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.

Paulette Hyde

Care Manager / Hire Ground

Paulette was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC and moved to Syracuse about five years ago, when she hit rock bottom and decided to change her life. She entered treatment and has maintained sobriety ever since. She graduated from Onondaga Community College with an Associates in Applied Science with a major in Alcohol and Substance Abuse and is now attending Empire State College for her Bachelors in Community and Human Services. Paulette knows how it feels to be hopeless and broken and wants to help our friends feel loved and supported through all of the ups and downs.

Paulette enjoys spending time with the people she holds close to her heart by going on trips, playing games, and eating a good meal together, just to name a few. She now lives with her six-year old daughter and fiancé. “We can change the world, we start with looking in the mirror and then we start with whoever is beside us”.

John DiDomenico

Care Manager / Hire Ground - Street Outreach

As a graduate of Henninger High School, John has spent most of his life as a resident of Syracuse, NY. He comes to IMFK with a diverse work experience across several different industries. For John, the common thread throughout these experiences has been a desire to serve people. He and his wife Gabrielle, have been married since 2015 and enjoy anything that gets them both into nature. Hiking, paddling, and most recently, fly fishing!

Together we are building hope and changing lives.