Founder & CEO
Maen is the CEO and Founder of Replate. Growing up as a Syrian, Maen saw the effects of poor access to food nearly every day. After immigrating to California, he was disappointed to find similar disparities within San Francisco and was inspired to build Replate. Today, he and his talented team aim to solve inefficiency in the food supply chain by matching surplus food from businesses with communities in need. He’s passionate about food waste, food insecurity, and the circular economy (fittingly) but he also loves people, cultures, the beach, and listening to reggaeton and flamenco music.
Lead Software Engineer
As Replate’s Lead Software Engineer, Anchit builds out products by adding & tweaking features, manages processes within the engineering team, monitors the app and makes necessary fixes. He is inspired to work at Replate because he believes that all human beings should have access to food, especially when food is available. Previously, he’s worked as a software engineer at companies in London, Mumbai, New York, Dallas, and San Francisco. Anchit spends most evenings running and will redeem the training by participating in track meets, mostly competing in the 400 and/or the 800 meter races. He also enjoys watching cricket matches and documentaries.
Katie is the COO at Replate. She coordinates logistics, streamlines systems, and fosters partnerships with donors and recipients. Why Replate? She loves being part of an impactful organization that is helping to alleviate food waste and hunger. In addition to reading one book per week, Katie loves to cook, bake, hike, travel, and spend time with family.
QA Engineering Intern
Caitlin is Replate's QA Engineering Intern. She is inspired to help feed the community because she believes good food sets the mood for the day. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends, being outdoors, and boxing.
Senior Data Scientist
Mehran is a Senior Data Scientist at Replate. With experience in using data science to drive operational and product growth, he believes there is a valuable opportunity in using data science to understand how our resources can be best allocated to reduce food waste and alleviate food insecurity. Mehran enjoys spending his free time traveling, experiencing different cultures, and being outdoors.
Business Development Manager
Lisa is Replate’s Business Development Manager. She onboards food donors and recipient partners and works to meet the needs of all clients. She’s driven by seeing results and impact in the areas of food insecurity and climate change. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new areas to hike with her dog, hunting for vintage gold in LA’s thrift shops, volunteering locally, and listening to records.
Head of Communications
Courtney is Replate’s Head of Communications, where she produces content that creatively executes the vision and story of the organization. Courtney loves working in a space where innovation, entertainment and social justice collide. She’s an outdoor enthusiast, avid traveler and vegan, as well as a professor of digital media and podcast producer. She believes in the power of storytelling to create new connections, build community and open minds, and has worked for over a decade in television, journalism and education. In her spare time, Courtney is either jogging through Central Park, reading nonfiction or drawing amateur cartoons for her Instagram.
Jonathan is an Operations Manager at Replate. He is passionate about helping solve the complex issues impacting community well-being by making good food accessible to those who most need it. Coming from the international freight industry, he is looking to bring his logistics experience into the food security space and support Replate's mission of food waste reduction through technology. Outside the office, you can find Jonathan at your local craft brewery, in his kitchen geeking out about his latest piece of cookware, or out spending way too much time at the grocery store.
Lead of Strategic Partnerships
Sarah is a Partnerships Associate at Replate. She works to grow partnerships and meet all needs of our amazing food donors. Having studied Human Biology and Society, she is passionate about the intersection of food systems and public health. Sarah is thrilled to join such an innovative team as Replate and work to address the interconnected issues of food access, food waste, and climate change. In her free time, Sarah loves going to her local farmers markets, baking sourdough, and hopes to visit all 50 states (she's currently at 37)!
Go-to-Market Strategy Lead
Hachem defines himself as a designer passionately dedicated to collaboration and the sharing of ideas. With over 10 years of experience in architecture, design and strategy, along with an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts, Hachem believes in taking risks, fostering collaborative cultures and encouraging innovation. He is passionate about translating world problems into effective solutions by creating new systems and merging business principles with design.
Danielle comes from a software engineering role in the food delivery space and has always been passionate about helping the environment. She also loves playing soccer!
Sam spent a number of years making educational video games for middle-school classrooms, and worked as a web developer for the U.S. Census Bureau.
Operations and Logistics Coordinator
Sarah Bellaire is Replate’s Operations and Logistics Coordinator, who works to ensure daily recoveries run smoothly. Passionate about reducing food waste and increasing access to fresh, nutritious food for food insecure individuals, she is excited to see how Replate can continue advancing work in this area. She holds a masters from the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability in environmental policy and human behavior.
Jessica came to Replate after several years of working as a Visual Designer at Amazon and a marketing agency. Outside of work, she enjoys illustration, hiking, and cooking.
Lead Capital Advocate
As Lead Capital Advocate, Mimi is responsible for Replate's philanthropic fundraising. She is passionate about contributing to the intersection of social and environmental impact through food recovery. Prior to Replate, Mimi built expertise in financial management, impact investing, and earned her MBA in social entrepreneurship. By leveraging this skillset with her desire to improve community and environmental outcomes, Mimi is eager to serve Replate's mission alongside the team. Apart from her work, Mimi enjoys spending time in nature, practicing astrology, and learning about holistic health.
As a native of California’s central valley, Marquise has always wanted to make his state a more equitable place. Food insecurity is a major issue here, and working in Operations gives him a hands-on way of mitigating its impact. He has a background in logistics and customer service, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Marquise loves blogging, gaming, and studying other cultures!