State College Area Food Bank Welcomes New Executive Director
The State College Area Food Bank is pleased to welcome Carol Pioli as its new executive director. She replaces outgoing executive director Linda Tataliba. Pioli brings to the job a wealth of experience as a program manager and fundraiser.
Pioli previously served as director of development for The Second Mile. During her tenure there Pioli played an important role in the organization’s fundraising efforts. Pioli built a reputation as a gifted leader with experience developing alliances with local donors and volunteers as well as area businesses. She is also a skilled planner who’s organized regional and statewide special events and projects.
Earlier in her career Pioli held management positions at Penn State, The American Cancer Society and The Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also donated her time and talents to the community. Pioli has served as co-chair of the fundraising committee for the Church of the Good Shepherd and as a church youth group leader. She was a board member for Bridge of Hope and also volunteered for the American Association of University Women.
"We are delighted to welcome Carol as our new executive director,” says Tom Charles, president of the Food Bank Board of Directors . “She brings a strong personal commitment to helping those in need, and she knows our community very well. Carol is an ideal person to advance our mission of serving our neighbors. She’s one of many dedicated employees who worked tirelessly to help children through The Second Mile. We know the community will look past recent troubling events and recognize Carol’s many accomplishments.”
“I’m really looking forward to joining this wonderful organization,” says Pioli. “The Food Bank’s mission is critical. In the current economy we need everyone’s help more than ever. I am committed to making certain that no one in our community goes hungry—especially with so many families in need.”
Pioli replaces Linda Tataliba, who served as executive director for nearly six years. Linda is departing to pursue a new career opportunity and to spend more time with her family. During her tenure the amount of food received and distributed by the Food Bank increased 53 percent. Says board president Tom Charles, “The community owes Linda a tremendous thank you. Her dedication and tireless devotion to the Food Bank has had an enormous impact. She has helped hundreds of families, treating everyone with dignity and respect."
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