Food Link Staff
Interim Executive Director
Rachel joined Food Link in April 2021 as Interim Executive Director. In this role, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of Food Link’s administrative functions. She brings to Food Link extensive nonprofit leadership experience with a special affinity for times of growth and transition. Rachel has held senior executive positions at two Boston area nonprofits: Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Birches School in Lincoln. Most recently, Rachel has been a strategy consultant to multiple mission-driven organizations. She holds graduate degrees in business and social work from Columbia University.
Khadejeh joined Food Link as the Administrative Assistant in October 2020. She previously worked at a nonprofit in Boston for three years, and attended Smith College.
Communications and Development Coordinator
Shannon joined Food Link in February 2021 as the Communications and Development Coordinator. She received her MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University. Prior to Food Link, she worked in higher education administration at BU and in digital marketing at Branchfood.
Stephen J. Larrabee
Director of Finance and Administration
Steve is Food Link's Director of Finance and Administration. He has worked for over 20 years in the non-profit sector. Steve spent 10 years living and working overseas managing international development projects, starting as a Peace Corps volunteer in the country of Uzbekistan. Stephen has a BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts and a JD and MBA from George Washington University.
Director of Operations and Community Partnerships
Elise Springuel leads Food Link's operations team. She developed a curiosity for the environment and food systems growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, watching oyster boats bringing in a dwindling harvest. Over the years, she’s explored the food system from various angles, from working on farms and in restaurants, to managing SNAP programs at Farmers Markets in Indianapolis and Boston, and working for Daily Table in Dorchester. Elise holds a MSW from Boston College with a focus on Social Innovation and Change Management.
Volunteer Program Associate
Rose Freudberg manages Food Link’s volunteer corps of over 250+ people. She is passionate about food, health, and sustainability, and envisions a world where everyone always has enough to eat. She graduated from Brandeis University with a double major in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Theater Arts. She has previously interned with the Newton Food Pantry.
Alex Kramer joined the Food Link staff in April 2019, but was first with Food Link as a volunteer in 2018. She studied Health Science as an undergraduate, and worked in cafes and restaurants before coming to Food Link. She is passionate about making sure people not only have access to food, but that it's healthy and fresh.
Emma Lowenstein graduated from Simmons University with a major in Public Health focused on Sociology. She started at Food Link as an intern and immediately saw the impact the organization was making. Emma is grateful to be part of a team that shares similar core values and enjoys working closely with and learning from Food Link's vast network of volunteers and organizations.
Bridget first joined Food Link as an intern helping out in Food Rescue operations. She was excited to work with an organization helping to reduce food waste and quickly realized the reward of helping to feed people. Bridget quickly became a valuable member of the team because of willingness to help and her ability to get food organized! She’s a curious person who always loves learning about different types of food and different cultural cuisines.