About Us

About Us

At McLane Hunger Solutions, we help our customers do more by providing customized, meaningful solutions and superior customer service.

Our goal is to help hunger relief organizations of all sizes maximize efficiency and make funds go as far as possible with the highest quality products at the lowest possible costs. We understand the unique challenges that Non-Profit and For-Profit philanthropic organizations of all sizes face. At MHS, we have built a team of experienced, passionate, dedicated hunger relief Regional Sales Managers with more than 200 years’ combined experience.

We are here to help you achieve your goals and keep you informed of key variables that can affect your organization, such as product pricing, cost controls, logistics and general market conditions so you can make your resources go further.

Meet the McLane Hunger Solutions Team

Our team will work with you to find the right solution for your organization. Contact us today.

Marissa Parisi

Director of McLane Hunger Solutions

Marissa Parisi

Marissa Parisi brings over twenty years of experience in hunger relief and health care to McLane Global. She formerly served as the executive director of RiseVT working to expand community-based prevention programs within Vermont’s state health care system. Before RiseVT, Marissa was the executive director of Hunger Free Vermont, a statewide hunger relief and policy organization. She is a nationally known expert on food security and federal nutrition policy. Marissa holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Hartwick College in Sociology, a Master’s of Science degree from Springfield College in Human Services, and a Certificate in Business Excellence from the Senior Leaders Program at Columbia Business School. In 2021, she received an additional credential from Columbia Business School in Advancing Racial Equity. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont with her husband Michael and their many rescue pets.

Allan Allen

Regional Sales Manager TOLA

Allan Allen

Allan Allen is an accomplished sales professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods Food Industry. Allan has broad experience with leadership roles in sales management, account management, route sales management (DSD), and retail grocery management. Prior to joining McLane Global, Allan spent 11 years with the Kellogg Company where he held multiple leadership roles. His last role was managing a network of Master Distributors and Wholesale Customers who distributed Kellogg’s products to retail customers across an 8 state region, focusing on driving sales in all channels of trade classes (both national and regional accounts) across diverse categories. Since joining McLane Global in April 2014, Allan has been responsible for managing regional retail, wholesale, and distribution channels of business. In June of 2015, Allan moved into the McLane Hunger Solutions business, where he is now responsible for the growth and development of MHS customers across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Phone:832-775-6307

Brianna (Keglovitz) Pinkston

Regional Sales Manager Southeast

Brianna (Keglovitz) Pinkston

Brianna (Keglovitz) Pinkston has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition, and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama. She joined McLane Global and McLane Hunger Solutions in November 2017. Prior to joining MHS, Brianna was the Programs Coordinator at the Palm Beach County Food Bank in Florida. She managed the Palm Beach County Food Bank’s weekend backpack and nutrition education programs. Her past work experiences include the non-profit sector and government funded nutrition education programs. Brianna is currently responsible for the Southeast region covering Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Phone:832-747-2616

MacKenzie Wilkinson

Regional Sales Manager Southwest

MacKenzie Wilkinson

MacKenzie Wilkinson, has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Syracuse University, paired with a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. Since the first time she volunteered at a food bank, she knew she had found her passion, wanting to help those in need and assist food banks to become more efficient. Prior to joining McLane Hunger Solutions, MacKenzie was the Food Resourcing and Purchasing Developer at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix, Arizona, where she oversaw the procurement of both donated and purchased food for one the largest food banks in the Feeding America network. MacKenzie brings to McLane Hunger Solutions her knowledge of the nonprofit sector, understanding of the challenges food banks face, and desire to help hunger relief organization become more efficient. MacKenzie is responsible for the Southwest Region: Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah.

Phone:832-820-8248

Elise Miller

Regional Sales Manager Northeast

Elise Miller

Elise Miller joined McLane Hunger Solutions in January 2021 from Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she served as the Director of Logistics for six years.  In that role, her responsibilities included purchasing and sourcing products, obtaining donated products, trucking and logistics, and overseeing distribution, as well as building and maintaining relationships with partner agencies.

She brings to McLane a passion for fighting food insecurity, an understanding of food banks and the challenges they face, and a desire to work together to end hunger.

Phone: 816-261-6630

 

Sara Alexander

Regional Sales Manager Midwest

Sara Alexander

Sara Alexander has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a dual major in Marketing and Management, from Missouri Western State University. She joined McLane Global and McLane Hunger Solutions in January 2022. Prior to joining MHS, Sara was the Director of Programs at Second Harvest Community Food Bank in Missouri. In that role, she oversaw the after school children’s nutrition programs, backpack buddies, senior box program, Fill the Van food drives, and working with a partner agency to meet their needs.

Sara is currently responsible for the Midwest region at MHS and looks forward to building relationships with our clients and partnering in the fight to end hunger.

Heather Braud

Sales Assistant

Heather Braud

Heather joined McLane Global in 2020 with experience in the domestic and international oil field industry. At McLane Global, she provides key support for the domestic sales team by processing requisitions from one of the largest consumer food manufacturers in the US. She assist Domestic and MHS sales teams with data entry and invoicing. She is also responsible for managing Food Box Programs, including Meals to You and Pack Health.

She was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana and moved to Houston in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from Nicholls State University in Louisiana.

She is always eager to learn, positive, and willing to help those in need. Fall is her favorite season with its lower temperatures and vibrant colors of red and golden leaves. She loves drinking pumpkin coffee and cheering on her LSU fighting Tigers! Geaux Tigers!

“We believe that no one should go hungry and we are proud to be a part of our country’s fight to end hunger.”

Denton McLane

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