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Our Team

Leadership

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

Co-Founder and Senior Director

Aviva Paley is a passionate social entrepreneur with experience in marketing, program design and fundraising.

Natalia Moussa

Director of Finance

A CPA and audit supervisor with a passion and history of working with nonprofits

Lori Love

Director of Operations

Lori has over 25 years in the hospitality industry, and a passion for giving back to the community.

Dennis Crosby

Director of Programs

With work that focused on homelessness, mental health, and addiction, Dennis combines that 12 year experience with his skill in teaching, coaching, and advocating, to lead a dynamic team that recruits talented individuals seeking a rich educational experience for professional growth and success in culinary arts and food service management.

Lindsey Seegers

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

A social worker and nutritionist by training, Lindsey brings her decade in education to lead our chef instructors to create an engaging, and meaningful experience for every culinary student at Kitchens for Good.

Management

Mary Scafidi

Food Service Management Instructor

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mary brings her expertise and love of food service to the classroom.

Sonia Diaz

Donor Relations Manager

Sonia has over 9 years of experience in the non-profit sector, working in advocacy, fundraising and project management.

Alice Kellogg

Food Resource Manager

Alice Kellogg is AmeriCorps alum with experience in volunteer management and developing nonprofit infrastructure with a passion for hunger relief and food rescue.  

Chef Soni Shine

Culinary Instructor

Soni Shine is a Kitchen for Good Chef Instructor and Alumni, Class 13 

Chef Helen Coyne

Baking Instructor

Helen Coyne is a culinary educator with over 30 years’ experience in the food service industry, with combined experience in education and the non-profit world. 

Chef Ryan Rizzuto

Production Chef

Chef Ryan brings 10 years of international and local culinary expertise to foster apprentice education through hunger relief meal production.

Marla Navarrete

Career Coach

Marla Navarrete is a former Arts Educator with over 20 years of expertise working with at-risk youth and a Certified Life Coach; Marla uses coaching techniques and trauma-informed approach principles with Kitchens for Good apprentices to encourage positive life changes.

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