Beth Shapiro
Chief Executive Officer

Beth Shapiro - Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels

Beth Shapiro has led Citymeals since 2011, increasing the number of meals delivered by 20% and doubling public donations and institutional support. Beth spearheaded Citymeals’ first capital campaign, raising $23 million to inaugurate the Joan & Bob Tisch Emergency Meal Distribution Center. This facility in the Bronx expanded Citymeals' capacity as a emergency responder and enabled the organization to mount an unprecedented and sustained response to the food crisis created by Covid-19. During the pandemic, Citymeals delivered over six million meals to 50,000 older New Yorkers. Beth also worked with Chef Daniel Boulud to launch Chefs Deliver, which takes some of the city’s best chefs out of their kitchens to deliver special meals to their isolated elderly neighbors. Prior to joining Citymeals, Beth was a marketing and advertising executive.

Executive Staff

Rachel Sherrow
Chief Operating Officer

Lis Goris
Chief Financial Officer

Shannon SneadSenior Vice President, Development

Marla TrugermanDirector, Human Resources

Sarah Berg
Executive Assistant

James MacdonaldChief of Staff & Board Liaison

Programs & Aging Initiatives

Liz CantilloDirector, Programs
Jeanette Estima
Director, Policy and Advocacy

Vik Bensen
Policy Analyst

Cesar Perez
Coordinator, Programs & Aging Initiative

Events & Partnerships

Alana Kulig
Senior Director, Events & Partnerships
Melissa Goldberg
Senior Manager, Events & Partnerships
Alyssa ZahakosAssociate, Events & Partnerships

Marketing & Communications

Catharine Bufalino
Director, Marketing & Communications

Andrea Weyhing
Director, Direct Response Marketing

Natalie Bograd
Manager, Digital Marketing

Justin Le GendreAssociate, Direct Response Marketing

Gayle Snible
Manager, Press

Elena Tafone
Manager, Editorial Communications

Volunteer Programs

Vivienne O’Neill
Senior Director,
Volunteer Programs & Corporate Engagement

Sheila Clay
Senior Manager, Volunteer Programs

Eloise JonesSenior Associate, Volunteer Programs

Jessica StoneAssociate, Volunteer Program

Julissa TaverasSenior Associate,
Volunteer Programs & Corporate Engagement 

Major Gifts

Jonathan Ettinger
Senior Director, Major Gifts
Naomi Borrebach
Manager, Institutional Giving

Mercedes Melendez
Manager, Major Gifts


Josué Morales Urbina
Director, Database

Anthony Colon
Senior Associate, Database

Tina GerraughtyManager, Gift and Data Operations

Eric Groom
Manager, Donor & Database Operations

Lila Je Associate, Database


Maggie Fernandez
Benefits Coordinator/Office Manager
Medina Lukolic
Manager, Finance

Victoria PersaudAssociate, Accounts Receivable

Lukas Porter
Manager, IT

Walema Wohab
Senior Manager, Finance