Staff & Board

Board Members

Melissa Kenny
President of the Board

While managing various divisions of the Delaware-based retailer’s rapidly expanding six-store franchise, Melissa Kenny also directs operations for Delaware Gourmet Catering, which partners with Meals on Wheels to prepare and deliver high-quality meals to thousands of low-income residents 365 days a year.

Bernard F. Kenny
Vice-President of the Board

Bernard Kenny has been involved at all levels of the Supermarket industry for over fifty years. From a position stocking shelves, he rose to be the Senior Vice President for Operations at the Supermarket General Corp., where he oversaw all operations for over 200 Pathmark supermarkets.

William J. Bacheler, CPA
Treasurer of the Board

William J. Bacheler is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked exclusively in the public accounting field his entire career. Bill is the managing partner of the accounting firm Bacheler & Company, a regional firm serving clients in the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Tri-state area.

John J. Leonard, Esquire
Assistant Secretary of the Board

John J. Leonard’s practice includes the representation of businesses and individuals for transactions, contracts, business break-ups, estates, litigation, planning, and counseling. He has extensive experience with closely held businesses, personal injury cases, professional licensing, and attorney disciplinary/ethics matters.

Jim P. Leonard
Board Member

Jim Leonard presently serves as the Director of Human Resources at DE Supermarkets Inc. (DSI). Jim has been employed by DSI in this capacity since 2007. Prior to obtaining his law degree Jim served as the sales and marketing director at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily news and has also taught school in the Philadelphia schools.

Richard T. Kenny
Board Member

Richard Kenny has over 50 years of experience in the grocery business. During his tenure with DSI, he has held the positions of Co-Owner and Chief Financial Officer, Chairman, and is presently the Director of Government Relations for the Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware.

Rich Mestro
Board Member

Rich Mestro is presently the Vice President of Operations at Delaware Supermarkets Inc. Rich has worked in the supermarket industry for the majority of his adult life.

Staff Members

Heather Hook
Executive Director

Heather Hook began working with the Kenny Family through community events in 2010 and became the Executive Director of The Kenny Family Foundation in 2012. Prior to the Kenny Family Foundation Heather worked in Training and Operations in organizations targeting Human Resources and Sales Development.