Blaire Bercy

Blaire Bercy

Blaire Bercy is a digital media professional with a passion to produce engaging entertainment content for women, girls, and marginalized members of society who lack positive representation in media. Blaire began working with Los Angeles nonprofits as a teen. She feels that it is important for the unhoused and food insecure to know that volunteering isn’t performative, it is done consistently with care because we are all part of the same wonderful city. Blaire serves on the board of the Hollywood Food Coalition where she serves weekly and manages their digital presence and community outreach.

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

John Billingsley joined the HoFoCo Board in 2017. During his tenure, he has served both as the President of the Board and briefly as a co-volunteer Executive Director. He has been acting professionally for over 40 years. He has also been an acting teacher and a stage director, and he founded a theater company – now 30 years young – devoted to adapting fiction for the stage (Seattle, Washington). John sat on the AIDS Service Center Board of Directors (Pasadena)  for six years, and has been blissfully married to fellow board member, and food rescue doyenne, Bonita Friedericy, for 20 marvelous years!

Michael Calabro

Michael Calabro

Michael Calabro is an International Event Producer, with over a decade of experience. Most recently, he produced Annabel’s, a private membership Club from the United Kingdom, in the desert of Saudi Arabia.  When he first landed in Los Angeles, Michael was introduced to the then, Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition. He began cooking in the kitchen, and serving on the streets. He and Aarin Speigelman, began and helped build the clothing drive which has grown to a staple service. Now a 10 year veteran of the organization, Michael is a founding Board Member.

Bertha Cortes-Carey

Bertha Cortes-Carey
Bertha Cortes Carey, a Los Angeles native, is a Partner of global law firm Rimon P.C., who focuses her practice on corporate transactions. An alumna of UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School, Ms. Cortes Carey has lectured on transactional skills at the UCLA School of Law. Ms. Cortes Carey is a human rights advocate who believes in the importance of giving back to the community. She was introduced to HoFoCo by fellow board member and Vice-President, Victoria Lautman. Ms. Cortes Carey serves as Chair of the board’s Audit Committee.  In addition to her board service, Ms. Cortes Carey provides legal counsel to HoFoCo on a pro bono basis.

Gina Gordon

Treasurer

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Gina shuttled between the East and West coasts for most of her life but now calls LA home.  Exposure to LA’s Skid Row as a young person made a lasting impression and underscored the understanding that homelessness and food insecurity have no boundaries. Gina is excited to join the Hollywood Food Coalition Board not only to volunteer but to also apply her professional experience and passion for helping others. She holds business degrees from The Wharton School and The  University of Southern California and currently works as VP of Production Finance for Fifth Season.

Nancy Himmel

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nancy is a seasoned marketing professional with extensive brand management experience. She currently serves as Head of Global Entertainment Relations at Swarovski, the crystal and diamond company, where she oversees the brand’s strategy and collaborations with the Entertainment industry and celebrity engagement. She also serves as a US Ambassador for the Swarovski Foundation supporting charities and initiatives in three areas: culture & creativity, human empowerment, and the environment.
Seeing the need within the community growing, Nancy began volunteering on Fridays at the Hollywood Food Coalition in early 2018 and was immediately impressed with the mission, vision, and values. She recently joined the development team and is focused on strategic partnerships.

Molly Knight

Molly Knight

Molly is a fifth generation Angeleno. Her grandparents met at Fairfax High School and her parents met at USC–so she knows the city like the back of her hand. She is a journalist who wrote a book on the Dodgers which became a New York Times Bestseller. She got involved volunteering at HoFoCo through a friend in 2016. She began to lead Friday night service in 2019. In the last year she’s been on the marketing team. During the pandemic she started the Amazon wish list that has gotten HoFoCo thousands of supplies like sleeping bags, tents, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hand warmers, gloves, beanies. She is grateful for the lifelong friends she has met through our organization.

Chris Lamond

Secretary

Chris Lamond

Chris has been a volunteer with the Hollywood Food Coalition for over 19 years. He is a founding Board member and currently serves as Secretary. He has been a partner with the law firm of KMFM for over 20 years concentrating in construction litigation and mediation. He resides in Hollywood, not far from where the HoFoCo provides its services. He remains grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who have enthusiastically joined in the HoFoCo cause over the years. He looks forward to working with those whom the HoFoCo serves while they navigate their way out of homelessness.

Victoria Lautman

Vice President

Victoria Lautman

Victoria Lautman grew up in LA, left for a few decades, and returned permanently (she hopes) in 2018. Before moving back, she was a print and broadcast journalist in Chicago, hosting long-running radio programs on the NPR affiliate while writing for a variety of magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, The Chicago Tribune, and others. Her most recent book, The Vanishing Stepwells of India (Merrell, London) was published in 2017 and has been the subject of several photo exhibitions.

During her years in Chicago, Victoria served on a number of social service boards and arts committees. But HoFoCo became her primary commitment in Los Angeles and she continues to volunteer there whenever possible.

Will Lemon

Will Lemon

William Lemon works as an artist/ writer/musician and has lived in Los Angeles for over a decade. He is currently creative director for DLJ, a development firm that has several properties in Hollywood, which is how Will originally heard of the Food Coalition. Will is also a fine artist but was originally trained at the Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

Will has been focused on HoFoCo’s Sunday cooking team, promotions and fundraising. Will loves nothing more than to crank up the music and improvise delicious nutritious meals for our clients every Sunday with his team. The Sunday team has grown into an ecstatic weekly get together for a diverse and talented group of volunteers from all over the world.

Melissa Lintinger

Chair

Melissa Lintinger is Chair of the Board at Hollywood Food Coalition. After shepherding the organization through four years of tremendous growth as its Treasurer, she is thrilled to lead the Board at an exciting time, during which major transformational initiatives will increase the long-term impact and sustainability of the organization. A New Orleans native, Melissa moved to New York City to attend NYU’s Stern School of Business for her BS in International Business and Marketing, and her MBA in Finance. She lived in downtown New York for thirty years, working in film and television, before moving to Los Angeles in 2016 to lead NBCUniversal’s television production finance department as Senior Vice President. Melissa was s 2019 LA Women of Influence Honoree, a 2017 HeroX NBCU Innovation Challenge winner, and a 2016 Top 100 Executive at NBC Universal. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Women in Cable Television (WICT), Advancing Women Executives (AWE), and Betsy Magness Leadership Institute’s Class of XXV.

Cara Maggioni

Cara has embraced Los Angeles as her home since 2004.  She was introduced to Hollywood Food Coalition in 2015, and over the years has volunteered at meal prep, dinner service, pantry sorting, and the Sunday lunch bag crew.  She is an experienced content and technology lawyer with nearly three decades of practice, and even more decades of practice as a home chef committed to the physical and spiritual nourishment of a well cooked meal. She hopes to contribute both skills as she joins the HoFoCo Board.  She is beyond honored to join the passionate and talented HoFoCo community as they continue to expand their mission of nourishment and sustainability.

Stan Moroncini

Stan Moroncini

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stan joined the army right out of high school and served for 15 years, completing deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  After the military, he graduated with a business management degree and currently works for the Department of Veteran Affairs as an IT manager. He has been volunteering with the Hollywood Food Coalition since July, 2018, working Monday nights with Brian Mathena. He is excited to join the Board of such a noble organization.

Brandon Reim

Brandon Reim

Brandon Reim has 20 years of experience in TV/Film production accounting, as well as a Masters in English from Loyola Marymount University.  He has taken grant writing classes at UCLA Extension, Notre Dame online, and at the Grantsmanship Center.  Brandon began writing grant applications for Hollywood Food Coalition in 2018, and has served both as a board member and as HoFoCo’s first Development Director, utilizing both his finance background as well as his education.  Brandon values every day he can put his skills and energy to use helping those who are in great need.

Suzana Santos

Suzana Santos was born and raised in Brazil and has been living in in Los Angeles for many years. She is a Family-Office Executive and has been working in finance for the last 19 years, first at Merrill Lynch for 8 years and for 11 years in the family office space. In 2001 she founded a nonprofit organization in the US and Brazil that provided after-school tennis and literacy programs for disadvantaged children. She was on the Board of Directors of the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and NALIP, National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Suzana volunteers at HoFoCo’s Community Dinner and is very excited to be a member of the Board.

Aarin Spiegelman

Aarin Spiegelman

Aarin Spiegelman is a real estate investor and the co-owner of a residential property management company based in Manhattan. Raised by parents working in the nonprofit world, Aarin has always had a strong connection to volunteerism and social justice. She first discovered the Hollywood Food Coalition in 2013, and was immediately drawn to the mission and community. Soon, Aarin assumed a lead kitchen role, and eventually became a founding member of the Board of Directors. She has held several positions over the years, most notably launching the social media channels, identifying and implementing donor software, and working as volunteer coordinator.