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OACP Staff & Board
Executive DirectorA native of the Fox Valley, Terri comes to the OACP from U.S. Venture where she served as the Director of Community Engagement which included managing the largest golf outing in the state of Wisconsin, the US Venture Open. She also served as an advisor to the Basic Needs Fund held at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation & served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation.
Terri has worked in Kenya Africa, supporting children and families in poverty with food security, education and medical services. She was instrumental in starting a sponsorship program that supported over 140 children and a feeding program that supports 35 children. She currently sits on the board of directors for Kenya Works. Terri looks forward to working with the community in an effort to end food insecurity. In her spare time, Terri enjoys camping, fishing and playing cards.
Inventory CoordinatorJohn is a full-time staff here at the Pantry. John is very organized, motivated, and passionate about the Pantry’s mission for families reaching self-sufficiency. John is already extremely knowledgeable about our operations. He was a long time employee of St. Vincent De Paul and the OACP is very glad to have him as an addition to the staff. In John's spare time he loves baseball (his favorite teams are the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants) and loves spending time with his family. He is really involved in the Oshkosh community and even plays on a softball team! If you have questions about any of our stock or inventory or if you need food drive items picked up he is your guy to talk to!
Program ManagerHope, a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has a Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and has a passion for making a difference in the Fox Valley Area and just for working with and helping people.
Some of Hope’s prior non-profit experiences include, working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, the Children’s Museum of La Crosse, and the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton where she was most recently the Visitor Experience Manager.
Hope loves working with youth and has a large background in programming, but she is very excited to get the opportunity to work with people of all ages! She is originally from Neenah, WI just north of Oshkosh and enjoys being back in the Fox Valley area.
In her spare time Hope loves to run, her favorite race distance is the half marathon at 13.1 miles! Hope also loves to play her cello and spend time outside hiking, biking, and just being active. Hope is excited and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful and positive organization and work to make a difference and a positive impact in the Oshkosh Community!
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Outreach CoordinatorLydia is a graduate of the Human Service Leadership Program at UW-Oshkosh. She comes to us with excellent customer experience and a wide knowledge of non-profits in Oshkosh.
She interned at United Way of Oshkosh while in school and has great skills! Lydia is a wonderful addition to the OACP team and will be interacting with area outreach agencies, customers, and volunteers.
Board of Directors
Bonnie Graff, Board Chair
Sylvia Carey, Vice Chair
Dic Purtell, Secretary
Becky Meissner, Treasurer
How YOU can Help
All food contributions make a difference in our pantry.
Please consider helping with a non-perishable food donation to the OACP!
Give the gift of your time & talent as an OACP volunteer & make a direct impact in the fight against hunger. Volunteering is a great way to make friends, learn something new and have fun. Volunteers are vital to the work we do!