The Sylvia Center Staff

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


Rolanda Beckett

Chef Instructor

Madeleine Fischer

Program Coordinator, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm

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Danielle Haigler

Chef Assistant


Kat Hernandez

Chef Instructor

Joyce Huang

Finance and Human Resources Director

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Jennifer John 

Executive Director

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Sarah Kabalkin

Chef Instructor

Samantha Kwok

Chef Assistant

Erika Lesser

Development Director

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Manuel Lopez

Chef Assistant

Anaya Martin

Chef Assistant

Eli Mattern

Chef Assistant


Kristen McCormick

Chef Instructor


Pat Marrett

Program Coordinator, The Sylvia Center in New York City 

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Olivia Meyer-Jennette

Events and Development Assistant

Theresa Morelli

Senior Chef Instructor


Allison Orellana

Chef Assistant

Samantha Pagan

Director of Programs, The Sylvia Center in New York City

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Justina Petway

Chef Instructor

Raquel Jacquez Sharp

Communications and Partnerships Manager

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Jenn So

Director of Programs, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm

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Fatoumata Soumare

Chef Assistant

David Stevens

Garden Assistant, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm

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Aly Trombitas

Garden Manager and Educator, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm

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