Executive Director: Lisa Martella

Lisa Martella is the Executive Director for A Loving Spoonful and joined the organization in October 2008. Lisa has many years of experience working in the not for profit sector and couldn't think of a more rewarding career. Her experience is invaluable as she is able to put a strategic plan into place, increase public awareness about important issues and create new and exciting opportunities working towards the betterment of our communities. Lisa continues to move forward bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to operating a not for profit organization. Lisa is also on the Board of Directors for Touchstone Family Association and she is Chair of their Communications Committee. With a warm smile, enthusiasm and dedication for helping others, Lisa is a true leader in her field

Director of Operations: James Koch

This position is directly responsible for the effective management and continuous improvement of all logistical aspects of A Loving Spoonfuls meal programs; including stock, delivery, front office administration, record-keeping and database management.

James comes to A Loving Spoonful with diverse background skills which include furniture design and hospitality management. In his position he finds himself using most of those skills, with very few exceptions. When he is not enjoying the comradeship of the ALS team, you will most likely find him steering through the damp Vancouver streets on two narrow wheels.

Director of Client Services: Alex Beyer

Alex leverages his experience in the gaming, warehousing and event services industries within his position at A Loving Spoonful.   Continually applying his ability to manage groups or teams towards the fulfillment of a shared vision for the benefit and enjoyment of all Alex’s time spent with operations at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank illustrates his deep-seated commitment to ensuring those who most need it always has access to the basics of life:  food.   Leveraging experience gained by managing gaming operations for the likes of the PNE fair and Boardwalk Gaming Center his acute ability to coordinate multiple individuals towards the fulfillment of one common goal has him succeed with ease in serving the needs of A Loving Spoonful’s clients.

Director of Development
and Volunteer Services: Elyse Freeborn

Biography to come.


Dietitian: Cindy Chiu, RD

The position is responsible for providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to all clients. The dietitian addresses individual needs and concerns as well as gaps in services for the community. The Registered Dietitian is a member of the College of Dietitians of BC.

Community Investment
Coordinator: Constanza Munoz

Biography to come.



Accountant: Suzanne Shiozaki

Biography to come.

A Loving Spoonful receives 77% of its funding from private donations and grants, rather than government funding.