Robyn Burns 

Executive Director


Ms. Burns is an experienced leader with a focus on community food systems, food access and education. Robyn's previous role was as Director of Programs for CitySprouts and prior to that The Food Project. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership from Boston University. She is a Salem resident and has been with the Pantry since March of 2020. 


Katherine Castillo

Administrative and Communications Assistant


Ms. Castillo is an experienced administrator, with a focus on marketing and community work. Katherine has a passion for helping others and previously worked with North Shore CDC, serving in programs such as YouthBuild and Community Engagement. She is originally from the Dominican Republic, but emigrated to Salem and has been in The Point neighborhood for 13 years. Katherine joined The Salem Pantry in June of 2021.


Samantha Johanson

Manager of Operations


Ms. Johanson has extensive experience in operations, administration and project management for both non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Samantha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Journalism from Westfield State College and has been with the Pantry since December of 2019. 

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Jordan Ortiz Flores

Food Warehouse Coordinator


Mr. Ortiz Flores has experience in warehouse management and inventorying and community programs. Jordan is wrapping up his degree at Salem State University and has been with the Pantry since July 2020. 

Photo: Jennifer Percy