Senior Leadership | Administration and Operations | Development, Communications & Public Affairs
ASHLEY STANLEY – Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Ashley Stanley is a born and bred Bostonian. Since founding Lovin’ Spoonfuls in 2010, more than 27 million pounds of fresh, healthy food has been rescued and brought into the social service stream. She has created unparalleled awareness for food rescue, with dedication to addressing hunger relief, climate change and health equity. In 2011, the Boston Business Journal named her an ‘Emerging Leader.’ In 2012, Lovin’ Spoonfuls was a two-time winner of the Mass Challenge competition. In 2013, Ashley was selected as one of the BBJ’s ’40 under 40’ and served as a fellow at The Nantucket Project. In 2014, Ashley was recognized by The Boston Globe as a ‘Game Changer’ and in Boston Magazine‘s ‘Power of Ideas.’ She is an Oxfam International Sisters of the Planet Ambassador, a member of TEDWomen, and a TEDx community speaker. She’s been featured on NPR and written for The Huffington Post. Learn more about Ashley.
ERIN KEOHANE – Chief Development & Marketing Officer
Erin joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls with nearly fifteen years of professional fundraising experience in June 2019. Most recently, Erin served as the Managing Director of Development for Horizons for Homeless Children. In this role, Erin was responsible for the comprehensive annual giving and special events programs ($5.7M annually). Prior to Horizons, Erin served as a consultant with two fundraising consulting firms, Development Guild DDI & CCS. During her tenure, Erin partnered with a variety of nonprofit clients and their institutional leadership to identify challenges and opportunities that made their fundraising practice most successful. Erin’s client portfolio was focused on the day-to-day management of fundraising engagements and the management and outreach with executive searches. A professional highlight during this time was providing fundraising counsel to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts to lead it through a successful $20 million capital campaign. Earlier in her career, Erin held development positions at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Suffolk University. Contact Erin
Administration and Operations
GABRIELA RAMOS – HR Manager
Gabriela, born and raised in Brighton, MA comes to Lovin’ Spoonfuls with a Finance and Human Resources background. It has been Gabriela’s mission since receiving her bachelor’s degree in Business Management, to work for organizations where giving back to the community is a top priority. Apart from crunching numbers, Gabriela enjoys cooking traditional recipes from her parents’ home countries and loves to bake! Gabriela is excited to be part of such a strong and mission driven team! Contact Gabriela
LEXI BLECHER – Administrative & HR Coordinator
As a pre-med student at Northeastern, Lexi got to know the United States healthcare system including through a co-op position at the Infection Control Department at Beth Isreal Hospital during the COVID pandemic. The more she learned, though, the more her eyes were opened to other ways to help. She transitioned to philosophy studies and took a position at Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Frustrated about how much food goes to waste while people are hungry, Lexi continues to learn be a part of a solution that supports public health.
In May 2023, Lexi will graduate from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Health Science and Philosophy. When she’s not in class or working at Spoonfuls, Lexi enjoys discussing philosophical ideas, painting, and re-watching her favorite shows. Contact Lexi
SEAN AHERN – Operations Director
Sean began his career in food service and hospitality as a teenager; after obtaining his degree in hospitality from the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management, Sean worked as a restaurant manager in and around Boston for the last decade. As a manager at Boston’s AAA five diamond rated L’Espalier, Sean learned the complexities of farm-to-table and fine dining; with that experience he went on to become the General Manager of Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, managing a team in the heart of Harvard Square. Throughout his life, Sean has always had a passion for food and its power to bring people together. Seeing firsthand the problems of food waste and food insecurity, Sean wanted to put his efforts towards serving the communities he works and lives in. These interests have led him to Lovin’ Spoonfuls, where he is excited to join such a great team and use his passions for good. Contact Sean
MARK FULLER – Operations Manager
Mark grew up just south of Boston in Kingston, MA. He first discovered his passion for community service while studying psychology at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where he researched and designed recycling programs for the campus and served as a volunteer at the Chittenden County Court Diversion Program. Mark worked for several years in behavioral health at Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the operations team at a local shellfish company. After nearly four years of keeping the area well-stocked with oysters, Mark sought a career where he could give back to the community in a more meaningful way. This led him to Lovin’ Spoonfuls, where he is thrilled to join such a passionate team and combine his love for good food and community service. Contact Mark
CHRIS RAMOS-HERNANDEZ – Operations Manager
Chris was born and raised in Brighton, MA and currently lives in Quincy with his fiancé, two kids, and cat. Prior to Spoonfuls, Chris worked at Whole Foods Market for 11 years as a team member and as a Seafood/Meat Team Leader. Throughout the years working in grocery retail, Chris has seen firsthand how “perfect” looking food is selected to go on the sales floor, while “imperfect” food is not. During Chris’ time in management, he always paid attention to inventory levels to prevent unnecessary food loss. Chris first learned about Lovin’ Spoonfuls while working in a smaller Whole Foods Market and admired their mission. He is very excited to be with the Lovin’ Spoonfuls family and a part of food rescue. Contact Chris
JON BURDICK – Food Rescue Coordinator
Jon partly grew up in Southern Maine near the coast before moving back to Western Massachusetts, where he was born. He began his culinary career as a teen in the Berkshires. Jon has worked in bistros, hotels, private schools, and corporate business catering services, holding positions as a Cook, Sous Chef, and Food Service Director. Throughout his career, he has helped pioneer and implement sustainable practices. Jon enjoys spending time with his family and being an entrepreneur when he is not working. His other interests include collecting vinyl records and vintage clothing, playing guitar, and traveling. Contact Jon
RAE DAVIS – Food Rescue Coordinator
After joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Rae fell in love with local food. A few months into the pandemic, this love inspired a gradual career shift from engineering to her local food community. From helping to deliver fresh, local food to families during the COVID lockdown to taking graduate courses on food systems and sustainable businesses, Rae has a passion for solving problems connected to community, food, and the Earth. Prior to joining Spoonfuls, she worked on a quality team for breathing machines that allowed COVID patients to have a greater chance of avoiding intubation and aiding in recovery.
Rae holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and a minor in Biology. When she’s not rescuing food, you’ll find Rae reading, training and going on long walks with her dog, and crafting. Contact Rae
MEGHAN DAWE – Food Rescue Coordinator
For Meghan, originally from Massachusetts, it’s always been about food. She started her career in a food manufacturing plant as an Environmental Health & Safety Manager, then Sanitation Manager, and later ran her own warehouse in Rochester, New York. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Meghan shifted her career to support food access, beginning as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with the Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo, where she operated a mobile farmers’ market. In 2022, it was time for Meghan to return to Massachusetts, where she continues her food access work with Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
Meghan holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her favorite pastimes include traveling, listening to audiobooks, and snuggling with her cats, Ollie and Mo. Contact Meghan
RICH ENGRAM-BRIGHT – Food Rescue Coordinator
Rich joined the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team in 2022, as the newest Food Rescue Coordinator on our Hampden County route. He’s also a decade into his military career with the Air Force Reserves, a proud husband and father of four, and a self-described handyman. Rich was drawn to Spoonfuls for the opportunity to give back to his own community. Outside of work, he enjoys working on his car, whipping up a tasty meal, and staying active. Contact Rich
ANDY FEHRIBACH – Food Rescue Coordinator
After graduating from college, Andy worked as a Direct Care Professional / Teacher’s Aide for a residential behavioral school for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. While working on his degree, Andy had researched pay-what-you-can food retailers and took part in organizing fundraising events for nonprofit organizations that support them. This is what motivated him to dive deeper into food access work with Lovin’ Spoonfuls, where he started in 2022. Here, he aspires to continue to learn about the interconnected problems surrounding food insecurity, while playing a role in improving food access for his neighbors in Worcester County.
Andy holds a B.A. in History and German from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He loves listening and sharing music with others, distance biking in the warmer months, and learning to cook healthy meals. Contact Andy
FION KUBANI – Food Rescue Coordinator
Fion joined Spoonfuls’ team seeking to “make a tangible difference in people’s lives [in a way] that is focused on food and food justice.” Her role as a Food Rescue Coordinator allows her to do that while combining her interests in food justice and climate change.
Prior to Spoonfuls, Fion was a FoodCorps Service Member, teaching students about food and gardening in Holyoke. She holds a B.A. in Global Environmental Studies and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, both from Clark University. Fion loves to hike, find new lakes to swim in, and cook meals for herself and friends. Contact Fion
TOBIAS HARTRANFT – Food Rescue Coordinator
With a desire to enter the nonprofit space, Tobias sees his role as a Food Rescue Coordinator as “a great way to do active, meaningful work and come into contact with lots of kind, big-hearted people.” Prior to coming to Spoonfuls, Tobias performed an array of communications and administrative roles for companies in the private sector. Most recently, he was a data specialist for Citizens Disability, LLC, a law firm specializing in disability advocacy. He also worked on the internal communications team at Haemonetics.
Tobias holds a B.A. in Strategic Communications from Bridgewater State University. Outside of Spoonfuls, you’ll find him watching movies, playing games, and practicing archery. Contact Tobias
JEFFREY HORN – Food Rescue Coordinator
Growing up around New York City, Jeffrey saw firsthand how, in the same community, there could be both an abundance of food – and a need for it. “It always bothered me that there was so much food that was wasted that could have otherwise been used to solve the issue,” Jeffrey said. “I was drawn to Lovin’ Spoonfuls because the work that we do actually helps solve a problem I’ve been seeing for years.”
Before joining the team at Spoonfuls, Jeffrey worked in the automotive industry as both a technician and, later, an internal advisor, managing technicians and working closely with the sales team. He holds a B.A. in Music from Wheaton College of Massachusetts. He’s the drummer in a band, an autocross racer, and a home cook. Contact Jeffrey
STEPHEN LOVERDE – Food Rescue Coordinator
Stephen was born and raised in Centereach, New York. After studying environmental science at Boston College, he returned to New York and worked as an environmental consultant for five years. While working in this industry, he co-founded his office’s philanthropic outreach committee and worked to support the community around him. Through these endeavors, his love of food and creating an equitable food system were fostered by partnering with the Long Island Cares Food Bank. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, he made the decision to step aside from consulting and joined Long Island Cares full-time, assisting on the COVID-19 Response Team. Through a surprise (and delightful) turn of events, Stephen returned to Boston during the summer of 2020 eager to continue fighting for equitable food access and assistance in his new home. He is incredibly excited to join the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team and to be a part of the food rescue movement. Contact Stephen
ANTHONY SUMMA – Food Rescue Coordinator
Anthony grew up in Connecticut, but recently moved to Bellingham, MA in order to join the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team. He was drawn to the organization after studying Sustainability at Roger Williams University and wanting to alleviate the environmental impacts due to food waste. A man who has worked in various fields, construction and television production to name a few, he is looking for a more meaningful experience in which he can give back to those in need, while simultaneously having a positive impact on the environment. He is excited to meet and improve the lives of as many people as possible while exploring the MetroWest area. Contact Anthony
KIM VANACORE – Food Rescue Coordinator
Kim has always been passionate about food and getting to know her community (and its needs) through relationship-building. Early in her career, this led her to holding General Manager positions at farm-to-table restaurants, where she learned to take great care in minimizing wasted food. This brought her to the nonprofit sector where she started as a volunteer with an organization in Beverly, and later became their Food Assistance Coordinator. She joined the team at Spoonfuls in 2022 as a Food Rescue Coordinator in Worcester County. Kim is glad to be a part of a team working to address both hunger and environmental challenges, while acting as a resource to community partners.
Kim holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from UMass Lowell and an A.S. in Hospitality Management from Middlesex Community College. When she’s not rescuing food, you’ll find Kim hiking, cooking, or rock climbing. Contact Kim
ZACH WARD – Food Rescue Coordinator
Zach’s professional journey has revolved around food and hospitality. He’s held every position one can in a restaurant, including General Manager, where he also played a big role in the opening of a second location. This experience in hospitality opened Zach’s eyes to how wasted food can stack up. Passionate about fighting food insecurity, Zach joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls in 2022 excited to rescue food that would otherwise be wasted and feed neighbors in need in Greater Boston. Zach looks forward to caring for his community the way he did for his restaurant guests.
He holds a B.A. in English from Stony Brook University. In his spare time, Zach loves to experiment with cooking in the kitchen, collecting vinyl, and reading sci-fi. Contact Zach
CHRISTINE WRIGHT – Food Rescue Coordinator
Christy is thrilled to be joining the team as a Food Rescue Coordinator. Christy comes to us from Eckerd College, where she earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Arts in photography, graphic design, and theatre; and from Boston University with a Master of Divinity in Global and Community Engagement. She has always had a passion for food, cooking, and hunger relief efforts, and she spends her time buried in books on the culinary arts and food anthropology, volunteering with her local food pantry, and cohosting a podcast called Fully Yours on the intersections of food and spirituality. When she’s not dreaming of all things foodie-related, she pastors a small church in Central Massachusetts, cares for her way-too-large collection of house plants, and explores local trails with her dog, Cosmo. Contact Christy
Development, Communications & Public Affairs
JONI KUSMINSKY – Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Joni was raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her amazing “village” included two sweet grandmas from whom she learned to appreciate good food and share it with others. Her desire to be the village drove her to a career in nonprofits and ultimately to Massachusetts. Joni has been working in the Greater Boston area for over 15 years, in a range of positions spanning direct service to senior leadership. More than anything, she enjoys using her communication skills to help connect people to information, opportunities, resources, and one another. She holds a B.A. in Communication Arts with a concentration in Journalism from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law. She comes to Lovin’ Spoonfuls from the Worcester County Food Bank, where she deepened her passion for food justice. She enjoys telling stories about all the ways food rescue is good for people, planet, and the economy! Contact Joni
KATI SIGEL– Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Daughter of a Hungarian immigrant, Kati Sigel, was raised with the notion that no food should ever go to waste. Driven to bring this passion to the food insecurity sector, Kati joined the local nonprofit Three Squares New England (TSNE) in 2015 to raise critical funds to fight hunger. After five years as the Director at TSNE in July 2021, Kati joined the Development Team at Lovin’ Spoonfuls to share in their mission of bringing surplus healthy food to those who need it most. With extensive professional experience in project management, fundraising, and business development, Kati’s move to join the Development Team made sense. “I love talking about the importance of reducing waste, preserving the earth we love, and helping others, so seeking foundation and corporate partners who share the same values is a perfect role for me.” When not in the office, you’ll find Kati on her bike, with her kids, or enjoying an IPA with friends. Contact Kati
GREG FRIEDMAN – Senior Grants Manager
Greg grew up in the Boston area but spent much of his adult life in Washington State. Upon moving back to Boston in 2007, he began his nonprofit development career with a Unitarian Universalist multi-service organization in Roxbury, followed by grants-management positions at a refugee and immigrant services provider and a youth program in the South End. Greg has a deep interest in environmental issues and earned a B.A. in Journalism and Environmental Studies (double major) from Western Washington University. Contact Greg
MIKAYLA LYDON – Senior Communications Manager
Mikayla was born and raised in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Heavily influenced by her parent’s love of food and cooking, Mikayla learned to appreciate a good meal at a young age. While attending Ithaca College, she began to understand food as a system and its ripple effects on social, health, and environmental issues. Concerned that our food system did not serve everyone equally, Mikayla used her senior project as an opportunity to explore the topic culminating in “A Food System Design Inquiry.” This research, which she presented at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Memphis, TN, has informed Mikayla’s view on food and belief that systemic change is necessary and food rescue is a part of it. Prior to coming to Spoonfuls, Mikayla was the Marketing Manager for Moody’s Delicatessen and Account Coordinator at CK Communications Group. Mikayla, who holds a B.S. in Communications Management and Design, is also a classically trained musician (she played flute for 14 years!). Contact Mikayla
KEYTON SHEELY– Development Manager, Individual Giving
Keyton was drawn to Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ food rescue mission and its approach to doing business: operating from a place of intent and curiosity, diving deeper into the intersection of DEI and food insecurity, and challenging the status quo around our food system. Prior to coming to Spoonfuls in 2022, she served as Development Manager at Project Hope Boston, where she was responsible for corporate partnerships and special events, including organizing an 18-person team in the Boston Marathon. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Penn State (We Are!), serves as Chairman of the Board of The Derek Sheely Foundation, and volunteers with both Eluna Network’s Camp Erin and On The Rise. Her family is Pennsylvania Dutch, and she grew up visiting Dutch and Amish markets every week to support vendors in her community who provide fresh, healthy affordable food (and to stock up on Dutch Market fudge because it’s the best). Contact Keyton
ABBEY NICHOLSON – Development & Marketing Coordinator
Raised in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Abbey graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in Civic Engagement and Public Service. Having grown up with dreams of becoming a chef, at UMass she was able to combine her passion for learning about the social constructs of the world with her love of food. Through a food justice service trip and working as a Food Pantry Volunteer at the Amherst Survival Center, she was able to truly understand that having access to a healthy and stable source of food should be a human right, not a privilege. Looking to further explore the nonprofit sector with respect to food justice, she first joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls as a Development and Operations Intern in 2019. After spending a year as a Development Assistant for Major Gifts at GBH, she is excited to rejoin the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team with more fundraising experience. She looks forward to helping support the Spoonfuls mission of bridging the gap between abundance and need. Contact Abbey