Food Link Staff
DeAnne Dupont founded Food Link with Julie Kremer in 2012. Food Link brings together three of DeAnne’s passions: protecting the environment, reducing waste, and alleviating hunger. In her role as Executive Director, DeAnne leads the administrative, financial, and operational aspects of Food Link. She is currently spearheading fundraising for and the renovation of Food Link's future operations center at 108 Summer Street in Arlington.
Development and Communications Manager
Kathy took a circuitous route to Food Link via history museums. After working over 25 years in museums and non-profit organizations, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Kathy pivoted to use her years of non-profit project management and development experience to directly help people and the planet. Working at Food Link allows her to continue her commitment to serving the community by connecting those in need with available resources. Kathy has degrees in Historic Preservation, American Studies, and History Museum Studies.
Administrative and Development Coordinator
Main Phone Number: 781-819-4225
Jodie Smith joins Food Link with a background in education and museum nonprofits. Through her work, she has seen firsthand how a student's ability to learn can be impacted by what they do or don't consume and hopes that by reducing food waste we are working toward a sustainable world for future generations. Jodie has degrees in education, history, and museum studies with practical experience in project management, community partnerships, and teaching.
Elise Springuel leads Food Link's operations team as the Program Manager. She developed a curiosity for the environment and food systems growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, watching oyster boats bringing in a dwindling harvest. At Ithaca College, where she graduated in 2011, she observed the power of food while volunteering in a local soup kitchen. 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. Her desire to pursue a career grounded in social justice and service led her to pursue her Master in Social Work at Boston College, where she graduated in 2017 with a focus on Social Innovation and Change Management.
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 in her undergrad, and has mainly worked in cafes and restaurants for the past few years. She is passionate about making sure people not only have access to food, but that it's healthy and fresh.
Emma Lowenstein recently 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.