Friday Jan 19, 2018

"Rotary First Harvest"

David Bobanick

Executive Director Rotary First Harvest

Introduced by: Colleen Turner

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David Bobanick’s presentation will be an overview of the issue of hunger, Rotary First Harvest’s efforts to reduce both hunger and food waste, and an update on recent projects and activities!

About the Speaker

David has more than two decades of experience in non-profit management. Since David joined Rotary First Harvest in 2001, the organization has quadrupled the amount of produce collected and distributed annually and significantly expanded RFH’s strategic impact at the local, national and international levels. David has led the development of Harvest Against Hunger and Farm to Food Pantry, nationally-recognized programs that collaborate with partners like AmeriCorps, WSDA, USDA, and other entities to enhance connections between growers and local hunger relief programs.

David participated in the inaugural Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington as well as Executive Leadership Institutes at Stanford University’s School of Social Innovation. David has guided several non-profit organizations in the development of long-range strategic plans, and serves as a board officer for four local and statewide non-profit organizations.
David is a member of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island, and currently serves as District Trainer for Rotary District 5030. David is Past President of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island, a past Assistant Governor, and is an Assistant Rotary Public Information Coordinator for Zones 25/26.