Tony McCarty, Executive Director
Dwayne Trujillo, Vice President of Philanthropy
Karen Price-Coberly, Director of Food Services
Michael Reper, Kitchenality Manager
Lauren LaVail, Program Manager
Michelle Barnes, Client Services Manager
Crystal Hena, Volunteer Coordinator


Darrin Abby, President
Darrin was born and raised in Northern California moving to Santa Fe in 1997.  He’s worked in Financial Services for the past 22 years.  Darrin his wife, Aimee, and daughter, Emma, enjoy the outdoors and usually have one or two Labradors in the house.  He is a past president and member of the Board of Directors for the Española Valley Humane Society. Having a family member who required home care for a number of years opened his eyes to the generous support for people in need offered by communities, friends and family. “I’m very happy to support Kitchen Angels in its mission to help our homebound neighbors.”

Morgan Honeycutt, Co-Vice President
Morgan is a New Mexico native with a life-long passion for helping people. Her legal career has involved immigration work with refugees and asylum seekers, criminal defense as a Public Defender in Albuquerque and family law. A partner at Santa Fe Law Group, Morgan finds that working with people in crisis is both an extremely rewarding and moving experience, although not an easy one. Her legal work translates to the kind of work Kitchen Angels does for the local community such as serving underprivileged populations. In such a capacity this requires dedication, creativity, tenacity, and a deep understanding of human suffering. In her free time, Morgan walks her dog, tries to convince her cat to wear a leash, reads voraciously, and enjoys everything Santa Fe has to offer with her large, rowdy group of friends. As somebody who is dealing with a very ill, aging parent Morgan says “I have a new and different appreciation for the kind of work that Kitchen Angels does in Santa Fe, and I so look forward to contributing what I can to this organization’s bold and loving mission.”

Karen Wolfe-Mattison, Co-Vice President
Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Karen moved to Santa Fe 40 years ago. She started cooking for Kitchen Angels in 2011 and has been a member of the Capital Campaign Committee. Over the years Karen has served on the Rio Grande School board, Santa Fe Prep Booster Club Board, Santa Fe Concert Association board, and Santa Fe Association of Realtors Community Service committee. Karen has been a licensed realtor with Sotheby’s International Realty for 30 years, specializing in residential properties. Her passions include cooking, hiking, cycling, skiing, yoga, and travel. Karen shares, “After a major cycling accident and being homebound for several months, I realized if it weren’t for my dear friends and family I wouldn’t have access to meals. After my recovery I volunteered for Kitchen Angels and felt such joy knowing I could make a difference in so many people’s lives!” She is thrilled that her daughter, who is an OB/GYN, has returned to New Mexico to help women in her practice in Espanola. Karen has two granddaughters.

Elizabeth Pettus, Treasurer
Elizabeth Pettus is a small business owner in Santa Fe. Kitchen Angels provides great, needed food that improves the lives of so many in Santa Fe. Elizabeth enjoys being on the Board because she helps maintain the Kitchen Angels mission and encourages continued growth in assets and financial security, because without security everything else suffers. Kitchenality is a brilliant financing aspect that serves as a remarkable “brand Ambassador” for Kitchen Angels.

Dr. Yash Morimoto, Secretary
Yash believes that being hungry is one of the greatest injustices in the world. Having experienced food insecurities himself, Yash is proud to be part of the governing board for the Kitchen Angels. Yash has lived in Santa Fe since 2002 and his career has focused on addressing the social and economic inequities that exists within our community. He currently serves as an Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Santa Fe Community College. 

Mark Cox
Mark is a fourth-generation New Mexican who was raised in Fence Lake and Silver City, New Mexico. Mark practices civil litigation with the law firm Egolf+Ferlic+Martinez+Harwood in Santa Fe. Prior to moving back to New Mexico to attend law school, Mark worked as a deck-hand on a commercial fishing vessel in Kodiak, Alaska for five summers, which allowed him to travel to over 30 countries. Mark enjoys reading, chess, hiking, and movies. “I believe that no child, person, or family should suffer hunger. I want to be part of a group that helps nourish and sustain our less fortunate community members.”

Ellen Cerreta
Ellen Cerreta is the Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  She previously served as the Division Leader for Materials Science and Technology, the Deputy Division Leader for Explosive Science and Shock Physics (M) and the ALDW High Explosive Safety Program Manager. Prior to joining M-Division, Ellen was the Group Leader for the Materials in Radiation and Dynamic Extremes Group (MST-8) at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  She received her B.S in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Ellen has been at LANL since 2001 and her research focuses on the relationship between microstructure and dynamic materials properties.   At Los Alamos, Ellen has led a number of projects to investigate dynamic materials performance and provide insight toward advanced predictive capabilities for strength and damage in extreme environments.  Ellen has served on The Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS) and ASM, International Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. I have lived in Northern New Mexico for over twenty years and I think there is a lot of need.  “I see the enduring, as well as the evolving, mission of Kitchen Angels as one that is consistently evaluating that need and how to best be responsive to it.  I really like that agility.”

Amanda Godlove-Erwin
Amanda Godlove Erwin consistently ranks among the top 1% of Real Estate
Associate Brokers in Santa Fe, proudly partnering with the #1 Selling local team,
the Duran Erwin Group. Her passion lies in fostering personalized connections
with clients, offering unparalleled service tailored to Santa Fe’s unique real estate
landscape. Affiliated with the Barker Realty office of Forbes Global Properties,
Amanda gains access to an exclusive array of world-class properties and a top-tier
marketing platform, enriching her ability to deliver exceptional results. With an
undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and dual masters from the
University of Colorado in healthcare administration and an MBA, Amanda’s
expertise spans beyond real estate into various facets of industry leadership with
roles in both healthcare insurance contracting and physician/hospital contracting.
Since 2002, she and her husband have played integral roles in residential and
commercial real estate ventures, from development to management. Amanda’s
approach is rooted in attentive listening, empathy, and composure, qualities that
distinguish her in the Santa Fe market. Beyond her professional commitments, she
has a rich history of community service, having held leadership roles in
organizations such as the Junior League and local hospital and school foundations.
A graduate of the 2023 class of Leadership Santa Fe and an active volunteer and
supporter of Kitchen Angels and the Las Campanas Community Foundation,
Amanda remains dedicated to making a positive impact. In her leisure time, she
and her husband enjoy tennis, golf, camping, skiing, hiking with their beloved
dog, Indigo, and visiting their adult children in California and Colorado.

Valerie Ingram
Valerie has worked in nonprofit and corporate positions in New Mexico for more than two decades. As a consultant, Valerie worked with many local organizations to apply best business practices to the challenges of leading and managing nonprofits.
Now Chief Impact Officer at United Way of Central New Mexico, Valerie serves on a number of boards in Santa Fe to give back to her hometown. A believer in collective impact, Valerie says, “The strength of Northern New Mexico is found when neighbors work together to help each other. That ethic is what draws me to Kitchen Angels.”

Angelica Palladino
Angelica is a veteran hospitality executive with an impressive resume, spanning over 23 years at luxury resort properties. Her leadership and vision has been vital to Bishop’s Lodge Resort, a legendary landmark in Santa Fe, New Mexico which brought her to this state 3 years ago.

Prior to coming to Santa Fe, Angelica served as the general manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, and she held leadership positions across several other Four Seasons Resorts, including Las Vegas, Hualalai, Vail, Las Colinas and Berlin prior to that. Born to an Italian father and German mother, food and hospitality has been a part of Angelica’s life from a young age, she learned the importance of being hospitable, celebrating togetherness and creating memories. Family road trips through Europe sparked an early affinity for travel, love of art, different cultures and exploration. After Hotel School in Villingen-Schwenningen, Angelica honed her skills in myriad positions, from server to manager, in hotels and Michelin star restaurants throughout Germany. In her free time. She has served on numerous boards and charitable organizations throughout her career to always support the community she was part of at the time. Angelica is currently a member of IWF, and serves as a Board member of TEXSOM.

Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith was born in northern Wisconsin, grew up in eastern PA and lived in New York City for 39 years. In November she moved to Santa Fe where her late husband and she bought a home six years ago. She was an elementary teacher and reading specialist for over 40 years in public and private schools in Philadelphia and NYC. After retiring five years ago she tutored elementary children and hopes to get involved in the City Different’s education system. It was observing the inequities of peoples’ lives in New York which made her want to help those who cannot help themselves.

Since childhood she has volunteered in soup kitchens, at Urban Outreach, School Meals for Pantries and God’s Love We Deliver. For the past few months she has had the pleasure of cooking at Kitchen Angels and be part of  a well-run organization. Wendy is looking forward to being on the board.