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: Jeannie Posner

Chief Financial Officer | The San Diego LGBT Community Center

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.  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.”

VP and President Elect: 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.

Secretary: Faduoa Chafik

Staff Semiconductor Technologist | Google

Treasurer: Jamie York

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

Jamie is an experienced financial professional at San Diego Gas & Electric Company.  Jamie focuses on engaging stakeholders and managing cross-functional teams.  She has been involved with Mama’s Kitchen since 2011 and joined the Board of Directors in 2023.  Jamie enjoys giving back to the San Diego community and strongly supports Mama’s Kitchen’s mission that everyone is entitled to the basic necessity of life – nutritious food.

Member at Large: Chuck Meltzer

Physician | Retired

Dr. Chuck Meltzer is the former chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and the Assistant Physician in Chief of Santa Rosa Kaiser Medical Center. During Chuck’s tenure at TPMG, he was a practicing surgeon specializing in head and neck cancer surgery and thyroid/parathyroid surgery, lead 15 surgical chiefs and 135 surgeons, and oversaw care for members with rare conditions. Chuck was honored by The Permanente Medical Group in 2015 with the Sidney Garfield Exceptional Contribution Award for work creating teams of subspecialists at 3 hubs to evaluate and treat 1,100 members annually. In 2018, he was honored with the Lawrence Patient Safety Award for Quality for his work in the reduction of opioid prescribing for postsurgical patients. The practice of medicine has been Chuck’s lifelong passion. Throughout his career, Chuck gained experience in managing people, efficient and effective operations, compliance, and procurement. Chuck proudly joined the Mama’s Kitchen Board of Directors in 2023 where he uses his broad skills to help improve the health of the clients receiving medically tailored meals.

Member at Large: 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.”

Directors

Donald Armento

Mediator and Neutral | National Conflict Resolution Center

Jim Blevins

Community Volunteer | Retired

Caron Calabrese, Esq.

Attorney and CEO | Woodward Law

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