|Dustin Speakman, President/CEO
Dustin Speakman currently serves as the President and CEO of The Community Kitchen, Inc. He was appointed to this position in February 2016. Prior to this Dustin served as the Director of Community Services for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. In this capacity he oversaw one of the largest state-based AmeriCorps VISTA programs in the nation, engaging up to 200 VISTA members per year, as well as other volunteer initiatives. Dustin was part of the senior management team charged with overseeing the statewide implementation and management of The Ohio Benefit Bank ™ and other innovative hunger and poverty reducing programs. Dustin served on the Voices for National Service Steering Committee and the Government Relations Committee, serves as President of the Board of Trustees for Children First, a non-profit day school for infants to pre-kindergarten and was Vice-Chair of the Board for Franklinton Gardens, a non-profit dedicated to food justice and healthy living. He also serves as a board member for the Columbus Diaper Bank. Dustin holds a bachelor’s degree in French and History.
|M.J. Muldrow, Director of Operations
Mj started working with Community Kitchen, Inc. in 2009 as a volunteer. She worked her way up through the ranks to her present position as Director of Operations. Mj has worn many different hats during her time at Community Kitchen, from serving as a volunteer in the kitchen and the front desk, to managing the clothing room, working as the kitchen assistant, managing our satellite location at St. Dominic’s, to serving as the Administrative Coordinator, Office Manager, and now as the Director of Operations. Clearly, Mj knows Community Kitchen inside and out and is committed to ensuring Community Kitchen operates at its best potential.
|Orlan Wormley, Acting Kitchen Manager
Orlan plans and prepares all meals at Community Kitchen. He directs and manages all kitchen staff and volunteers.
|Community Relations Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator
Brooke collaborates with all community members – clients, volunteers and supporters of Community Kitchen’s mission.
Before financial struggles which left her impoverished and homeless, Brooke worked as an Administrative Assistant at the University of South Florida, then at an international company, and then to a V.P. at a Fortune 100 company. During her six months in Columbus shelters, she worked at Klean-A-Kar Car Wash, and with Special Needs Students at Columbus Public Schools.
She continued working at Columbus Public Schools when she was hired as the Director of Religious Education at Holy Rosary St. John. Brooke has also written a book Heartland of the Homeless, and she speaks to various groups about her experiences, hopeful that sharing her experiences will build bridges in our community.