David B. Waters


David has been involved with Community Servings as a board member, volunteer and staff person since its founding in 1989 and became the Executive Director/CEO in 1999. With a staff of 45, the agency delivers lunch, dinner and a snack to 1,450 critically ill individuals and families per year across 215 square miles of Massachusetts. In 2008, the agency added a food service job training program, a social enterprise effort feeding neighborhood schools, and several local foods initiatives including produce donations from nearby farms, an herb garden, a CSA and a CSF. Community Servings has been awarded a coveted four-star rating for its efficient and effective business model for providing nutrition services to the critically ill by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator.

With 35 years experience in food service management, David also created the highly cost-effective fundraising events, LifeSavor and Pie in the Sky, a Thanksgiving pie sale duplicated in cities around the country. He is the former Board Chair of the Association of Nutrition Service Agencies and is an adjunct faculty at Emerson College in nonprofit marketing.

David has been honored by the American Marketing Association in the field of nonprofit marketing, received the Hero Among Us award from the Boston Celtics, the Ronald M. Leavell Award from The Dimock Center, and the 2009 Social Justice Award from Wainwright Bank.


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Tim Leahy

Vice President of Development and Communications

In his role as VP of Development and Communications, Tim oversees all fundraising events, including Pie in the Sky and LifeSavor, and directs the effort to secure corporate and foundation grants as well as individual donors. He is also responsible for the agency’s online presence, print communications and press.

Tim brings over 20 years of fundraising and communications experience, along with a food service background, to the job.  He worked for 16 years in the food service industry, from ice cream parlors to fine dining, and for six years in sales and marketing, with the world's largest Macintosh computer show, MacWorld Expo. After years of working in the private sector, Tim chose to dedicate his efforts to nonprofit development. Before coming to Community Servings in 1999, Tim served for two years as the Director of Development for the Boston Salvation Army and for three years at the United Way of Dutchess County, NY. Tim has long been a passionate supporter of HIV/AIDS and hunger-relief causes, volunteering for a number of organizations and serving as a board member at the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.

He received a BA in English and Economics from UMASS Boston.


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Kevin Conner

Executive Chef

As Executive Chef, Kevin oversees all kitchen operations including the preparation, cooking, packaging, handling and storage of 4,000 daily meals that are tailored to meet the needs of more than 25 different diets.

Kevin, a native of upstate New York, has been a professional chef for 15 years. His culinary experience includes crafting menus and recipes at some of the region’s most well-known restaurants, including No. 9 Park, Radius, Union Bar Grille in Boston and Al Forno in Providence. Prior to joining the staff of Community Servings, Kevin worked as the Executive Chef at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Chef Conner is motivated by the significant impact that food can have on someone who is sick and he aims to integrate new recipes and different cuisines into the menu to help ensure that our medically tailored meals are flavorful, while still meeting the dietary needs of our clients.

Kevin is a graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Program.


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Janet Dillon


Janet handles all aspects of financial management from internal control and contract management to insurance and audits. In 2000, Janet came to Community Servings with 20 years of financial management experience at a wide variety of Boston area non-profits, including Victory Programs. She currently serves on the steering committee of the Boston Nonprofit Financial Managers group.

Janet holds a Masters in Human Services Management from the Heller School of Social Welfare at Brandeis University.


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Christopher Muhammad

Director of Operations

Brother Christopher came to Community Servings in 1994 with a background in the military as well as extensive food service experience. He started with us as a volunteer, then became a pot washer before being promoted to delivery driver, and then to delivery coordinator. Over the years, Christopher has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the mission, always going above and beyond to ensure our hungry clients receive their meals each day.

Through his leadership, we have never missed a delivery day! He also plays an active role in his mosque, Muhammad's Mosque of Islam located in Roxbury which has been a key element of his personal development, and his desire to give back to those in need in the community.


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Jean Terranova

Director of Food and Health Policy

Jean’s role is to lead our Food as Medicine policy initiative, advocating for the integration of medically necessary foods and nutrition into health care, particularly for vulnerable populations.  Jean also chairs the Research Committee of our national Food is Medicine Coalition.

Jean is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and has worn many hats as a social justice attorney and advocate. In addition Jean holds a professional chef’s degree from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, has owned a catering business, and has provided consulting services for food-focused non-profits and entrepreneurs.


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