Steering Committee

The HERO Fund Steering Committee represents all entities of Hamra Enterprises. Member of the committee are committed that the fund effectively serves the needs of employees and that the funding process is carried out with integrity and care.

Wendy’s of Missouri

Destiny Knox

General Manager

Melissa Overbay

General Manager

Boston Bread

Stephanie Layou-Tayfur

General Manager

James Morin

General Manager

Chicago Bread

Jody Tanty

Catering Sales Representative

Southern Bread

Krysti Victoratos

General Manager

Wendy’s of New England

Ryan Knotts

General Manager

Mary Leach

General Manager

Wendy’s of Chicago

Bryan Knotts

General Manager

Nancy Sanchez

General Manager

Hamra Management

Gene Smith

Hamra Standard Enquirer

Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors represents all brands of Hamra Enterprises. Members of the board ensure the integrity and mission of the fund lives on to continue to support all Hamra Employees while designing future programs to meet the needs of our growing workforce.

Bonnie Simon, Regional Director of Operations, Wendy’s of Chicago

Amy Mitchell, District Manager, Noodles and Company

Rebecca Pinheiro, General Manager, Wendy’s of New England

Heidi Schroeder, Director of Catering, Chicago Bread

Daniel Thomas, Regional Training Manager, Southern Bread

Jennifer Wilson, General Manager, Wendy’s of Missouri

Rachel Echagarrua, General Manager, Chicago Bread


Administrators for The HERO Fund serve as the point of contact for every applicant through each step of the application process to ensure every application is submitted and considered for funding with integrity and care.

Wendy Naylor, Assistant Manager, Chicago Bread

Maddie Collop, General Manager, Noodles and Company