Founder and Previous President, Claire Insalata Poulos, to Remain on the Board
Table to Table is thrilled to announce the hiring of Suzanne D. Brown as President, replacing founder Claire Insalata Poulos who is retiring from her day-to-day role after 20 years but will remain active on the Board of Trustees.
Suzanne joins Table to Table after spending the last 13 years working in senior levels positions in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. An attorney by training and early practice, she most recently worked as a Senior Director at CCS, the large strategic fundraising consulting firm, where she helped global non-profits deepen their mission and increase their impact. Additionally, she’s held leadership roles at the YMCA of Montclair and Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. Suzanne is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Vermont and a Cum Laude graduate from Cornell Law School.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, Suzanne’s dual role will be to continue serving the needs of the hungry in Northern NJ by setting the direction of the organization, managing resources effectively and acting as ‘fundraiser-in-chief.’ She’ll employ a relationship-focused approach to fundraising, seeking to pair a donor’s interests and passions with the needs and priorities of the organization.
In joining Table to Table, Suzanne said, “Table to Table has had a huge impact on the people and communities it serves. Claire, the board, and the Table to Table team have employed a unique entrepreneurial model to successfully address key issues of food waste and hunger in our communities. I look forward to continuing the growth and accomplishments of the organization.”
“I am delighted to have Suzanne join Table to Table,” said James Sanduski, Table to Table’s Board Chairman. “Her extensive background in fundraising and nonprofit leadership, combined with her passion to help feed and nourish New Jersey citizens makes this a perfect fit. We’re excited to work with Suzanne as we position Table to Table for its next 20 years.”
The search was conducted by Access Point Partners, and its team, Eric Gustafson, President, and Marianne Alabaster.