Meet The Team

White Pony Express began as an all-volunteer organization in 2013 and continues to serve from a collaborative model. Our teams include a blend of core volunteers, partners, contractors and paid staff. We always strive to operate from the guiding principle of unity and to express this value in our daily work. As our founder put it, WPE's goal is to truly embody "all of us taking care of all of us."

Members of our
board of directors and many others in key operational roles within WPE are models of selfless service in their volunteerism. Without these volunteers and a multitude of others who support WPE through their gifts of time and talents, our small and dedicated staff of 16 employees (as of May 2019) would not be able to fulfill our mission. 

Mary Brooks is WPE's Executive Director

Isa Campbell

Isa is WPE's Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

Gary Conner

Gary is the Chair of the Board of Directors

Vince d'Asiss

Vince leads the Office of the CIO and is a member of the Board of Directors

Jim May

Jim is WPE's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Board of Directors

Jeff O'Hearn

Jeff is the Director of Food Rescue Operations

Erica is the

Chief Growth Officer

Becky Coburn

Becky runs our Business Operations, and manages the office and facilities

Helen is our Food Rescue Operations Manager

Mariel Miranda

Mariel is a consultant who helps with Marketing and Communications

Peter Brooks

Peter serves on the WPE Development team 

Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim is on the FGS Distribution Center Ops team and a member of the IT team 

Steve Spraitzar

Steve coordinates Public Relations for WPE

Virgil White

Virgil is on the FGS Distribution Center Ops and IT teams

Steve Harrell WPE

Steve is the General Store  Operations Manager

Charles Heldibridle

Charles comes to WPGS as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Everett Lein

Everett is our Food Rescue Scheduler and all-around IT support wizard

Mandy Nakaya

Mandy is the heart, soul, and manager of the WPE Volunteer  Service Program 

Alex Gavero

Alex is a Dispatcher and Food Rescue Distribution Center Coordinator 

Casandra Smith

Casandra is our General Store Sr. consultant 

Joe is our Development Associate

Dan Tagliareni

Dan is a Dispatcher and Food Rescue Distribution Center Coordinator

Pete Olsen

Pete is the WPE School Pantry & Food Sourcing Manager

Bob Freda

Bob is our Accountant and Bookkeeper


Christy is our Development Team Grant Writer & Coordinator 

Jerry Ulmer

Jerry is our dedicated Fleet Coordinator

Ana Bostick

Ana is a Driver - Coordinator in our Food Rescue program

Dario Gusman

Dario is a Driver - Coordinator in our Food Rescue program

Cliff Strand

Cliff is a Driver - Coordinator in our Food Rescue program

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Distribution Center
3380 Vincent Road #107 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925 322 0604
White Pony General Store
drop off hours
Monday - Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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White Pony Express is an independent nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN 46-5220565