Renee Zallie, PhD MPH
Founder & President

Kim Bezanis
Executive Director

Linda Snuffin
Community Outreach and Grant Manager

Adrienne Olah, RDN
Health & Wellness

Claire Rudden, RDN
Health & Wellness

Board of Directors

Renee Zallie, PhD MPH
Board President

Kim Bezanis
Board Vice-President

Stan Kletkewicz, MA, LPC
Board Secretary

Adam Drewry, CPA, PFS
Board Treasurer

Maureen Dowling, MSRD

Robert Egan, Esq.

Theresa Freedman

Bob Schwartz

David Zallie

Giuliana Zallie

Renee Zallie
Renee ZallieFounder and President
Renee founded the Zallie Community Foundation, set its mission and vision, and ensures that its goals are met by providing the resources needed to succeed.

Renee is an accomplished health education specialist and public health professional with over 20 years’ experience specializing in nutrition and diabetes education, lifestyle coaching and childhood obesity. Renee instituted the Health & Wellness Program and the Community Support & Relations Department for Somerset Stores. Her programs have been instrumental in positioning the stores as important community partners and as sources for customers to turn to for credible health information through dietitian services and programs. Renee is instrumental in leading the Zallie Community Foundation’s fundraising efforts and uses her health and wellness background to further the Foundation’s mission of promoting healthy living concepts.

Prior to joining her husband in their supermarket business, Renee’s passion for health and wellness led her to positions in clinical, occupational and community health within both corporate and research settings. As the Director of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Health Policy Project Manager for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Renee secured over $160,000 in grant funding to support diabetes-related programs and received national accreditation for the hospital’s diabetes self-management education program. During her time at Jefferson, Renee was also Co-Investigator and Lifestyle Coach for a landmark NIH-funded clinical diabetes research study. Renee has also authored and co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed health journals.

Renee holds a BS in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Health Studies with a focus in Epidemiology from Temple University. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the Medford Education Foundation. Renee lives in Medford with her husband, two daughters, and her much-loved fur baby.

Kim Bezanis
Kim BezanisExecutive Director
Kim is responsible for the general management of the Foundation. This includes day-to-day operations, promotion of the mission and goals, and fundraising.

Kim has spent her career in sales and marketing; her most recent position being Director of Marketing at Somerset Stores. In addition to being responsible for the marketing efforts of the stores, she also oversaw the company’s philanthropic efforts. Her career experience ranges from account management to advertising sales to the creation and implementation of multi-media advertising campaigns in industries including publishing, fashion retail, food retail, and children’s interests. Kim has a passion for the written word and uses her persuasive communication skills to develop strategic partnerships to further the Zallie Community Foundation’s mission.

Kim is guided by a desire to serve others and strongly believes in community service. She has served on the Medford Lakes Board of Education since 2012 and has been Board President since 2018. Kim is also a member of the Medford-Vincentown Rotary (serving as the Public Relations Chair) and the Medford Business Association.

Kim holds a BS in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University. She lives in Medford Lakes with her husband and is mom to a daughter and two sons

Linda Snuffin
Linda SnuffinCommunity Outreach and Grant Manager
Linda is responsible for managing requests for in-kind donations and financial grants. She is also the liaison between the Foundation, the Zallie-Somerset stores and their communities.

Linda worked for the Zallie ShopRite stores for over 30 years, holding a variety of positions such as Courtesy Manager, Non-Perishable manager, Catering manager, among others. In 2008, Linda helped to open ShopRite of Medford’s ShopRite from Home, one of the first in the South Jersey area. As manager of that department, Linda used her enthusiastic customer service skills to grow the department so much that they had to triple their space! Her pioneering spirit was also instrumental when, in 2014, the company opened a brand new ShopRite in Lawnside and tapped Linda to serve as Assistant Store Manager.

Prior to joining the Zallie Community Foundation, Linda was the Community Support Manager for the Zallie-Somerset ShopRite stores where she worked with many non-profit organizations and managed the company’s philanthropic support of those organizations.

Linda is most happy when she is helping others. She is a member of the Medford-Vincentown Rotary, (serving as the Membership Chair), the Medford Business Association, and GAPCAP. Linda lives in Atco with her husband and is the mom of two adult daughters, both of whom are serving others as nurses.

Our Vision

The Zallie Community Foundation increases access to nutritious food for the food insecure, fosters health and wellness, and nurtures communities in South Jersey and the surrounding area.

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