Liz oversees all development initiatives for the Food Bank, carried out by a dynamo team of staff and volunteers all inspiring individuals, companies and foundations to partner with us in this important mission.
Liz has worked in hunger relief for the past decade, originally as a volunteer and board member with The Neighbors’ Place in Wausau, Wisconsin, and then as the Director of Transformational Gifts for Society of St. Andrew, a national non-profit focused on getting fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste to hunger relief organizations across the 48 contiguous states. She is passionate about meeting people’s basic needs, and is honored to be a part of the Food Bank team.
Originally from Minnesota, Liz earned a BS in Social Work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and a Masters degree in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She worked in education as a social worker and administrator with at-risk K-12 youth for Intermediate District 287 in suburban Minneapolis. When the Sheahan family moved to central Wisconsin, Liz joined the Ministry Home Care team. As manager of Communications & Development, she oversaw all fundraising and marketing efforts for the non-profit corporation.
An avid volunteer, Liz has served on the boards of directors for many organizations. She currently serves as an advisor for Produce Good in Carlsbad, a start-up non-profit addressing hunger and other community needs. She and her husband live in Vista. They have two sons in college – one at UW Madison in Wisconsin and the other at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
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