President & Founder
Doug Barg is founder, president and CEO of Kitchen Cred. As an active volunteer for over four decades, Barg has created and led award-winning informal education programs for youth. At Barg Industries, Inc, where he served as vice president, he developed business for multi-billion dollar clients, and opened and supervised offices in Amman, Jordan and Shanghai, China.
Previously, Barg served as CEO of a start-up telecommunications business where he raised $1 million in venture funding and led a team in creating a new platform architecture. At Kaplan Test Prep, Barg taught more than 800 students and was a member of the 2010 GMAT course revision team.
Barg studied economics at Brandeis University and International Marketing and Management at NYU’s Graduate School of Business Administration (now NYU Stern School of Business). He has served as a committee chair on private school and congregational boards, as well as president of a 60-year-old nonprofit ski club. His wife and two of his three adult children are professional cooks and/or bakers.
Ronald Barg MD, FACP is currently the executive director of Clinical Care Associates (CCA) of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. CCA is a not for profit corporation owned by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. It currently employs approximately 180-250 physicians and has revenues of approximately $125 150 million annually, as well as 750,000 annual patient encounters.
Dr. Barg is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Mathematics and MD degree. He has three grown children, Jason, Robert and Paula, one two grandchild, Mitchell, and resides in Merion, Pennsylvania with his wife, Debbie.
Cameron Kelley is senior manager of institutional relations at Philabundance, where he raises funds from corporations, foundations and various government entities. Since 1995, Kelley has worked for a variety of nonprofits, both as a staff member and as a contractor. Prior to entering the nonprofit world, he was employed by Conrail and its predecessor, the Penn Central Railroad, where most of his career was spent in the freight accounting department.
Although Kelley’s current position is with a hunger-relief organization, he still maintains an active interest in sustainable development, which was the focus of the first non-profit he worked for. He is a member of the American Grant Writers Association, the Community Development Society and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.
Adam Weinstein is a multi-specialist attorney and operations manager with more than 20 years of experience. His career includes positions as an officer in Fortune 100 and international private and public companies, a partner in an international law firm, a private consultant and outsourced General Counsel for regional and national companies, and a public interest trial lawyer.
Weinstein has created and lead compliance, risk management and governance programs. He has also developed and managed HR, conflict resolution and corporate investigation teams and served on executive management committees. He is also a certified secondary education teacher (M.Ed.) and mediator, and serves in positions with a several non-profit organizations.
Chef Missy Gurmankin
Board Member & Primary Instructor
Melissa “Missy” Gurmankin is the owner of More Thyme For You personal chef service. She holds Certified Personal Chef (CPC) and ServSafe certifications and is president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the United States Personal Chef Association, the 2013 USPCA Chapter of the Year.
Chef Missy is one of the original authors and the principal instructor of Kitchen Cred’s six-session curriculum. For every program she recruits volunteer chefs and coordinates closely with other support volunteers. Missy is also a key liaison with youth workers and agency staff collaborating with Kitchen Cred.
Philanthropic work is one of Missy’s passions. In addition to Kitchen Cred, she volunteers with Philadelphia’s Gift of Life Family House, where she uses her skills as a chef to help feed families whose loved ones are in the hospital awaiting or recovering from transplant surgery. She also conducts nutrition workshops at Gift of Life to educate caregivers on stress reduction and easy healthy meal preparation.
Beyond her native Philadelphia, Missy contributes her time to MEDICO (Medical, Eye, Dental, International Care Organization). Once a year, together with her dentist husband, she travels with a team to Central America to set up a medical clinic to treat patients in remote areas in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Chef Missy and her husband live in Philadelphia’s Center City. Their son has been cooking since he was old enough to hold a spatula!
Jedi (Jedidiah) Weller is the cofounder and chief developer of Webjunto, a Design & Development agency providing customized services to tech start ups and small businesses in Philadelphia. In addition, Jedi is an entrepreneur, landlord, dog lover, and organizer of the Philadelphia Junto Meetup, one of the fastest growing meetups in Philly.
Previously, Jedi has worked as Director of Operations @Geekli.st in Silicon Valley, Unisys Corporation, Analytical Graphics Inc., and the Technological Institute of Crete, Greece. He has been a speaker and mentor at events across the world, such as SXSW (Slashathon), The Web Summit (#hack4good Dublin), Duke University (#hackduke), and University of Penn (Penn Apps).
Jedi is an entrepreneur, coder, and avid recycler. He believes in helping the world through technology and civic engagement. Follow and tweet Jedi on his twitter @jedihacks.
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