Project Bread Elects New Leadership to Board of Directors
Dr. Ronald E. Kleinman, Glynn Lloyd, and Timothy J. O'Brien will act as chair, vice chair, and treasurer for the seventeen-member board
Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, is pleased to announce the election of new leadership members of the board: Dr. Ronald E. Kleinman, Physician in Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, has been named as the board Chair. Glynn Lloyd, founder and CEO of CityFresh Foods has been named as Vice Chair and Clerk. Timothy O’Brien, senior vice president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will act as board Treasurer. Kleinman, Lloyd and O’Brien have assumed leadership roles for the seventeen-member board whose role is to lead the organization in its mission to alleviate, prevent, and ultimately end hunger in Massachusetts.
Dr. Ronald E. Kleinman is chair of the Department of Pediatrics and chief of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit at Mass General Hospital for Children and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include gastrointestinal immunology, nutrition and support of infants and children, and nutrition and public health policy. Dr. Kleinman’s professional affiliations include the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the North American Association for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Pediatric Society. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, chapters, monographs, and textbooks. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Group on Diet and Nutrition Guidelines in Cancer for the American Cancer Society and a member of the National Cholesterol Advisory Committee and is also on the Board of Trustees for the Global Child Nutrition Foundation. Dr. Kleinman acts as a consultant for several organizations including the Sesame Street Foundation. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Kleinman earned his M.D. from New York Medical College. He completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinman lives with his family in Boston.
Glynn Lloyd is the founder and chief executive officer of City Fresh Foods, a food service operation that provides, daily, over 8,000 Latin, Southern, Italian, Russian, and Caribbean meals to elders, school students, child care organizations, and other institutional clients. City Fresh Foods has been honored with various awards and has been featured on National Public Radio, CNN, and in Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines. More important, City Fresh Foods remains a warm and supportive environment in which local residents help to manage and grow the company.
Glynn, a graduate from Boston University, and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Roxbury Community College by Governor Patrick. He has also been actively involved in developing the Boston’s urban community for the past two decades — from organizing the local Million Man March to assuming the role of board chair of innovative nonprofits, such as the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club, The Food Project, Red Tomato, and Four Corner Main Streets. One of his most recent projects is City Growers — a business focused on creating self-sustaining urban farms.
Glynn currently chairs The Foundation: Boston Rising – Jobs and Wealth Task Force with the focus of creating jobs by strengthening the urban entrepreneur ecosystem and partnering with effective workforce development programs. Glynn is a supervisor of the Suffolk County Conservation District and an active member of the Roxbury Moreland Historical Neighborhood Association and lives with this family in Roxbury.
Timothy (Tim) J. O'Brien serves as senior vice president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where he is responsible for sales and marketing, client relations, and the dental business unit. In this position, he leads the company’s efforts to distribute and maintain high quality services and products delivered to its 40,000 customers representing over 2.7 million medical members and 680,000 dental members. Prior to coming to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Tim was president and CEO of The Wellness Plan of North Carolina, and president and general manager of Cigna HealthCare of the Carolinas. He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Wesleyan University and a master of business administration/master of health administration from Pfeiffer University. Tim lives with his family in Wellesley.
About Project Bread
As the state’s leading antihunger organization, Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. Through The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and other sources, Project Bread provides millions of dollars each year in privately donated funds to support hunger relief through emergency programs, schools, community health centers, farmers’ markets, community suppers, home care organizations, and other programs that protect the individual and strengthen our community food security. For more information, visit www.projectbread.org.