Stephanie Wright, Co-Founder/Co-Director, has a Master’s in Social Work, with a focus on program planning and administration. Stephanie is responsible for program planning, recruiting, community relations, volunteer program and fundraising. During the program, Stephanie co-leads the Empowerment and Life Skills groups. She also works with the Business team on website maintenance, social media, inventory, marketing, and sales. Stephanie was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to serve on Virginia’s Criminal Justice Services Board.
Tricia Sabatini, Co-Founder/Co-Director, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Tricia is responsible for day to day management of the workforce training and personal development program. Tricia is the direct supervisor of the program staff. She also works with the Business team on website maintenance, social media, inventory, marketing, and sales. She also manages the orders, inventory and delivery of products to retail outlets. Prior to Together We Bake, Tricia had a very successful home based cookie business, Brown Box Cookies, for over 10 years.
Elizabeth Bennett, Co-Director/Founder of Fruitcycle, has a Master’s in the Anthropology of Food. Elizabeth is responsible for employer and community partnerships, communications, and sales. She regularly speaks to community groups on topics relating to food waste, starting/running a small social enterprise, second-chance hiring, and sustainability and social responsibility within the food system. Elizabeth also serves on Alexandria’s Commission on Employment. She is a former Fulbright Fellow and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University.
and Lekisha Davis
, Program Assistants, are graduates of Together We Bake. They provide the baking instruction in the kitchen, as well as help lead the Empowerment and Life Skills groups. They are role models to the current team and provide a positive learning and training environment. They also keep in touch with TWB grads through phone calls, emails and social media.
Elaine Ohse, Demo Specialist, is a graduate of Together We Bake. She conducts demos at stores and farmers markets, educating customers on our program and products.
Board of Directors
Dawn Bauman, SVP Government and Public Affairs, Community Associations Institute
Denise Raybon, Senior Specialist, Altarum
Erica Anaya, Lawyer and Entrepreneur
Cathy Olson, Reporter/Editor & Publicist
Ross Perkins, COO, Mason Dixie Biscuit Company
Kathryn Simpson, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Northrup Grumman
Laura Walsh, Development Consultant
Tommy White, Executive in Residence, AU Entrepreneurship Incubator
Stephanie Wright, MSW, Co-Founder, Together We Bake
Top row: Tricia Sabatini, Erica Anaya, Denise Raybon, Cathy Olson, and Tommy White. Bottom row: Stephanie Wright, Elizabeth Bennett, Kathryn Simpson, and Dawn Bauman.