Meet our team


Leah Hébert Welles, Executive Director
Alan Schelin, Senior Director of Kitchen Operations
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
Cristina Cintron Rolon, Human Resources Manager
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
Mai Yang, Client Services Associate
Margaret Chamberlain, Bakery Manager
Maria Kustritz, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Nora Vonnegut, Client Services Associate
Rachel Schmidt, Chef & Volunteer Ambassador
Sophia Benrud, Chef
Steven Howard, Executive Chef of Catering
Sue Hanson, Office & Administration Coordinator
Taya Schulte, Farm Assistant
Zachary Duwenhoegger, Head Chef of Client Services

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

Daniel Hernandez, Kitchen Assistant
Desiree Johnson, Kitchen Assistant
Kari Goodwin, Chef
Lucia Campoverde, Kitchen Assistant
Michelle Spieker, Lead Chef


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