70% of our seniors depend on Meals On Wheels Atlanta as their only source of food.


MOWA isn’t your typical Meals On Wheels organization.

Like other Meals On Wheels, we rely on a dedicated corps of volunteers to deliver consistent meals to our senior neighbors. But the seniors we serve fall into one of the most underserved and most vulnerable demographics in Atlanta.

For this reason, we go the extra mile. Since our humble beginnings in 1965 as a local soup kitchen, we’ve grown into a lifeline for all-around quality of life. The meals we serve are nutritious and delicious, prepared by our experienced chefs and dietician. We race to our seniors’ rescue with our robust home repairs program, our pet food supply, and our emergency food pantry. We’re on a mission to end senior hunger in Atlanta.

Most importantly, we couldn’t do any of it without supporters like you.

Our Staff


Charlene Crusoe-Ingram

Charlene Crusoe-Ingram

Chief Executive Officer


Prior to assuming leadership at Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Charlene-Crusoe Ingram spent over 16 years as an operations leader at The Coca-Cola company. During her tenure, she integrating the company’s global diversity strategy initiatives and stewarded the company’s billion-dollar Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Program. From board member to CEO for the past five years, Charlene's contributions to MOWA have been invaluable.

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Robert Gerstenecker

Robert Gerstenecker

Chief Operating Officer


With 30 years of executive-level culinary experience, Robert Gerstenecker provides the high-quality subject matter expertise necessary to operate a robust food services operation. Formerly serving as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, he boasts deep industry knowledge, strong connections, and business development acumen. His leadership has been transformative in the launch of MOWA’s social enterprise, Purposeful Gourmet Foods. Chef Gerstenecker studied Culinary Management focused in Hospitality at George Brown College.

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Development and Community Support

Development and Community Support

Jason Tucker

Chief Innovation & Business Development Director

Laura Ernst

Senior Director of Grants & Institutional Giving

Home Repairs, Volunteer Services, Meal Services and Veteran’s Affairs

Home Repairs, Volunteer Services, Meal Services and Veteran’s Affairs

Vona Cox

Chief Project Officer

Nicole McIntosh

Client Engagement Manager

Regine Amos

Community Engagement Manager

Joshua Rumohr

Senior Director of IT & Logistics



Andrew Asher

Motion Designer

Brandon Jenkins

Creative Director

Jamie Martin

Director of Brand Development

Sydney Henderson-Lewis

Purposeful Gourmet Foods, Assistant Manager

Jahlen Grant-King

Graphic Designer (Not pictured)

2021 Board of Trustees

Angela Blank
Community Volunteer
Edward Stephenson
Workday, Inc.
Elise Durham
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Communications
Erica J. Bolden
Mercedes-Benz USA
Erik Bryant
Board Vice Chair
Cadence Bank
Fayron Epps
Emory University
Freda Porter
SouthStar Energy
Grené Baranco
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead
J. Vance Burgess
John Murnane
McKinsey & Company
Jovita Moore
WSB-TV, Anchor
Kim Tyson Chenevey
William Blair & Company
Louisa Johnson
Board Chair
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Louise Sams
Turner Broadcasting (Ret.)
Marissa Maldonado
Proda Technology
Marlene Alexander
Ivy Investments
Naima Judge
Board Treasurer
Bank of America Private Wealth Management, U.S. Trust
Nick Leahy
Atlanta Restauranteur
Rachel Martin
Design Galleria
Rusty Bowers
Pine Street Market
Sarah Beth Brown
Board Secretary
John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation
Sean Hyslop
Trent Collins
Publix Super Markets, Inc.


Chart 01 $3,289 Government fees, grants and contracts $1,043 Capital campaign revenue $3,030 General contributions $8,154 2020 REVENUES $792 Other 40% 13% 37% 10%
Chart 01 Copy 2020 EXPENSES $6,553 $5,005 Program services $1,136 General and administrative expenses $155 Capital campaign expenses $257 Other 77% 17% 2% 4%