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Meet the Team

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Anchi Mei

Executive Director

Deputy Director

Andrew Gerdes

Senior Chef/Trainer

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Samantha Forusz

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Robbie Wilcox

Senior Farm Trainer

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Heidi Diane Ruffo 

Employment Case Manager

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Casey Parks

Employment Case Manager

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Raquel Bobolia

HR/Finance Coordinator

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Cindy Quinonez

Assistant Chef/Trainer

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Ashley Jeznach

Restaurant and Events Manager

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Fernanda Siordia

Program Assistant

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Pinar Atar

Program Assistant

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Monika Alonso

Employment Program Assistant

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Hieu Le

Graduate

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Celina Khonn

Graduate

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Nimo Ali

Kitchen Porter

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Nadeen Aweer

Kitchen Porter

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Ruwaida Abdi

Graduate

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TBD

Graduate

Board of Directors

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Lorenza Rivero
President

Diane Cox
Vice-President

Ron Troyano

Secretary

Co-Founder & Development Director,
Just In Time for Foster Youth

Consultant and Entrepreneur

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Traci Snow
Treasurer

Senior Director, Business Model Transformation & Integration at ResMed

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Chelsea Coleman
Officer

Restauranteur, The Rose Wine Bar, Secret Sister Bakery and Mabel's Gone Fishing

Strategic Advisors

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Andy Ballester

Co-founder, GoFundMe.org

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