Board of Directors

Ellis Carr

Ellis Carr has served on the Martha’s Table board of directors since October 2009. Ellis Carr is the Chief Executive…

David Pensky

David Pensky is a Trustee Emeritus of the Bullis School and serves on the Advisory Board of DC Prep Academy.…

Kim R. Ford

President & CEO
Kim R. Ford serves as President and CEO of Martha’s Table. In her role, she oversees the execution of the…

Camille Giraud Akeju

Camille Giraud Akeju served as the director of Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum from October 2005 through June 2016. She came…

Ken Bacon

Ken Bacon is co-founder and managing partner of Railfield Realty Partners, an investment management firm that invests in apartments on…

Michael Bartscherer

Michael Bartscherer has served on the Martha’s Table board of directors since April 2015. He served as the Interim President…

Renata Claros

Since moving to Washington DC, 20 years ago, Renata Claros has held several leadership positions at non-profit and governmental organizations…

Monica Dixon


David Gregory

David Gregory’s career in journalism began when he was 18. Over the last 25 years, his work has taken him across…

Candice Hines

Nurse Hines is a native Anacostian/Washingtonian who was educated in the DCPS/Charter/Archdiocese of Washington schools in the District of Columbia.…

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Cheryl Holcolmb-McCoy is currently the Dean of American University’s School of Education. In concert with her colleagues in the College…

Keith R. Mestrich

Keith R. Mestrich is a retired business executive who previously served as the President & CEO of Amalgamated Bank. He…

James H. Moore, Jr., Ph.D.


Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan is the author of 10 cookbooks; her most recent, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking…

Chris Niemczewski

Chris Niemczewski joined the Board of Martha’s Table in 2017. Chris has spent forty years in the investment field, always…

Karl A. Racine

Karl A. Racine was sworn in as the District of Columbia’s first elected Attorney General in 2015 and was reelected…

David Roodberg

David Roodberg currently serves as CEO and President of Horning Brothers where he is responsible for overseeing the business operations.…

Laurie Wingate

Beginning with six years of classroom teaching in Oakland, California, as part of Teach for America, Laurie’s career has focused…

Executive Team

Kim R. Ford

President & CEO
Kim R. Ford serves as President and CEO of Martha’s Table. In her role, she oversees the execution of the…

Mekuria Adera

Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Research

Donna Banzon

Director, Healthy Foods
Donna Banzon serves as the Director of Healthy Markets at Martha’s Table, where she oversees partnerships and programming of Joyful…

Beatriz Barros

Director, Early Childhood Education at The Maycroft
Beatriz Barros is the Director of Early Childhood Education at The Maycroft, Martha’s Table’s location in Northwest DC. She has…

Charisse Bazin Ash

Deputy Chief Talent Officer
For the past 20 years, Charisse Bazin Ash oversaw the human resources (HR) strategies and operations at the American Association…

Briana Cleveland

Director, Volunteer Engagement
Briana Cleveland is a seasoned stakeholder engagement professional with more than 10 years’ experience supporting executives and strategic initiatives. Briana’s…

Jennifer Coleman

Partnerships Manager
Jenn joins Martha’s Table as the Partnerships Manager with over a decade of experience in external relations and nonprofit fundraising.…

Rae Davidson

Chief Development Officer
Rae Davidson is the Chief Development Officer at Martha’s Table, where she leads efforts to advance the financial resources and…

Celine N. Fejeran

Chief of Staff
A native of Guam and a former Army brat, Celine has proudly called DC home for the last 20 years…

Sherree Lee-Thomas

Compliance Officer

David B. Lloyd

Deputy Chief of Programs, Economic Mobility
David Lloyd, a native Washingtonian, is a proud servant of DC residents with over 12 years of service in education…

Yasmin Shaffi

Director, Education Programs at The Commons
Yasmin Shaffi is the Director of Education Programs at The Commons, where she leads Early Childhood Education. Yasmin has over…

Devin J. Thompson

Senior Director, Neighborhood Impact

Alexis Thomason

Senior Director, Parent and Family Initiatives
Alexis Thomason most recently served as the Director of Education and Resident Engagement at A Wider Circle, bringing new partnerships…

Tiffany Williams

Chief Program Officer
Tiffany Williams is the Chief Program Officer at Martha’s Table, where she leads the organization’s full program portfolio, including education,…

Johanna Williams

Deputy Chief of Staff

Meet Our Teams

of the President & CEO


Development & Communications


Family Engagement

Finance & Administration

Health & Wellness

Human Resources & Office Operations

Neighborhood Impact & Volunteer

Additional Support

Pro Bono Counsel provided by Mark Stumpf, Arnold & Porter