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Serving our community, daily.
Here are the passionate and dedicated individuals who make The Community Kitchens possible. From our leadership and kitchens teams who keep the day-to-day operations running smoothly, to our Board of Directors who guide the work we do, we strive to serve our community and put an end to hunger—one free meal at a time.
Our Leadership Team
Kimberly M. Speights
Kimberly joined Community Kitchens in January 2023 and brings her passion for service and an extensive knowledge of Birmingham. Kimberly grew up in Birmingham and most recently served as Community Engagement Manager of the UAB Live HealthSmart Alabama program. Kimberly is the founder and emeritus Executive Director of Empowered to Overcome, a mentoring program for young women in Birmingham. She holds a master’s degree in human services counseling and is currently pursuing a PhD in Community Health Promotion at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. In April of 2013, Kimberly received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) “Outstanding Community Service” Medal. Kimberly is married to Eldred and has two children, Kory and Faith. She is a called, chosen, and licensed Elder, and a faithful, dedicated, serving, and tithing member of Love Fellowship Christian Center under Pastor Rodney Standfield and First Lady Telayo Standfield.
Our Kitchens Team
Board of Directors
2023 President: Walker Gann – President, Dent Moses, LLP
Barvette Patterson, Secretary, Community Volunteer
Victor Adamo, Pro Assurance – Retired
Trinita Ashford, The Samaritan Foundation dba ConnectionHealth
Derrick Billups, Birmingham City Schools Board of Education
Colby Galloway, The Southern Company
Bob Greenberg, Temple Beth- El – Retired
Stuart Johnson, Raymond James
Jacob Marsh, Red Realty
Rashida Reese, Rebirth Marketing and Consulting
Lacinda Riesland, UAB Callahan Eye
Bridget Tytler, Maynard Nexsen
Tim Ryan, State Farm
In Memoriam Aeternam
Rev. Maurice Branscomb
The administrative staff can be reached by phone or email during the hours below.
Monday — Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm