Heidi Fareri, M.A.P.
I have been with Meals on Wheels since 2013 and became Executive Director in 2015. I enjoy knitting (a lot!) and cooking gourmet meals for my husband, Jim. He enjoys my hobbies almost as much as I do.
Assistant Director - Operations
Born and raised in Monroe County, I joined Meals on Wheels in 2019. In my free time, I enjoy trying new recipes, creative projects, and watching Netflix.
I am an avid cat lover and a self-proclaimed foodie. In my spare time, I enjoy being creative with makeup and surrounding myself with family and friends.
Special Events/Pet Program Coordinator
I have been married to my husband Fred for 31 years, and we have two daughters. In my free time, I enjoy baking for family and friends.
I have been with Meals on Wheels for 20 years. My happy place is in my garden with my flowers and vegetables.
My personality in a nutshell: I love One Direction and pro-wrestling, and my dream is to travel to Sydney, Australia, and live among the kangaroos. Happy to be here!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Here at Meals on Wheels of Monroe County, we’re incredibly fortunate to benefit from the guidance and wisdom of some of our region’s most vibrant and involved community leaders.
Board President (retired Executive Director, Barrett Paradise Friendly Library)
I have served on the MCMOW Board for 10+ years. MCMOW is important to me because the organization, with its staff and volunteers, positively impacts peoples’ lives every day. I am surrounded by my family and friends, reading books, trying out a new recipes, and enjoying the beauty of the Poconos.
Board Vice President (Agent, State Farm)
I have spent the better part of my life volunteering for community causes. I love to serve those around me. My wife Sheryl and I have two children and three grandchildren. Also, we love our two dogs, Fenway and Parker.
Board Secretary (Branch Manager, ESSA Bank)
I have served on the Board for four years. My passions include community and spending my down time with family, friends, and my fur-baby, Mason.
Board Treasurer (Vice President, Morgan Stanley)
I love my family, animals, camping, boating, and Jeeping!
After a successful career in manufacturing, I keep active helping nonprofits like Meals on Wheels. I enjoy playing with my latest granddog.
I focus on helping clients of modest means address their estate plans. The one word that best describes me is caregiver. I have been the caregiver for my 95-year-old mother, and continue caregiving by volunteering for Monroe County Meals on Wheels. Until the pandemic, I actively participated in Relay for Life for many years.
Tyiesha Hinton, PhD
Director, ERAP Program, Pocono Mountains United Way
As a nonprofit leader and navy veteran, I am truly blessed with a sincere passion for helping others by meeting them where they are without judgment. It is my belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to obtain optimal health and wellness, with food security being a huge part of this achievement. I also love spending family time with my husband Frank, twin daughters, and our cat Gilly.
My forté is volunteering. Although I have worked in both corporate America and as an entrepreneur, I prefer and feel blessed to be in a position to help others. I enjoy golf, hiking, traveling, and reading. I currently also serve as Communication/Marketing Director for my golf group and am a member of the Columbiettes.
Real Estate Agent, MORE Modern Real Estate
I worked at Skytop Lodge for 20 years, have been self-employed, and have coordinated hundreds of events at NEPA’s premier event venues as well as in N.J. and metropolitan N.Y. Although growing up in a military family meant spending much of my childhood abroad, for most of my adult life I’ve lived here in the Poconos. I love to cook, hike, mountain bike, and boat on the Delaware River with my husband Walt and three children.
Retired Food Service Director, East Stroudsburg School District
I’ve been part of the food service industry since 1969 as Director in the Philly and East Stroudsburg School Districts. I was active on the National Board for the School Nutrition Association and served as President of the State School Food Service Association. Currently, I’m a member of the Pocono Mountains Hunger Coalition, assist four times a year at a local soup kitchen, and am very involved with both church and scouting activities.