Our Board and Staff

Our Board

  • Cathy Sulzberger, Chair
  • Nicholette Smith-Bligen, Vice Chair
  • Stacie Lee Banks, Director and Secretary of the Corporation
  • Domingo Rodriguez, Director and Treasurer of the Corporation
  • Ana Anders, Director
  • Ellis Carr, Director
  • Laura Graham O'Shaughnessy, Director
  • Linda Moore, Director
  • Joan Nathan, Director
  • Patty Stonesifer, CEO and Director
  • Lori Vise, Director
  • Elsa Walsh, Director
  • Barbara Washburn, Director

Our Pro Bono Counsel

  • Mark Stumpf, Arnold & Porter LLP

Our Staff

Patty Stonesifer
President and CEO of Martha's Table
Patty Stonesifer is the President and CEO of Martha's Table.


Martin Booker
Director of Food & Nutrition Programs
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Martin Booker is currently the Director of Food and Nutrition Programs at Martha’s Table. During his time at Martha’s Table, he has quickly moved through the ranks, serving in various leadership and hands-on positions, including Chief of Staff to the president and Food Program Manager. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the food and nutrition team in their mission to increase access to healthy food and end hunger in the DC Metropolitan area.


Simone Johnson
Director of Child Development Center
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Simone Hopkinson-Johnson, Director of the Child Development Center, has been working in early childhood development for 13 years and at Martha’s Table for 10 years. She completed American University’s childcare program and the Montgomery County Childcare Association’s Leadership in Childcare program; she has her teaching certificate;


Timothy Jones
Director of Education, Elementary to Career
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Timothy Jones, Director of Older Youth Programs, has been at Martha's Table since 1996. In addition to working at Martha's Table, Timothy is an author, trainer, and hip-hop educator. Timothy has forged working partnerships


Jacque Patterson
Director of Managment and Administration
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Jacque oversees the Human Resources, Facilities, Volunteers Services, Administration and IT operations.


Feseha Tesema

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Feseha Tesema, Director of Data & Performance Management, oversees performance monitoring, evaluation, data analysis, program planning for Martha's Table. Feseha has more than 13 years of experience in performance management working in international development programs in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the United States.


Michael Wanyama

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Michael Wanyama joined Martha’s Table in February 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, and as in his previous position is pleased to be part of an organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of low-income families, especially our children.


Joan Woods
Director of Development
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Joan Woods has lead responsibility for generating $4 million+ in revenue and increasing connections with donors.