Who We Are


Since 2002, Frank has helped ANSA grow into a nationally recognized and respected organization. Under his stewardship ANSA’s programs have grown significantly, particularly technical assistance to member agencies, ANSA’s annual conference, and, more recently, ANSA’s efforts to impact public policy and educate lawmakers about the value of nutrition. In 2005, Frank was instrumental in forming the National Nutrition Collaborative with Meals on Wheels Association of America, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and American Dietetic Association.

AIDS—A Technical Assistance Manual” that has been distributed to AIDS organizations and policy makers throughout the world. The manual, called a “tour de force in its field” by the President of the Nutrition College at Tufts University, remains the premier template for how to set up and run a community-based organization providing nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

As adjunct faculty at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and Continuing Education – Philanthropy Certificate Program, Frank taught the core-curriculum course “Fundraising Concepts and Practices” and presented a half-day workshop on Cause-Related Marketing.

An accomplished public speaker and workshop presenter, Frank has also produced several nutrition-related videos, published numerous articles on a variety of topics, and developed a series of workshops related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, nutrition and spirituality that he has presented across the United States and in London, England

Board Members

Frank Abdale

Executive Director


Washington, DC

Mary Margaret Bush
Executive Director
Vital Life Services
Oakland, CA

Alberto Cortés, ANSA Treasurer
Executive Director
Mama’s Kitchen
San Diego, CA

Diane Eidman
DBE Management Corp.
Englewood, NJ

John Frey


Wabash Capital Management

Minneapolis, MN

John Gile
Executive Director
Project Angel Food
Los Angeles, CA

Ruth Henricks, ANSA Secretary
Executive Director
Special Delivery San Diego
San Diego, CA

Deborah Hinde, ANSA Vice Chair
President & CEO
Vital Bridges
Chicago, IL

Richard Keaveney
Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA

Greg Lukeman
Executive Director

Food Outreach Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Artrese Morrison, ANSA Chair
Director of Volunteer Services and Distribution & East Bay Programs
Project Open Hand
San Francisco, CA


Karen Pearl

President & CEO

God’s Love We Deliver

New York, NY

Erin Pulling
Executive Director
Project Angel Heart
Denver, CO

Mary Pat Raimondi

Marketing & Research Consultant

St. Paul, MN

Keith Schildt


University of LaVerne

Irvine, CA

Patrick Schultz

Director of Nutrition Services

Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Seattle, WA

Craig Shniderman
Executive Director
Food & Friends
Washington, DC

Dorella Walters
Sr. Director of Program Services
God’s Love We Deliver
New York, NY

David Waters
Executive Director
Community Servings
Jamaica Plain, MA

Kevin Winge
Executive Director
Open Arms of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Stephen Woods
Executive Director
Project Open Hand Atlanta
Atlanta, GA


Our Sponsors