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 jburmester@lafchildren.org


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 our Youth Program, and is leading our Family Support program.  You may reach Dana by email at dwright@lafchildren.org.

Sandy Mossinghoff joined LAF as a Facilitator in 2013. She worked with children in the K-1 class and is now responsible for the Youth Program, including overall supervision, leadership in curriculum development and research in outcome measurement. You may reach Sandy by email at smossinghoff@lafchildren.org.

Marian Troxler has worked with Loaves and Fishes in a variety of roles, including Board member and elementary school facilitator. She assists Sandy Mossinghoff in providing direction and support for our facilitators. You may reach Marian at mtroxler@lafchildren.org.

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 2015-2016 academic year, including email addresses to contact them, are:

Grades K - 1                    Kiana Williams            kwilliams@lafchildren.org
Grades 2 - 3                    Alexandra Burton        aburton@lafchildren.org
Grades 3 - 5                    Anne Brennan            abrennan@lafchildren.org

Middle School                  Kesheria McNeil          kmcneil@lafchildren.org
High School                     Cerissa Dewberry        cdewberry@lafchildren.org

We are pleased also to be working in partnership with the YMCA of the Triangle.  The YMCA counselors work in close collaboration with Loaves and Fishes staff in our location and provide extended opportunities at YMCA locations.

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 four (4) standing committees:  Administration, Board Development, Resource Development, and Program Development.  The Executive Committee is comprised of all officers and several board members appointed by the Board Chair. The Board of Directors and the committees meet once a month or as needed.


Billy Troxler        


Toni Chatman

     Vice Chair

 Ken Ashby


Gerry Rogers 


Board Members 

Ken Ashby

Toni Chatman 

Josh Davis 

Betty Anne Ford 

Samantha Graham

Butch Grove 

Susan Johnson

Phil Kraemer 

Nancy Newell 

James Roberson

Gerry Rogers

 Celia Selden


Billy Troxler

Joe Burmester, ex officio










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