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

Madeleine Fischer

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

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Cindy Hu

Digital Content Coordinator 

Joyce Huang

Finance and Human Resources Director

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Jennifer John 

Executive Director

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Sarah Kabalkin

Community Chef

Samantha Kwok

Chef Assistant

Erika Lesser

Development Director

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Anaya Martin

Chef Assistant

Eli Mattern

Chef Assistant


Kristen McCormick

Community Chef

Elise McMullen

Community Chef


Pat Marrett

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

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Olivia Meyer-Jennette

Events and Development Assistant

Theresa Morelli

Community Chef


Allison Orellana

Chef Assistant

Samantha Pagan

Community Chef

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Justina Petway

Community Chef

Selina Preyer-Blakney

Community Chef

Victoria Schmidt 

Chef Assistant

Fatoumata Soumare

Chef Assistant

Aly Trombitas

Garden Manager and Educator, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm

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