Staff & Board of Directors


Shepherd’s Table’s New Executive Director

The Shepherd’s Table Board is excited to announce that it has hired a new Executive Director, Manuel “Manny” Hidalgo, who will start work July 8. His hiring follows an extensive, nation-wide search process. Manny succeeds Jacki Coyle, who announced earlier this year that she would be stepping down as Executive Director; during Jacki’s successful 15 year tenure, the budget and volume of services at Shepherd’s Table roughly tripled.

We look forward to introducing Manny to our clients, partners, volunteers and other stakeholders over the next several weeks! In the meantime, we are very grateful that Jacki Coyle will continue to lead the organization in an Interim Executive Director role to ensure smooth, uninterrupted operations during this important transition period. To learn more about Manny, read the press release.

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Manuel Hidalgo, Executive Director

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Scott Davison, Deputy Executive Director

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Evert Vargas, Resource Center Director

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Haile Gebregziabher, Director of Operations

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Penlope Kwarikunda, Resource Center Associate/Eye Clinic Coordinator

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Jilna Kothary,       Sr. Development & Communications Associate

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Keith White      Lead Chef

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Christina Moore,  Chef

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Mohamed Banya, Senior Program Assistant

Sonji Owens Receptionist


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Robert Savoy, Program Assistant

Gary Bullock  Chef

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Sharon Flynn, Donor Relations Associate

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Roberto Maravilla Program Assistant-Security and Facilities/Maintenance
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Board of Directors

Since 1983, Shepherd’s Table has been governed by dynamic community volunteers who tirelessly share their time, talents, and treasure to fulfill our mission of ending and preventing homelessness.

Susan Collet
Jeremy Rosner and Rachel Schaffer
Adele Chazin
David Coriale
Board Representative:
Jon Alterman
Michael Balderrama
Deborah Boger
Karen Garnett
Allan Gray
JoAnn Grozuczak Goedert
Laura Henderson
Paul Kaplun
Aaron Lichtig
Tracy Mabbitt-Boone
Deborah Magidson
Farah Nageer-Kanthor
Doreen Cantor Paster
Edward Phoebus
Helaine Resnick
Min Shin
Heidi Weber
Tesia Williams