The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth McCarthy has been selected as its new president and CEO and is expected to assume the role in mid-July.
“CFBNJ ran an extensive nationwide search process, and Elizabeth clearly rose to the top,” said Joe Dempsey, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s interim CEO and co-chair of the CEO search committee. “We are so excited to have her lead the CFBNJ team.”
McCarthy brings a wealth of experience, a fresh perspective, and a data-driven approach to assessing, allocating, and leveraging resources. At CFBNJ, working with a dedicated team, she will drive the future of the fight against hunger in New Jersey toward the organization’s long-term goal of eliminating food insecurity in the Garden State.
Since 2011, McCarthy has served as the CEO of Sheltering Arms, which addressed the effects of social inequity for children and families in the most challenged New York City communities. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee for the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies, is the Treasurer of The Developmental Disabilities Services/Child Welfare Collaborative, LLC, and was a Board member of The Children’s Collaborative, Inc.
“I was born and raised in New Jersey, so I am very familiar with the amazing work of CFBNJ, and I am humbled to be selected to lead the organization forward,” said McCarthy.
Prior to joining Sheltering Arms, Elizabeth served as COO at MercyFirst, Senior Vice President for Programs at Safe Horizon, an Adjunct Professor at NYU Wagner School, an Assistant Commissioner in the New York City Department of Homeless Services, and as Chief of Staff in the Mayor’s Office of Operations. She has an MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from Yale University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College.