Our Staff

Katrina Pawley FoodShare
CEO - Katrina Pawley

Katrina Pawley is committed to doing good in our community and does so by leading FoodShare to meet the emergency food relief needs across our region.

Katrina joined the FoodShare team as Fundraising Coordinator in 2018 and in 2021 was appointed FoodShare's Assistant Manager to lead the expansion of FoodShare's services under the Victorian Government Regional Food Hub Project.

In 2022 Katrina commenced as CEO to ensure FoodShare continues to directly support those in the community experiencing financial hardship so that they have access to quality nutritious food and daily necessities. 

Katrina is experienced in leadership and identifying opportunities for business growth. She also has a background in marketing and communications as well as managing sponsorship programs and fundraising initiatives. 

Katrina can be contacted by emailing ceo@foodshare.org.au.

Katrina Pawley FoodShare
Operations Manager - Sue Thornton

Sue Thornton joined the FoodShare team in September 2020 to take on the vital role of Volunteer and Admin Coordinator.

After running a successful family business for many years, Sue graduated from the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program with a desire for greater community involvement. 

Sue started volunteering with FoodShare in November 2019 and is a great believer in sustainability, recycling and equal access. 

Sue supports FoodShare by liasing with our network of agencies and local suppliers as well as provides support to FoodShare’s team of incredible volunteers.

Following a year of leading FoodShare in an acting manager role, she was appointed Operations Manager in 2024 to continue supporting the development and growth of FoodShare in its mission to reduce food insecurity in our local communities.

Sue can be contacted by emailing admin@foodshare.org.au.

Nicole Eirth FoodShare
Community Pantry Coordinator - Nicole Eirth

With the impacts of the 2020 summer bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic on our local communities, FoodShare introduced a Community Pantry service which enabled the team to provide food hampers directly to those experiencing financial hardship.

Nicole Eirth joined the team in October 2020 and coordinates the delivery of FoodShare's Community Pantry program.  

Nicole is a true local and has over 25 years of customer service from an extensive career in TV, radio, hospitality and travel.

Nicole started volunteering with FoodShare in May 2020 and was very excited to be part of a vital community service.

Find out more about our Community Pantry service or see how you can support FoodShare.

Nicole can be contacted by emailing community@foodshare.org.au.

Warehouse Coordinator - Jason Gollan

Jason Gollan is an experienced warehouse manager who joined the team in November 2022 to facilitate FoodShare’s warehouse operations.

With over a decade of experience working with customers and leading teams, Jason is driven by his passion to deliver the best possible customer service. In building lasting relationships, Jason takes the time to listen to the needs of his customers and team members.  

Jason is also a keen sportsman whose interests include water skiing, hunting and football.

Jason can be contacted by emailing warehouse@foodshare.org.au.

Nicole Eirth FoodShare
Partnerships Coordinator - Gina Bladon

Gina has over 20 years experience leading marketing and communications for some of Australia’s best known consumer brands. Her desire to contribute to thriving rural and regional communities led her to the not for profit and community sector. 

Gina joined the FoodShare team in January 2024 in a part-time role as Partnerships Coordinator. She is driven by a desire to use her skills in marketing, communications, fundraising and strategy to help FoodShare’s services expand for people experiencing food insecurity due to financial hardship. 

When she’s not using her skills for good, you can find Gina in her veggie garden, hiking the peaks and valleys of Northeast Victoria and running her accommodation business in beautiful Beechworth.

If you would like to support FoodShare, Gina can be contacted by emailing partnerships@foodshare.org.au.