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Meet our staff

Loaves and Fishes is a 501C3 nonprofit founded in 1983. The mission of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa is to provide community based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs. We are the largest provider of hot meals to the hungry in Contra Costa County, serving over 251,000 hot meals this fiscal year in five dining rooms.

Administrative staff

Joleen Lafayette
Executive Director – Operations

Janette Kennedy
Executive Director – Development and External Relations

Nick Wilson
Development Director

Kendra Uffelmen
Development Coordinator

Lisa Guadagna
Grants & Communication Manager

Mary Stark
Administrative Assistant

Angelica Bejarano
Operations Manager

Kitchen Staff

Carissa Crader
Chef/Kitchen Manager

Theresa Castro
Sous Chef

James Porter
Driver/Kitchen Assistant

Juan Andazola
Kitchen Assistant

James Bell
Driver/Kitchen Assistant

Jennifer Lay
KI Mobile Unit Driver/Server

Jasmine Feiner
Kitchen Assistant/KI Mobile Unit Server

Penny Exner
Kitchen Assistant

Ezell Adams
KI Mobile Unit Driver/Server

Dining Room Managers

Joe Barrera
Martinez
Assistant Dining Room Manager

Anthony Hue
Martinez
Assistant Dining Room Manager

Deborah Robertson
Oakley
Dining Room Manager

Christina Loyola Cabral
Antioch
Dining Room Manager

Kristine Maguire
Antioch
Assistant Dining Room Manager

Julie Protich
Pittsburg
Dining Room Manager

Marcus Feiner
Pittsburg
Assistant Dining Room Manager

Michelle Twist
Walnut Creek
Dining Room Manager

Weekend Staff

Olivia Reynolds
Martinez Dining Room Weekend Manager

Penny Exner
Pittsburg Dining Room Weekend Manager

Culinary Staff

Lavell Renfro
Culinary Arts Training Program Director

Ed McGrath
Culinary Program Assistant

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