Sunflower Bakery is governed by an experienced and dedicated Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors is actively involved in our work. An Acceptance, Review and Dismissal Committee, comprised of disability and food industry professionals, reviews applicants for the employment-track programs. And, our Advisory Committee members provide guidance and advice in their particular areas of expertise. Café Sunflower & Bakery LLC has its own caring and knowledgeable Board that is responsible to the Sunflower Bakery Board of Directors.

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Sunflower Bakery Officers and Board of Directors FY2020


Scott ReiterScott Reiter
Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice



Phil MantuaPhilip Mantua
Vice Chair
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sandy Spring Bancorp



Steve JacobsonSteve Jacobson
Partner, West & Feinberg, PC


Elissa GoldfarbElissa Goldfarb
Vice President, Goldfarb & Associates



Board of Directors

Cathy BernardCathy Bernard
President, HCM Corporation




Gwen CraneGwen Crane
Senior Manager, Raffa-Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group




Shai FierstShai Fierst
Partner, Fierst & Fink, P.C. and Special Counsel, Montgomery County Office of the County Attorney, Department of HHS Division



Sam KaplanSamuel Kaplan
Business Executive
President, Jewish Community Relations Council



Jennie KupersteinJennie Kuperstein
President, Jenniek PR




Dina LeenerDina Leener
Past President, Sunflower Bakery
Community Advocate



Sara Portman MilnerSara Portman Milner
Co-founder & Director of Student Services, Sunflower Bakery



Orlee PanitchOrlee Panitch
Emergency Medicine Physician




Sari RaskinSari Raskin
Governance Chair
VP, Grants and Community Leadership, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia



Sarah ShickSarah Shick
Program Chair
Executive Assistant, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation



Laurie WexlerLaurie Wexler
Past Executive Director, Past President & Co-founder

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Acceptance, Review and Dismissal Committee

Eva Cowen
Café Sunflower Training Consultant, Disability Mentor/Consultant for Foundation for Jewish Camp, and facilitator for Anti-Defamation League

Deborah Fisher, Psy.D.
former Deputy Director of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

Meredith Gramlich
Senior Research Associate, TransCen, Inc.

Michele Landa
retired teacher from Montgomery County Public Schools and the parent of a graduate of Sunflower’s Pastry Arts Training Program

Gayle Miller
retired special education teacher from Montgomery County Public Schools and owner of tutoring practice, Insights Ed.

Nicole Shahraky, social worker who interned at Sunflower Bakery and is now the Campus Ministry Coordinator at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, MD

Heather Strauss
Behavior Support Teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools

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Sunflower Bakery Advisory Committee

Rabbi Nissan Antine, Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, Potomac, MD
Stella Cawley Kouros, Stella’s Bakery, Rockville, MD and Sunflower Employer Partner
Neil Neufeld, Vice President of Operations, Revolution Foods
Jason Salamon, Vice President of Human Resources, Edgewood and Vantage Management