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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


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)
Mark Anawalt, Philanthropist
John Baackes, LA Care Health Plan
Jason Ball, KTLA
Diana Bianchini, Di Moda Public Relations
Takashi Cheng, A-United Group
Andre Dawson, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills
Dr. Carol DeLilly, Mount St. Mary’s University
Juan Pablo Di Pace, Actor
Bert Edwards, Wells Fargo Bank
Steven Entezari, Netsuite
Ilise Faye, Hollywood Schoolhouse
Charles Frazier, City National Bank
Rodney Gould, Attorney
Bonnie Graves, Girl Meets Grape
Dr. Tanvir Hussain, Cardiologist
Keith Kaplan, Keith Kaplan Properties
Runningbear Ramirez, Philanthropist
Natalia Safran, The Safran Company
John Sonego, University of Southern California


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


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


Richard Ayoub, Executive Director
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


Development and Special Events

Teresa Alvarado, Data Entry Assistant
Jason Frazier, Major Gifts Officer
Linda Thomas, Development Associate
Laura Watts, Development Associate
Brent Webster, Special Events Manager
Anne-Marie Williams, Communications & Marketing Manager

Administration and Human Resources

Amy Schancupp, Administrative Manager
Susie Lever, Receptionist
Lori Zichmiller, Receptionist


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

Alyssa Baldino, MPH, RD, Nutrition Services Manager
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
Judy Lee, Volunteer Services/Development Assistant
Craig Tsuyumine, Consultant

Client Services

Ben Martin, Client Services Manager
Sandy Alprecht, Client Intake Coordinator
Maria Barton, Client Relations Coordinator
Franklin Hall, Client Intake Coordinator
Vivian Kanchian, Community Relations Liaison

Derek Davidson, Dispatch Manager
Keith Borden, Driver
Bert Cole, Driver
Joe Diaz, Driver
Scott Huml, Dispatch Coordinator
Javier Infante, Driver
Andre Jones, Dispatch Assistant/Driver
Douglas Marroquin, Assistant
Tim Prangnell, Assistant
Pablo Ruacho, Driver
Timothy Troester, Driver


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