The Sylvia Center Staff

Meet our amazing team of chefs and educators who are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well.


Rolanda Beckett

Community Chef


Doreece Dyer

Community Chef

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Jeffrey Chen

Community Chef


Sophia Cheung

Chef Assistant

Madeleine Fischer

School and Community Program Manager, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm

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Naya Gary

Operations Manager 


Sarah Heasley

Community Chef


Cindy Hu

Digital Content Coordinator 


Nerelly Jimenez

Chef Assistant 

Jennifer John 

Executive Director

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Sarah Kabalkin

Community Chef


Corey King

Director of Programs

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Samantha Kwok

Community Chef


Pat Marrett

Program Manager, Teen Programs, The Sylvia Center in New York City 

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Olivia Meyer-Jennette

Development Associate

Anaya Martin

Chef Assistant

Destiny Martin

Chef Assistant

Luis Montoya

Chef Assistant

Destiny Smith

Chef Assistant


Kristen McCormick

Community Chef

Sam Moll

Community Chef

Theresa Morelli

Community Chef


Allison Orellana

Chef Assistant

Selina Preyer-Blakney

Community Chef & Program Assistant

Shveta Rana

Chef Assistant

Eric Rudnicki

Chef Assistant