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.
Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sandy Spring Bancorp
Partner, West & Feinberg, PC
Vice President, Goldfarb & Associates
Senior Manager, Raffa-Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
Partner, Fierst & Fink, P.C. and Special Counsel, Montgomery County Office of the County Attorney, Department of HHS Division
President, Jenniek PR
Jill D. Myers, CPA
Certified Public Accountant
President, Jewish Community Relations Council
Past President, Sunflower Bakery
Orlee Panitch, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Sara Portman Milner
Co-founder & Director of Student Services, Sunflower Bakery
Director of Grants and Community Leadership, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Volunteer, Café Sunflower
Executive Assistant, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
Jody Fielding Sklar
Immediate Past President & Co-founder
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.
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.
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
Jason Salamon, Vice President of Human Resources, Edgewood and Vantage Management