Common Threads

LAST UPDATED: November 14, 2016
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
To educate low-income children on the importance of nutrition and physical wellbeing, empowering them to be agents of change for healthier families, schools, and communities. By providing children with a toolkit of knowledge and skills, we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, getting America's kids cooking for life!
Common Threads Made at the Citadel 8325 NE 2 Ave
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
Candace Mueller-Medina
Vice President of Global Communications, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Cheryl Kiser
Executive Director of the Lewis Institute & Babson Social Innovation Lab, Babson College


Linda Novick O'Keefe
CEO, Co-Founder
Holly Raymond
Chief Financial Officer
Nekosi Nelson
VP of Programs & Evaluation
Neile Edens
Director of Research & Evaluations
Allison Liefer
Director of Foundation Relationships
Scott Crews
Director of Partnerships & Engagement
Rachel Biderman
Program Manager, Miami
Shante Haymore-Kearney
Program Manager, Chicago
Allie Koolbeck
Grants Manager
Stephanie Folkens
Curriculum & Quality Assurance


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