Board of Directors and Staff

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Board members at our 2016 holiday meal

Our all-volunteer Board of Directors, along with our Executive Director and Chef, are committed to providing free, healthy, community meals to our neighbors in Somerville. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or board member with Hearty Meals For All, please email us at

Sally Brzozowski, Board President, was introduced to Hearty Meals For All in 2012 and joined the board in 2016. She works as a non-profit consultant, running online fundraising and advocacy campaigns for national and international organizations. She’s thrilled to be able to bring this experience to a cause closer to home through her work with Hearty Meals. Sally’s favorite Hearty Meal is shepherd’s pie.

Karen Crosby-DiCenzo, Board Advisor, was introduced to Hearty Meals for All in 2017 through her daughter, Executive Director, Danielle DiCenzo. She works as a Contractor Services Program Manager at Black Diamond Networks in Andover, MA. Karen has served as a volunteer for several meal programs throughout the Merrimack Valley and is happy to bring her experience to Hearty Meals for All. Her favorite Hearty Meal is the St. Patrick’s Day corned beef.

Danielle DiCenzo, Executive Director, joined Hearty Meals as Program Coordinator in
August of 2016. She is currently a graduate student at Tufts University pursuing her
masters in public health and masters in food policy/applied nutrition. Danielle’s favorite
Hearty Meal is our holiday turkey dinner, served as our November meal.

Molly Mayfield, Board Advisor, has been a part of Hearty Meals since 2013, and joined the board in 2014. Molly is a registered dietitian who has worked for most of her career fighting the childhood obesity epidemic at both Boston Children’s Hospital and Tufts University. Her favorite Hearty Meal is the roasted turkey dinner with all the trimmings, aka our annual Thanksgiving meal.

Denis Saulnier, Board Treasurer, has been on the Hearty Meals board since 2012, and previously served as Board President. By day, Denis leads new product development efforts in eLearning for Harvard Business School’s publishing group and is also a proud “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Boston. His favorite meal is our annual summer BBQ, when we make freshly-grilled hamburgers and hot dogs to celebrate the season.

Elizabeth Yelle, Board Secretary, started volunteering with Hearty Meals in 2011 and became a member of the board in 2016. Elizabeth’s background is in marketing communications. She also loves graphic design, and is happy to use both skill sets to advance Hearty Meals’ marketing and outreach efforts. Her favorite Hearty Meal is the vegetarian lentil loaf!

Last updated: February 11, 2018