Our Staff

Mary Heysek – Director


Mary Heysek, proudly joined the United Food Bank Board of Directors in 2011 and served on the Executive Board of Directors since January, 2015. Currently she is the owner/partner at MedStat Healthcare Services, Inc. Prior to MedStat, she was involved in the start up of MedLink Corporation and has more than twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry. Mary has developed in depth knowledge of A/R management strategies, physician recruitment, billing and back office operations, ROI development and marketing and promotions. Mary has been active in serving the community including the Plant City YMCA, Co Chair of the Child Abuse Council, Friends of the Library, Board Member of Home Owners Association, SPCA, and past PTA president for 5 years. Mary has four sons, which include triplet boys. Her hobbies and interest include running/fitness, animals, and tennis.


Angelica Conrad- Operations Manager


Angelica started at the United Food Bank of Plant City as an Intern during the Spring of 2016. She completed her internship with us and went on to finish her degree of Science in Counseling and Human Services.  As of October 2016 she was hired as our Operations Manager. Angelica continues to pursue her education in Social Work at Saint Leo University. Outside of work Angelica loves to spend time with her soon to be husband, two miniature schnauzers, friends and most importantly, her family.


Debbie Youngblood- Marketing Specialist


Debbie joined our team in 2014. Before joining us she worked as a marketing and graphic design specialist. Her background includes a Bachelor’s Degree, major focus in Business Administration and Mass Communication from the University of Florida. Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband Kent, daughter Mia and son Brody.


Leigh Scott- Marketing


Leigh joined the UFB’s team in the fall of 2015 assisting with marketing and special events.  Previously, she worked as the marketing coordinator for the local YMCA handling media relations, special events and marketing initiatives.  She is active in several civic and community groups, and currently is serving as PTA president at her sons school.  Leigh enjoys fishing with her boys (Nick and Connor) along with her husband Jim, running with their dog Miles, cooking and traveling.

Philip Valeriani: Warehouse Manager


Philip started at the Food Bank during the summer of 2014 as an Intern for the dietetic program at Hillsborough Community College. Philip finished his internship with us and shortly after was brought on to our team as a part time Warehouse Associate. In April of 2015 he was hired on full time as our Warehouse Manager. Philip attended Remington College to acquire his Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition back in 2011 and in his off time still works as a Personal Trainer. You can catch Philip on the water salt-water fishing for both

Ashlee Bentley-Montanaro – Operations Associate


Ashlee recently graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in event management from the Rosen School if Hospitality at the University of Central Florida. She was hired as the Operations Associate in March of 2018. She grew up being very involved in the community and loves to gives back and help our those in needs. When she’s not working, Ashlee enjoys coordinating weddings and events. She also loves spending time with her family and boyfriend and their 4 year old husky.