Our Team

Kate Rogers
Executive Director

Favorite Foods: I love fresh fruits and vegetables. Pickled, sautéed, boiled, chopped, raw, cooked – there is no form that I don’t enjoy. And anything with a Moroccan twist!

Daisy Williamson
Marketing Team

Daisy is a Bay Area local with the food industry and senior-level marketing experience. In her free time, she loves cooking, baking, and trail running. Favorite Foods: Daisy loves making and eating any vegetable prepared with plenty of herbs, lemon, and olive oil. 

Claire Swallen
Event Coordinatior

Currently hailing from Ohio, Claire is new to our team and comes to Sprouts with 11+ years of experience in event planning. She has a passion for traveling, trying new foods, and bringing events to life. 

Mauren Fitzsimmons
Marketing Director

Mauren is a Colorado-born cooking enthusiast with experience in community engagement and marketing. Her early memories reflect a love of the kitchen, and her international travels inspire her taste. Favorite Foods: I love to twist classic recipes! You’ll find me making stir-fry with spaghetti squash, or topping pizza with spinach and honey. 

Rachel Kowalsk
Development manager

Rachel is new to our development team and comes to Sprouts with 10 years of experience as a development manager, community organizer, and grant writer. Her most coveted recipe is her Nona’s spaghetti sauce recipe.

Development manager

Susannah has more than a decade of non-profit experience, with a passion for serving mission-based organizations working to create systemic change alongside achieving direct positive outcomes. There is not a food that Susannah will not eat, and ideal weekend includes a trip to the local public market followed by cooking a proper Sunday dinner

Katarina Krska

Favorite Foods: From European pastries to dishes from my home country like kale and potato soup, fruit filled dumplings or freshly baked bread… the list of my favorites is very long. Good thing cooking and baking is a passion of mine. But if I had to pick just one food, then raspberries – straight from the garden. Or better yet – picked up while hiking in the mountains!

Stephanie Cohen
Office Assistant

Stephanie Cohen grew up in the San Francisco bay area, lucky to be a part of a household where enjoying delicious, home-made food was the norm. She truly values the experiences she gained in the kitchen at a young age and loves being part of an organization that makes it its mission to share this joy broadly with the next generation of young chefs. Working in the mental health field, she understands the importance of nutrition and food security to overall health and wellness. Stephanie speaks Spanish and enjoys traveling, rocking climbing, yoga, biking, hiking, and spending time in nature.

Marlayna Tillery
Virtual Class Coordinator

Favorite Foods: Food brings me so much joy! I am a lover of all fruits and vegetables. Often crave pad Thai or a margarita pizza. My all-time favorite vegetable is broccoli! Especially paired with a sprinkle of mustard seed which enhances the nutrient content I am also a popcorn fanatic! I prefer cooking popcorn right on the stove with avocado oil and salt and topped with nutritional yeast that gives it a cheesy flavor.

Ana Krisna Chan
Special Events and After School Instruction

Ana is a wellness chef and nurse with a background in Ayurveda and nutrition – food lights her up as long as she can remember.  She grew up in a home with housemates from around the world; learning their cultural cooking styles, flavors, and tricks in the kitchen.  Creating home-cooked, nutrient-dense, delicious meals is her passion.  A plant-forward omnivore, she stresses the importance of the use of fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits as well as fresh herbs and spices that enhance the vitality of the food we prepare.  She cooks with love and intention and she encourages those in her company to do the same!


Kate Rogers


Fundraising + Operations

Sean Eckard


Growth + Strategy

Shenda Gu


Co-founder + IT

Katherine Garlinghouse


Fundraising and Growth Strategy

Omar Haroun


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1 Mandalay Place Unit 1503
South San Francisco 94080


(510) 680-3614