Phone: 718.773.3551 | Fax: 347.420.9736

Dr. Melony Samuels
Executive Director and Founder


  • Mike Woolley, Chair
  • Josh Cohen
    Restaurateur & Owner, Lilia, Chez Ma Tante, Extra Fancy
  • Jennifer Compton
    Founder, J & L Communications
  • Belynda Gardner
    Director, Media Strategy and Business Development, The Skimm
  • Nikolay Grishakov
    Founder and CEO, Digital Logistics, Inc.
  • Joshua Lukeman, Treasurer
    Managing Director, Credit Suisse
  • David Mair
    Founding Shareholder, Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C.
  • Annie Mohan, Secretary
    Manager of Pro Bono, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Earl Phillips
    Transport Workers Union of Greater NY, Local 100, Secreatary - Treasurer
  • Lisa Preudhomme
    Senior Consultant, Westerhall Solutions
  • Richard Roberts
    Red Stone Equity Partners, Partner
  • Josh Witz
    Principal, J3 Real Estate Advisors


Nikita Cotton, Chair
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Nancy Nwaifejokwu, Vice Chair
National Harm Reduction Coalition


Amanda Deebrah, Secretary
NYC Department of Education


Christopher Porcelli, Treasurer
Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc.

John Aderounmu
Dexal LLC


Cadine Bramwell
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson


Samantha Davis-Allonce
Savor by Sam


Shirniece Farrell
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center


Clifford Hunt
Culinary Cliff

Kristen Rodriguez


Alton Samuels
The Mixx Graphics Inc./Titanium Corp.


Kaitlin Schwartz


Nika Sokoloski



  • Constance Finlayson, Accounting Director
  • Loreen Weekes, Accounting
  • Abegale Colter, Administrative Assistant
  • Stephanie Josephs, HR / Government Grants
  • David Pedley, IT and Program Support

Development & Communications

  • Racquel Grant, Development & Communications Director
  • Christine Rock, Marketing and Communications Associate

Programs & Services

  • Tamara Dawson, Director of Programs
  • Janel Rhymer, Program Operations Manager
  • Janette Major, Food Distribution Coordinator
  • Samuel Pinn II, Program Resource Specialist
  • Daniel Wright, Benefits Specialist
  • Camille Torres, Programs Assistant
  • Marie JeanBaptiste, Program Assistant
  • Howard Brown, Program Assistant
  • Tracey Reid, Senior Chef
  • Wanetta Bristol, Volunteer Coordinator
    & Program Support
  • Greshawna Toussaint, Volunteer
    & Community Liaison
  • Beverly Williams, Boutique Attendant

Mobile Market & Urban Farms

  • Aliyah McIntosh, Mobile Market Coordinator
  • Jenae Joseph, Agricultural Production Manager
  • Schadrac Laventure, Green Teens Coordinator