Meet Our Officers


Steve Davis
President and CEO

Steve Davis

Steve Davis joined Harvesters in June of 2015. He previously worked nearly 11 years with the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas. Steve was the Director of Budget and Business Operations where he had leadership responsibility for eight departments. Prior to that, Steve served more than eight years in the food service industry as Director of Food and Nutrition Services and then later as Area Manager for Sodexho Management Services at facilities in Oregon, Nevada and California.

Steve earned his MBA at Mid-America Nazarene University and a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University. While at the Blue Valley School District, Steve was a member of the Kansas Association of Business Officials, serving as Vice President, President Elect and then President in the 2014-2015 school year. 

Steve has served on many Feeding America national network committees including: Annual Leadership Conference Planning, Member Engagement (Better Together) Committee, Connect (IT) Council, Contract Task Force, Food Packing Task Force, Disaster Response Committee, Mid-West Regional Disaster Response Committee, USDA/TEFAP Task Force, and the Operations Technology Consortium. 

His community involvement includes time as a board member and current board president of the Blue Valley Industrial Association and a board member for the Kansas City Industrial Council. Past activities include serving on several other community nonprofit boards in the Kansas City region and other ad hoc advisory groups within the region. Steve lives in Lenexa with his wife and daughter.


Joanna Sebelien
Chief Resource Officer

Joanna Sebelien

Joanna Sebelien oversees Harvesters’ fundraising, volunteer, food acquisition, communications and advocacy programs and activities. Joanna joined Harvesters in August of 2001; she previously worked in higher education and youth-based nonprofit organizations for 23 years. Joanna graduated from Boston College with honors and obtained her master’s degree from Central Michigan University. She has served on the national food sourcing, constituent relationship and public policy advisory committees for Feeding America and on the Breakfast in the Classroom and Hunger Leader groups for the Food Research and Action Center. She is a member of Feeding Missouri (Missouri Food Bank Association) and the local and Kansas State boards of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Food and Shelter Program. She is a founding member of Hartsook Companies Kansas City Advisory Council and Global Advisory Council, a member of the American Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rotary 13, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions, Chamber Champions, and the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation. Past activities include service on the board of Empower Missouri (formerly Missouri Association of Social Welfare), member of the Non-Profit Advisory Group, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and the Heart of America Hunger Coalition. In 2008, Joanna was recognized as Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid America Chapter.


Robin Potts
Chief Financial Officer

Robin Potts

Robin is an accountant with 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and public accounting sectors. The focus of her career has been to provide meaningful financial data to external clients and internal customers. As CFO of Harvesters, she oversees the organization’s finance, accounting, and budgeting functions. Robin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is licensed as a CPA. She began her career working in the public accounting industry for CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann, a position that was foundational in her training. After her tenure there, she began working in the nonprofit sector in Kansas City. In her present role in the food banking industry, Robin serves as Chair-Elect on the Feeding America National CFO Steering Committee, a committee which addresses financial matters impacting the nation’s food banks. Robin is an alumna of the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has been honored by CBIZ in their Women Transforming Business awards, and she has been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a CFO of the Year.