Staff

OPERATIONS

 
Linda Novick O’Keefe

Chief Executive Officer

COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS

 
Jordan Fickess

Vice President of Communications & Culture

LaTrice Stirrup

Marketing & Events Coordinator

DEVELOPMENT

 
Emily Conrath

Director of Development

Camille Veri

Associate Director of Development

Linda Gruskiewicz

Grants Manager

Noheli Hernandez

Grants Administrator

FINANCE

 
Robert Ely

Director of Accounting

April Maestas

Bookkeeper

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Jordan Fickess

Vice President of Communications & Culture

RESEARCH & EVALUATION

 
Shana Alford

Vice President of Research & Evaluation

Deanna Jessop

SNAP-ED Evaluation Manager

Letty Salas

Research Coordinator, El Paso

PROGRAMS

 
Stephanie Folkens

Vice President of Programs

Raquel Perez

Associate Director of Programs, Texas

Dawn Susi

Associate Director of Programs, New York & Pennsylvania

Abby Batista

Senior Program Manager, New York

Mimi Chacin

Program Manager, Miami

Patricia Dufane

Senior Program Manager, Miami

Linda Flores

Program Manager, El Paso

Lindsey Fritz

Program Coordinator, Chicago

Albert Garcia

Senior Program Manager, Pittsburgh

Kassandra Hinrichsen

Senior Program Manager, Chicago

Chantal Kross

Nutrition Education Manager, New York City

Chelsea McCall

Program Manager, Dallas/Ft. Worth

Patrick McDermott

Digital Operations Manager

Minna Sabbahi

Program Manager, New York City

Sharon Seiler

Program Manager, Houston

Melissa Stankevich

Program Manager, Erie

Andrew Stiver

Program Manager, Austin

Michelle Truong

Education & Training Manager

Sarah Walter

Program Manager, New York City

Ariane Williams

Program Manager, San Antonio

Joris Van Zeghbroeck

Program Data Coordinator

CHEF INSTRUCTORS & NUTRITION EDUCATORS

  • Brooke Abbott | Miami
  • Yasamen Alhor | Austin
  • Widmia Alix | Miami
  • Scott Allred | Chicago
  • Camila Barrero | Austin
  • Jared Boston | Chicago
  • Esen Boyacigiller | New York
  • Colleen Bozzi | Washington, D.C.
  • Sheri Brazley | Chicago
  • Sabrina Cadiz | New York
  • Nikita Cassidy | New York 
  • Ashley Deberry | Pittsburgh
  • Blondine Deprinvil | New York
  • Lou Duplantier | Pittsburgh
  • Germaine Gordon | Chicago
  • Dominick Grande | Pittsburgh
  • Lauren Johnson | Chicago
  • Shawanna Kennedy | Chicago
  • Gabrielle Kennedy | New York 
  • Karen Margol | Miami
  • Maricarmen Marrufo | El Paso 
  • Esther Martinez | Houston
  • Mariano Mercado | Miami
  • Patricia Mitchell | Dallas
  • Carolyn Niemann | New York 
  • Victoria Nieto | Miami
  • Andres Palencia | Austin
  • Anthea Ponsetti | Miami
  • Christopher Puga | El Paso 
  • Aaron Riester | Chicago
  • Shovaine Singh | New York 
  • Andy Suarez | Chicago
  • Breanna Sundheim | Pittsburgh
  • Elizabeth Taylor | Pittsburgh
  • Javonte Thompson | New York 
  • Seema Uppal | New York 
  • Cindy Vanina | Chicago
  • Sachet Walker | Chicago
  • Dubraska Wawi | Houston 
  • Maureen West | Chicago 
  • Emily Wood | Pittsburgh