Staff & Board of Directors

Stephanie Wright, Co-Founder/Co-Director, has a Master’s in Social Work, with a focus on program planning and administration. Stephanie has overall strategic and operational responsibility for TWB’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. She is currently responsible for program planning, recruiting, community relations and the MSW Intern program. During the program, Ms. Wright co-leads the Empowerment and Life Skills groups.

Tricia Sabatini

 Tricia Sabatini, Co-Founder/Co-Director, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In addition to managing the kitchen and the program staff, Tricia is responsible for handling all TWB’s accounting tasks, including invoicing, accounts receivable and managing payroll.  Tricia 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-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.

Colida Johnson, Kitchen/Program Manager, is a graduate of Together We Bake. Colida provides the baking instruction in the kitchen and leads the ServSafe instruction.  She is better known as “Coach Colida” to the team and a role model to all.

Lisbeth Delcid, Business/Program Manager, is a graduate of Together We Bake. Liz provides leadership and instruction for the business team. She also leads the Empowerment and Life Skills groups and oversees TWB’s Business team who is responsible for shipping, inventory and deliveries. She is a role model to all!

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.

The Together We Bake Team!

Board of Directors


Erica Anaya, Supervisor, CASA Prince George’s County


Morgan Hall, Assistant Principal, District of Columbia Public Schools


Casey Evans, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Student Services, American University


Nita Mohanty, Shift Lead, Starbucks

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

Heather Stouffer, Mom Made Foods, Founder