Board Of Directors

Doug Fleming, J.D., President


Doug holds a B.A. degree from Vassar College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern University School of Law. Doug has a deep commitment to nonprofit development and leadership and currently serves as the Chairman of the Adult and Family Services Commission of Nevada County and a member of the Miner's Foundry Cultural Center Board of Directors.

Doug is also a founding member of the Nevada County Reentry Task Force and the Justice and Mental Health Collaborative. He and his wife and business partner helm MD&M Consulting which helps organizations better achieve their missions through strategic planning, organizational development and grant funding optimization.

John Voter, Board Member


Bio Coming Soon!

Linda Wheeler, Treasurer


Linda closed her Napa daycare of eighteen years when her husband was transferred to Beale AFB in 1994. While deciding on her next career she was hired by a local CPA. She took all available night classes in accounting offered at Sierra College and continued working for the CPA for five years.

After several months in Nevada County, Linda started her current accounting business with her daughter in 2001. Linda has been married for 50 years and has three daughters, twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She love entertaining, and cake decorating is her hobby.

Heather Adams, Board Member


Heather moved to Nevada County with her husband and three children in 2008. Over the years she has held many volunteer positions: Military Spouse Coordinator, Cub Scout Leader, PTA Board member, Camp Pendleton Soccer Board member, and Soccer Mom and Coach. Heather has now been with Hospice of Foothills for the past five years, where she is currently the Retail Operations Manager.

Managing Nevada City Hospice Gift & Thrift and the Hospice Warehouse has made Heather aware of the needs of the many homeless and struggling families, prompting her to join the Food Bank to apply her compassion and dedication toward making a difference in Nevada County.

Rodolfo (Rudi) Petschek, Secretary


Rudi was born in Prague and raised in Argentina, then attended UC Berkeley earning a PhD in Physiology in 1962. After a period of teaching at Cal his photographic interests prevailed, leading to the publication of several books - Ancient Sculpture from Western Mexico (1966); Kinsey Photographer (1975); The Locomotive Portraits (1981).

A photographer's paradise awaited Rudi in Grand Canyon where he worked for twenty years as a river guide. Nevada City, where his wife's roots go back four generations, has been their home since 1979. Rudi joined the Food Bank as a volunteer in 1996, and has been secretary of the board for the past twenty years.

Nicole McNeely, Executive Director


Nicole has resided in Nevada County for the past thirty-seven years. She is a graduate of Sierra College and Chico State University. Her extensive experience working with local non-profit agencies and assisting with fund-raising campaigns proved valuable for managing the Food Bank of Nevada County, an organization she had been involved in for a decade.

Nicole's passion for feeding people and helping families requiring nutritional support inspires her goal to provide healthy food to Nevada County's food insecure population. She loves exploring the region's wonderful landscape with her three sons, and derives fulfillment from being able to give back to her hometown.


Nicole McNeely

Executive Director


Bob Dion

Facilities Manager


Julie Thornbury

Office Manager


Gerrie Kopec

Children's Nutrition Coordinator


Daniel Kahl

Warehouse Manager

Shawna Graves

Warehouse Assistant