Annie’s involvement with Food for Others began in 2002 as a Neighborhood Site Volunteer. She was not only moved by the need for food in Northern Virginia but also by Food for Others’ community of staff and volunteers who stepped in to help. Annie served on Food for Others’ Board of Directors for seven years and began her role as Executive Director in July of 2016. In her free time, she can be found outside – hiking, biking, or traveling and she loves to spend time with her family.
Director of Development & Outreach
A Texas native, Alison spent years traveling around the world working in international development. Today she pulls out the passport only for fun, and oversees development and outreach at Food for Others. Outside the office, you’ll find her tending her vegetable garden, buzzing around town in her tiny electric car, or standing in her front yard talking to her neighbors.
April Frazier Simmons
Director of Operations & Client Services
April has been working at Food for Others for 17 years. She has spent so many years with FFO because she enjoys helping people in need. On the weekends, April spends time with her children and grandchildren.
Director of Volunteer Services
Nikki joined the Food for Others team eight years ago. She loves working at FFO because when she leaves the office each day, she knows that she has helped someone in need. In her free time, she can be found knitting, teaching Italian to her nephew, or hanging out with her mom and her husband.
Leo has been with Food for Others for 11 years. He has stayed with FFO for so many years because of his strong relationships with the staff, volunteers, and the clients. Leo is a dedicated football fan and loves to go jet skiing.
Bridget recently returned to her hometown of Fairfax, Va. after spending the last four years in Charleston, S.C. studying English and Communication at the College of Charleston. While in school, she worked as a Marketing and Communications Intern at a Pro Bono Legal Services nonprofit. In her free time, she loves to ride her bike, read memoirs, and spend time with her friends and family.
Dustin Lape joined the FFO staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is working on expanding our Community Partners program as well as our Mobile Sites program which was made possible through CARES Act funding. He feels blessed to be able to respond to increased need in the community. Dustin is a Lynchburg native, Liberty University Alum, AmeriCorps VISTA alum, and returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV). He enjoys biking, watching movies, and having light saber fights with his six-year-old nephew.
Mauricio began working at Food for Others 11 years ago. He loves driving FFO’s trucks to our neighborhood sites and to pick up food donations. After hours, Mauricio enjoys playing soccer and visiting local parks with his children.
Jenn wanted to work in the Food for Others Warehouse because she is passionate about helping the community. She enjoys interacting with our clients, especially the families. After hours, Jenn enjoys cooking, dancing, listening to music, and coloring with her young children.
J’Lon joined the FFO staff because he wanted a job that allows him to give back to those in need. He loves photography, roller coasters, playing basketball and his passion is music engineering.