Staff & Board of Directors
Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Co-Director/Founder of Fruitcycle, has an MA from the University of London. She is responsible for TWB’s communications and development strategy, and organizes the annual Empowerment Breakfast with the event co-chairs. She is also the staff liaison to the Development Committee, maintains and develops new community partnerships, and oversees the volunteer program. She is currently the Vice Mayor for the City of Alexandria. She is a former Fulbright Fellow and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University.
Lucy von Fahnestock, Communications and Development Associate, is responsible for designing communications and marketing materials. She also is the social media guru of TWB, managing all social media outlets including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. She supports development efforts through outreach, event planning and maintenance of our donor management database. She is a recent graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied Communications and Public Relations.
Hanna Teklu, Alumni Engagement/Workforce Development Specialist, is a graduate of Together We Bake. Hanna’s primary role at the program is to connect Team Members with employer partners in the community and support Team Members in their job searches. Hanna also provides critical outreach and support to alumni Team Members and helps keep them connected to their TWB family and the resources they need in the community.
Patty Gomez, Outreach Specialist, is a graduate of Together We Bake. She runs the Del Ray Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, educating customers on our program and products. She also helps with recruiting future Team Members for the program.
Board of Directors
Erica Anaya, Lawyer and Entrepreneur
Morgan Hall, Assistant Principal, District of Columbia Public Schools
Casey Evans, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Student Services, American University
Stuart Allen, Chief Development Officer, N Street Village
Tracie Harris, Marketing Director, American Physical Therapy Association
Cathy Olson, Reporter/Editor & Publicist
Tricia Sabatini, Co-Founder, Together We Bake
Zavin Smith, Director of Development, Schar School of Policy & Government, George Mason University
Hanna Treyo, Community Care Assistant, Jefferson Funeral Chapel
Laura Walsh, Director of Development, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University