Leadership

Board of Directors

Ellis Carr

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

Laura Graham O’Shaughnessy

Vice-Chair and Treasurer
Laura O’Shaughnessy co-founded SocialCode to provide the world’s most valuable brands with tools to build valuable communities over social media.…

Michael Bartscherer

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

Kim R. Ford

President & CEO
Kim R. Ford serves as President and CEO of Martha’s Table. Ford previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting…

Camille Giraud Akeju

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

Ken Bacon

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

David Gregory

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

Candice Hines

Director
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

Director
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

Director
Keith R. Mestrich is President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank. He has over three decades of experience in…

Linda Moore

Director
Linda Moore is the Founder and Senior Advisor of the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School. She served…

Joan Nathan

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

Chris Niemczewski

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

David Pensky

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

Karl A. Racine

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

David Roodberg

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

Cathy Sulzberger

Director
Cathy Sulzberger has served on Martha’s Table’s Board of Directors since May 2000. Ms. Sulzberger is a partner at a…

Carrie VanRoekel

Director
Carrie VanRoekel has served on the Martha’s Table’s board of directors since April 2016. She is a marketing executive with…

Elsa Walsh

Director
Elsa Walsh is a writer and journalist; most recently she was a staff writer at The New Yorker and before…

Executive Team

Kim R. Ford

President & CEO
Kim R. Ford serves as President and CEO of Martha’s Table. Ford previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting…

Mekuria Adera

Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Research

Donna Banzon

Director, Healthy Markets
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
Please have first paragraph of bio read: Beatriz Barros is the Director of Early Childhood Education at The Maycroft, Martha’s…

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…

Rae Davidson

Director of Development
Rae Davidson is the Director of Development 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…

Asha Pinkney Gillus

Director, Human Resources
Asha Pinkney Gillus is the Director of Human Resources at Martha’s Table. Asha comes to us from the National Governors…

Mireille Lopez Humes

Deputy Chief Program Officer
Mireille is the Deputy Chief Program Officer at Martha’s Table, where she leads all education and healthy eating initiatives. As…

Bhumip Patel

Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Bhumip Patel oversees all aspects of finances at Martha’s Table, including the development and management of…

Yasmin Shaffi

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

Devin J. Thompson

Senior Director, Neighborhood Impact

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,…

Meet Our Teams

Management
& Administration Team

Bhumip Patel

Chief Financial Officer
Healthy Markets
Team

Donna Banzon

Director, Healthy Markets
Programs
Team

Tiffany Williams

Chief Program Officer
Development
Team

Rae Davidson

Director of Development
Education
Team

Mireille Lopez Humes

Deputy Chief Program Officer
Maycroft
Team

Beatriz Barros

Director, Early Childhood Education at The Maycroft

Additional Support

Pro Bono Counsel provided by Mark Stumpf, Arnold & Porter

StayConnected