Staff Members

Jen Muzia

Executive Director: Jen Muzia

Jen Muzia was hired as the Executive Director of the Ballard Food Bank in May 2014. Previously she was the Chief Strategy Officer at Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Jen was also on the board and a volunteer with the U-District Food Bank for nine years.  Jen is an active member of the Seattle Food Committee, Seattle Human Services Coalition, Ballard Chamber and Ballard Rotary. Jen received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs and her BA in Business from Western Washington University. She is an alumni of the 2009 class of Leadership Tomorrow. You may reach Jen at jenm@ballardfoodbank.org.

Assistant Director: Peggy Bailey, peggyb@ballardfoodbank.org

Development Director: Erin Tierney, erint@ballardfoodbank.org

Program Manager: Lindsay Allen, lindsaya@ballardfoodbank.org

Program Assistant: Dusty Miller, dustym@ballardfoodbank.org

Distribution Coordinator: Johnny Flores

Warehouse Assistant: Tom Hendrickson


Board Members

President: Julia Weisenburger  

With two decades of combined experience at three regional public affairs agencies, Julia has focused on creating and implementing new standards with a focus on financial and administrative efficiencies. Julia earned an Associate Degree from Shoreline College and a Certificate of Management from University of Washington. Julia is a partner in the Seattle office of Gallatin Public Affairs. A lifelong resident of Ballard, she currently serves as Board President of the Ballard Food Bank.

Vice President: Andrew Weber

Andrew is a seasoned entrepreneur. For the past 15 years he has worked conceptualizing, fundraising, and building ideas into viable companies like Gear.com, My RaceDay.com, and most recently, Propel Fuels. His roles have spanned across all functional areas of business and has held President, VP, executive and director level positions. Previously, Andrew worked for Minneapolis based, Piper Jaffray as an Investment Executive. He is a graduate of University of California at Davis and has enjoyed living in Ballard since 2002. 

Treasurer: Eric Stoll 

Eric Stoll is an attorney and founding partner with Stoll Petteys PLLC in Ballard, handling estate and probate matters, corporate and real estate transactions, federal tax issues, and fiduciary litigation. Eric has many years of experience working with non-profits as a lawyer, a therapist and counselor, and a volunteer. He earned his BA in Psychology from Georgetown University in 1995, and his JD from Seattle University School of Law in 2002. He lives in Ballard with his family.

Secretary: David Perez

David Perez is an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, handling complex civil litigation matters. David also maintains a robust pro bono practice that focuses on issues related to civil rights, voting rights, and constitutional law. David received his B.A. from Gonzaga University where he was selected as the student commencement speaker, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. David lives in Queen Anne.

Director, Past-President: Rebecca Butler

Rebecca Butler is a community advocate and volunteer working to end hunger and homelessness. Her professional experience includes information technology management for Microsoft Corporation and Bank of America, and market research for Weyerhaeuser. Rebecca received her MBA from the University of Washington and her bachelor's degree in plant physiology from the University of Arizona. She cares deeply about Ballard Food Bank's vision of building a strong community by providing a place where neighbors help neighbors. Rebecca lives in North Beach. 

Director: Tom Bernard 

Tom Bernard has been a broker with Windermere Real Estate in Ballard since 2004 after traveling the world schlepping women's shoes for a living. He shares Ballard Food Bank's philosophy that "there can be enough for everyone." Tom has been a resident of the greater Ballard community for over 20 years.

Director: David O'Neal

David serves as Brighton Jones Vice President of Business Development. He has 20 years of demonstrated talent in the roles of CEO, COO, and VP of Marketing & Sales, spanning extensive work in technology, logistics, and alternative energy companies. David holds a BS in Political Science from Whitman College and an MBA from the University of Washington. David lives in Magnolia. 

Director: Ashley Oster 

Ashley has grown her career working in public policy and community engagement. She enjoys creating access and opportunity for others through collaboration. Ashley grew up in the Southeast and graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in organizational communication and romance languages.

Director: Kathleen Owens

Kathleen Owens is an experienced leader and business operator. For seventeen years she worked in a variety of leadership roles in WRQ/Attachmate/Novell (yes all one company) including President and General Manager. During this time, Kathleen led the organization through multiple mergers and acquisitions successfully driving results and engaged employees to create a productive, positive work environment. She resigned in 2015 to focus more fully on her family and community. Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She lives in Ballard.

Director: Nathan Walker

Nate works in finance for Nordstrom. He received his bachelor's degree in Marketing and Management form the University of Montana. His previous volunteer experience includes serving as the President for the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and Senior Facilitator for Montana HOBY. 

Director: Kathleen Weber

Kathleen is the pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ballard, a community focused on joy and justice. She is passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive church that engages in co-creating a more just and compassionate world. Kathleen lives in Ballard. 

Director Emeritus: Ray Pennock

Ray is a graduate of Edmonds High School and the University of Washington. He has served in the U.S. Army, three campaigns, E.T.O. Professionally, Ray has worked in Boeing Industrial Relations for 32.5 years. His volunteer efforts include serving as a Docent for the Museum of Flight for 24 years and at Ballard Food Bank/NEEF Food Bank Chief Storekeeper, President, Director, and last but not least, as a Director Emeritus for more than 25 years.