NATIONAL OFFICE

National and New York Program Contact Info:
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10018
Main: (212) 974-7111
Fax: (212) 974-7117
email: hello@ccapinc.org

Karen Brosius
President
(646) 790-4500

Karen has had a distinguished career in numerous facets of arts, nonprofit, and corporate management. She began her position as President of Careers through Culinary Arts Program in February 2017, and came to C-CAP from the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina, where she served as Executive Director from January 2004-February 2017. Through her work in the U.S. and abroad in the corporate, education, and arts arenas, she is a champion of nonprofits and their service to their communities.

Recent awards include the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Recognition of Excellence in Community Leadership, the City Center Partnership Chairman’s Award from the Columbia business community, the Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts, the TWIN (Top Woman in Industry) Award from the Palmetto Center for Women for outstanding achievements as a leader and role model, named a Leo Twiggs Scholar by the South Carolina Arts Commission, and a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow, named for former U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley.  Ms. Brosius has served as a board member for a wide variety of civic and nonprofit groups.

Karen Welch
Chief Administrative Officer
(646) 790-4509
Karen is responsible for financial management and administration at C-CAP and plays a central role in directing and overseeing its national operations. Feel free to ask her about vendor relationships, contracts, billing, and human resource support.

Jill Lloyd
Director of Development
(646) 790-4513
Jill oversees the fundraising for C-CAP. Feel free to ask her how you can make a donation to support C-CAP’s mission to transform lives through the culinary arts.

 

Katie Lane
Operations Manager
(646) 790-4514

 

 

Sara Pattiz
Development Associate
(646) 790-4504
Sara handles fundraising and event planning for C-CAP and serves as the liaison for the C-CAP Junior Board. Feel free to ask her about how to donate to C-CAP.

Ann Fitzgerald
Administrative/Executive Assistant
(646) 790-4517
Ann works directly with the New York City and National Satellite offices to ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of the office. She is the executive assistant to C-CAP president Karen Brosius and founder Richard Grausman. Feel free to ask her about general C-CAP information.

Christine Lee
National Career Advisor
(646) 790-4508
Christine develops and manages C-CAP career-readiness programming for high school students, and provides career-related assistance to alumni. She continually seeks to build partnerships with employers to establish employment pipeline for our community of students and alumni. Feel free to ask her about sharing job opportunities or exploring synergies with C-CAP.

Keri Fisher
National Program Director
(610) 888-0754
Keri manages the  C-CAP locations, working with local program heads to develop consistent programming with a unifying message (and local flair!). Feel free to ask her how you can help reach C-CAP students nationally.

Rebecca Travis
National Scholarship Manager and College Advisor
(646) 790-4507
Rebecca manages the national scholarship program and, working with her colleagues in all C-CAP locations, provides college advisement to C-CAP students nationally. Feel free to ask her about C-CAP’s scholarship programs or to reach out if you would like to support C-CAP students and alumni by providing life-changing scholarship opportunities.

Michelle Wider
Accounting Specialist
(646) 790-4503
Michelle is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Feel free to ask her for assistance with any accounting or financial issues you may encounter.

C-CAP NATIONAL LOCATIONS

ARIZONA:
2206 E. Magnolia Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
email: arizona@ccapinc.org

Jill Smith
Program Director
(623) 606-6213
Jill Smith directs and facilitates the state-wide Arizona program and develops relationships in our communities.  Feel free to ask her about how you or your business can get involved with our program.

Nicole Swartz
Culinary Coordinator
Nicole works with Arizona students, developing their culinary technical skills and providing job training. She also focuses on alumni networking and events. Feel free to ask her about job placement opportunities, for students or alum.

Leslie Gennaro
Culinary Resource Specialist
Leslie works with Arizona students and teachers to help facilitate culinary-related programs, including the annual application process, soft-skills development, and donation and event tracking. Feel free to ask her about our soft-skills training.

CHICAGO:
P.O. Box 60885
Chicago, IL 60660
email: chicagoregion@ccapinc.org

Nicola Copeland
Program Coordinator
(312) 505-0534
Nicola works with Chicagoland students, alumni, and teachers, managing culinary and after school-related programs. Feel free to ask her about how your Chicagoland high school can become involved in C-CAP.

Allison McCollum
Administrative Assistant
Allison is the C-CAP admin for the office in Chicago. Feel free to ask her with questions about supporting C-CAP Chicago.

 

Marcel Taylor
Marcel works with our Chicago students via our programs in partnership with After School Matters.

 

 

Aleta Williams
Aleta works with our Chicago students via our programs in partnership with After School Matters.

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS:
2405 Verano Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
email: hamptonroads@ccapinc.org

Tammy Jaxtheimer
Program Director
(757) 406-4536
Tammy manages all aspects of the C-CAP Hampton Roads, Virginia program. Feel free to ask her about becoming a C-CAP school, student volunteer opportunities, donations to the Hampton Roads program, or participating as a chef or foodservice professional.

LOS ANGELES REGION:
202 West 1st Street, Suite 6-0410
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 542-1941
email: laregion@ccapinc.org

Lisa Fontanesi
Program Director
(323) 371-9269
Lisa manages the day-to-day programming of C-CAP’s Los Angeles program, working with students, teachers, administrators, chefs, foundations, and supporters to make sure the program runs smoothly and continues to grow. Feel free to ask her about how you, your company, or foundation can support C-CAP.

Gail Carney
Culinary Resource Specialist
(805) 630-9948
Gail works with LA students, teachers and alumni and oversees the coordination of culinary-related programs along with managing the administrative activities to support the Los Angeles program.  Feel free to ask her how your LA-area high school can participate in C-CAP.

Lorri Wressell
Career Advisor and Event Planner
Lorri comes with 25 years of catering experience and wrangles our Los Angeles program participating chefs who mentor, hire, and support our students and alumni in the Los Angeles area. Feel free to ask her about internships, job placements, volunteering, and all things hospitality.

NEW YORK:
505 Eigth Avenue, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10018
(212) 974-7111
email: newyorkprogram@ccapinc.org

Samantha Widder
Program Manager
(646) 790-4505
Sam works with our New York City students, alumni, and teachers, managing culinary-related programs. Feel free to ask her about how your NYC-area high school can become involved in C-CAP.

Chido Macharaga
Career Development Coordinator
(646) 790-4511
Chido works with our New York City students, culinary industry professionals, and teachers to coordinate our career-readiness programs. Feel free to ask her about ways you can hire a NYC student intern

Amber Aspinall
Program Coordinator
(646) 790-4506
Amber works with our New York City students, industry professionals, post secondary partners and teachers to coordinate our culinary programs and annual cooking competition for scholarships. Feel free to ask her how you or your  New York City culinary student can get involved.

PHILADELPHIA REGION:
P.O. Box 28805
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Fax: (732) 654-8154
email: philadelphiaregion@ccapinc.org

Keri Fisher
National Program Director
(610) 888-0754
Keri manages the program in the Philadelphia region and serves as a liaison with all school, city, and foundation partners. Feel free to ask her about how you can get involved in Philadelphia and help change the lives of our students.

Alyssa Termini
Program Coordinator
Alyssa works with Philadelphia students, alumni, and teachers, creating and executing culinary programs related to career readiness, teacher professional development, and industry exposure. Feel free to ask her how your business or restaurant can work with our students or teachers to enhance their culinary education.

WASHINGTON, D.C. REGION:
P.O. Box 1243
Brandywine, MD 20613
Fax: (301) 782-4361
email: dcregion@ccapinc.org

Yvette Williams
Program Coordinator
(240) 691-9125
Yvette mentors, nurtures, and educates C-CAP students in the Washington, D.C. region, as well as working with teachers, local chefs, and supporters. Feel free to ask her about how your high school can participate in C-CAP, or how you, your company, or foundation can support our work.

Troy Williams
Chef Coordinator
(240) 508-7459
Chef Troy instructs, mentors and nurtures C-CAP students in the Washington, D.C. region, as well as working with local chefs, teachers, food purveyors and supporters. Feel free to ask him about how your high school can participate in C-CAP, or how you, your company, or foundation can support our work.