Robert Galloway and Julie Klein have joined the board of directors of Community Cooperative, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating hunger and homelessness in Lee County.

Galloway is the vice president of Galloway Automotive and general manager of Sam Galloway Ford-Lincoln, where the nonprofit’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit is held each year in the dealership’s service bays.

Klein is an owner of CRS Technology Consultants, a Cape Coral-based firm that designs, implements and maintains technology systems. Klein is responsible for promoting the company’s standards of excellence such as achieving community-based ethical goals and leading day-to-day operations. She has more than three decades of leadership and management experience in finance, corporate law and estate planning, commercial construction, project planning and data analysis.

“We are elated to welcome Robert back to the board, recognizing the significant contributions he has made through time to Community Cooperative,” said Board Chairman Keith Banasiak. “As a native of Southwest Florida who has grown a business here, Julie brings great perspective to the board and our organization’s entrepreneurial approach to solving the problems within our mission. We are lucky to have their talents and experience to serve this organization.”

With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative collects and distributes resources through a strong and viable network of community partners.

The Community Cooperative board also includes Charlotte Miller, vice chairperson; Ryan Van Horn, secretary/treasurer; Wayne Kirkwood, immediate past chairperson; Betsy Alderman; Joe Catti; Ryan Carter and Ty Roland.

 

About Community Cooperative

For over 35 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity. For more resources and information on how to get involved, contact Tami Holliday at Tami@CommunityCooperative.com or call (239) 332-7687. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at www.CommunityCooperative.com, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.