Leadership Team

  • Director of Food Services

    Director of Food Services

    Manish has worked in the hospitality business for the last 42 years, the last 15 years with LAUSD Food Services. Manish has a Bachelor’s in Economics from Delhi University; a diploma in Hotel Management from India’s premier hotel management school, the Oberoi School of Hotel Management.

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  • Executive Secretary

    Executive Secretary

    Ann Marie Marmolejo is the Executive Secretary in the Food Services Division supporting the Director and Executive Team of the Division. Ms. Marmolejo has provided administrative support for the past 18 years to LAUSD Administrators at the Executive Management and Local District levels...

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  • Regional Manager

    Regional Manager

    Monica Dudley-Kimble is the Regional Manager for Local District Central. She has been with LAUSD for the last 25 years working in the Food Service Child and Nutrition Division.

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  • Regional Manager

    Regional Manager

    Julie Lee is the Regional Food Services Manager of Local District West. She began her employment with LAUSD as an Area Food Services Supervisor in 2008. For more than 25 years, Julie has been actively engaged in food and nutrition service operations serving a wide range of public and private organizations.

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  • Regional Manager

    Regional Manager

    Florence Simpson is the Regional Manager overseeing Local District East. She started working for the district in 2004 as an Area Food Services Supervisor...

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  • Regional Manager

    Regional Manager

    Regional Manager for Local District Northeast, Kent Li has been with LAUSD for the last 10 years.  He started as an Area Food Services Supervisor in 2006.  He came to LAUSD with many years of experience working as Food Services Director in the health care industry.

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  • Regional Manager

    Regional Manager

    Dr. Shaheen is the Regional Food Services Manager for the Local District South. He has been with the Food Services Division for the last fifteen years. He Joined LAUSD in 2006 as Senior Food Services Supervisor and has been the Regional Manager for the Local District North, Central and East before moving to the South.

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  • Regional Manager

    Regional Manager

    Jason Horowitz is the Regional Food Service Manager for the Northwest. With a degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, Jason brings a passion for business to the Food Services Division.

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  • Food Production Manager

    Food Production Manager

    Javier Gutierrez has over 30 years of experience in the professional restaurant and school meal program management. He is responsible for the proper planning and processing of high food production of pre-plated meals.

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  • Senior Nutrition Specialist

    Senior Nutrition Specialist

    Ivy Marx is the Senior Nutrition Specialist for Food Services. Mrs. Marx is a Registered Dietitian and has devoted her career spanning over 25 years to nutrition. Her varied experience brings many skill sets that allow her to provide optimal and exceptional service to our customers...

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  • Senior Training Specialist

    Senior Training Specialist

    Dawn Soto is a Senior Training Specialist who has 30+ years of management experience in the Food Service Industry and has been with the Food Services Division at LAUSD for 26 years.

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