Who We Are





Teva Sienicki , Chief Executive Officer

Teva Sienicki, Chief Executive Officer

Donna Munip , Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Donna Munip, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Erik Hicks , Chief Development Officer  Email Erik

Erik Hicks, Chief Development Officer
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Sisi Dong Brinn , Chief Impact Officer

Sisi Dong Brinn, Chief Impact Officer


Food Access & Nutrition

Lannea Hand , RDN, Nutrition Programs Manager

Lannea Hand, RDN, Nutrition Programs Manager

Justin Batchelder , Nutrition Education Coordinator

Justin Batchelder, Nutrition Education Coordinator

Tommy Crosby,  Food Access Team Lead

Tommy Crosby, Food Access Team Lead

Mike Hallowell , Truck Driver

Mike Hallowell, Truck Driver

Steven Valle-Valdez , Warehouse and Market Assistant

Steven Valle-Valdez, Warehouse and Market Assistant



Emma Moore,  Operations Manager

Emma Moore, Operations Manager

Sarah Burns , Database Management System Administrator

Sarah Burns, Database Management System Administrator

Jattu Konneh , Operations Assistant

Jattu Konneh, Operations Assistant

Community Activation

Jenee Donelson , Community Activator

Jenee Donelson, Community Activator

Jessica Harper , Gardener and Community Activator

Jessica Harper, Gardener and Community Activator


Volunteer Engagement

Deena Duwaik , Volunteer Resources Manager

Deena Duwaik, Volunteer Resources Manager

Jose Navarro , Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Jose Navarro, Volunteer Resources Coordinator



Judith Ackerman , Corporate Engagement & Marketing Officer

Judith Ackerman, Corporate Engagement & Marketing Officer

Kelly Bates,  Executive Assistant and Development Administrator  Email Kelly

Kelly Bates, Executive Assistant and Development Administrator
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Jim Van Someren , Development Manager

Jim Van Someren, Development Manager

Rubea Stouppe , Grant Writer

Rubea Stouppe, Grant Writer

Board of Directors

President: Doug Hock, Communications Consultant, Doug Hock Communications, LLC

Vice President: Deborah Price, Retired, Thermoflex Corporation

Treasurer: Mike Porter, Retired, Nexus Corporation

Secretary: Nicole Lang, Senior Communication Specialist, Stantec

Matthew Arentsen, Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

D.C. Coulon, Denver DHS, Retired

Iris Gardner, Career Director, Trilogy Education Services

Shen Nagel, M.D., President/Pediatrician, Pediatrics West P.C.

Jo Ann Pegues, Registered Dietitian

John Shively, Attorney

Teva Sienicki, CEO, Metro Caring

Join Our Team

Community Activation Manager

Food Access Manager

Metro Caring is an equal opportunity employer. The organization is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and we encourage applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds.

In the Media

Denver’s Metro Caring Believes Access to Nutritious Food is a Human Right

mOppenheimTV, October 2019

Denver Holding Town Halls on Proposed Minimum-Wage Hike

Westword, October 2019

Growing business doing good with canned goods

ABC, September 2019

These 17-year-olds “didn’t really know how to garden.” Now they’ve got their first harvest in a City Park West shipping container.

Denverite, July 2019