Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Chuck Samuelson Founder and Board Member of Kitchens for Good Former Chef and Restaurateur, Chuck leveraged his 45 years of culinary and hospitality experience into founding Kitchens for Good.
Jennifer Gilmore Chief Executive Officer  Jennifer Gilmore’s passion for hunger relief has been demonstrated by her work in food banking for more than a decade.
Aviva Paley Senior Director and Co-Founder  Aviva Paley is a passionate social entrepreneur with experience in the marketing, program design and fundraising.
Lupita Guerrero General Manager Lupita is a San Diego native and a 13 year veteran of catering and special event operations.
 Natalia Moussa Controller  A CPA and audit supervisor with a passion and history of working with nonprofits.
Katrina Meredith Career Coach Katrina brings with her an extensive background as a recruiter, teacher, and job developer.  Katrina has passion for helping those hardest to employ, get jobs- guiding students to be their best and to meet high expectations.
Theron Fisher Chef Instructor Theron has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, starting and managing hotels, resorts and restaurants across the United States.
Tiffany Anchondo Catering Sales Representative As a Certified Meeting and Event Planner,Tiffany will go that extra mile to make sure your special event or meeting is memorable.
Ray Kau Catering Sales Representative Ray has enjoyed three decades producing and promoting good food, both as an entrepreneur and as a marketer in the grocery industry.
Dwan Miller  Receptionist and Event Assistant Dwan brings a bright attitude and fantastic customer service to the Kitchens for Good Team.
Nina Holtz Food Systems Coordinator Nina oversees the volunteer program, Project Reclaim food rescue program, and Project Nourish program evaluation
Sonia Diaz– Development Coordinator  Sonia has over 9 years of experience in the non-profit sector, working in advocacy, fundraising and project management
April Hunter– Case Manager  April has over 15 years experience in the social services field and brings with her a strong working knowledge of the issues surrounding vulnerable populations.
Ciarra Pickens – Catering Sales Representative  Ciarra prides herself in genuine customer service. Becoming her client means becoming a long-term relationship.
Sarah Baker – Lead Event Specialist  Sarah has experience in a wide variety of events from weddings to nonprofits and everything in between.
 Maura Alice Salgado – Catering Sales Representative Being a firm believer in exceptional customer service and actively fulfilling a healthy lifestyle, Maura has warmly embraced the motto of Kitchens for Good: “Food Changes Lives.”
Lorne “The Hammer” Jones- Lead Cook, Youth Meal Program A graduate of Project Launch, Hammer went on to become a lead baker at Panera Bread, only to be brought back ‘home’ to do what he really loves, make meals for the community and mentor other students
 Lidia Castillo – Banquet Chef Lydia puts her passion and creativity into preparing delectable dishes that bring a smile to people’s faces.
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