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.
Sunflower Bakery Co-founder, Advisor, past Executive Director
Jill D. Myers, CPA
Certified Public Accountant
CPA, Master Tutor
Counsel, Clear Connection, Inc.
Co-Chair, Café Sunflower & Bakery
Vice Chair/Secretary, Signature Theater
Sunflower Bakery Pastry Arts 2017 Graduate
Bakery Manager/Head Baker, The Baked Bear
Vice President- Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Past President, Sunflower Bakery
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sandy Spring Bancorp
Sara Portman Milner*
Sunflower Bakery Co-founder & Co-director, Program and Training
Volunteer, Café Sunflower
Executive Committee, Board Head of Education, The Phillips Collection
Founder, JSSA Café Europa for Holocaust Survivors
Director of Grants and Community Leadership, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Berman Hebrew Academy, Trustee
Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue, Executive Committee Member
Executive Assistant, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
Volunteer, Café Sunflower
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
Senior Research Associate, TransCen, Inc.
former Employment Specialist for Sunflower Bakery
retired teacher from Montgomery County Public Schools and the parent of a graduate of Sunflower’s Pastry Arts Training Program
retired special education teacher from Montgomery County Public Schools and owner of tutoring practice, Insights Ed.
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
Behavior Support Teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools
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, Edgewood and Vantage Management