Young Leaders

Community Servings Young Leaders (or CSYL, pronounced “sizzle”) is a diverse group of passionate professionals in Boston who are dedicated to Community Servings’ mission.

We host CSYL volunteer nights in the kitchen, gather socially, and organize various fundraising & educational events (virtually and in-person) to explore nutrition, food policy, and more.

We welcome individuals in their 20s and 30s interested in volunteerism, philanthropy, and networking to join the Community Servings Young Leaders in raising funds and advancing the agency’s mission.

Want to get involved?

Email Elyse Guley, Special Events Assistant and CSYL Steering Committee Member, at .


Traditionally, we host CSYL-specific kitchen volunteer shifts each month, but we’re adjusting to the restrictions based on social distancing guidelines this year. We’re planning to launch a virtual volunteer opportunity in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that! Or, if you’re comfortable volunteering in person, learn more below.

Kitchen volunteer shifts are now offered Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Click Here to Learn More!

CSYL Leadership Committee

Meet the incredible team!

Think you may be a fit? We’d love to hear from you! Submit your steering committee application here. Applications are considered twice/year. 

  • Amanda Garces – CSYL Co-Founder, Co-Chair; Enterprise Sales & Account Management at STAT ( Member since ‘17.
  • Katie Plante – CSYL Co-Chair; Volunteer and Education Committees; Community Health Program Manager at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital; member since ‘19
  • Tom Canaday – STAFF – Donor Services Coordinator at Community Servings
  • Grace Chamberlin – Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital. Member since ‘21
  • Michael Hogan- Product Manager, Yesware. Member since ‘21
  • Jenn Howley, Registered Nurse, Mass General Brigham Partners. Member since ’21
  • Peter Hu – Associate, L.E.K. Consulting. Member since ‘21


  • Kali Kearns – Practice Administrator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Member since ‘21
  • Maura Millette – Finance and Events committees. Sr. Pharmacy Analyst at Boston Children’s Hospital. Member since ‘19.
  • Melissa Puleo – Events committee; Sales Director at Talon.One. Member since ‘18
  • Shannon Raymond – Communications Committee; Training Coordinator for Special Nutrition Programs, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Member since ‘19
  • Brittany Taylor – Director of Nutrition and Dietary Services, Next Step Healthcare. Member since ’19.
  • Meghan Vortherms – Finance committee; Royalty Manager at Hachette Book Group. Member since ‘19

Questions? Email Tom Canaday for help and information!:

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