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Our Team

We're here for our guests.

Group of five diverse volunteers working in a kitchen. They are opening cans of vegetables to be served at the soup kitchen.

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.

Leadershp Team

Our Leadership Team

Photo of the Community Kitchen's Director, Kim Speights. She is wearing black glasses and a floral dress with orange, yellow, and blue flowers.
Kimberly M. Speights

Executive Director

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.   

Kitchens Team

Our Kitchens Team

Board of Directors

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

Sonya Williams

Rev. Maurice Branscomb

Contact Us

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

Thank you for contacting us! A member of our team will respond as soon as possible.

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