About Us

Culinary Care is a nonprofit organization bringing the nourishment of a meal, care, and joy to cancer patients and their families. When fighting cancer, the act of feeding ourselves and our families often becomes a burdensome stressor due to loss of appetite, exhaustion, and changing taste buds. As a result, cancer patients struggle to get the nourishment they need to survive. In fact, 125,000 cancer deaths each year are a direct consequence of malnutrition.

Our solution is simple: provide free meals prepared by local restaurants that are delivered with compassion by a community that cares. To us, it’s all about taking one thing off their plate by simply putting something delicious on it.


Our Story

In 2006, our Founder, Courtney White, lost her father to lung cancer. During this tumultuous time, she had friends, neighbors and loved ones that brought her family meals every night for two months straight. These meals not only gave them the physical strength to get through the day, but they gave her family hope and one less thing to worry about. Today, this is what we bring to families facing cancer. Learn more about our story here:

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Board of Directors

Courtney White, Founder

Courtney is the President of Culinary Care. Prior to her role at Culinary Care she was the Brand Manager for one of the nation’s largest wedding photography companies, leading marketing initiatives in 55 cities. Courtney graduated from the University of Arizona. Her father, Barry White, passed away in 2006 from lung cancer and now serves as the inspiration behind Culinary Care.

Adam Johnson

Adam is CEO of SAMO. As a leader in business development, Adam was instrumental in the growth of other successful start-ups including Shiftgig. He began his career in 2006 as a co-founder of a living streaming technology company, Neokast. Adam earned his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Tim Harrison

Tim is the CEO and founder of MTH Trading and Capital Management, LLC, a wealth management company specializing in managing client portfolios with equities and options. Prior to that, Mr. Harrison was an independent trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for 17 years and is still an active member of the CME.

Maureen Lesak

Maureen jointly oversees two global banking groups as Managing Director for Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit: industrials, and energy and power — the largest and third-largest, respectively, of seven at Merrill Lynch — where she handles strategic planning, hiring, compensation and compliance across six offices.