Meet the Team

Program Staff

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Anchi Mei

Executive Director

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, THEY, THEM

Favorite Comfort Food:
Sticky rice with sweet & salty ingredients

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Alexandra Steinhaus

Operations Manager

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, HERS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Taquitos

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Andrew Gerdes

Senior Chef/Trainer

PRONOUNS: HE, HIM, HIS

Favorite Comfort Food:

Walnut Ice Cream

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Robbie Wilcox

Senior Farm Trainer

PRONOUNS: HE, HIM, HIS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Cantaloupe

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Abigail Bova

Social Impact Coordinator 

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, HERS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Alfredo Pasta

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Cindy Quinonez

Assistant Chef/Trainer

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, HERS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Ceviche

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Jeanette Sandoval

Cafe & Events Supervisor

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, THEY, THEM

Favorite Comfort Food:
Sopes

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Madeline Rienks

Employment Coach
Americorps LISC Member

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, HERS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Chicken Strips

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Raquel Bobolia

Fund Development Specialist
Americorps VISTA Member

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, HERS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Bean and Cheese Burrito

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Huda Ahmed

Marketing and Communications
Americorps VISTA Member

PRONOUNS: SHE, HER, HERS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Spicy Pasta

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Gianna Petersen

PRONOUNS: THEY, THEM, THEIRS

Favorite Comfort Food:
Warm Bread

Organizational Development 
Americorps VITSA Member

Advisory Board

Irene Bwayo

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Andy Ballester

Co-Founder GoFundMe.com

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Small Business Development Counselor, International Rescue Committee 

Strategic Activation,
Alchemy San Diego

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Diane Cox

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

40-year Healthcare Executive and Entrepreneur

Ron Troyano

Tom Watlington

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