Jon Katov - Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO

Jon Katov founded the Open Table organization in 2007 after meeting and forming a relationship with a man experiencing homelessness in 2005.

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Technical Assistance Specialist

Stephen has over 15 years of experience working in the field of Social Services, most of which was spent working with a homeless shelter. Stephen serves as part of the Open Table technical support team. read more Tru Bragg Technical Assistance Specialist Stephen has over 15 years of experience working in the field of Social…

Rachelle Butler

Sr. Director of Community Initiatives

Rachelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience working with at-risk youth and families and serves as Sr. Director of Community Initiatives for Open Table.

Laura Hanlon

Administrative Coordinator

Laura’s greatest passion is teaching and working with teens within her community which is what led her to Open Table.  Laura joined Open Table after volunteering as a local Table leader in Raleigh, NC and now serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Open Table.

Jasmine Johnson

Data Coordinator

Jasmine is a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech earning her PhD in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health. As data coordinator for Open Table, Jasmine leads our data collection efforts to include acting as project manager for Question Pro, Open Tables data collection platform. read more Jasmine Johnson Data Coordinator Jasmine joined Open Table in January…

Amy Jones

Community Engagement Manager

Amy is a born networker who began bringing diverse groups together at the age of five and continues that work today as Open Table’s Community Engagement Manager. Amy has over ten years of experience in community leadership

Milly Mends

MSW Intern

Milly Mends joined Open Table as a MSW intern in the fall of 2023. During her internship, she will be supporting Open Table nationally with implementation and will serve on Tables, support Table implementation and serve as a Neighbor. She aspires to use her degree to work within higher education in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion…

Lisa Nicoll

Operations Manager

Lisa Nicoll joined Open Table in 2022 with a background in clinical mental health and volunteer management. She has 13 years of experience working in a variety of roles for a non-profit that supported at-risk youth, families and volunteers. She currently serves as the Operation Manager for Open Table. read more Lisa Nicoll Operations Manager…

Shawn Pearson

Consultant for National Urban Initiatives

Shawn Pearson has been a community partner with Open table for over 15 years. As an urban social impact entrepreneur, Shawn’s innovative work has resulted in long-lasting, legacy building community impact. read more Shawn Pearson Consultant for National Urban Initiatives As an urban social impact entrepreneur, Shawn’s innovative work has resulted in long-lasting, legacy building…

Lori Rivera

MSW Intern

Lori Rivera joined Open Table as a MSW intern in the fall of 2023.  During her internship, she will be supporting Open Table nationally with implementation and will serve on both Network Tables and Core Tables.  She aspires to use her degree to work with immigrant children and  families, and hopes to facilitate the reunification…