Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Emma Epes CPA and Partner at Earnst and Young- Board Chair
Emma Epes is a licensed CPA and an Assurance partner at EY for the last 10 years.
Jeff Johnson EVP McKellar McGowan Real Estate Development- Board Treasurer
Jeff earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 and in 1983 earned a J.D. from Hastings College of Law.
Karen Henken Founder and Principal of Henken Associates- Board Secretary
Karen has helped dozens of organizations establish a beachhead in new industries and geographies in the US and globally and is now a proffesor of social entrepreneurship at USD.
Robert Egger President and Founder of LA Kitchen- Board Member
 Robert pioneered the model for Kitchens for Good during his 24 year tenure as President of the DC Central Kitchen, the country’s first “community kitchen”.
Saundra Moton Owner, SRPro Consultants- Board Member
As a Senior HR professional Saundra has over 25 years of experience which she gained Major Fortune 100 companies in Oil, Restaurant and Hospitality and Med-Tech Industries.
Sergio Alvarez CEO of Chuao Chocolatier- Board Member
As CEO of Chuao Chocolatier, Sergio successfully shifted the business model from multi-store expansion to national and international wholesale and distribution model.
Mike Irwin Founder Bottle Rocket Advisors Board Member
Mike is founder of Bottle Rocket Advisors, a business consultancy focused on helping companies grow revenue, improve organizational effectiveness and profitability, and scale up.
Julianne Markow Chief Operating Officer at Voice of San Diego- Board Member
Julianne Markow is a high-impact, pragmatic leader with more than 25 years of experience at Fortune 500, start-up, and non-profit corporations.
Shawn Parr CEO and Guvner of Bulldog DrummondBoard Member
Branding guru, Shawn Parr, brings twenty-plus years of innovation, design, brand and business-building experience to companies from Fortune 500s to purpose-driven startups.
Kelly Souza Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate at Wells Fargo- Board Member
Kelly Souza is a senior vice president and manager of the Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate office in San Diego.
Chuck Samuelson Founder and President, Kitchens for Good
Former Chef and Restaurateur, Chuck leveraged his 45 years of culinary and hospitality experience into founding Kitchens for Good.
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