Advisory Board


MFHA’s Advisory Board is made up of respected and accomplished Diversity Champions. The companies represented by these individuals have shown their outstanding commitment to multicultural initiatives and they have been active members and supporters of MFHA and its mission.

James Fripp
James Fripp
Chief Diversity Officer Yum! Brands, Inc. Chair
Martha Tomas Flynn
Martha Tomas Flynn
Sr. Director Global Development Services Dunkin' Brands Vice Chair
Isaac Rocha
Isaac Rocha
Community Relations & Development Officer Bama Companies
W. Elliott Stephenson, Ph.D.
W. Elliott Stephenson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Human Resources Ben E. Keith Foods
Isaac Rocha
Max Langenkamp
Vice President, Human Resources, Employment Practices Cintas Corporation
Hector Gallardo
Hector Gallardo
Vice President, National Sales Coca-Cola North America
Terry Deas
Terry Deas
Director, Diversity & Outreach Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc
April Kelly-Drummond
April Kelly-Drummond
Senior Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement Denny’s
Scott Hietpas
Scott Hietpas
Senior Vice President, Institutional Field Sales ECOLAB
Robin Lowe
Robin Lowe
Vice President, Quality Assurance Golden Corral
Sheldon Ross
Sheldon Ross
CEO Hospitality Solutions Corporation
Amber Jefferson
Amber Jefferson
Director, Human Resources, Kellogg's Specialty Channels Division Kellogg Company
H Walker
H Walker
Director, Diversity & Inclusion Global Inclusion & Community Engagement McDonald’s Corporation
Michelle Robinson
Michelle Robinson
Director, Talent Acquisition Group Sodexo
Mike Essien, Esq.
Mike Essien, Esq.
Essien Law Office, PLLC Essien Law Office, PLLC MFHA Legal Counsel
Heather M. Buck
Heather M. Buck
Director of Training & Guest Services Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Mark Simpson
Mark Simpson
VP of Legendary People Texas Roadhouse
Cathy Harrell
Cathy Harrell
Vice President, Field Marketing Sonic: America’s Drive In
Cathy Harrell
Andrea H. Freeman
PHR: Director of Diversity & Inclusion Darden Restaurants Inc.