After eight years of fiscal sponsorship by Share Food Program, Inc., Sunday Suppers received its 501(c)3 designation in March 2019. Our Board of Directors was convened prior to lay the foundation for growth and expansion, and to explore best practices related to our goal and mission. In addition to providing guidance and support, the Board will ensure the organizational structure, processes, and programs continue to support the goals and mission of Sunday Suppers. We are so grateful for the support of our Board members.
Dia is a talented and creative thought leader who has more than 20 years of experience in government, healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. This has allowed her to utilize her leadership skills to coach and develop people and ensure operational excellence. Dia has a MA in Public Administration with a certification in Nonprofit Management from Villanova University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Tuskegee University and Neumann University.
Dia gladly accepted the invitation to join the Sunday Suppers’ Board in 2019 as its mission is aligned with her values around family and well-being. As a Board member, she will bring all of her experience to ensure families have the tools they need to lead healthier lifestyles. Dia believes that families are strongest when they work together and care for one another.
An avid reader, Dia usually has several books nearby. She is a writer, music lover, traveler, and cookbook collector who enjoys cooking for family and friends. She and her son live just outside of Philadelphia.
Sharon’s career has been in public accounting. In 2008 she took a leap of faith in herself and opened Bishop & Bishop, P.C., a CPA and litigation consulting firm located in Moorestown, New Jersey. She is an advocate for small business owners and is a small business owner herself. She understands the time and financial commitment needed to encourage a business owner and business to thrive.
Starting a non-profit is as entrepreneurial an endeavor as starting a small business. As a legacy donor to Sunday Suppers, the invitation to join the inaugural Board was an honor. The mission of Sunday Suppers to teach participants over a period of time is, in Sharon’s view, an organization worthy of financial and nonfinancial contributions.
Sharon enjoys downtime in Vermont where internet access is scant and nature abounds. She is hoping her house there has occupants by the end of summer because the mosquitoes exceed the Vermont population two-fold!
Monique has over 15 years of business and leadership experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. As Principal of Civic Capital Consulting, Monique specializes in strategic planning, collective impact, community relations and capacity building; delivering innovative strategies that help organizations meet their mission and goals. Monique is a Penn State MBA graduate with a BS in Digital Design from Philadelphia University and a MSEd from Walden University,
As a Founding Board Member and Development Chair of Sunday Suppers, Monique believes in the power of food and family meals. A lover of cooking and a self-proclaimed foodie, she joined Sunday Suppers to be part of an organization that is working to feed the lives of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable youth and families.
Denisse Guzmán is a dedicated and well-rounded Human Resource professional with over 10 years of HR experience. She is a high-connector, with a passion about employee engagement and workplace compliance. Growing up and working in Philadelphia, she has witnessed the distress families endure to simply make ends meet. Denisse believes in Sunday Suppers’ mission and that this program is the perfect vehicle to help give back and strengthen the community. She is a Penn State University graduate with a BA in Crime, Law and Justice.
In her personal time, Denisse loves to travel, enjoys yoga, watching football, and is a licensed cosmetologist.
Amanda has dedicated 17 years to the nonprofit community both in Philadelphia and Bucks County. Most of that time was spent working in the field of trauma and maltreatment in a variety of settings, providing case coordination and counseling to both children and adults. She holds a MS in Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University and is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor.
Working and growing up in a culture that incorporates food into every aspect possible, joining the board of Sunday Suppers was a natural fit. Food and family go hand in hand and that is a major part of why supporting and aiding Sunday Suppers in its evolution is so important for Amanda. In her free time, Amanda loves spending times with her kids, traveling, and being a foodie.