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Our leaders are a collective of are compassionate individuals who possess a deep commitment to serving the community and addressing food insecurity. They bring together diverse skills and expertise to guide the organization, working diligently to foster positive change and create a lasting impact in New York City.

In 1998, Dr. Melony Samuels pioneered one of NYC’s essential emergency food programs to help struggling families in Brooklyn. Today, The Campaign Against Hunger has expanded it’s reach throughout the every borough, ensuring every New Yorker has access to nutritious affordable food.

Board of Directors

David Mair

Founding Shareholder, Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C.

James Merkin

Board Treasurer | Analyst, Emerson Point Capital LP

Annie Mohan

Board Vice Chair | Senior Manager of Pro Bono, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Junior Board



  • Stephanie Josephs, HR/Contracts Specialist

Development & Communications

  • Racquel Grant, Development and Communications Director
  • Alison Kase, Marketing and Communications Associate

Programs & Services

  • Tamara Dawson, Director of Programs
  • Carol Bancroft – Custodial Care Manager
  • Daniel Wright – Community Wealth Manager
  • David Pedley – Systems and Maintenance Manager
  • Howard Brown, Youth Empowerment Manager
  • Jenae Joseph, Agricultural Production Manager
  • Michael Schaefer, Volunteer Manager
  • Ochael Watson – Interim Warehouse Manager
  • Paul Jones – Choice-pantry Manager
  • Tracey Johnson, Executive Chef
  • Tristan Paige – Farmer’s Market Manager
  • Wanetta – Interim Warehouse Supervisor