Loaves and Fishes Ministry

Staff & Board of Directors


Our Executive Director is Joe Burmester, previously Office Manager with Loaves and Fishes and a former CEO of a consulting firm, Partner with KPMG and a senior executive in several technology firms.  You may reach Joe by email at [email protected]

Dana Wright was one of the first Loaves and Fishes graduates.  She returned in 1998 as a Public Allies intern.  She has since completed the Public Allies National Leadership Program, has been Director of Family Support and is currently our Program Director, leading our team of facilitators and working closely with our families, public schools and community support partners. You may reach Dana by email at [email protected]

Kayla Davis joined LAF as our Volunteer Coordinator in 2019. She works with both our Executive Director and our Program Director to identify our volunteer needs, build relationships with both individuals and organizations that provide volunteers, and support the people who offer their precious time and talents in serving our organization. You may reach Kayla by email at [email protected].

We are pleased to have an outstanding team of Facilitators who work with our children to support their success in academics, social skills, and life skills development. Our Facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year, including email addresses to contact them, are:

Grades K - 1                    Kiana Williams                       [email protected]  

Grades 2 - 3                    Chanetta Lytello-Farmer          [email protected]    

Grades 3 - 5                    Abby Morris                          
[email protected] 

Middle                            Benetta Thai                          [email protected]            

High School
                    Dana Wright                          dwright@LAFChildren.org

We are delighted to have interns from Shaw University and North Carolina State University joining our team, providing academic backgrounds to support our children and great enthusiasm in addition to our staff.

Board of Directors

The Loaves and Fishes Board of Directors has five (5) standing committees:  Administration, Board Development, Resource Development, Multicultural, and Program.  The Executive Committee is comprised of all officers and other board members appointed by the Board Chair. The Board of Directors and the committees meet once every two months or as needed. If you have interest in serving on our Board or a Board Committee, please contact our Board Chair, Josh Davis, at [email protected]



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