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

Assistant Director: Kathleen Murphy,

Development & Communications Director: Colleen Martinson,

Individual Giving & Events Manager: Haley Hanson,

Community Advocate and Resource Hub Program Manager: Nathaniel Lyon,

Food Access Coordinator: Jada Wittow,

Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Huttula,

Food Bank Assistant: Tom Hendrickson

Food Bank Assistant: Barry Prickett

Board Members

President: Andrew Weber

Andrew is the President & CEO of GRAYL, Inc. For the past 15 years he has worked conceptualizing, fundraising, and building ideas into viable companies like, My, and 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. 

Vice-President: Carrie Schneider

Carrie Schneider is passionate about community outreach and ending hunger.  She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Washington, where she also competed as a varsity athlete in the sport of swimming for four years. Carrie works as an admissions counselor at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, and has served as the PTA President of West Woodland Elementary. She lives in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood with her husband and 2 sons. She is excited and grateful to be a part of an organization that is bringing hope, food and services to our neighbors in Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia.

Secretary: 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.

Treasurer: 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. 

Past 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. Julia is a lifelong resident of Ballard. 

Director: 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. 

Director: Hsiao-Ching Chou

Hsiao-Ching Chou is the author of the cookbook "Chinese Soul Food." She is the former food editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper and has appeared on national television and radio shows, including “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” and “The Splendid Table.” In 2007, she started a public relations firm and represented clients including Tilth, Matt’s in the Market, Canlis, and Pagliacci Pizza. From 2011-2017, she was the director of communications at Institute for Systems Biology, a nonprofit biomedical research organization in Seattle. Currently, she is a communications consultant for clients in the inclusive design, tech and biotech industries. She teaches monthly dumpling classes at Hot Stove Society. 

Director: Jen Doak

Jen Doak runs local restaurant Brimmer & Heeltap and is a Seattle local with over two decades of experience in the wine and hospitality industries. She is an avid menu collector, ordained minister, and a collector of new experiences locally and globally. Jen thrives on bringing people together and truly cares about being surrounded by good people and quality interactions.

Director: Scotland Nash

Scottie is an educator and mother.  She earned her doctorate in education leadership from Seattle University.  She has worked with schools and universities for over a 20 years.  Most recently she has been working with public schools to build and support leadership and teacher best practices.  She has been active in supporting the schools her children attend. She and her husband have been supporting the Ballard Food Bank since they moved to Ballard 15 years ago.  Scottie believes that in order to best meet the needs of the whole child in school, we need to support the needs of the whole child and whole family through systems such as those provided by the Ballard Food Bank.

Director: David O'Neal

David is the Founder & CEO of Getting to Eleven. 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: Kathleen Owens

Kathleen Owens is President and General Manager Information Management at Quest Software. Previously, 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: 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: 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.