Linda Novick O’KeefeChief Executive Officer
Patrick McDermottDigital Operations Manager


Jordan FickessVice President of Communications & Culture
LaTrice StirrupMarketing & Events Coordinator


Emily ConrathDirector of Development
Josh FoxCorporate Engagement Manager
Linda GruskiewiczGrants Manager
Amy JohnsonDevelopment & Operations Assistant
Camille VeriGrants Manager


Jed MiracleChief Financial Officer
April MaestasBookkeeper


Stephanie FolkensVice President of Programs
James BellAssociate Director of Programs, Los Angeles
Raquel PerezAssociate Director of Programs
Mimi ChacinMiami Program Coordinator
Patricia DufaneMiami Senior Program Manager
Linda FloresProgram Manager, El Paso
Lindsey FritzSenior Chef Instructor
Albert GarciaSenior Program Manager, Pittsburgh
Kassandra HinrichsenSenior Program Manager, Chicago
Chantal KrossNutrition Educator, New York City
Chelsea McCallProgram Manager, Dallas
Kristin MizeEducation & Training Manager
Ashley RothPartner Engagement Manager and Registered Dietitian
Minna SabbahiProgram Coordinator, Staten Island
Sharon SeilerProgram Manager, Houston
Melissa StankevichProgram Manager, Erie County
Dawn SusiSenior Program Manager, New York City
Seema UppalPolicy Systems & Environment Coordinator, New York City
Sarah WalterProgram Coordinator, Brooklyn
Ariane WilliamsProgram Manager, San Antonio
Joris Van ZeghbroeckMiami Program Manager


Jordan FickessVice President of Communications & Culture


Shana AlfordVice President of Research & Evaluation
Natalie GoldsworthyEvaluation Manager
Deanna JessopSNAP-ED Evaluation Manager
Amber Owens-LaymonStudy Coordinator, Dallas/Ft Worth
Letty SalasStudy Coordinator, El Paso
Sharon SmithStudy Coordinator, Austin
In addition, Common Threads’ Chef Instructors are professional chefs and teachers, trained in Common Threads’ unique curriculum, who teach students, parents and teachers at each of our partner sites nationally.