In My Father’s Kitchen :: Our Team

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Our Team

John Tumino

Executive Director

John Tumino is the Executive Director for In My Father’s Kitchen. John is from Syracuse, NY and is a graduate of Fowler High School. His background is as a restaurant owner and chef. He has been married to his beautiful wife Leigh-Ann since 1996 and Co-Founded IMFK with her in 2011. John’s favorite pastime is socializing with people.

Leigh-Ann Tumino


Leigh-Ann Tumino is the Administrator for In My Father’s Kitchen. She is originally from Denver, Colorado and came to Syracuse in 1991. She served as the Children’s/Youth Pastor at Abundant Life Christian Center in Syracuse, NY for 10 years. Her favorite pastime is to read books and write curriculum. Together with her husband they Co-founded IMFK in 2011 and reside in Syracuse, NY with their daughter Abigail.

Kathleen Schofield

Care Manager / Street Outreach

Kathleen (Kat) Schofield is a Care Manager for Street Outreach at In My Father’s Kitchen. Kat is originally from Syracuse but spent many years in Michigan as a horse trainer for disabled individuals. She returned to Syracuse in 2015 to care for her parents and has been on the IMFK team since 2017. Kat’s favorite pastime is to be outdoors with her son walking their several acres of wooded property.

Kevin Batsford

Supervisor/Van Driver

Kevin Batsford is a Supervisor/Van Driver for Hire Ground at In My Father’s Kitchen and is from Syracuse, NY. He spent 15 years homeless on the streets of Syracuse, addicted to drugs and alcohol. He broke free from that life in October of 2014 with the help of IMFK. He has been on the IMFK team since 2019. Kevin is married to Terry and his favorite pastime is watching football.

Carolyn Blount

Care Manager / Hire Ground

Carolyn Blount is a Care Manager for Hire Ground at In My Father’s Kitchen. IMFK first met Carolyn in 2009 as a volunteer with a heart to serve those in need. She spent 30 years as a special education teacher and retired in 2018, when she officially became an employee of the IMFK team. Carolyn is originally from Buffalo, NY and holds two Master’s Degrees in Education and Educational Leadership. Carolyn is married to Derrill and they reside in Sandy Creek. Her favorite pastime is being outside kayaking, camping, snowmobiling, biking, and anything else that keeps her enjoying the outdoors.

Together we are building hope and changing lives.