LeadershipInspiring and Empowering

Our program is fortunate to be comprised of a wonderful group of people whose talent and dedication is only outshone by their kindness and caring. They mobilize volunteers, manage our outreach, and make meal delivery possible.

Heidi Fareri, a smiling woman with long brownish-blond hair pulled back in a ponytail, standing against a white wall, wearing gold earrings, an orange shirt, and a brown and orange scarf around her neck

Heidi Fareri, M.A.P.
Executive Director
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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.

Alyssa Koeck, a smiling young woman with long brown wavy hair, wearing glasses and a red scoopneck shirt, standing on the lawn in front of a home

Alyssa Koeck
Assistant Director - Operations
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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.

Samantha Kinney, a smiling young woman with long straight auburn hair, wearing a gold necklace and a black shirt

Samantha Kinney
Case Manager
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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.

Stacey Koeck, a smiling woman with long brown wavy hair, wearing a silver necklace and standing in front of a brick fireplace mantel

Stacey Koeck
Special Events/Pet Program Coordinator
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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.

Linda Raudabaugh, a woman with shoulder length blond hair, wearing glasses and a striped green shirt, standing in front of a flower garden planted next to a fence

Linda Raudabaugh
Volunteer Manager
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I have been with Meals on Wheels for 20 years. My happy place is in my garden with my flowers and vegetables.

Shayna Canty, a smiling young black woman with natural black hair pulled back into a ponytail, wearing a patterned shirt and standing in front of an American flag and a People’s Republic of China flag

Shayna Canty
Administrative Assistant/
Communications
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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.


Cindy DeLuca, a smiling woman with short gray hair, wearing a patterned shirt and a royal blue sweater, standing in front of a flower garden planted next to a fence

Cindy DeLuca

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.


Michael Peterson, a smiling man with short blond hair, wearing a red shirt with a State Farm logo, sitting on a couch holding two small brown dogs

Michael Peterson

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.


Sarah Wallace, a smiling woman sitting on a brick and cement porch step in front of a blue front door, holding her long wavy strawberry-blond hair up with her hand, wearing a sleeveless blue denim shirt and dark pants

Sarah Wallace

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.


Lisa Cardwell, a smiling woman with short brown hair and bangs sitting on a boat on a lake in front of a shoreline with trees and cloudy skies, wearing sunglasses and a black shirt

Lisa Cardwell

Board Treasurer (Vice President, Morgan Stanley)

I love my family, animals, camping, boating, and Jeeping!


John Barnak, a smiling gray-haired man wearing a tan baseball cap, glasses, and a blue pullover sweatshirt, sitting on a black couch with his arm around a multi-colored dog

John Barnak

Retired Realtor

After a successful career in manufacturing, I keep active helping nonprofits like Meals on Wheels. I enjoy playing with my latest granddog.


Diane Dagger, a smiling woman with red hair in a pixie cut sitting against a black background, wearing glasses and a patterned sweater

Diane Dagger

Estate Attorney

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.


Kelli Pisciotti, a smiling woman with short blond hair and bangs standing against a brick wall, wearing a silver necklace, a black shirt and a blue jacket

Kelli Pisciotti

Retired Entrepreneur

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.


TJ Price, a smiling woman with shoulder length wavy brown hair and brown eyes posed against a textured gray wall, wearing a dark shirt with epaulets

TJ Price

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.


Paul Schmid, a smiling gray-haired man standing against a cream-colored wall, wearing a checkered shirt and dark cardigan sweater

Paul Schmid

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.