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.
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.
Marsha A. Shotley
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Marsha Shotley joined the Second Harvest Heartland team in 2012, as Chief Philanthropy Officer to work in partnership with individuals, foundations and corporations to end hunger here in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Previously, she was President of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation and Vice President of Community Relations, bringing the foundation to local and national recognition in the Community Health Worker field, immigrant health, social connectedness, and health equity, as well as building pride within the employee base through employee engagement and volunteerism.
A Corporate Social Responsibility executive with over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Marsha has a strong track record of non-profit partnership, program and organizational development experience to improve individual and community health. Marsha is actively involved in many community service organizations, including the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and LifeSource, the organ and tissue procurement organization for the region, both of which she served as Board Chair.