Boards & Committees

Hope Farms is a program of Recipe for Success Foundation which is governed by an Executive Committee to the CEO, a working Board of Directors and an Advisory Board which work together to provide fiscal oversight, advice, counsel and operational support that is invaluable in our efforts to build and sustain operations in service to our mission and vision.

Additionally, there are specialty committees unique to Hope Farms that enjoy membership from our Boards and the broader community: The Hope Farms Committee governs strategic growth and planning; the Farm Art committee plans and executes art activations that embrace learning opportunities, performance and installations; the Chefs Brigade engages in classes and events as well as purchases our produce; and the SPICE Guild which provides hands-on support of operations across the spectrum.

Executive Committee

Gracie Cavnar, President, Founder & CEO
Aashish Parekh, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Kathryne Castellanos, Board VP
RJ Jenkins, Member of the Board

Meet the Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Glen Boudreaux, Emeritus
Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl
Kathryne Castellanos
Bob Cavnar, Emeritus Founder
Gracie Cavnar, Founder
Priya Coffey
Sheree Frede
Rachel Gatenby
Rodolfo Guerra
Deanna Hoelscher, Emeritus
RJ Jenkins
Sippi Khurana, M.D.
Ana Llovera
Barbara McKnight
Virginia McMullen
Aashish Parekh
Kelly Hales
Jessica Rossman
Katherine Warren

Advisory Board

Amy Anton, Chair
Catherine Anspon
Bill Baldwin
Kevin Bryant
Heather Carlucci
Robert L. Cavnar, Jr.
Gina Gaston Elie
Brent Erenwert
Roland Garcia
Lance Gilliam
Tammie Johnson
Myrtle Jones
Courtney Paddock
Genevieve Patterson
Joey Romano
Sharon Sanders
Zeenath Selvakumar
Marcia Smart
Bradley Patton Allen Smith
Melissa Stevens
Melissa Sugulas
Erin O’Leary Stewart
Rebeca Tapick

Hope Farms Committee

Bob Cavnar, Chair
Bill Baldwin
Glen Boudreaux
Gracie Cavnar
Priya Coffey
Kelly Coleman, MD
Stephanie Fleck
Ryan Fleck
Lance Gilliam
Rudy Guerra
Shafik Rifaat
Joey Romano
Carl Salazar
Sharon Sanders
Bradley Patton Allen-Smith
Tracy Stevens
Dan Sugulas
Rosario Tortorice, Jr

Chefs Brigade

Ojan Bagher
Casey Barbles
Aaron Bludorn
Ryan Bouillet
Kelli Bunch
Dawn Burrell
Robert Del Grande
Giancarlo Ferrara
Felix Flores
Michael Gabriel
Chara Gafford
Peter Garcia
Jean-Philippe Gaston
Sasha Grumann
Troy Guard
Charlie Ho
Stephanie Hoban
Vincent Huynh
Mayank Istwal
Brandi Key
Thomas Laczynski
Greg Martin
Barbara McKnight 
Ben McPherson
Ryan Pera 
Omar Pereny
Monica Pope
Luis Roger
Ellen Schwartz
Chris Shepherd
Marcia Smart
Claire Smith
Jake Smollett
Martin Stayer
Kaitlin Steets
Adam Stevens
Erin Stewart-O’Leary
Ruffy Sulaiman
Danny Trace
Brenden Treanor
Kiran Verma
Antoine Ware
Chris Williams

Farm Art Committee

Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl, CoChair
Jessica Rossman, CoChair
Aisha Berry
Greg Boyd
Tarina Frank
Gracie Cavnar
Caroline Goeser
Janus Lazarath
Rich Levy
Nancy Littlejohn
Marion Luntz
Judy Nyquist
Jose Rivera
Sarah Jayne Smith
Anna Walker
Alison Weaver
Christine West
Kheli Willetts