Leadership Team

  • J Vaughn

    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

    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

    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 Instructional levels...

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  • 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

    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

    Florence Simpson is the Regional Manager overseeing Local Districts Northeast and Northwest. She started working for the district in 2004 as an Area Food Services Supervisor...

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  • Regional Manager

    Manish Singh is hospitality professional with 27 years of experience in hotels and restaurant plus 10 years in School Food Services 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

    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

    Kim Goebel has been with LAUSD Food Services Division for over 30 years. She currently works to provide support and guidance for cafeteria training specialists regarding the Policies and Procedure of the Food Service Division, BIC, Supper, MyPayments Plus and Cafeteria Management System (CMS)...

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  • 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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