Leadership Team

  • Director of Food Services

    Director of Food Services

    Joseph K. Vaughn is the new Director of Food Services for LAUSD. Mr. Vaughn has been a Food Services Director for 20 years, most recently as the “Executive Director of Food and Child Nutrition Services” for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District...

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  • Human Resources Manager

    Human Resources Manager

    Mimi Trinh is the Division’s Branch Human Resources Manager and started her career with the District in 2006. She has worked in several departments such as the Personnel Commission and Facilities Services Division before joining the Food Services Division...

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  • Executive Secretary

    Executive Secretary

    Ann Marie Marmolejo is the Administrative 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 has 20 years’ experience in Food and Child Nutrition Services, 10 years’ experience as Director and Manager in Corp Dining and Catering with Marriott Corporation, and 7 years’ experience as Restaurant Manager and Assistance Manager with Marriott Corporation...

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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. In that role she managed, directed and supervised cafeteria managers and their food service operations.

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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 has been with the Food Services Division at LAUSD for the last ten years. He has been in the forefront to provide LAUSD students accessibility to healthy and nutritious meals to achieve educational excellence...

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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

    Manish has worked in the hospitality and food service business for the last 38 years, the last 11 being with the Food Services Division at LAUSD...

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  •  Debbie

    Interim Food Production Manager

    Debbie Iwamoto has 17 years of experience in LAUSD’s Food Services Branch and Student Health and Human Services, 9 years operating in commercial food service ,4 years as a food service director, 5 years as clinical dietitian and 12 years serving in the Army Reserve as a dietitian...

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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 28+ years of management experience in the Food Service Industry and has been with the Food Services Division at LAUSD for 22 years...

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