Leadership and Board

Our board of directors and leadership team at Second Harvest Northland, contribute compassionate, dedicated leadership to our vision of a hunger-free Northland.

PRESIDENT/CEO

Shaye Moris

Shaye Moris’ passion for charitable work stemmed from parents who taught her the value of helping others. She joined Second Harvest in 1998 and has dedicated her career to ensuring equitable and dignified access to food for families, children and seniors throughout the Northland.

“I often tell my children, ‘do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.’ I am passionate about our challenge to end hunger in the Northland. I think it will require a shift, from a paternalistic, ‘we know best’ mindset to one that learns from and with our neighbors experiencing hunger. Only then will we be able to align the right resources, partners, and support for a hunger-free Northland.”

Shaye has served on numerous boards including the Northland Foundation, University of WI-Superior Foundation, Feeding Wisconsin and Hunger Solutions Minnesota. When not at work she enjoys travel with her husband Mike, two children Mason and Olivia. She also enjoys running, writing and the outdoors.

Director of Operations

Kevin Bryant

Kevin Bryant joined Second Harvest Northland (SHN) in June 2004. He is responsible for developing and implementing our strategy to ensure a safe, efficient, and effective operation. In his role he oversees food acquisition, distribution, inventory control, regulatory compliance and food and personal safety. Prior to joining SHN, Kevin served in a warehouse management role in a for-profit company as well as the military.

Director of Partnerships and Programs

Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall joined Second Harvest Northland (SHN) in September 2023. She is responsible for developing and implementing our strategy to engage neighbors and a diverse coalition of agency and community partners to achieve our mission. In her role she oversees our agency and community partnerships (food shelves, on-site meal programs, tribal organizations) and direct service programs. Prior to joining SHN, Ashley was the Executive Director of Koochiching County Food Access in International Falls, MN.

Board of Directors

Kate Dean, Board Chair
Essentia Institute of Rural Health

Erich Heppner, Board Vice Chair
Central Lakes College

Mike Stefan, Board Secretary
Edward Jones

Chris Thompson, Board Treasurer
Retired, Maurices

Charles “Huck” Andresen
Hanft Fride

Courtney Benson
Bazaarvoice

Jennifer Bymark
Ameriprise Financial Services

Mike Graves
OPTUM/United Health Group

Ann Koetz
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Sarah McBroom
Itasca County

Patrick Miner
Miner’s Inc./Super One Foods

Tim Mowbray, 
Retired, Excelen Center for Bone and Joint Health Research

Diane Skelly
Travel Master

Brianne “Bri” Wagner
Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital