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A message from Executive Director Richard Ayoub

It’s impossible not to be moved by the work of Project Angel Food.

Every week, over 12,000 meals—lovingly cooked by our staff and volunteers—go out to people all over Los Angeles (from Antelope Valley to Long Beach) to help heal the sick.

Today there are still many men and women struggling with HIV/AIDS who are benefiting from our meal preparation and delivery service; however, we are happy to say that many are better and have cycled off the program. Therefore, with your support, we are now able to provide our services to other men, women, and children throughout Los Angeles County who are affected by cancer, heart issues, renal kidney failure, diabetes and other serious illnesses.

What started as a response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the ’80s has truly become an organization that is a gift to people in Los Angeles, suffering from many illnesses, who are unable to buy food and cook meals for themselves.

Thank you for your unwavering support,
Richard Signature

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A diverse volunteer group leads Project Angel Food, providing financial oversight, strategic vision and direction for all our programs.

Bobby Ralston, Target Media Partners, Chair
David Couper, David Couper Consulting, Vice Chair
Filippo Puglisi-Alibrandi, KPMG, Treasurer
Tim Robinson, London Guest Suites, Secretary
Joe Mannis, Esq., Hersh Mannis LLP, Chair Emeritus
Richard Ayoub, Executive Director (ex-officio)
John Baackes, LA Care Health Plan
Jason Ball, KTLA
Diana Bianchini, Di Moda Public Relations
Andre Dawson, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills
Dr. Carol De Lilly, Mount St. Mary’s University
Bert Edwards, Wells Fargo Bank
Wayne Elias, Rockwell Table & Stage
Steven Entezari, Netsuite
Ilise Faye, Hollywood Schoolhouse
Charles Frazier, City National Bank
Rodney Gould, Attorney
Bonnie Graves, Girl Meets Grape
Dr. Tanvir Hussain, Cardiologist
Running Bear Ramirez
Natalia Safran, The Safran Company
John Sonego, University of Southern California

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Loreen Arbus
Paris Barclay
Ronald W. Burkle
Ron de Salvo
Sandy Gallin, in memoriam
Corky Hale and Mike Stoller
Vicki Iovine
David Kessler
Judith Light
Pauley Perrette
Edward L. Rada
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Elizabeth Taylor, in memoriam
Chantal Westerman
Marianne Williamson, Founder

AMBASSADOR COUNCIL

Mark Margolis, Chair
Inez Bush
Rod Carter
Jacqui Farina
Robin Fujimoto
Greg Gorden
Peter Gurski
David Kessler
Ardis Moe, M.D.

PROJECT ANGEL FOOD EXECUTIVE STAFF

Richard Ayoub, Executive Director
Jeremy Ancalade, Director of Finance
Robert Boller, Director of Programs
Mona Lee, Director of Institutional Giving and Strategic Partnerships
Don Macaulay, Sr. Director of Operations and Administration
Mark McBride, Director of Philanthropy

PROJECT ANGEL FOOD STAFF

Development and Special Events

Teresa Alvarado, Data Entry Assistant
Elyse Blye, Grants and Communications Coordinator
Linda Thomas, Development Associate
Brent Webster, Special Events Manager

Administration and Human Resources

Amy Schancupp, Administrative Manager
Franklin Hall, Receptionist
Susie Lever, Receptionist

Operations

Derbeh Vance, Kitchen and Organic Gardens Manager
John Gordon, Head Chef
Daniel Clavel, Chef
Angelique Cope, Chef
Juan Macias, Chef
Ron Penachio, Kitchen Assistant
Alfonso Puga, Kitchen Assistant
Matthew Roberts, Facilities Maintenance Assistant
Rodolfo Ruiz, Kitchen Assistant
Stephen Sanford, Facilities Manager

Nutrition Services

Yoolim Hong, MS, RD
Nayeli Perales, RD
Jensine Gallegos, Dietetic Technician, Registered

Volunteer Services

Vesna Fartek, Sr. Manager of Community Engagement
Robert Cliff-Malagon, Programs Coordinator
Holly Fishbein, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Craig Tsuyumine, Consultant

Client Services

Sandy Alprecht, Client Intake Coordinator
Maria Barton, Client Relations Coordinator
Vivian Kanchian, Community Relations Liaison
Eduardo Rojas, Client Intake Coordinator

Dispatch
Derek Davidson, Dispatch Manager
Charlton Barton, Driver
Keith Borden, Driver
Dan Breskman, Dispatch Assistant
Bert Cole, Driver
Scott Huml, Dispatch Coordinator
Javier Infante, Driver
Andre Jones, Dispatch Assistant/Driver
Water Leggin, Driver
Pablo Ruacho, Driver
Timothy Troester, Driver

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