Chief Executive Officer
Allison O’Toole joined Second Harvest Heartland in February 2019, since then she’s made significant progress toward her goals of providing more healthy foods to more people, rescuing more food from waste and helping our neighbors weather increasing financial pressures. The organization’s COVID-19 response represents a major mobilization effort to adapt to a changing and growing need for food support in the community.
Allison joined Second Harvest Heartland from the United States of Care, where she served as Senior Director of State Affairs focusing on the mission that every American has affordable health care.
Before her tenure at United States of Care, Allison was CEO of MNsure, joining in 2014 as the Deputy for External Affairs and then promoted to CEO in 2015. During her leadership at MNsure, Allison led an aggressive marketing campaign and strategic overhaul of the MNsure operations, customer service, and outreach programs, resulting in three years of record-breaking enrollment, improved customer service and increased system stability. She testified twice before Congress, often a national spokesperson on behalf of state-based exchanges across the country.
Before joining MNsure, Allison was a director at a Minneapolis-based public affairs firm where she specialized in issues management for businesses and organizations primarily in Minnesota. Prior to that, she served as state director for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Earlier in her career, she spent nearly a decade as a prosecutor, where she prosecuted some of the most violent criminals in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Allison received her BA in Political Science and Art History from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. She received her JD from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN. She serves on the boards of directors at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and UCare, and the board of trustees at Breck School.
Allison loves art, good food and Prince.
Chief People Officer
Stacy Wade joined Second Harvest Heartland as Director of Human Resources in April 2018 and was promoted to Chief People Officer in May 2019. Stacy is responsible for developing and executing relevant human resource and volunteer strategies as well as the executive sponsor for internal employee committees; including Training and Education Committee, Emerging Leaders program, Inclusion Council, Service Enterprise Coalition, and Safety Committee.
Stacy provides strategic leadership for all aspects of Second Harvest Heartland’s employee and volunteer workforce; creating and sustaining an experience that delights every employee, every volunteer, every time. Assuring that the employee and volunteer workforces thrive in a way that meets the resource needs of the organization both in the short and long-term.
Stacy joins Second Harvest Heartland with over 20 years of Human Resource experience most recently 17 years with Bremer Bank. Stacy has a passion for and brings a reputation for building trust and effective relationships with leaders and employees and demonstrating a pro-active and accountable team-oriented approach to create an inclusive and positive culture that create positive employee and volunteer experiences.
Stacy earned her bachelor of business administration – human resource management from the University of Northern Iowa and her masters in human resource management from Capella University. She has served on the Domestic Abuse Project Board, Firefighters for Healing Board, and is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement and the St. Croix Yacht Club.
Chief Financial Officer
Pat Boran joined Second Harvest Heartland as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. In this role, Pat directs the Finance and IT functions and is a member of the Executive Team. His primary responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting as well as space planning. Pat came to Second Harvest Heartland after serving in several financial roles at North Memorial Medical Care, including 19 years as CFO. Pat is a CPA and started his career Arthur Andersen & Co.
“Joining the team here at Second Harvest Heartland is a great opportunity for me to provide financial decision-making support as we pursue a truly inspiring mission,” says Pat.
Pat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. He has served on the boards of numerous industry, community and health care non-profit organizations, including Institute for Athletic Medicine, Minnesota Hospital Association, Monticello Cancer Center and Preferred One. Pat currently serves on the Board of St. Therese Foundation – a senior living organization with communities in New Hope, Brooklyn Park and Woodbury.
Chief Operations and Program Officer
Thierry Ibri joined Second Harvest Heartland as Chief Operations and Program Officer in 2018. Thierry is responsible for driving and overseeing all end-to-end sourcing and distribution of meals to the community, including partner relations and programs, as well as connecting the organization’s operations with neighbor and agency-facing investments. Passionate about food, Thierry joins Second Harvest Heartland with 30 years of experience in the industry, most recently founding The Fresh Connection, a food delivery startup in the Twin Cities. Ibri also spent 17 years at General Mills.
Thierry is both professionally and personally connected with the issues of ending hunger through community partnerships. During college, Ibri co-founded “Les Restos du Coeur,” the first large scale food shelf in France, providing him with a very early opportunity to interact with various community members to source and collect food, find locations, organize distribution and to grasp the importance of dedicated volunteers.
Thierry earned his master of business administration from the Harvard Business School and his bachelor of business administration from ESC Le Havre.
Chief Development Officer
Second Harvest Heartland is pleased to announce the hire of Megan (Astry) Muske as the new Chief Development Officer. Megan brings more than 15 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, capital campaigns, operations, marketing, communications and community organizing.
Megan joins Second Harvest Heartland with deep development expertise, accomplished in driving operational excellence, increasing revenue and leading diverse teams. Most recently, Megan was president of Courage Kenny Foundation and director of system philanthropy for Allina Health. This duel role allowed Megan the opportunity to lead multiple teams across the organization to raise critical funding for both Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, the 5th largest rehabilitation center in the country; and Allina Health, the largest nonprofit health system in Minnesota. Prior to her time at Allina Health, Megan held leadership roles at the Foundation for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and St. Olaf College.
Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College and lives in Minnetonka, MN with her husband and two young children. During her free time, Megan can be found visiting local lakes and parks with her family, hosting friends at her home and traveling to favorite destinations. With much of her extended family living in New England, she loves the ocean, beaches and all things nautical.
Megan has dedicated her career to serving the Twin Cities community. She has a passion for connecting donors to transformational funding opportunities and is excited to join the Second Harvest Heartland community!