Open Table Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors
CONCORD: Open Table, the MetroWest charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communities, announced that it has appointed Vivek Kamath, Glen Murphy and Alissa Weinberger to its 2024 Board of Directors. The three new board members bring a variety of skills – from supply chain expertise, to finance, and immigration law – to Open Table.
“Vivek, Glen, and Alissa are talented individuals, each one with a unique professional history of dealing with some of the biggest challenges facing both Open Table and its clients today,” said Mary Siegel, president, Open Table Board of Directors. “As we look forward to a new fiscal year where fully one-third of our local residents are facing food insecurity, their input will be invaluable in guiding our strategic and tactical decisions for the year ahead.”
Vivek Kamath - For the past 27 years, Vivek has helped transform supply chain organizations and operations across seven unique industries and in more than 30 countries. A Stow resident, Vivek is currently an executive supply chain partner with Gartner, Inc., where he provides advisory services to chief supply chain officers from around the world. In his spare time, Vivek likes to golf, cook, and volunteer in the community. He is happily married for 28 years and has two amazing and accomplished daughters and two fur babies that keep him and his wife young and busy.
Glen Murphy, CFA – Glen has spent 30 years in the financial investments industry focusing on institutional and mutual fund portfolio management. This included serving as Global Head of Portfolio Management for the Invesco Quantitative Strategies Group, where he managed a team of portfolio managers based in the United States and Europe. Today, he helps run his family’s Blue Meadow farm in Sudbury, which is a combination of equine facility (training, boarding, and lessons) and “U-Pick” blueberry farm.
Glen enjoys community service with volunteer experience with the Boy Scouts of America, Boston Cares, and Smile Mass in addition to Open Table. His volunteer efforts with Open Table began when a blueberry customer recommended Open Table as a benefactor of their farm’s “Pick for the Community” efforts, donating blueberries picked by volunteers to local food pantries. Glen was impressed by the scope of activity and organization when he delivered his first batch of blueberries to Open Table. He quickly became an active volunteer, assisting in the unloading of trucks and preparing mobile food pantry deliveries. Glen has a BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MSF from the Boston College Carroll School of Management, and is a CFA charter holder. He lives with his wife and daughter in Sudbury.
Alissa Weinberger – A staff attorney with MetroWest Legal Services’ Immigration Unit in Framingham, Alissa represents immigrant youth before the Boston Immigration Court. Previously, she worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault providing individual counseling and led batterer intervention groups. A Maynard resident, Alissa has been volunteering with Open Table since 2020 where she worked on the pick and pack team and helped take phone orders in English and Spanish. Alissa was drawn to Open Table’s model of promoting food security in a manner that fosters autonomy, dignity, and meets the community’s diverse needs. Alissa is excited to support Open Table’s mission and crucial community work. Alissa also serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for MetroWest Worker Center in Framingham. She holds a J.D. from Northeastern University’s School of Law, a Masters in Community Counseling from New Mexico State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. In her free time, Alissa loves to hike, dance, knit, and bake.
PHOTO: Newly appointed Open Table board members Glen Murphy, left, and Alissa Weinberger, center, are welcomed by existing board member Jonathan Magasanik in front of the organization’s Maynard food pantry.