NNEMAP Facility
Geographic Areas Served

Columbus, Ohio
ZIP codes 43201, 43211, 43215 and 43224.

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. We serve neighbors who live in the 43201, 43211, 43215 and 43224 ZIP codes on the near north side of Columbus, Ohio.

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. Neighbors provide pantry representatives with proof of address and photo 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; and various medical services offered by Columbus Public Health, The Breathing Association and Mount Carmel.

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.

For nearly 50 years, NNEMAP has been a valued resource for families in need. We hope you will visit us and consider supporting our mission.

Board of Directors

  • Executive Director; Governance Committee; Chair, Fundraising 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; Wellness & Nutrition 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.

  • At-Large; Governance Committee; Wellness & Nutrition 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.

  • Past President; Governance Committee: 
    Samuel S. Moore (Sam)
    Northwest Christian Church

    Sam has served in several leadership roles at Northwest Christian Church in Columbus. Currently he is Congregation Moderator. A Lexington, Kentucky native, Sam holds Master’s and Bachelor degrees from the University of Kentucky and Indiana University, respectively. He is the Founder and President of Funding and Risk Innovations, a company engaged in funding of international trade and management of country and credit risk. 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.

  • President-Elect; Chair, 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.

  • 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.

  • Secretary; Governance Committee: 
    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.

  • President; Governance 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.

  • At Large; Wellness & Nutrition 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: 
    Bill Karl
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church

    Bill retired from The Ohio State University in 2013 and started volunteering at NNEMAP Food Pantry in 2014. He earned a business degree from Franklin University and holds an MBA from Xavier University. Bill’s family lived in Linden for over 60 years. He is a proud “LA” boy. Currently, Bill is active in his church, St. Mark’s Episcopal in Upper Arlington.

  • At Large; Wellness & Nutrition Committee: 
    Stacie Burbage

    Stacie joined the board in January 2017. She works for The Ohio State University as a member of the Franklin County Extension Team. She is active on several neighborhood committees and enjoys building relationships with community members and organizations. Stacie holds a BS in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University.

  • Treasurer; Finance Committee: 
    Brian Knueppel

    Brian has worked for Nationwide Insurance for 25 years, currently serving as Finance Director within the performance management and analysis team. He graduated from Miami University with a major in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. Brian and his wife Christina have two sons and are members of Cypress Wesleyan Church.

  • At Large; Governance Committee: 
    Grace Schmitt
    Church of the Resurrection
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians

    Grace has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and has held executive roles in public, private and non-profit organizations. Most of her career has been in the real estate sector, but she also has experience in retail, construction, HR consulting and healthcare. She earned a degree in Business from the University of North Texas and her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio. Her volunteer experience includes The United Way of Central Ohio’s Women’s Leadership Council, LifeCare Alliance, Pelotonia, the American Heart Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Family Mentor Foundation.

  • NNEMAP Church Network Board Representative: 
    Jill Kiely
    Riverside United Methodist Church

    A Jersey Shore native, Jill moved to Upper Arlington in 1972 after graduating from Mary Baldwin College. After over 20 years in regional customer service and collections for American Hospital Supply/Baxter Healthcare, she became a small business owner. Jill sold her University Flower Shop and began volunteering for NNEMAP four years ago. She has been an active member of Riverside United Methodist Church for over 40 years.

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
PLEASE NOTE: We will be CLOSED DURING THE OHIO STATE FAIR! We will CLOSE on Wednesday, July 25 and RE-OPEN on Monday, August 6. We look forward to serving you then!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:

9 am-12 noon

Thursday: CLOSED

Saturday Produce Mart: 11 am-1 pm

NNEMAP Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

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