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 Culinary and New Product Development 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

Director of Client Engagement

Jennifer Reid

Director of Community Engagement



Brandon Jenkins

Creative Director

Sydney Henderson-Lewis

Purposeful Gourmet Foods, Assistant Manager

Miranda Kasinger

Senior Graphic Designer

2022 Board of Trustees

Brad Graner
Cheryl Davis
Georgia Power
Dr. William Jonas
Piedmont Hospital
Edward Stephenson
Workday, Inc.
Elise Durham
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Erica J. Bolden
Mercedes-Benz USA
Erik Bryant
Board Vice Chair
Truist Wealth Management
Grené Baranco
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead
John Murnane
McKinsey & Company
Kevin Lee
Quality Control Music
Kim Tyson Chenevey
William Blair & Company
Louisa Johnson
Louise Sams
Turner Broadcasting (Ret.)
Marissa Maldonado
Proda Technology
Marlene Alexander
Voya Financial
Naima Judge
Board Chair
Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Nina Packer
Nina Packer & Associates LLC
Preethy George
Compass Group, Morrison Healthcare
Rachel Martin
Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio
Sarah Beth Brown
Board Secretary
John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation
Sean Hyslop
Trent Collins
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Vincent Phillips
Arrington and Phillips, LLP
Yolanda White


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%