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“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of Grace. A soul generated by love” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Leadership

Andria Larson

Executive Director

Stephanie Stocum

Chief of Staff

Ruby Huizar

Operations Admin. Assistant

Volunteer Leadership

Lauree Barnes

Regional Director: CT & GA

Lauree joined Lasagna Love as a volunteer in Nov 2020 and quickly realized she wanted to be more involved.  She became local leader of Hartford County, CT and is now the regional director as well for all of Connecticut.  In a former life, Lauree was an actuary turned reinsurance broker but enjoys her current career at home with her wonderful and supportive husband and three children who keep her busy.  When not cooking or baking, Lauree enjoys playing lots of tennis, golf, gardening, and spending time with family.

Jenny Burns

Regional Director: IN & MI

Jenny couldn’t sign up for Lasagna Love fast enough when she first heard about it, as it combined two of her passions, cooking and volunteering. After starting in February 2021, she quickly realized she wanted to do more so she signed up to be a Regional Leader, eventually becoming Regional Director for Michigan and Indiana She lives outside Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and 18 year old son and is an avid Michigan Sports fan (Go Blue!) who also loves to read, hike and relax near water of any kind (lakes, rivers or oceans). Jenny works in health service research for the VA Hospital as a data manager.

Karyn Cram

Regional Director: VA & D.C.

Karyn lives in Centreville, VA with her husband and daughter. She enjoys reading, gardening, the beach, and volunteering in her community. She spent most of her career in the IT field, leading a customer support team. She joined the Lasagna Love team as a volunteer in October of 2020, became a Local Leader in December of 2020, and most recently the Regional Director of Virginia and D.C. in 2022. She is excited to help spread the word throughout the state.

Michela D'Andrea

Regional Director: OK

Michela’s Jamaican-Italian heritage taught her from very early to share kindness with others through her love language of food. This led her to joining Lasagna Love in October 2020, where she was the Local Leader for Dallas, TX in 2022. She currently assists the e-commerce department with logistics and has recently been made the Regional Director of OK. In her "spare" time, she is a full-time Chief of Staff, a mom to 3 furbabies, stepmom to a beautiful daughter, and a wife to her favorite “Recipe-Guinea-Pig”.

Donna Disbrow

Regional Director: NJ

Donna joined Lasagna Love (LL) in March 2022 after looking for a volunteer opportunity with a simple mission and powerful impact. Combining her passion for helping people w/ her love of planning and organizing, Donna became a Local Leader shortly after joining and has continued to look for opportunities to help LL grow by taking on the role of Local Leader Academy Director & Operations Special Projects Lead.  Donna is now the RD of NJ and lives in Lawrenceville with her amazing husband, daughter, and their two adorable dachshunds, Sophie and Delaney.  She loves spending time with family and friends, collecting sea glass, crafting, reading, & genuinely being there for others.

Stephanie Driscoll

Regional Director: SC

Steph is a wife and mother who lives in Easley, SC with her 2 sons and husband. Her family is also very excited to be in the process of adopting a 3rd child! She enjoys reading, cooking, and serving her community whenever possible. For a creative outlet, she also designs custom invitations. Steph joined Lasagna Love in 2020 as a volunteer, and quickly developed a passion for the mission. She assumed the responsibilities of a Local Leader in 2021, and then the Regional Director for the state in 2022.

Krissy Engram

Interaction Designer

Since May 2022, Krissy has generously contributed her culinary expertise as a volunteer chef in Delaware, creating meals that nourish and comfort her community. Her professional talents extend to her pivotal role on the Operations Team, where she excels in enhancing website design and analytics, ensuring optimal user engagement. Driven by a commitment to service, Krissy consistently leverages her skills to make a meaningful impact, embodying the spirit of community involvement in her professional endeavors.

Maureen Feuti

Regional Director: KY

Maureen is a Michigan native, delighted to be serving in her community.  She loves to give back while incorporating things that bring her joy – like cooking, and knitting (she knits for charities as well).  Maureen joined Lasagna Love as soon as she heard about it in 2022, and when the opportunity arose to take on a Local Leader role, she leapt at the chance.  She is closing in on 50 deliveries and is excited to be taking on RD responsibilities in Kentucky.

Lisa Hade

Regional Director: MO & OH

Lisa joined Lasagna Love in September of 2020. Lisa is a retired RN, and a former animal rescue veterinary manager. For the last 7 years, she has coached high school and age group competitive springboard diving. Lisa is a proud mother to 3 adult children. She also became a grandmother in February 2022. Lasagna Love, cooking, gardening playing tennis, and traveling with her husband to see each of their children in California, Colorado and Philadelphia are her favorite activities.

Jeff Haseltine

Regional Director: AZ, CO, NM, NV & UT

Jeff joined Lasagna Love in September 2020 as a volunteer and Local Leader. He works in vendor risk management for a financial services company and in his spare time likes to travel, cook, ski in winter and hike in summer. He lives with his partner and four miniature dachshunds, (Ollie, Wally, Thor & Zeus) in Evergreen, Colorado.

Lynn Hirsch

Outreach Director

Lynn lives in Alpharetta, GA and is a hopelessly devoted wife, mom, grandma, friend and volunteer! She says that her life changed on September 28, 2020 when she saw a story about Lasagna Love on the Today Show. She joined, began cooking and delivering meals and found a meaningful new focus in her “senior” life! She soon took on outreach leadership positions in GA and MS, a volunteer support inbox responsibility, and whatever else she could do to help Lasagna Love grow. Her husband of 50 years, 3 kids, 3 kids-in-love, and her five grandsons are the center of her universe and inspire her every day. Her main focus right now is Lasagna Love and everything outreach!

Jennifer Jarman

Regional Director: Australia, DE, MD & WV

Jennifer joined in October 2020 as a local volunteer and quickly loved the concept of LL. In December 2020, she became a local leader and is now a Regional Director for DE, MD, WV and Australia. Jennifer is also part of the volunteer support team and enjoys helping our recipients and volunteers . Jennifer is a mom to a grown daughter and son, nana to a perfect grandbaby, and 3 dogs. A self admitted animal lover and people person who has never met a stranger. Volunteering with LL has helped to fulfill her passion for helping others.

Melanie Johnson

Regional Director: TN

Melanie found a volunteer opportunity that combined so many of her favorite things and she was thrilled to join Lasagna Love in September 2021. A Knoxville native, she currently lives in Murfreesboro with her partner and lasagna chauffeur, Rick, and their rescued cats. Melanie works in the health care industry as a technical product manager. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, reading, attending live theater performances, trying out new restaurants, and doing what she can to make the world a better place. She got the love of cooking from both of her grandmothers and remembers them fondly every time she’s preparing a meal for others.

Kim Kazda

Regional Director: NC

Kim lives in Greenville NC with her husband Bill and two furbabies Monty and Lulu. She has a passion for feeding people and serving the community and this opportunity was a perfect fit for both. This is a family effort as she and her husband have committed to making and delivering Lasagnas together. She works for a non-profit as the Operations Director. She has been with Lasagna Love since November 2020.

Amy Lieberman

Portal Tech Specialist

When Amy isn’t baking lasagna, she loves to go camping, bike, tap dance, and MacGyver creative solutions. Her simple pleasures include wool socks, sticky note checklists, and sunlit porches. Formerly a middle school math teacher, Amy is now a software engineer in Boston.

Jennifer Macdermott

PR Director

A volunteer since 2021, Jennifer lives in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog. She works in television as a sales director.  Looking for a volunteer opportunity, she learned about Lasagna Love during the pandemic and thought it was a perfect way for her to help out in the community as well as spend time doing something she loves, which is cooking.  When the opportunity came to take on this new responsibility, she happily accepted because she feels strongly about the mission Lasagna Love is on.

Angie B. Madore

Regional Director: ME

Angie is orginally from Maine and after 20+ year “extended stay” in Boston, has returned home to central Maine with her family.  A trained social worker turned HR professional, she enjoys working with people, creating spaces that foster a sense of belonging, and finding solutions to complex problems.  In her free time, Angie enjoys yoga, communicating via gifs, exploring the coast of Maine, and spending time with her loyal sidekick, Larry the Velcro Dog.

Nanette Maneage

Regional Director: MN & WI

Nanette began with Lasagna Love in 2021 as a volunteer in the Waukesha/Fort Atkinson area, and then transitioned into the role of a Local Leader within the same area. She recently accepted the position of Regional Director because she feels strongly about honoring the mission Lasagna Love has developed. Nanette lives in Mukwonago, WI with her husband and her amazing German Shepherd. She also has two adult sons. Outside of Lasagna Love, Nanette enjoys learning how to quilt, traveling, reading books and spending time with friends and family.

Kas Mehta

Regional Director: AK, OR, & WA

Kas recently moved to Portland Oregon from San Francisco with her little family. She started with LL organization end of 2020 and loves to cook, garden, and has a wild amount of houseplants.  “I love being involved with the community in any way I can. So happy to be apart of a wonderful, supportive organization like lasagna love!”

Wendy Miller

Regional Director: ID, MT, WY, HI & Puerto Rico

Wendy joined Lasagna Love in September 2021. She works as a financial analysis and planner for a security door company. In her spare time she likes to travel, cook, and adventure with her two dogs Cooper and Ringo. She lives in Idaho Falls, ID.

Ashley Mudge

Regional Director: AR, LA, OK & TX

Ashley joined Lasagna Love in October 2020 as a volunteer, moved into the role of Local Leader of Fort Worth shortly after and is now the Regional Director of the Southwest. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her wonderful husband and fun loving daughter and has worked in compliance and risk management for various financial service firms. When she is not helping support our organization, the leaders and volunteers in her region and spreading kindness through delivering lasagnas, she loves traveling, watching and attending sporting events and spending time with family and friends.

Allie Mullin

Regional Director: VT

Allie joined LL in March of 2022 after a loss in her family that encouraged her to start volunteering. Combining her joy of cooking and serving others, LL was exactly what Allie was looking for. Shortly after joining as a volunteer chef, Allie became the Local Leader for her area in Vermont. In February 2024 she jumped at the opportunity to be the Regional Director for VT. Allie is a homesteader who enjoys developing recipes, hiking, yoga, serving others, camping, foraging, and hanging out with her many animals.

Melissa Najafi

Regional Director: Western Canada

Melissa has a love for cooking and social work; volunteering for Lasagna Love was a perfect fit.  She began as a volunteer, then a Local Leader, and now Regional Director.  Melissa is looking forward to growing Lasagna Love even more throughout Western Canada.

Kristi Perkins

Portal Team

When Kristi heard about Lasagna Love at the end of 2020, she immediately signed up to be a chef. Food is her love language, and it is a great opportunity to serve others in her community. A few months later, she offered her programming skills and joined the portal team and has loved helping the website grow. When Kristi isn't eating, cooking, or programming, she loves to read and watch college football.

Megan Ransbottom

Regional Director: MS

Megan is originally from Illinois but now resides in the St. Louis area with her family, including her husband who's retired from the Air Force. She now lives in  She has 3 children (1 in Heaven and 2 that are Earthside). Megan loves her Chicago sports teams, especially the Chicago Blackhawks. She finds great joy in helping others, which is why she absolutely loves volunteering with Lasagna Love. Megan also volunteers as a Key Spouse for her husband’s squadron and helps with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.

Kristen Savage

Regional Director: FL

Kristen joined Lasagna Love in November of 2020. Previous to living in Florida, she co-ran an organization feeding those in need in Buffalo, NY. Kristen is a stay at home mom who enjoys playing at the beach with her kids, a good book, trying out local restaurants, and traveling. Her true passion is helping others and she is so excited to continue to pursue that passion with Lasagna Love.

Laney Schieffer

Regional Director: IA & SD

Laney joined Lasagna Love in 2020 when she was looking for a charity to do with her children during the pandemic. The organization was brand new to Sioux Falls, South Dakota with only two volunteers! She has made her involvement a family project and way of life; her two kids, Annabella and Alexander, prepare the lasagnas, and her husband helps navigate the deliveries. She loves to play sports, travel, work out and bike with her family.

Andrea Scullin

Regional Director: MA & NY

Andrea has been with Lasagna Love since September of 2020. Andrea lives just north of Boston with her teenage son and his dog. Andrea spends her days as a family partner at a local human service agency and her free time is spent with family, reading, or spreading the good word about Lasagna Love. Andrea is passionate about spreading kindness in communities, uplifting families, and reducing the stigma of asking for help, all reasons she loves Lasagna Love!

Micala Teetzen

Regional Director: KS & NE

Micala Teetzen started as a volunteer in 2021. After delivering 2 lasagnas, she was hooked and agreed to be the local leader for central Kansas. She is currently serving as the Regional Director for Kansas and Nebraska. Micala has been a zookeeper at Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS for 18 years. Other hobbies include visiting other zoos (currently at 69 and counting!) and attending zoo conferences, volunteering with various church efforts, gardening, bike riding and contradancing. She has 3 cats who are honorary volunteers because they insist on attending most Lasagna Love Zoom meetings!

Bobbie-Jo Trainor

Regional Director: NH

I live in NH with my husband and mother and my three kids are grown and out on their own. I learned of Lasagna Love from a friend of mine, and I immediately signed up. I love helping others and I'm excited to continue spread kindness with Lasagna Love in this new role.

Jazmyne Walker

Regional Director: PA

Jazmyne is a full time wife and mother of five who is conquering the world one step at a time! She began her journey with Lasagna Love as a requesting family, whose experience inspired her to become a volunteer. Her devotion to helping families grew, which encouraged her to step into a leadership role as a Local Leader, and now the Regional Director of the state of Pennsylvania. Jazmyne truly believes it is better to give than it is to receive, and her greatest ambition is to make a positive impact in all the lives she crosses paths with!

Bethany Williams

Regional Director: CA

Bethany heard about Lasagna Love in October 2020 and was thrilled to be able to volunteer again in the middle of the pandemic lockdown.  Her 2 cats were pretty happy about it too:  on lasagna making days, so much cheese ends up on the floor!  When Bethany is not making lasagnas or feeding cats, she is a techical editor, an avid reader of all genres, and a lover of word and board games.

Dore Zimmermann

Social Media Director

Dore joined Lasagna Love as Social Media Director in December 2023 after having served as a volunteer chef since 2020. Dore brings her expertise with social media to the team to grow the organization's reach and visibility and to engage new audiences of volunteers, recipients and partners. Living in the NYC metro area with her family, she is a passionate home cook who believes food is love. She has catalogued her family's Southern Italian recipes on a food blog and related social channels.