The board is responsible for financial oversight, goal-setting, policy development and fundraising. Board members meet monthly to review programs and make policy decisions; and dedicate additional time to chair or attend committee meetings.

President: Caron Calabrese, Esq.

Attorney and CEO | Woodward Law

Caron is an attorney focused on trust and estate litigation, probate, and estate planning.  She also volunteers with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and has earned the distinguished award for dedicating over 150 hours of service per year. Caron also serves the legal community by serving as Editor of the North County Lawyer magazine and was awarded the Lawyer of the Year from the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County in 2017.  Caron has served on several non-profit boards, including the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and GSDBA.  Caron first became involved with Mama’s Kitchen in March 2020 when she called to see how she could help during the pandemic. After serving as a volunteer delivery driver twice per week for a year, she saw directly the real impact that these nutritious food deliveries have on our clients and feels passionately about educating the community on our impactful services.

Vice-President: Andrew Rosenberg

Community Volunteer | Pier Services Agent

After spending most of his career as a senior marketing executive, Andrew Rosenberg founded and operated Over The Moon Media, a media buying company focused on retail advertising, for 10 years. Now retired, he works as a part time, seasonal employee in the San Diego tourism industry, focused on the cruise ship industry.

He has been volunteering with Mama’s Kitchen since 2009, having been introduced to Mama’s during his tenure on the board of directors of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Andrew is very passionate and dedicated to Mama’s Kitchen and our mission, joining the board of directors in 2016 and serving for 6 years in various leadership positions including Secretary and Treasurer. After a one year hiatus, Andrew returned to the board in 2022. “I am very excited to be back on the board. Mama’s Kitchen is an amazing organization that enhances and changes people’s lives every day and I am proud and thrilled to be able to contribute.”

President-Elect: Treasurer: Jeannie Posner, CPA, Esq.

Chief Operating & Financial Officer | San Diego Opera

Jeannie is a highly experienced financial and operations executive having worked in the non-profit and private sectors.  She owned a CPA firm that specialized in non-profit audit engagements and outsourced back-office accounting departments for clients in various industries, acting as her client’s CFO.  In the last 10+ years, Jeannie has worked or volunteered at various non-profit organizations in SD County, almost always as Treasurer or Audit Committee member. She is drawn to the not-for-profit model since the focus is on the organization and relies heavily on collaboration between staff and Board.  She now devotes her time to the SD Opera, as she deeply enjoys working in the performing arts assisting wherever she can to bring the human voice and story to the public.  Jeannie was drawn to Mama’s Kitchen because the organization’s message is so clear — nutrition is basic to everyone’s life and imperative to those who are homebound battling chronic disease and illness.  “I am proud to be a member of the Board of Mama’s, an organization that helps people every day and is consistently expanding its reach to those that need it.”

Secretary: Mike Horn

General Manager | IHF Export Corporation

Michael Horn owns and manages a company involved in the export of food products worldwide.  After completing has MBA, he had a career in business management in large food companies, and eventually started his own company.

He has been involved with Mama’s Kitchen since 2013, is starting his 8th year on the Board of Directors and has been a volunteer driver delivering meals to Mama’s Kitchen clients for 9 years. He is passionate about Mama’s Kitchen’s mission to improve the lives of people vulnerable to critical illnesses through nutrition.

Member at Large: Fadoua Chafik

Staff Semiconductor Technologist | Google


Donald Armento

Mediator and Neutral | National Conflict Resolution Center

Jim Blevins

Community Volunteer | Retired

Jennifer "Jenny" Grodberg

Pharmaceutical Industry Regulatory Consultant

April Heinze

Community Volunteer | Retired

Julia Jaffe

Director of IT Risk Management and Compliance | Qualcomm

William “Bill” Jefferson

Business Development Director - Safety Assessment | Charles River Laboratories

Thomas Kwan, PhD

Senior Data Science and Analytics Manager | ExThera Medical Inc.

Chiara Leroy

Health Planning and Program Specialist | County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Dr. Charles Meltzer

Physician | Retired

Kali Mistry

Financial Advisor | Edward Jones

Richard Moore

Community Volunteer | Retired

Jeff Robers

Regional VP of Sales | Joint Venture Pay/Pay It Forward Processing

Vic Salazar

President and CEO | Vic Salazar Communications

Jennifer Tuteur, MD

Assistant Chief Medical Officer | County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Jacqueline Ung

Director, Corporate Compliance | Qualcomm

Jamie York

Director, General Rate Case & Revenue Requirements | SDG&E