Board & Staff

Our President

Scott Calvert

The Cake Plate & Tootie Pie Company

Redefining The Industry 

The Retail Bakers of America is excited to announce the appointment of Scott Calvert as the new RBA Board President. Scott is the Owner of The Cake Plate & Tootie Pie Co. out of Austin, Texas. For the next two years, this sharp and thoughtful business owner will lead the RBA into new and exciting opportunities that will help the association thrive. 

When I look back at my years in the baking industry, I recognize how important my RBA Connections have been. As a member of the RBA, I've made life-long friends, and have learned valuable and practical skills that I use in my bakery every day. This is why I'm so excited to be stepping in as the 2022-2024 Board President!

–Scott Calvert

Our Staff

Marissa Sertich Velie

Executive Director


Marlene O’Connell

Membership & Development Director


Kimberly Houston

Events and Engagement Manager


Sophie Boczek

Education & Events Coordinator


Our Board of Directors


Scott Calvert
The Cake Plate & Tootie Pie Co.
1104 N. Cuernavaca Dr.
Austin, TX 78733

Vice President

Brian Pansari
La Bonbonniere
2062 Route 27
Edison, NJ​


Patti Stobaugh
PattiCakes Bakery
2106 Robinson Ave
Conway, Arkansas 72034


Marissa Velie
Retail Bakers of America
15941 Harlem Ave., #347
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Board Member

Marc Anderson
LInda's Bakery 
190 E City Highway 16
West Salem, WI 54669

Board Member

Richard Charpentier, CMB
Baking Inovation 

Board Member

Matthew Ratliff
The Everglades Club
356 Worth Avenue,
Palm Beach, FL  33480

Board Member

Amie Smith
AMIE Bakery
1254 Main Street
Osterville, MA 02655

Board Member

Anthony DiNardo
Henri’s Bakery & Deli
68 North Marietta Pkwy NWMarietta, GA 3006

Board Member

Ashley Kerns
Dawn Foods
3333 Sargent Road
Jackson, MI 49201

Board Member

Marc Haymon, CMB
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Dr,
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Board Member

Chip Levers
General Mills

Board Member

Heidi Hedeker, CMB
Kendall College
18 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

Board Member

Lynn Schurman, CD
Cold Spring Bakery
308 Main St
Cold Spring, MN 56320-2597

Board Member

John Lupo, CMB
Grandma's Bakery 

Board Member

Lee Ann Adams, CMB
Sheetz, Inc 
219 Corporate Blvd 
Claysburg, PA 16625

Board Member

Rose Cerda
The Mixing Bowl Bakery 
614 S  Hampton Rd 
Dallas, TX 75208