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 since 2001. 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 in 2010. 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.
Kelly is from the Midwest but has been living in the DC metropolitan area most of her adult life. Through many years of volunteering in educational settings, she understands volunteers are the heart of an organization and feels fortunate to be a member of the Food for Others community. Kelly enjoys traveling, cooking, baking and spending time outdoors.
Originally from Manta, Ecuador, Karen joined the FFO team in 2020 to check in families at our front desk. She decided to work at Food for Others because she loves helping people. Outside of work, you will find Karen at brunch with her friends, reading a book, or playing with her dog.
Mauricio began working at Food for Others in 2008. 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.
Rossio has been a member of FFO’s warehouse staff since 2010. She likes her job because the high level of activity in the warehouse always keeps her busy. Rossio spends her free time caring for her five-year-old niece and 10-year-old nephews.
Patrick is a warehouse staff member and truck driver for Food for Others’ mobile sites. He delivers food to families who live in high-need areas that would otherwise be unable to access FFO’s services. Patrick is especially passionate about helping individuals facing food insecurity and loves that his job is an opportunity to give back. Patrick is a Denver, CO native who loves hiking, cooking, and cheering on the Denver Broncos.
Warren was born in Peru but has lived in the Northern Virginia area for the majority of his life. He spent years moving around the United States and even spent a year in Hawaii, which was his favorite place to live. He has a seven year old son that he cares for on his own and he chose to work at Food for Others because he has needed help in the past and is now passionate about giving back. Warren is a fan of all Washington sports teams and in his free time enjoys playing sports with his son, his girlfriend and her children.