Our Staff

Reed stands with students earlier this summer.

Nourishing Hope Leadership Team

from left to right: Jennie Hull, chief program officer; Dana Bakker, director of finance; Greg Trotter, director of marketing and communications; Nita Knowles, director of food acquisition and logistics; Kellie O’Connell, CEO; Gwen Ramirez, director of human resources and administration; Maria Valerio, executive assistant; and Keenya Lambert, chief development officer

Katie Adams

Manager of Food Operations and Logistics

Maria Valerio

Lance Aguilar

Warehouse Operations Coordinator

Eva Trampka, MSW

Jen Allman

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Greg Trotter

Dana Bakker

Director of Finance

Natia Barnett

Program Expansion Manager

Austin Bloomberg

Warehouse Operations Supervisor

Maria Valerio

Isaiah Boaz

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Siri Buurma

Bookkeeper

Cathy Camacho

Cathy Camacho

Online Market Coordinator

Angela Cimarusti-Clifford

Angela Cimarusti-Clifford

Manager of Pantry Programs

Angela Cimarusti-Clifford

Ben Clifford

Warehouse Operations Coordinator

Maria Valerio

Diego Colón

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Maria Valerio

Moe Elmatari

CRM & Data Administrator

Eva Trampka, MSW

Gillian Fitzgerald

Bilingual Pantry Coordinator

Maria Valerio

LaSean Ford

Facilities Manager

Greg Trotter

Vanessa Garcia, MSW

Bilingual Therapist

Matt Tropp

Juan Gómez-Lara

Program Driver

Nicole Greal

Nicole Greal, LCSW

Manager of Mental Wellness

Katie Himes

Katie Himes

Bilingual Care Coordinator

Eva Trampka, MSW

Sheri Howarth

Pantry Coordinator

Jennie Hull, MA, LCPC

Jennie Hull, MA, LCPC

Chief Program Officer

Nita Knowles

Nita Knowles

Director of Food Acquisition & Logistics

Greg Trotter

Keenya Lambert

Chief Development Officer

Eva Trampka, MSW

Alyssa Lavroff

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Edward Macias

Edward Macias

Housing Case Manager

Matt Tropp

Ty Matthews

Online Market Operations Coordinator

Carrie McCormack

Carrie McCormack

Senior Coodinator, Client Experience

Csilla Megyeri, LCSW

Csilla Megyeri, LCSW

Director of Social Services

Drew Moran, LPC

Drew Moran, LPC

Director of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

Eva Trampka, MSW

Carter Napoli Tager

Pantry Coordinator

Matt Tropp

Greg Nergaard

Food Operations Coordinator

Kellie O’Connell

Kellie O’Connell

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Trotter

Becca Olson

Development and Database Coordinator

Matt Tropp

Ana Petersohn

Home Delivery Program Coordinator

Eva Trampka, MSW

Leo Pizano Guzman

Hybrid Driver

Aliya Prescott

Aliya Prescott

Director of Volunteers

Grace Radzik

Grace Radzik

Manager of Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

Greg Trotter

Gwen Ramírez

Director of Human Resources & Administration

Vanessa Rico

Vanessa Rico

Individual Giving Associate

Matt Tropp

Corinne Rodriguez

Pantry Coordinator

Omar Román

Omar Román

Bilingual Pantry Coordinator

Marina Silva

Marina Silva, MSW

Bilingual Therapist

Stefan Sterett

Stefan Sterett

Individual Giving Associate

Kate Swiatek, LCSW

Kate Swiatek, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Therapist

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Housing Case Manager

Maria Valerio

Bill Thome

Commercial Truck Driver

Eva Trampka, MSW

Eva Trampka, MSW

Home Delivery Manager

Matt Tropp

Matt Tropp

Food Resource Supervisor

Greg Trotter

Greg Trotter

Director of Marketing and Communications

Maria Valerio

Maria Valerio

Executive Assistant

Nourishing Hope Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver the equivalent of 4 million meals each year, plus thousands of social service visits that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to build a brighter future for all Chicagoans. Join us today!

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