional Mental Health Counselor, participating in direct service, social service program management, and most recently, retired from service planning at the ADAMH Board.  She holds an MS in Life-span Development and an MEd in Counselor Education, both from Purdue University. In addition, she edits the newsletter for the Columbus chapter of American Mensa and is a member of their Executive Committee.

  • Board Member, At Large; Chair, Technology, Equipment and Facilities Committee: 
    Bill Blackburn
    King Avenue United Methodist Church
    Jackson Township Fire Department (retired)

    Bill was a Lieutenant Paramedic on the Jackson Township Fire Department for 32 years and currently works at Blackburn’s Chimney Services. He holds an Associates degree from Columbus State Community College in fire science technology. He is a member of the King Avenue UMC Early Response Team.

     

  • Board Member, At Large; Planning and Development Committee: 
    Amiee Romans

    Amiee joined the board in 2016 afer graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Human Nutrition that focused on dietetics. A Columbus business owner since 2000, Amiee has dedicated herself and her business efforts to improving the health and wellness of the local community. Her experience includes business planning, marketing, nutrition education strategies and food safety. Amiee and her husband James, also an OSU Alumni, have a college-age son.

  • NNEMAP Church Network Board Representative: 
    Lorri Kuczynski
    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

    Lorri spent 35 years in K-12 education. The last 25 years were as a School Counselor in Upper Arlington Schools. She started volunteering  at NNEMAP after retiring in 2009. A member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Lorri volunteers there in many capacities. One of her roles is president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which helps support NNEMAP’s mission.

  • Board Member, At-Large: 
    Susan Colbert
    Ohio State University Extension

    Susan has over 20 years of experience in Community and Economic Development in the states of New York and Ohio. Since 2000, she has been employed with The Ohio State University Extension office. She is currently the Program Director in the University District. Susan possesses a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Sociology. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Social Administration with a focus on Urban Planning. Susan assisted in the development of a publication for an Urban Agriculture Overlay Project, which was supported by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Challenge Grant.

NNEMAP Mural

NNEMAP Mural

With the participation of the staff and board members of NNEMAP we were fortunate to work with Phil Martin, a well known artist and muralist, to create this wonderful mural on our 55-foot-long east-facing wall. Over 80 volunteers and neighbors assisted with the painting project, which was completed in October 2015.

677 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
NEW SATURDAY PRODUCE MART HOURS: 11AM-1PM EVERY SATURDAY!!!
1st thru 19th of the month:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45am - 11:45am
20th to the end of the month:
Monday thru Friday 8:45am - 11:45am

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