Mary Jo Schifsky, Executive Director
Since 2006 Mary Jo has had overall responsibility for leadership and planning at Store To Door. With the support of the board she has confirmed the organization’s mission and vision and clarified the values — compassion, respect, integrity and accountability — that ground Store To Door’s work providing elderly adults personal, reliable access to their choice of food so they can remain in their own homes. Committed to collaboration, she’s helped to increase community support for Store To Door, to establish a strong and capable team of paid and volunteer staff members, and to expand geographies served.
Prior to joining Store To Door in 2005, Mary Jo founded the consulting firm Aging Choices, advising adult children and their aging parents on finance, medical, social and housing issues for seniors. She holds an Advocacy Leadership for Vital Aging Certificate from the University of Minnesota.
In addition, Mary Jo has more than 25 years of leadership experience with Minnegasco, Target and the Hazelden Foundation. For 10 years she owned and operated Pickle Product, a children’s gift and stationery manufacturing company. Mary Jo earned her M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
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Cheryl Bumstead-Johnson, Controller
Cheryl has 25-plus years of extensive experience in financial management and a personal passion for aging services, leading a ministry in her faith community to serve elderly. Prior to joining Store To Door, she worked with businesses and nonprofits, including serving as a consultant to the Minneapolis YMCA, as interim CFO/controller for the Upper Midwest Junior Achievement, as interim vice president, finance for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and as COO for MELD, Minneapolis. Earlier, she served as general manager of Kwik-File, LLC, and manager of administration and personnel for Sick Optic Electronic. Cheryl has expertise in strategic and fiscal planning, asset and capital management, forecasting, budgeting and reporting, and staffing, training and supervision.
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Alice Tennis, Program Manager
When Alice joined Store To Door in 2014, she brought more than 20 years of experience working in social services. As an executive with Volunteers of America (VOA-MN) from 2003-2014, she focused on developing and integrating community-based services for seniors. In addition to offering extensive financial management experience, she also contributed her expertise in strategic planning, program management, quality assurance and resource development. The common thread throughout Alice’s career is her commitment to helping seniors, persons with disabilities and kids. Alice has an MSW and is a licensed independent social worker.
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Carolyn Swenson, Volunteer Program Supervisor
Carolyn joined the Store to Door team in February 2013. She has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, focusing on programs and volunteer management. She recruited volunteers 55 and older to meet a variety of vital community needs when she worked for the RSVP program of Volunteers of America Minnesota. Carolyn also worked many years for Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, serving as Volunteer Director for her final two years. She is currently active in the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration and serves on the Professional Development committee. Carolyn holds a B.A. in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College.
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Tim Puffer, Development Director
Tim has worked with Store To Door in various fundraising capacities since 2008. He has more than 30 years experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, marketing and public relations, and he has held leadership positions with Courage Center, Wildlife Forever and other nonprofits. As a consultant serving dozens of small to medium-size Minnesota organizations, Tim has specialized in annual giving, corporate and foundation grants and sponsorships, government RFPs, special events, major and planned gifts, and capital campaigns. He has also served in volunteer leadership positions on numerous nonprofit boards and is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
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