Board of Trustees

Our Board is comprised of dedicated individuals who are deeply committed to Spoons Across America’s mission.

Jeffrey Bank


Jeff Bank is an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he specializes in antitrust and commercial litigation while also acting as Pro Bono Coordinator for his office.   A graduate of NYC public schools (PS 26, MS 216), he also earned a BS and JD from Cornell University.  In his free time, Jeff enjoys organizing dinners for family and friends and traveling extensively, often planning his trips around food or music.

Katherine Gage Boulud

Vice President

Katherine Boulud is a global brand ambassador for Boulud restaurants, assisting with special projects and community outreach for the group.  A graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, Katherine worked in political fundraising before following her passion for cooking and travel to culinary school, then Michelin starred kitchens in France, Bali, Spain, and New York. Specialized in the healthful cuisine of Provence, Katherine created a food and travel website, Miel et Lavande (Honey & Lavender), and pursued studies in nutrition education.  Spoons’ mission was a natural fit for Katherine’s desire to change the culinary landscape for children and she has been an integral part of the organization since 2017.

Jeffry Haber


Jeffry Haber is Professor and Chair of Accounting at Iona College. He is also Senior Director, Finance of The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation engaged in healthcare policy research. He is an author (Accounting Demystified and What If Everything We Knew About Investing Was Wrong?) and frequent speaker at international and national conferences. He holds a PhD degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS and BS degrees from Syracuse University and is a CPA (NY) and licensed Community Association Manager (FL). He consults with a number of companies in a variety of industries and has done stand-up comedy.

Lynda Dias


Lynda Dias is a professor of Hospitality Management at New York City College of Technology, CUNY and a hospitality consultant to several internationally recognized luxury lodging brands. She earned her master’s degree in Labor and Policy Studies from Empire State College SUNY.  In her free time, she is the Faculty Adviser for the Spoons Across America Club at City Tech and enjoys traveling and discovering  new culinary delights with her foodie friends.

Julia V. Jordan

Reuel M. Jordan

Founders and Trustees Emeritus

Lauren Amanda Adler

National Sales Director, AltLegal

Audrey Bellovin

Marisa Clemens Colaneri

Senior Vice President, Consumer & Small Business, Bank of America

David Curtis

Owner and Founding Partner, Curtis+Perry Branding Plus

David Finkel

Director – High Rise Project Sales, Ferguson Enterprises 

Evan Merlis

Senior Vice President of Sales, Wheels Up

Rachelle G. Parker

Rachelle G. Parker was an elementary school principal in both private and public schools for 25 years, following several years of teaching.  She received her doctorate in curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1986. After retiring in July 2012, she decided to focus on her passion: Kids and Nature. This passion is still evolving and now includes healthy eating and nutrition education. She is active in several programs that help children and families learn to love nature in order to save and sustain our Earth. A belief in progressive, child centered education that started when her children attended Bank Street School for Children in the 80’s and 90’s continues to motivate her activities. Rachelle was excited to join Spoons Across America as a Trustee in 2014.

Salvatore Rizzo

Owner, DeGustibus Cooking School

National Spokesperson

Jacques Pépin

Chef/Author/TV Personality

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