Ron Karp

Executive Director

Ron Karp has served as Executive Director at Food For Thought since 1996. He brings a combination of skills to the organization which includes previous non-profit...

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Rachel Gardner

Deputy Executive Director / Client Services Manager

Rachel co-founded Food For Thought’s organic gardens and horticultural therapy project in 1999, and joined the staff full time as Client Services Manager in 2001....

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Karen Ahn

Communications Manager

Karen Ahn is a Los Angeles native with an extensive background in writing, editing, and nonprofits. She worked as a writer and editor for the Skirball Cultural Center,...

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Ali Archer

Food Drive & Volunteer Coordinator

Ali Archer is a Sonoma County native who is passionate about health and her community. During her studies at Saint Mary’s College, she developed these interests as...

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Elisa Baker

Volunteer Manager

Elisa began volunteering at Food for Thought nine years ago and loved it –always leaving feeling better than when she arrived. She was hired as the Volunteer...

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Mary Bigelow-Gale

Events & Stewardship Manager

Mary comes to us with over ten years of nonprofit experience in fundraising, relationship management and special events. She has also owned her own furniture business...

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Robert Bogdanoff

Office Manager

Robert brings a wide range of experience to the position of Office Manager. From 20 years in the film industry managing demanding project schedules, over ten years in...

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Mark Brudzinski

Creative Director, FFT Antiques

Mark Brudzinski comes to FFT Antiques with 25 years visual merchandising and store design experience, beginning in Topeka with Macy’s and traversing  the...

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Jonathan Cooper

Administrative Assistant

Jonathan joined Food For Thought as a weekly volunteer in 2010 and was hired as staff in 2014. A native of the scenic mountain town of Mount Shasta, California, he is a...

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Karen Gardner

Development Director

Karen began working with Food For Thought in 2014 and brings ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector. With an M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management, she has worked in a...

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Dave Hall

Food Program & Facilities Manager

Dave was hired for the Food Program and Facilities Manager in 2012.   He brings a wide variety of skills, technical knowledge, organization and service to Food...

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Dana Leavitt

Manager, FFT Antiques

Dana comes to Food For Thought with thirty-three years of food retail & catering experience. A native of Boston, he moved to the bay area in 1991 to explore new...

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Roberto Martin

Production Coordinator

Roberto Martin was reared with a good sense and value for local food and community. It could be attributed to watching all his father’s hard work as a hand on a...

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