Chief Quality & Process
Director of Grants &
Special Events Director
of Meal Services
Charlene Crusoe-Ingram joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta as Executive Director in November 2015. Charlene brings a wealth of corporate, nonprofit and mentoring expertise to lead and grow Meals On Wheels Atlanta to serve the expanding number of seniors in need. Most recently, Charlene was a consultant and principal at Crusoe-Ingram Consulting, a people organization and strategy firm that provides expertise in identifying, acquiring and retaining the talent needed to drive and execute a business strategy. In 2011, Charlene became the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Atlanta Housing Authority. In this position, Charlene was responsible for managing the Human Resource function and providing a long-term strategic Human Resource platform for the organization. Prior to becoming a member of the Atlanta Housing Authority team, Charlene filled a similar role at NDC Health. NDC Health is now a part of McKesson Pharmacy Systems.
Prior to NDC Health, Charlene was a senior executive at The Coca-Cola Company. During her 16 years at Coca-Cola, Charlene held various leadership roles, the last of which was an 18-month corporate vice president assignment responsible for leading and integrating the company’s global diversity strategy initiatives and providing leadership and stewardship of the company’s billion-dollar Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Program.
Before leading Coca-Cola’s diversity initiatives, Charlene served as Senior Vice President of Organization and People Strategy and a key member of Coca-Cola North America’s senior leadership team. She led a staff of 140 people and managed a $35 million operating budget.
Earlier in her career, at Abbott Laboratories, Charlene was the Human Resources Manager for the Pharmaceutical Products Division, responsible for manufacturing, including production and quality functions for the US and Puerto Rico.
Charlene earned an MA in Guidance and Personnel Services from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
Charlene’s community involvement includes member of the boards of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Community Arts Fund, as well as more than six years on the Board of Trustees for Meals on Wheels Atlanta. She has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Knoxville College in Tennessee, Inroads Atlanta, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, and the Contemporary (Nexus Art Center), and is an alumna of Leadership Atlanta.
Todd Holcombe joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in July 2017 as the Chief Financial Officer. Todd is an accomplished finance and operations executive and brings with him extensive expertise in executive leadership, strategy, and corporate finance. Before joining MOWA’s leadership, Todd served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Phoenix Direct, LLC. in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior roles include President of ICM Georgia, Inc. in Austell, Georgia, and Business Manager at Para-Chem Southern, Inc. in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
Todd earned his Executive MBA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in Atlanta, Georgia, and his B.S. from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also holds a certificate in Values-Based (Ethics) Leadership from the United States Marine Corps Leadership Academy.
Chief Development Officer
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Andrea Jaron serves as Meals On Wheels Atlanta’s Chief Development Officer, joining the leadership team in 2018. In her role, Andrea oversees the implementation of strategies to develop donor relationships, funding and contributions to support the organization. She is passionate about furthering MOWA’s efforts and honored to be a part of a team dedicated to improving the lives of seniors.
A graduate of both the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, Andrea found her passion early on in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining MOWA, Andrea served as the Director of Development for the Southeast Region of the Anti -Defamation League, a civil and human rights organization committed to fighting hatred and bigotry. In this role, she was responsible for all resource development including annual and legacy giving, grants, corporate and donor relationships, and leadership development. Andrea previously worked as a consultant with several non-profits such as AID Atlanta and American Friends of Magen David Adom, where she shared her knowledge from years of experience with service organizations and foundations. Her earlier positions were in local private schools, including The Weber School, where she oversaw annual development activities including major fundraisers, donor cultivation, recognition events and all annual giving programs.
Outside of work, Andrea currently serves as the Vice Chair of Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta, a collective of women who create opportunities for social change both locally and internationally for Jewish women and girls. She is a certified yoga instructor and spends her free time spinning, kick-boxing, and teaching and practicing yoga. Andrea lives in Atlanta, Ga. with her husband, Larry, and their mini-labradoodle, Chandler.
Director of Special Events
Shannon joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in February of 2016 and she is responsible for managing all of our fundraising events–A Meal to Remember, Sunday Suppers, Golf Tournament, Santa for Seniors and Celebrate the Plate. Shannon has worked in the non-profit world for the last 8+ years. She worked at Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) from 2007-2016. She served on the Leadership Team at ARMHC as their Special Events Director for the past two years and has worked on the Events Team since 2008. She has also directed and managed the Volunteer Management Program and the Young Professionals Group. During her time at ARMHC, Shannon was involved in two Capital Campaigns raising more than $34 million to expand capacity at the two local facilities from 27 bedrooms to 81 bedrooms. Shannon received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia in 2002. Shannon lives in Atlanta with her husband and their two children. Shannon stays very busy with her family, friends and staying active with her neighborhood and community.
Director of Grants & Institutional Giving
Laura joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in 2015. As Director of Grants & Institutional Giving, she oversees all government, corporate, and private grants management, including proposal development, reporting, and relationship stewardship. She also oversees the research, database management, and prospect analysis functions of MOWA’s development team. Laura previously worked in New Delhi, India, helping to start an aftercare home for victims of sex trafficking, and in Seoul, South Korea, as an English teacher. She earned her B.A. from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and her M.A. from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.
Director of Home Repair Services
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Joseph joined Meals On Wheels in October 2013 as Director of Home Repair Services. He provides administrative oversight for the program which assists seniors and veterans with home repairs focused on providing a safe, hazard free environment enabling the resident to remain in their home. In the 10 years prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta Joseph was the Owner/Operator of Joseph Guy Handyman Services. Joseph’s other previous work experience includes 6 years as an Arts Administrator and Program Manager and 11 years as a Commercial Loan Officer.
Director of Volunteer Services
Stephen joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in June 2017 as the Volunteer Services Director. Stephen is responsible for overseeing and managing all of our volunteer efforts. Since 2011, Stephen has worked in social services and has spent his entire time in nonprofits fostering volunteerism and civic engagement. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Stephen worked at the Atlanta Community Food Bank just over three years. During that time, Stephen played a significant role in coordinating and recruiting over 28,000 volunteers. Stephen also planned Day of Service events for organizations such as the Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees, Technology Association of Georgia, and Comcast Spotlight. Stephen graduated with a degree in Public Policy from Georgia State University with a concentration in Nonprofit Policy.
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Brett Perriman Jr. joined Meals on Wheels Atlanta in 2011. Brett holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and has been working in the field of social work for the last eight years. Brett worked for the state of Georgia prior to joining the MOWA team as a case manager for children and families and as a behavioral specialist prior to that. Brett has spent countless hours as an undergraduate student volunteering with the local inner-city youth with a program called “Rattler Pals”. Brett continues to volunteer with organizations that can benefit from his education or hard work. Brett’s passions include senior advocacy, social justice and child welfare. Brett is currently working on obtaining his doctorate degree in educational leadership.
Director of Veterans Relations
Joshua Rumohr joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in April 2016. Joshua graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Gerontology. He brings experience in wellness assessment and programming for seniors, sales and marketing, and also academic research in the field of gerontology. Prior to joining MOWA, Joshua was at Ivy Springs Manor, an assisted living community, where he served as both Director of Excitement (Activities Director), and Community Relations Director. Joshua has also been a member of the Georgia Army National Guard with Bravo Company 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment in Newnan, Georgia since he enlisted in 2008. He and his wife enjoy spending time outside with their three dogs; Bandit, Delilah, and Kodiak.
Senior Director of Operations
Larry joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in December 2014 as the Director of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing Meal Services, Adult Day Health, Home Repair and Senior Companion programs. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Larry was the Chief Operating Officer at Senior Connections and Director of Distribution with Project Open Hand. In addition, he served on the Board of Meals On Wheels Association of Georgia. Larry attended Farmingdale University in New York before relocating to Georgia.
Senior Director of Meal Services
Jason Tucker joined MOWA in the spring of 2009. Having spent over seven years at MOWA, he has had the opportunity to grow with the organization and assist in various capacities of MOWA’s strategic plans throughout the years. He is responsible for conducting the work necessary for successfully operating a nonprofit home-delivered meals program, including the day-to-day operations and short- and long-term growth and development. His primary functions include overseeing the client intake process, waitlist management, route management, and measuring client satisfaction. In addition to the assigned primary functions, he is also responsible for coordinating client assessments, managing client file maintenance, and collaborating with internal/external partners to assist in maximizing the program’s impact in the community. Originally from Michigan, Jason relocated to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University where he majored in English.
Special Events Director
Elisha Silvera is the Special Events Director for Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) and plans and manages all aspects of the organization’s fundraising events. A well-respected and accomplished non-profit professional, Elisha joined MOWA in March of 2018.
Prior to MOWA, Elisha served as Special Events and Community Development Associate for National Medical Fellowships (NMF), where she was responsible for fundraising and cultivating individual donors, corporate partners, and alumni in support of NMF’s mission. In 2008, Elisha re-launched The Steve Harvey Foundation, where she worked directly with Steve Harvey to bring to life his long-time philanthropic vision of creating a mentoring program focused solely on sharing and teaching the principles of manhood to young men who come from single mother homes.
Prior to her time at The Steve Harvey Foundation, Elisha served as Vice President of Special Events at Glow Media, Interim Director of The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, and Special Events Coordinator at The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). In each position, Elisha either led or was part of an events team that created profitable, luxury events—both domestically and internationally.
A proud mom of “Favorite Daughter Kamari”, Elisha is embracing her empty nest and spends time working on home projects courtesy of Pinterest and You Tube University.
Chief Quality & Process Improvement Officer
Vona R. Cox joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in July 2018 as the Chief Quality & Process Improvement Officer. Under the direction of the CEO and in collaboration with the senior leadership team, Vona is responsible for continuous business process improvement and innovation across MOWA programming. Vona provides thought leadership to MOWA’s overall strategy with the objective of driving operational excellence, growth, and new market opportunity.
Vona has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors in procurement/contract administration, process/regulatory compliance, supplier diversity compliance and management. Before joining MOWA’s leadership, she served as the Vice President, Acquisition & Management Services at the Atlanta Housing Authority. Vona earned a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff. Outside of work, Vona has served for over 40 years as a dedicated volunteer and advocate for various battered women, homeless men, and animal rights organizations.