Aramark recognizes employee volunteers for community service during the pandemic

April 8, 2022

In celebration of National Volunteer Month (April), Aramark, the global provider of food, facilities and uniform services, is recognizing several outstanding employee volunteers across the world for their service to local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every year, thousands of Aramark employees volunteer to build vibrant, sustainable communities. In 2021, Aramark volunteers supported more than 250,000 people, impacted more than 600 nonprofit organizations, and hosted nearly 140 volunteer projects.

“People are at the center of everything we do. We’re focused on driving equity and wellbeing for our employees, consumers, communities, and suppliers,” said Aramark’s vice president of community partnerships, Jami Leveen. “Our volunteers are incredibly passionate and have had a tremendous impact on local communities during the pandemic. We are grateful to everyone who supports Aramark’s community efforts and appreciate their willingness to serve and inspire others.”

Aramark recognized these outstanding volunteers for serving their communities.

Sean Ames 

District Manager, Leisure 

Inspired by a desire to ensure everyone has a fair opportunity, Sean has made giving back a priority throughout his career. Sean founded and is the team lead for Aramark’s Leaders and Employees of African Descent (LEAD) employee resource group (ERG) and currently supports several organizations in New York and Philadelphia.

Dorothy Cadet, MS, RDN, LD 

Unit Finance Controller, K-12

Dorothy inspires colleagues and friends with her many professional accomplishments, but even more so with her commitment to serving others and leading volunteer projects. This year, she led multiple projects and recruited three new project leaders to lead their own volunteer activities.

María Francisca Hernández Scianca 

Head of Sustainability, Aramark Chile 

Maria Francisca is the driving force behind Aramark’s community efforts in South America. When leading community service projects, she incorporates sustainable practices and supports local organizations by helping them develop their own long-term sustainability.

Debbie Malaczewski

Executive Administrative Assistant, Safety and Risk Solutions 

Debbie is a longtime supporter of Aramark Building Community. She leads many of the volunteer projects at Aramark’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia and plays a key role in engaging Aramark’s Impacto ERG members in volunteer efforts.

Jeff Tharpe 

National Account Manager, AUS

Leading with compassion and an eye toward sustainable community impact, Jeff is no stranger to mobilizing large scale efforts to support his community in their time of need. Throughout the last two years, he has coordinated recovery efforts following devastating tornadoes in Nashville, TN, and after flooding in Waverly, TN.


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