April 27, 2015

Serving the seven-county metro area of Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota

Leadership Team

The Store To Door leadership team can be reached by calling 651.642.1892.

Mary Jo Schifsky, Executive Director, x123

MJS Food for Life 1Executive Director Mary Jo Schifsky has over 25 years of corporate business experience in positions of increasing responsibility with Minnegasco, Target and the Hazelden Foundation. From 1994-2004, she owned and operated Pickle Product, a children’s gift and stationery manufacturing company in Minneapolis.

She’s never strayed too far from her retail grocery roots, from her first job as a cashier at Applebaum’s through several years of starting up and working at food co-ops. Working with groceries and Cub Foods is very familiar.

Mary Jo has a strong interest in aging services; in late 2005, she formed her own consulting practice, Aging Choices, advocating aging planning for adult children and their aging parents and advised clients on issues concerning finances, medical social and housing issues. She holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and a BA from the University of Minnesota. In May 2006, she earned an Advocacy Leadership for Vital Aging Certificate from the University of Minnesota. This year-long program, completed in conjunction with the Vital Aging Network, exposed Mary Jo to the myriad of issues facing aging adults in today’s society as well as to many resources available to help.

Cheryl Bumstead-Johnson, Controller, x122

CherylController Cheryl Bumstead-Johnson has over 25 years of financial management experience in a series of for-profit and non-profit settings. Prior to joining Store To Door, she served in a consulting capacity for the Minneapolis YMCA, as Interim CFO/Controller for the Upper Midwest Junior Achievement as Interim VP Finance for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and as COO for MELD, Minneapolis. Earlier, she served as general manager of Kwik-File, LLC and manager of administration and personnel for Sick Optic Electronic. Her expertise includes strategic and fiscal planning, asset and capital management, forecasting, budgeting and reporting and staffing, training and supervision. In addition, she has a personal passion for aging services, leading a ministry in her faith community to serve elderly.


Alice Tennis, Program Manager, x121

Alice Tennis

Alice Tennis stepped into the Program Manager position in September 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience working in social services to the role.  As an executive with Volunteers of America (VOA-MN) from 2003-2014, she focused on developing and integrating community-based services for seniors.  In addition to extensive financial management experience, she also contributed her expertise in strategic planning, program management, quality assurance and resource development. The common thread throughout her career is her commitment to helping seniors, persons with disabilities and kids.  Alice has an MSW (Master of Social Work) and is a licensed Social Worker.


Tim Puffer, Development Director, x130

Development Director Tim Puffer has worked with Store To Door in various fundraising capacities since 2008 and assumed responsibilities of development director in December of 2012. Tim has more than 30 years experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, marketing and public relations and held leadership positions with Courage Center, Wildlife Forever and other nonprofits. He has also worked as a consultant serving dozens of small to medium size Minnesota organizations in the areas of annual giving, corporate and foundation grants and sponsorship, governmental RFPs, special events, major and planned gifts and capital campaigns. Tim has also served in volunteer leadership positions on numerous nonprofit boards and is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Carolyn Swenson, Volunteer Program Supervisor, x131

CarolynCarolyn Swenson joined the Store to Door team in February 2013. Carolyn has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, focusing on programs and volunteer management. Prior to coming to Store to Door, Carolyn worked for the RSVP program of Volunteers of America Minnesota where she recruited volunteers 55 and older to meet a variety of vital community needs. Carolyn also spent many years working for Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, where she held the role of Volunteer Director for her final two years. Carolyn is an active member of the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration where she currently serves on the Professional Development committee. Carolyn holds a B.A. in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College.