Building foundations and removing barriers to food business ownership through experiential education and access to commercial kitchen facilities
and other resources


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Lucy Dilley

Executive Director & Incubation Partner

Lucy founded the Can-Do Kitchen as a program of Fair Food Matters nine years ago when she noticed the need for a shared-use kitchen in Kalamazoo. Her years of experience in natural foods retail, managing a production kitchen, farmers' market vending, and non-profit programming and administration led her to this work. Her passion for health, opportunity, and equity is the fuel that drives her.

 


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Sheena Foster

Director of Operations & Experiential Education

Sheena has been with the Can-Do Kitchen for six years. She has many years of experience in event planning, fundraising, customer service, and project management. Her passion for good food paired with the opportunity to empower local business owners lured Sheena to the food business incubator world in 2011. When she isn't at work, you'll find her on stage in a play or experimenting in her own kitchen with her husband and two kids.


(left to right) Back row: Rob Peterson, Rachel Bair, Clarence Lloyd; Front Row: Jessica Hermann-Wilmarth, bailey Mead, hether Frayer (Janice Scott not pictured)

(left to right) Back row: Rob Peterson, Rachel Bair, Clarence Lloyd; Front Row: Jessica Hermann-Wilmarth, bailey Mead, hether Frayer (Janice Scott not pictured)

Board of Directors

Our founding members have all been part of the Can-Do Kitchen as former clients, partners, collaborators, or advisory group members. Now they bring their board leadership, nonprofit experience, and community connections to their new roles as Directors as the Can-Do Kitchen embarks upon a new journey. We will be seeking additional board members this year. 

Current board members: Hether Frayer (chair), Rachel Bair (secretary), Bailey Mead (treasurer), Jessica Hermann-Wilmarth, Clarence Lloyd, Rob Peterson, and Janice Scott.


Advisory Group 

This group of dedicated volunteers meets each month to do strategic planning and improve the operations of the Can-Do Kitchen. Since 2009 they have been bringing valuable industry experience and perspective and have been enormously supportive of staff members. Current members: Deborah Harsha, Eileen Krimer, John Schmitt, Judy Sarkozy, Natalie Fuller, and Ralph Jones.