Board of Directors

BOARD

Kitchen on the Street – Board of Directors 2017-2018

 

Chief Financial Officer

Vince Scarpinato is a co-founder of Kitchen on the Street, Inc. He has served people in need in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona. During his culinary career on the east coast, Vince provided personal assistance to those in need, as well as through associations with various organizations. After his relocation to AZ, he became involved with Sojourner Center, lending his expertise in the kitchen remodel project. He has also been involved with Phoenix Rescue Mission and United Way. He lends his entrepreneurial knowledge and leadership to the organization and recently earned his MBA to better serve KOS in the areas of finance and accounting.  Vince also serves as an adjunct Professor at Arizona Christian University and is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association.

 

Board Member

Christy Alvarado has a passion for serving those with the littlest of voices; children and the elderly. She achieves this through her many commitments to organizations like the Miracle League of Arizona, the Mission One team and children’s ministry at Northern Hills Community Church. Christy began her journey with feeding the hungry by prayer and selling her baked goods at a local farmer’s market. When the farmer’s market season concluded, her volunteerism came to Kitchen on the Street. She is a wife and mother of 2 who works in the multi-family housing real estate industry. Christy has a servant’s heart that is evident in everything she does.

 

Chief Operating Officer

Rick Grimaud is the Vice President – Private Client Group at RBC Wealth Management, a husband and father of two sons.  Rick’s servant’s heart is apparent to all; he has been a faithful volunteer within his church community for years, a small group leader opening his home weekly to encourage others and a Kitchen on the Street volunteer offering hope to families in crises.  He lends his gentle spirit and kind nature to further KOS’ mission of turning hunger into hope…one child at a time.

 

 

 

Board Member

Jacob Steinbach is a Community Prosecution Specialist for the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office Community Prosecution Bureau. Jacob currently focuses on quality of life issues and long term crime prevention in the community and works in Title 1 schools to improve the lives of students and their families through educational outreach and by addressing childhood hunger and family food insecurity. With over 25 years in public service in law enforcement and related fields, Jake brings a unique perspective of how the hopelessness of poverty, sub-standard housing and hunger are connected to crime. Jake has a Master of Science degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University and him and his wife have a son serving in the United States Air Force.

 

Board Member

Aaron Flick’s passion for the hungry derives from his humble upbringing and experiences with food insecurity as a child. While Aaron lacked monetary possessions as a child, he is grateful that he always had God and a loving family. The federally funded breakfast and lunch program provided Aaron and his siblings with food his family’s limited budget did not allow for. Aaron is currently a Senior Insurance Advisor for USAA, a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and a recent graduate of Arizona Christian University. Servant leadership is not new to Aaron, he has been volunteering in various lay positions for a number of years. Aaron is in his last year of the MBA program at Liberty with cognate in Executive Leadership and is newly married to Kathleen, a school teacher in the Madison District.

 

Board Member

Pattie Stahm is a senior relationship manager for CBIZ, working with employers of all sizes to manage the legal and regulatory aspects of the retirement plans offered to their employees.  She currently serves as an Executive Board Member for the national CBIZ Women’s Advantage program, working to attract, retain and promote female associates through mentoring and networking activities.  In the local community, Pattie volunteers with Paradise Valley Girls Softball League as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Having a son and daughter of her own, Pattie feels strongly about working with programs that assist children, whether in providing meals for families struggling with food insecurity or supporting athletic programs that assist young people with character building and growth in their faith, as well as improving their athletic skills.

 

Board Member

Jose Caraveo’s firsthand knowledge of childhood food insecurity fuels his passion to turn hunger into hope.  Currently a Financial Advisor at USAA and full time student, Jose is committed to community.  He volunteers his time to coach underprivileged children in various sporting programs and his bi-lingual skills allow him the opportunity to teach children and adults both English and Spanish while extending them grace and preserving their dignity. Jose has been a pioneer in the Market on the Street program through creating relationships and giving financial advice to those participating in it. Jose is a friend and mentor to all.

 

 

Board Member

Penny Karle is currently the General Manager-Business Development at Envoy America and has worked with seniors for the past 13 years. She is a past President and board member of Human Service Professionals West, Co-Chaired many fundraisers for the Sun Health Foundation raising money for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Research.  However, volunteering and helping others was a passion of Penny’s that started at a young age. Penny and her husband have attended RLC since arriving to Arizona in 1997 where Penny has served on many different committees and teams. They now have 2 beautiful daughters who along with their father introduced Penny to KOS as they started volunteering with KOS in 2011.

 

 

Board Member

Mike McCann is a Brooklyn native who relocated to Arizona in 1996. He and his wife Carol Lee have been together for 21 years. Michael is a father and step-father to two children. Michael is a founding partner of Shamrock Ready Mix, a family run business created in 1998. Today Michael is a meat cutter at Costco Wholesale in Scottsdale. He has been serving at Impact Church (formerly Desert Life) since 2003. Now Michael wants to focus on meeting the needs of the community. Michael and his family and are delighted to be partnering with Kitchen on the Street. Michael’s food handling experience, as well as his business experience, are great assets to Kitchen on the Street.

 

 

Board Member

Sandy Johnson  recently semi-retired from a 34 year career with a Fortune 500 company to follow her passion to serve both children and the elderly.  She achieves this by volunteering at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in the outpatient oncology clinic one day a week, along with any other volunteer opportunities at PCH she can fit in, she also is the primary care giver for her elderly aunt, taking her to doctor appointments, handling her finances, grocery shopping trips and just being there for her.  She came to KOS by serving at the monthly food distributions and any other time there was a need at KOS.  She has 2 daughters that also have giving hearts and love to serve others by volunteering in their community.

 

Board Member

John Sharpnack is a native to Arizona, graduating from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Management. He is currently an Insurance Underwriter with USAA as well as a Head volleyball coach with Revolution Volleyball Academy where he has worked with children for over 15 years.  John began volunteering  with Kitchen on the Street in 2010 after meeting Co-founder Vince Scarpinato and hearing about his passion for helping serve hungry children in the very community he grew up in.  John is a very proud Uncle and Volleyball coach and considers his players to be his children.  John is excited to be a part of Kitchen on the Street and hopes to one day win the fight against childhood hunger.

 

 Board Member

Rudy De La Luz III  is a Texas native committed to the San Antonio community,  a dedicated husband and father of three. Rudy serves as the lead for Kitchen on the Street Texas.  His experience working with children through team sports at the YMCA, his years of faithful service to local churches and non-profit organizations and his sincere desire to serve God equip him to work alongside volunteers to meet the needs of San Antonio’s most vulnerable children.  In his 15+ years at USAA, Rudy has served in many roles such as a Financial Advisor, a Process Engineer and most recently as a Data Analyst. For the last 5 years, Rudy has lent his business experience and passion to further Kitchen on the Street’s mission of turning hunger into hope…one child at a time.

 

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Scarpinato is the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Kitchen on the Street.  Her community involvement includes volunteer work at homeless shelters and food banks like Phoenix Rescue Mission, as well as churches and outreach programs locally and abroad. Attending grade school and high school in the Valley, she feels a great sense of urgency to improve the lives of impoverished children in Arizona. Lisa is a recipient of the POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD in recognition of her community service and involvement in co-founding Kitchen on the Street. In 2010 she received   the Women Doing Good Award presented by Self Magazine and L’Oreal and appeared on the Today Show.  She is a member of the President’s Circle, an Advisory Committee of Paradise Valley Community College and is a Class 34 Graduate of the Valley Leadership Institute.