Ting Chang, Program Coordinator
Ting joins the WITS team with a solid background in nutrition. She was a clinical dietitian at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and developed a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and the local food movement during her graduate studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Ting is always on the lookout for good food, whether it be in the schools, in restaurants, or on the streets.
Reana Kovalcik, Development Coordinator
Reana's comes from an urban policy and management background. Having worked in local government offices in both Chicago and NYC, she is well versed on community needs and how cities can maximize quality of life for their residents. Most recently Reana worked with NYC Council Member Gale Brewer's office to develop legislation and policies to improve school food and increase local/regional food sourcing in the City. In 2011 her work culminated with the passage of a local food sourcing bill, which was part of the FoodWorks legislative package. Reana brings her passion for socially conscious public policy to WITS along with a deep love of sustainable agriculture, creative cooking, and good eating.
Nick Lamm, Executive Assistant
Nick comes to WITS after two years of teaching in Detroit through Teach For America, where he witnessed firsthand the effects of his students’ unhealthy eating and fitness habits. Inspired by this experience, he moved to New York City and joined WITS to work towards a healthier generation of children. Nick is a lover of all things food and all things music, and he is proud to be a member of the WITS team.
Marjorie Wolfson, Cook for Kids Director
Marjorie comes to WITS with an extensive culinary background in restaurants such as Union Square Café, Le Madri, Alison on Dominick, and Gotham Bar and Grill. Marjorie ran her own catering company for 12 years, and now owns and operates an event production company. Marjorie lives in Riverdale with her husband and two daughters.
Jessica Albertson, Institute of Culinary Education, 2006
Kristin Atkinson, French Culinary Institute, 2007
Victoria Baluk, American Fitness Professionals & Associates, 2011
Laurielle Clark, Institute of Culinary Education, 2002
Kisha Figueroa Cromartie, Institute of Culinary Education, 2007
Ellen Emerson, NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, 2008
Jennifer Furman, NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, 2012
Carly Gould, Institute of Culinary Education, 2011
Laura Hoffman, NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, 2011
Sara Kartzmer, NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, 2011
Annie Morgan, NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, 2011
Shani Porter, Institute of Culinary Education, 2007
Deborah Soffel, NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, 2000
Cynthia Tomasini, French Culinary Institute, 2011
Susan Tuason, Miami University, 1989
Anne Williams, French Culinary Institute, 1997
Marion Williams, NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, 2009
Our WITS Florida Cook:
Michelle Ross, Culinary Arts, Keiser University, 2008
Our WITS and WITS/SPORTIME Coaches:
Jamel Brundige, Communications, Nassau Community College
Ajani Clunie, SUNY Oswego, Mass Communications, 2007
Dayon L.Floyd, Physical Education, San Diego University
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