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 FY2017


Daphna RaskasDaphna Raskas
Board Member, Past President, Berman Hebrew Academy

Jill MyersJill D. Myers
Certified Public Accountant
Board Member, Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Ginny McDonaldGinny McDonald
Master Tutor, The Treatment & Learning Centers

Janet ZuckermanJanet Zuckerman
Immediate Past President
Counsel, Clear Connection, Inc.

Board of Directors

Dottie BennettDottie Bennett
Vice Chair/Secretary, Signature Theater
Board Member, Big Tent Judaism
Education Committee, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Beth KanterBeth Kanter
Board Member, McClendon Center

Shelly KupferShelly Kupfer
Owner, The Paper Chase
Executive Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Susan KurtzSusan Kurtz
Founder & CEO, Whippourwill

Phil MantuaPhilip Mantua
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Sandy Spring Bank
Board Member, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

Sara Portman MilnerSara Portman Milner**
Director Of Student Services

Sari RaskinSari Raskin
Director of Grants and Community Leadership, Community Foundation of Northern Virginia

Scott ReiterScott Reiter
Chairperson, Cafe Sunflower
Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice
Executive Committee – Berman Hebrew Academy, Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue

Sarah ShickSarah Shick
Intake Coordinator, TLC The Outcomes Service

Laurie WexlerLaurie Wexler**
Executive Director

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Cafe Sunflower Officers and Board of Directors 2017


Scott ReiterScott Reiter

Neil NeufeldNeil Neufeld
Vice President of Operations, Revolution Foods


Gil GeldonGil Geldon
Executive Committee, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

Sam KaplanSam Kaplan
Business Executive
Vice President – Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

Jocelyn Berger KrifcherJocelyn Berger Krifcher
Board Member – Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School; Prizmah, Center for Jewish Day Schools

Sara Portman MilnerSara Portman Milner
Director of Student Services, Sunflower Bakery

Ahuva OrlofskyAhuva Orlofsky
Director of Marketing, Sulam

Daphna RaskasDaphna Raskas
President, Sunflower Bakery

Amy SchwalbAmy Schwalb
Volunteer, Café Sunflower

Elizabeth WeintraubElizabeth Weintraub
Advocacy Specialist, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Board Member, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

Laurie WexlerLaurie Wexler
Executive Director, Sunflower Bakery


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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.

Jennifer Griswold
former Employment Specialist for Sunflower Bakery

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.

Neil Neufeld
Vice-president of Revolution Foods, Treasurer of Café Sunflower and a member of the Advisory Committee

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, Café Sunflower Treasurer
Jason Salamon, Vice President of Human Resources, Vornado Realty Trust