Executive Director

Lara is an experienced nonprofit professional with a Masters in Nonprofit Administration and over twenty years of experience in the political, economic, legal and social environments of nonprofit organizations, ranging from community centers to museums to social justice organizations. She founded a nonprofit organization that taught low-income public high school students the importance of community service and leadership skills. In addition, she taught special education at the local elementary school. At Kids Cooking for Life, she develops programs, collaborates with other organizations and forms partnerships, and oversees fundraising campaigns, marketing and communications.