Our dedicated staff brings with them not only extensive experience, but a great compassion.
Director: Alberto Cortés
Over 20 years management experience in HIV & AIDS services with nonprofit organizations. Has broad experience in cross-cultural and bilingual service delivery. Served on our board for two years, one of them as treasurer. As executive director of Mama’s Kitchen since 2002, has responsibility for staff, program success, and fiscal integrity. Has an MBA from San Diego State University and is a Navy veteran.
Chef: Anne R. Garger
With 20 years experience in the United States Navy, as chief petty officer responsible for preparation of four meals daily for a crew of 750. Nominated for the Ney Award for Outstanding Food Service. Joining Mama's Kitchen in 1996 responsibilities include menu planning, purchasing and preparation of all food items to meet specific dietary guidelines for all clients.
Director of Programs: Bill Patten
Responsible for supervision of the Home Delivered Meal and Pantry Programs, Bill also coordinates the Volunteer Program and Client Services. With over 20 years experience in management, banking and law, Bill joined the Mama's Kitchen family in 1995 as a Meal Preparation and Delivery Volunteer. Joining the staff in 2003, he was certified by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2007.
Gigi Cantin, Capital Campaign Manager
Chip Cline, Facility & Pantry Manager
Alberto Cortés, Executive Director
Ben Coyle, Development Coordinator
JD Damon, Distribution Coordinator
R. Garger, Executive Chef
Aimee Halfpenny, Development Manager
Carlos Medina, Grant Writer and Program Coordinator
Sam Morbidelli, Finance Manager
Bill Patten, Director of Programs
Vickie Randle, Bilingual Meal Services Administrator
Maurya Siedler, Marketing Coordinator