Manny Hidalgo • Executive Director
Haile Gebregziabher • Director of Operations
Jilna Kothary • Director of Development and Communications
Jilna joined Shepherd’s Table in February 2015, after serving on our Board of Directors. She leads our development and communications team, handling all aspects of fundraising, communications and event planning. Prior to her time at Shepherd’s Table, Jilna worked at ABC’s The View, Discovery Communications, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Culture & Communications and also completed the American India Foundation’s William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.
Evert Vargas • Director of Resource Center
Christina Moore • Director of Special Programs
Penelope Kwarikunda • Resource Center Associate and Eye Clinic Coordinator
Sibyl Brown • Development Associate
XuanThy Nguyen • Communications Associate
Sharon Flynn • Donor Relations Associate
Marcy Merti • Volunteer Coordinator
Keith White • Lead Chef
Gary Bullock • Chef
Jose Armando • Chef
Jose became our new chef in October, 2020. Before coming to Shepherd’s Table, Jose was a chef at E.J’s Provision Co. Restaurant in Laurel, Maryland. He volunteered a couple of times with us in the beginning of the year throughout the pandemic. When an opportunity to become a full-time chef opened up, he applied and was hired for his extensive experience in the culinary field. Jose has been cooking for over 25 years, and now at Shepherd’s Table, he is excited that he can cook for a great cause.