BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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ASHLEY COHEN

Chief Executive Officer

My name is Ashley Cohen, and I am a junior in high school. Amidst midterms and AP exams in the spring, I was overwhelmed with classwork quickly transforming into homework and my classes becoming Zoom video chats. While I faced the sudden stress of quarantine, I realized that Covid-19 was disproportionately affecting the less fortunate in my community. Food banks were shutting down, and people were being laid off at rapid rates. For many San Diego residents, paying for groceries became exponentially more difficult. I wanted to help, so I launched HTHV. In addition to piloting HTHV this summer, I participated in cancer research at a UCSD lab. Given my passion for health science and giving back to my community, I hope to one day become a doctor.

CHIARA KENAGY

Outreach Director

I am Chiara Kenagy, and I attend the Bishop's School in La Jolla, California. At 16 years old, I love playing piano and swimming at the beach. I first found my passion for community service through National Charity League, working with disabled children during the summer. I now have hundreds of volunteer hours, and I am so excited to continue exploring my passion for helping the community with HTHV during Covid-19!

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MADDIE KECK

Social Media Director

My name is Maddie Keck, and I am 16 years old. In my free time, I enjoy exploring my creativity by drawing and painting and giving back to the community through volunteer work with National Charity League. I also love to bake (banana bread is my favorite!). At school, I am a member of Peer Support, an organization that strives to foster camaraderie and growth on our campus. I look forward to doing my part in the nationwide fight against food insecurity with HTHV.

ASHLYN HUNTER

Creative Director

I am Ashlyn Hunter, and I am a junior in high school. In my free time, I enjoy exercising; helping my community through various projects, including HTHV; and hanging out with my friends and family. I am a member of my school dance team and have been a competitive dancer for 14 years. Since the beginning of summer, I have been an avid participant in the fight against food insecurity, working with Food Finder to help families more easily gain access to nearby food banks. I am very excited to continue my personal role combatting food insecurity with HTHV!

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SAN DIEGO TEAM

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HUNTER KATES

President of San Diego Branch

I am Hunter Kates, a 16 year old junior at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California. I play baseball and basketball and am an avid member of the speech and debate and model United Nations teams. I love creating immediate positive impacts on the community, and Helping the Hungry Virtually is an amazing opportunity to reach out to the members of our community and find creative solutions to help them through financial struggles. I hope to create meaningful relationships with my peers at HTHV as well as with the community members we help.

 

PHILADELPHIA TEAM

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THÉA KEREKES

President of Philadelphia Branch

My name is Théa Kerekes, and I am a senior at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. I have been rowing since freshman year and am now a captain for the Lower Merion Girl’s Crew Team. I have also been tutoring through BuildOn, a community service program at my school, since freshman year. As a senior, I will continue tutoring through BuildOn, as well as through National Honor Society, and Writing Fellows. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, photography, and spending time with friends and family. I am incredibly excited to be a part of HTHV, and to do my part in helping the community during these trying times.

JANE SPENCER

Manager of Communications, HTHV Philadelphia

My name is Jane Spencer, and I am a senior at Lower Merion High School. I have been on the crew team since freshman year, and I am a part of BuildOn, a service program through my school. I am also a member of the National Honors Society, and as a part of my NHS duties, I will be a peer tutor this school year. Outside of school and athletics, I volunteer weekly at Paws and Affection, a nonprofit organization that trains service, companion, and facility dogs to help kids with disabilities. Through this valuable volunteer work I have learned the importance of giving back to the community, so I am looking toward to furthering my dedication to serving others through HTHV.

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FAYE BERRY

Manager of Data and Outreach, HTHV Philadelphia

My name is Faye Berry, and I am a senior at Lower Merion High School. I am a coxswain and captain on the Lower Merion Crew Team, and a member of the National Honors Society. I am also involved in BuildOn, a service organization through which I tutor students grades K-8. Seeing the impact that this volunteering has had on the students has inspired me to continue to give back to my community. Outside of school, I am an author for the Biomimicry Institute and a PR representative for the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund. I am thrilled to give back to my community, especially during COVID-19, by being a part of HTHV.

JAMAAL RAHEEM

Manager of Public Relations

My name is Jamaal Raheem and I am 16 years old. I am Junior at the Acedemy at Palumbo in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. I am also a member in the Natinal Honor Society, where I tutor in Algebra. Outside of school I enjoy going to the gym, cooking with my family, hanging out with friends, meeting new people,, and going to the park to play basketball. I have been volenteering for my community for a few years now, and I look foward to helping more people through HTHV.

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VIVIAN COLLINS

Manager of Marketing

My name is Vivian Collins and I am a freshman at Lower Merion High School. I play soccer, write for my school’s newspaper, and am a member of my school’s environmental club. Outside of school, I am interning at Rubbish, which is a start-up company focused on identifying better solutions for waste management and cleaner communities. My responsibilities include social media outreach and marketing efforts. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, skiing, and reading. Helping the Hungry Virtually is a great way to safely serve the community and I’m grateful to be a part of it. I am very excited to get started helping others through HTHV!

 

MASSACHUSETTS TEAM

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SYDNEY MURPHY

President of Massachusetts Branch

My name is Sydney Murphy and I am a junior at Phillips Academy, Andover. In my free time I love to play sports such as field hockey and hockey, and I also enjoy recycling things such as household items and making them into an art project. I also love being outside and playing with my dog. Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, I have seen how everyone including myself has been affected by this, some more than others. When I got offered the opportunity to join HTHV, I thought that this was the perfect way to give back to my community and help the people around me that are in need of it. I have volunteered at various local food banks packaging and distributing food and I have enjoyed helping people very much. I am excited to continue helping people with HTHV!

TORY RIDER

Manager of Communications, HTHV Massachusetts

My name is Tory Rider, and I am a junior at Phillips Academy Andover. I have been on the field hockey and lacrosse teams since my freshman year. When I am home and not at school, I run food drives at my local church to help support the Shoreline SoupKitchen and serve as an acolyte when needed at church as well. In addition to that, I help the local Library with setting up for book sales and book drives. In my free time, I like to spend time with my 1 year old puppy Blue, go tubing and wakeboarding with my brothers, and learn to bake new recipes. I am super excited that I joined the HTHV team this year and I can’t wait to get started!

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SARAH KARLEN

Manager of Data and Outreach, HTHV Massachusetts

My name is Sarah Karlen and I am a junior at Phillips Academy Andover. I have two siblings and live in Brookline, Massachusetts. At school, I really enjoy writing for the newspaper and playing on the lacrosse and squash sport teams. In my free time, I love listening and discovering new music as well as playing the piano. Besides that, I love traveling to new places (especially when it involves skiing) and meeting new people. I have experience volunteering at the food pantry and was a part of a life-changing program located in Belize that taught at local schools. I have always loved collaborating with people different from me so I am very excited to be a part of HTHV and helping people especially during this time!

GEORGIA ADAMS

Manager of Public Relations, HTHV Massachusetts

My name is Georgia Adams and I am a junior in high school at Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts. I am 16 years old and I play field hockey and lacrosse. I love painting and meeting new friends. I discovered my love for community service during my freshman year, where I took part in multiple community outreach programs. I am so excited to be a part of the HTHV team and help fight food insecurity in the communities around me.

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LOS ANGELES TEAM

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DANIEL GROSSMAN

President of Los Angeles Branch

My name is Daniel Grossman, and I am a junior at Crossroads Highschool in Los Angeles, California. I am on the school's varsity swim team and a passionate participant in the school’s theater community. Pre Covid-19 pandemic, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in my school’s production of “A Chorus Line." As a way to give back to our community, our ensemble went on tour in San Francisco and put on shows for old age homes, juvenile detention centers, drug rehabs, and special needs schools. The experience was beyond fulfilling, and I continue to look for ways to give back to my community. During the pandemic, I realized how the less fortunate in my community were disproportionately affected. It was brought to my attention how devastating food insecurity can be for families, and I wanted to help. Thank you to HTHV for giving me the opportunity to help combat food insecurity across the nation.

 

DELAWARE TEAM

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ARIA JONES

President of Delaware Branch

My name is Aria Jones and I am a senior at Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware. I proudly hold the position as current president of the Concord string orchestra, and partake in many music related after school programs. I discovered my love for giving back last summer when I acquired my first job with an organization called “The Warehouse”. There, I helped create a safe space for teens in Wilmington in the midst of violence. I believe I have been given a similar opportunity to now volunteer for HTHV, and I am thrilled to yet again be there for my community.

CANDICE SMITH

Manager of Communications, HTHV Delaware

My name is Candice Smith, and I am a senior at Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware. I am in multiple after-school programs regarding music and drama. I am also an ambassador in Girl Scouts, where I have been a member for eight years. When it comes to giving back, I will do everything I can for those in need.

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ME’AIRA NUNI

Manager of Fundraising, HTHV Delaware

My name is Me’Aira Nuni, I am a senior at Concord High school in Wilmington, Delaware. I am currently the Vice President of my school’s Black Student Union as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Volunteer work is a crucial part of NHS so I am always glad to pursue opportunities that allow me to give back. I am very excited to be able to use this opportunity to give back to disadvantaged communities because the rehabilitation of those communities is something that I am passionate about.

 
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