Our Staff

Mary Heysek – President/CEO

Mary Heysek proudly joined the United Food Bank Board of Directors in 2011 and then became the Executive Director in 2016. Prior to that she has owned several businesses including MedLink Corporation, MedStat Healthcare Services, and New Vitality Centers. She spent much of her career in the business medical services field. She has served on multiple Boards and works closely with a hands-on dedicated 18 member Board of Directors at the food bank. Mary has led the agency to receive a four-star coveted rating from Charity Navigator which equates to exceptional “or it “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.” She oversees all aspects of the food bank which has grown to distribute 4 million pounds of supplies and serves over 10,000 per month.

The agency’s history is not only to fulfill the hunger or food insecurity needs in East Hillsborough County. The agency also looks at some of the root cause of hunger and the effects it can have on an individual or family’s health, finances, and job security.

Mary has led efforts to help feed and supply neighbors in Plant City and 9 surrounding communities. She has taken the organization to new heights by encouraging bold thinking to chart a course for the future and creating a special culture that is highly collaborative and inclusive. The organization has increased the amount of fresh produce to more than 50 percent and increased the amount of food distributed by over 500 percent. Mary has been active in the community including the Plant City YMCA, Child Abuse Council, Friends of the Library, Board Member of HOA, SPCA, and past PTA president for 5 years. Mary has four sons, which include triplet boys. Her hobbies include fitness/tennis, nutrition, and cooking.


Angelica Lombrana- Chief Operating Officer

With a steadfast commitment to addressing food insecurity and a passion for organizational excellence, Angelica serves as Chief Operations Officer. Angelica first
started with the United Food Bank of Plant City in 2015 as an intern while working on her degree in Counseling and Human Services. Shortly after graduating, she became a full-time employee, starting as an Operations Assistant, then Operations Manager. In 2018, a move to the east coast required her departure. With 9 years plus experience in the industry, Angelica brings leadership skills honed through her years in various managerial roles within the nonprofit sector. Her deep understanding of supply chain management, volunteer coordination, and program implementation ensures that the food bank operates seamlessly even in the face of challenges.
Prior to her new role at the United Food Bank, she has worked with different nonprofit organizations as well as working in community engagement for the tech industry. This has provided her a solid foundation in the fight against hunger. Drawing from her extensive experience in nonprofit management and logistics, she plays a pivotal role in optimizing the food bank’s operations to efficiently distribute resources to those in need. She is so thankful and excited to be back with us to continue to fight food insecurity. She is committed and passionate about helping others and her greatest joy in life is her family.


Jasmine Perez- Operations Manager

A dynamic and results-driven professional Jasmine brings experience in overall operations and strategic planning, to streamline processes. She plays a pivotal role in
ensuring the seamless functioning of the United Food Bank’s operations. Jasmine began working with the United Food Bank of Plant City in 2020 as a summer associate supporting Children’s Feeding our Future Program and quickly began supporting many aspects of the organization. Jasmine is an alumnus from HCC holding her A.A. in Psychology and is a candidate for receiving her bachelor’s from the University of Central Florida. Jasine remains committed to driving operational success by balancing innovation and efficiency. Her passion for continuous improvement and dedication to achieving organizational goals make her an invaluable asset to ongoing success. Every day she strives to make meaningful change within our community. Outside of work, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her family and their dog, Emi.


Leigh Scott- Special Events Coordinator

Leigh has been with the United Food Bank since 2015 directing the food bank’s various special events that occur throughout the year including our past Celebrity Chef dinners, Empty Bowls Projects, Fall Food Drive with our local area schools and our biggest fundraiser Food For All. She also assists with the marketing, public relations and social media. Leigh has a long-standing record in the event management and marketing fields, working in the past at the Tampa YMCA as Marketing Director handling media relations, special events and marketing initiatives. She is active in several civic and community groups, including the Plant City High School PTSA Executive Board, Florida Strawberry Festival Strawberry Ball committee, the Florida Strawberry Festival Media Party committee and volunteering at the food bank with her sons.

In her spare time, you can find Leigh enjoying her time with her husband and their two boys, all things water related, traveling, running, cooking, reading a suspenseful thriller and walks with their two dogs.



Terrance Green: Warehouse Logistics Manager

Dedicated to orchestrating seamless supply chain operations and optimizing warehouse efficiency, Terrance serves as our Warehouse/Logistics Manager. Terrance first started his career with us back in 2018 as a part-time Warehouse Assistant after years of working within the Warehouse & Logistics field. Through hard work and commitment to our mission as well as our community he now proudly serves as our Warehouse and Logistics Manager. With an innate talent for strategic planning, and a keen eye for detail, he ensures that every facet of the warehouse ecosystem operates harmoniously. Terrance enjoys working with our community to help meet our client’s needs and to help strengthen those in need. Terrance is also a business owner and owns and operates Green’s Lawn Care Service. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family, trying new foods, traveling, and spending the weekends on his ATV.