Cafe Sunflower is currently closed for repairs.

Sunflower Bakery will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Please join us in celebrating our graduates and community champions at Sunflower Bakery’s Annual Celebration & Graduation Event on June 16th! Tickets are available HERE.

Governance

Sunflower Bakery is governed by an experienced and dedicated Board of Directors who provide oversight and guidance on our strategic direction. Sunflower is also supported by an Advisory Council who are professionals that lend their expertise to help inform our work.

Sunflower Bakery Officers and Board of Directors FY2024

Officers

Elissa Goldfarb
Elissa Goldfarb, Chair
Vice President
Goldfarb & Associates

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

Gwen Crane
Gwen Crane, Treasurer
Not for Profit Accounting and Finance Executive Consultant

Jennie Kuperstein
Jennie Kuperstein, Secretary
President
Jenniek PR

Board of Directors

Cathy Bernard
Cathy Bernard
President
HCM Corporation

Seleem Choudhury
Seleem Choudhury
Chief Operating Officer
Adventist Healthcare, Shady Grove

David Farber
David Farber
Attorney
King & Spalding

Andy Fink
Andy Finke
Chief Operating Officer
DC Central Kitchen

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Dina Goldman
Director of Advancement
Olney Theater Center

Stacey Herman
Stacey Herman
Assistant Vice President
Neurodiversity and Community Workforce Development, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Susan Hoffmann
Susan Hoffmann
Development Manager
Fund for Montgomery

Steve Jacobson

Steve Jacobson
Partner
West & Feinberg, PC

Sam Kaplan
Samuel Kaplan
President
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Dina Leener
Dina Leener
Co-founder, Ex-officio

Jillian Levitt
Jillian Levitt
Real Estate Agent
Casaday Allison Group at Compass

Sara Portman Milner
Sara Portman Milner
Co-founder, Ex-officio

Orlee Panitch
Orlee Panitch
Emergency Medicine Physician


Dushanti Peiris
Vice President
Senior Branch Manager
M&T Bank

Scott Reiter
Scott Reiter, Governance Chair and Immediate Past President
Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Liz Tsakiris
Liz Tsakiris
Psychologist
Hand In Hand LLC

Laurie Wexler
Laurie Wexler
Co-founder, Ex-officio

Advisory Council

Sunflower’s success is based in community support and this support manifests in a variety of ways to support our students and mission. Sunflower’s Advisory Council is a group of diverse experts who lend their expertise and knowledge on areas of our work. Our Advisory Council represents the fields of disability, workforce, hospitality, pastry, food service, risk assessment, among others and provide invaluable advice to the Sunflower team.

Chad Anthony – Co-owner, The Pretzel Bakery
Beryl Feinberg – City of Rockville Council Member
Shelby Hill – Founder and CEO, Hill Enterprises, LLC
Arnie Katz – Regional Manager Dining Services, Metz
Beth Schoen – Executive Functioning Specialist, Enhance EFS
Kevin Slane – Chief Risk Officer, Sandy Spring Bank
Denise Ware-Jackson – Associate Dean Health, Wellness and Hospitality, Prince George’s Community College
Kate Zuckerman – Pastry Chef