Board of Directors

NJFPA is a member-led organization. Everything from a webinar to our signature conference can only happen with the dedicated work of our members who volunteer their time and expertise. For those interested in contributing, NJFPA will work with you to find an opportunity to build your resume, your networks, and your knowledge. Fill out our volunteer interest form today!

Executive Board


Mark Macellaro
Campbell Soup Company

Vice President

Sam Pipitone, III
F&S Fresh Foods

Secretary and Treasurer

Shawn Knechtel
Smith Brothers




Sandeep Agarwal
Pure Indian Foods

Frank J. Catalana
Cumberland Dairy

Bill Cornelius
M&T Bank

Michele Hoffman
Rastelli Foods Group

Nolan Lewin
Rutgers Food Innovation Center

William Hoffman 
Hoffman's Exterminating Co., Inc.


Brian Tannenhaus
BD Engineering LLC




Emeritus Members of the Board

Cliff Johnson - Surfside Foods LLC (2018)

Steven Kiszely, Sr. - Delaware Valley Packaging Group (2019)

Sam Pipitone, Jr. - F&S Produce (2019)

Strategic Partners

Linda Doherty
NJ Food Council

Donna F. Schaffner
Rutgers University - Food Innovation Center


Association Management

Michele Von Deak
Executive Director

Todd Von Deak
Associate Executive Director