Common Threads

LAST UPDATED: September 25, 2018
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Common Threads was created to bring health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education.  By integrating preventative health programs into school districts and community organizations, Common Threads not only helps combat the rising number of diet-related diseases, but also cultivates a culture that embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food.
8325 NE 2 Ave
Common Threads - Made at the Citadel
Miami, FL 33138

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Art Smith
Board President and Co-Founder of Common Threads
Executive Chef, TABLE Fifty-Two, Art and Soul, and LYFE Kitchen; CEO, Art Smith, LLC
Jesus Salgueiro
Co-Founder of Common Threads
Artist and Teacher, Susej Art Studio
Michelle Bernstein
Chef; Restaurant owner of Michy's; Culinary consultant; Author; TV personality
Jimm E. Cobb
Lynda Coffman
Vice President of Food Services, United Airlines
Sarita Dandamudi Rao
Co-Owner, Dandamudi's; President of Wi-Fi-Services, AT&T
Mike Denman
Global Business Manager, Microsoft
Alberto Carvalho
Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Emily Sachs Wong
Licensed Real Estate Broker, @Properties
Scott Barnhart
SVP, Global Supply Chain & Procurement, Aramark


Linda Novick O'Keefe
CEO, Co-Founder
Jed Miracle
Chief Financial Officer
Nekosi Nelson
VP of Programs & Evaluation
Neile Edens
VP of Research & Evaluations
Allison Liefer
VP of Development
Rachel Biderman
Sr. Program Manager
Lynnette Quiles
Senior Program Manager, Miami
Shante Haymore-Kearney
Program Manager, Chicago
Emily Conrath
Associate Director of Development


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.