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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 11,000 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
Joe Mannis, Hersh Mannis LLP, Chair Emeritus
David Couper, David Couper Consulting, Vice Chair
Filippo Puglisi-Alibrandi, KPMG, Treasurer
Tim Robinson, London Guest Suites, Secretary
John Baackes, LA Care Health Plan
Jason Ball, KTLA 5 News
Andre Dawson, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills
Dr. Carol De Lilly, Mount St. Mary’s University
Bert Edwards, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Wayne Elias, Rockwell Table & Stage
Steven Entezari, Oracle
Ilise Faye, Hollywood Schoolhouse
Rodney Gould, Attorney
Bonnie Graves, Girl Meets Grape
Steven Hamilton, Banc of California
Tanvir Hussain, MD Cardiologist
Emanuele Ponzo, Crateful Catering
Natalia Safran, Songwriter
Richard Ayoub, Executive Director (ex-officio)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Loreen Arbus
Paris Barclay
Ronald W. Burkle
Ron de Salvo
Sandy Gallin, in memoriam
David Geffen
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, Chairman
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
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, Social Media Coordinator
Bobby Hall, Associate Director of Major Gifts
Mona Lee, Associate Director of Institutional Giving and Communications
Linda Thomas, Development Associate
Brent Webster, Special Events Manager

Finance

Adam Jones, Financial Consultant

Administration and Human Resources

Amy Schancupp, Administrative Manager
Terry Madden, Receptionist/Office Assistant

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

Katelyn Tran,MPH, RD, CNSC, Nutrition Services Manager
Jensine Gallegos, Dietetic Technician, Registered
Yoolim Hong, MS, RD
Carmen Ordonez, RD State Pilot Program

Volunteer Services

Vesna Fartek, Volunteer Services Manager
Robert Cliff-Malagon, Programs Coordinator
Holly Fishbein, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Client Services

Tom O’Leary, Manager of Client Services
Sandy Alprecht, Client Intake Coordinator
Maria Barton, Client Relations Coordinator
Vivian Kanchian, Hospital Discharge Outreach Coordinator
Liliana Guardado, Interim Client Relations Coordinator
Eduardo Rojas, Interim Client Relations 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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