WBP Staff

WBP Staff
Pictured L-to-R: Laura Jacobsen, Mary Wyciechowski, Tamra Ryan, Kelly Bell, Geoff Lucas, Luanne Hill, Annie Blagg, Eme Barnes, Lindsay Wilkins (not pictured)

CEO: Tamra Ryan. Tamra has been with Womenís Bean Project for over 11 years. Using a hands-on approach, she has successfully built a culture that caters to women attempting to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty. Tamraís role within the nationally-recognized social enterprise focuses on leading a team of professionals in the implementation of business strategy, including program and operational expansion to increase the Bean Projectís impact on the community. She works closely with the Board of Directors and staff.

Director of Sales: Geoff Lucas. Geoff has been overseeing all aspects of Womenís Bean Projectís sales for 11 years. His main focus is on establishing retail, wholesale and distributor relations, as well as new business and corporate sales.

Marketing Manager: Kelly D. Bell. Kelly oversees all marketing and communication initiatives and brand integrity across multiple business units, as well as managing all social media, e-commerce, web and print. She is instrumental in streamlining business functions to create efficiencies and cost savings, with focus on increased product sales, donor giving, strategic partners, and customer retention.

Human Resources/Controller: Laura Jacobsen. Laura manages all financial operations, payroll/human resource functions and provides financial leadership. Her work experience includes background in industries such as telecommunications, municipal government, direct marketing, electronic recycling, legal services, and most recently SaaS software development.

Production Manager: Annie Blagg. Annie manages production of the gourmet food products, gift baskets and bundles, and handmade jewelry. This includes calculating and managing all inventory needs, direct interaction with program participants, and maintaining safety and ethical standards of the Global Food and Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Program Manager: Mary Wyciechowski. Mary provides direct support to our program participants through individualized case management, basic needs referrals and connection to community resources. She coordinates daily program activities and service delivery through the support of a strong network of volunteer mentors, facilitators and a weekly life skills therapist. Mary also builds relationships with employers and helps connect program participants to entry-level jobs with room for advancement and follows up with graduates after they exit the program.

Floor Supervisor: Eme Barnes. Eme trains Program Participants to produce gourmet food products while teaching fundamental entry-level job readiness skills and proper workplace norms by serving as a role model to the program participants while helping them achieve daily and weekly goals. She ensures that all products, equipment, materials, and weights are accurate, that production is on schedule, and that quality control standards are consistently maintained while overseeing daily production of multiple products at one time.

Development Associate: Luanne Hill. Luanne oversees fundraising, corporate giving, workplace giving, and our volunteer program.

Shipping and Receiving Supervisor: Lindsay Wilkins. Lindsay oversees all order processing, shipping, receiving and fulfillment.

To reach us, please call: 303-292-1919, and ask to be directed to the individual with whom you wish to speak.