Meet our team


Leah Hébert Welles, Executive Director
April Bogard, Senior Director of Programs
Jill Hogan, Senior Director of Finance & Administration
Lisa Lane, Senior Director of Development & Community Engagement

All full-time, part-time and volunteer staff:

Andrew Haukebo, Chef
Angie Swanson, Strategic Partnerships Manager
Annamarie Rigelman, Bakery Assistant
Aoife O’Connor, Client Services Manager
Brianna Elliott, Registered Dietitian
Christine Wilson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Deandra Bieneman, Community Outreach Manager
Eddie White, Building Janitor
Edward Jackson, Dishwasher
Emily Mauter, Events Manager
Emily Szeliga, Delivery & Logistics Assistant
Erin Tremel, Volunteer Engagement Associate
Jim Wilson, Kitchen Assistant
Jason Morin, Building Coordinator
Jeanne Foels, Communications Manager
Jennifer Bliss, Volunteer & Development Coordinator
JoEllen Brenny, Kitchen Assistant
Kelly Wilson, Farm Coordinator
Lila Gilbert, Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement
LisaAnne McKnight, Chef
Mai Yang, Client Services Associate
Margaret Chamberlain, Bakery Manager
Maria Kustritz, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Nora Vonnegut, Client Services Associate
Remle Colestock, Chef
Sophia Benrud, Chef
Steven Howard, Executive Chef
Sue Hanson, Office & Administration Coordinator
Taya Schulte, Farm Assistant
Zachary Duwenhoegger, Sous Chef

Kitchen of Opportunities staff:
These Open Arms staff members work at an off-site commercial kitchen that we manage.

Alan Schelin, Director of Kitchen Operations
Daniel Hernandez, Kitchen Assistant
Desiree Johnson, Kitchen Assistant
Kris Almsted, Kitchen Supervisor
Lucia Campoverde, Kitchen Assistant
Michelle Spieker, Chef


Would you like to support the work that our staff does nourishing people in our community? Make a donation in their honor>>

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