The Heavenly HARVST Board of Directors

Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - John Doherty

John Doherty
Founder and Chairman

After a 30 year legacy with the Waldorf-Astoria, John grew a keen desire to focus on quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors, and opened BLACKBARN Restaurant in New York City in 2015. Although preparing meals for Presidents and Dignitaries was inspiring, Doherty responded to a higher calling with a desire to feed those in need. Doherty founded Heavenly HARVST Foundation in 2015 and is determined to make a positive impact on global hunger.

“After twenty-three years as a Chef, enjoying the thrill of preparing elaborate meals for Presidents, dignitaries and celebrities at lavish events, the time has come to follow a greater passion…feeding those in need.”


Jan Willem van Bergen Henegouwen
Vice Chairman

Jan Willem van Bergen Henegouwen has over 40 years of experience working in luxury hotels all over the world. He began his career at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo and worked in a variety of highly rated hotels in the United States, including the Waldorf Astoria, the Helmsley Palace, and the New York Hilton. He is involved with numerous charitable organizations and was acknowledged for his contributions to non-profit community services as the distinguished recipient of the American Resort Development Association – ACE Community Service Award.


Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - Jenna Elliott

Jenna Elliott
Vice President and CEO

Following a successful career in fashion, Jenna has found a renewed sense of purpose through her work with the Heavenly HARVST Foundation. As the daughter of a Chef, Jenna has always understood the importance of meal time and has a deep appreciation for the pride that comes with putting high-quality, nutritious food on the table. Her desire to give back was only strengthened as she started her own family. Jenna is thrilled to be able to work alongside her father, Chef John Doherty, to fulfill the Heavenly HARVST mission and has served as the Executive Director for HHF since its founding, connecting the organization with the food banks and programs it serves.


Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - Ty James

Ty James

Ty is the President and co-founder of 1095 Capital, a family office for an ultra-wealthy family with over $2B AUM overseeing their financial transactions, real estate matters, and tax consulting. Over his real estate career, Ty served as a Portfolio Controller for Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT), a publicly traded REIT with annual revenues exceeding $600 million and served as a Controller at a real estate private equity firm with acquisitions exceeding $100 million within a 12-month timespan.


Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - Joshua van de Pol

Joshua van de Pol

Originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, I crossed the Atlantic over two decades ago, finding my home in the heart of New York City. With a career spanning at prestigious hotels like Starwood and top-tier event companies, I swiftly earned recognition, even becoming the youngest in my field. This is also where I discovered my strong creative talent, realizing the importance of functionality and embracing a structured approach to handling everything. In 2013, leveraging my diverse background, I launched Testino Events here. Over the years, it has evolved into a remarkable company, renowned for its impeccable catering and comprehensive event solutions.


Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - Hallia Baker

Hallia Baker

Hallia Baker is the Special Events Director for The Netherland-America Foundation (The NAF) where she is lead manager of its annual NAF Ball, Ambassadors’ Awards Dinner, and various events throughout the year. Prior to coming to The NAF, Hallia served as Vice President of Meetings & Events for the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). In 2020, Hallia was appointed as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. In that position, she played a pivotal role in building a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at CAPC. Hallia is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and is also an executive board member of Meeting Professionals International Greater New York Chapter (MPIGNY).


Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - Kevin Casey

Kevin J. Casey

Kevin Casey is the Managing Principal of Patusan Millennium Group, LLC, a closely held private equity firm founded in 1998, which specializes in investment structuring, capital sourcing, and asset development across a variety of investments in real estate and early-stage operating companies. His real estate expertise consists of pre-development entitlements, project oversight, and asset management. Kevin has also served as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors for multiple companies and has been a director of several non-profit boards throughout his career.


Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - Casandra Seidenfeld

Cassandra Seidenfeld

Cassandra Seidenfeld is Co-Founder and COO of SMR, a Global Sotheby’s International Real Estate Advisor, an initial investor of HOVR Ride Share [2024] and a philanthropist. She currently resides in New York. Cassandra, a former international fashion model, is an award-winning actress, producer and an athlete. She is actively involved in many charitable organizations as Board Member and Chair. She received the 2016 Women4Empowerment Gold Medal of Honor for her humanitarian work focusing on eradicating human trafficking. She feels deeply about giving back, mentoring, lifting up and championing voices of the unheard.


Heavenly HARVST - Board Of Directors - Stanley Luongo

Stanley Luongo

Stanley Luongo is a third generation jewelry specialist and gemologist. He brings over 40 years of retail experience selling luxury brand jewelry and watches such as Asprey, Piaget, and Graff. Stanley enjoys communicating, offering specialized service, and engaging with a wide range of high net worth clientele. His partnership with multiple hotel concierges has increased his base and generated revenue as well. Stanley is eager to embark on a new chapter contributing to the success of the Heavenly HARVST Foundation.


The Heavenly HARVST Advisory Board

Heavenly HARVST - Member Advisory Board - Jennifer Doherty

Jennifer Doherty

Being raised by a Restaurateur and then marrying a Chef, Jennifer’s life has always been influenced by food and feeding people. Jennifer went on to work in hospitality, in sales roles for various hotels and eventually realized her dream of living in NYC with an opportunity at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Jennifer eventually accepted a roll as Managing Director for AKA Residences in NYC and held that position for 11 years before pausing her career to care for her three children. Jennifer is a certified Health Coach and is a passionate supporter of Heavenly HARVST’s goal of ending hunger in the world with healthy meals.


Heavenly HARVST - Member Advisory Board - Angela Molenaar

Angela Molenaar

Angela Molenaar is a non-profit professional with a focus on the arts and culture. Following her Master’s in Studio Art from New York University, Molenaar worked in NYC at the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, EYEBEAM Art & Technology, the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), for which she served as Executive Director for 11 years. She is an accomplished organizational leader, with skills in strategic planning, financial management, fundraising, organizational development, and Board relationships, Since stepping down from the NAF in 2018, Molenaar continues as a volunteer for the organization’s fundraisers. She has also resumed her studio art practice.


Heavenly HARVST - Member Advisory Board -Erin Hayes

Erin Hayes

Erin is an urban planner and community design specialist with a rich background in nonprofit work. Her dedication to environmental equity underscores her commitment to creating a sustainable future. In her experience at Storefront for Community Design, she played a key role in developing the Jackson Ward Community Plan, helping SFCD earn the AIA Architecture Medal for Virginia Service. She has improved community spaces and advanced social equity through collaborative efforts with the Capital Region Land Conservancy, VCU Arts, and Richmond Connects. Erin recognizes the connection between equitable design and equitable access to nutritious foods and now works alongside those at Heavenly HARVST to address the global hunger crisis. On the advisory board, Erin’s holistic approach strengthens the foundation’s mission, ensuring that nutritious, high-quality meals reach more communities in need.


Heavenly HARVST - Member Advisory Board -Jadelyn Ho

Jadelyn Ho

Jadelyn Ho is currently a Director of Events at BLACKBARN restaurant based in the Flatiron neighborhoods of New York City. She brings her experience from her prior roles managing venues in New York hospitality. Her background in hospitality has honed her skills in organization, customer service, and leadership. Currently, she dedicates her expertise to nonprofit initiatives, contributing to the community with innovative and strategic event planning.


Heavenly HARVST - Member Advisory Board - Jamie O'Sullivan

Jamie O’Sullivan

Jamie is currently a HNW Tailored Lending Specialist at Royal Bank of Canada in their US Wealth Management Division. Previously she worked as a Director at Credit Suisse where she was focused on structured lending transactions, as well as corporate deposit product sales within the Investment Bank. Prior to this, she worked on as part of the Global Product Solutions, Banking & Lending team within the Private Bank at Credit Suisse. Jamie currently serves as part of the Heavenly HARVST Advisory Board and previously served on the Leadership Council for The Family Center for several years.