Press Release: Project Angel Heart Welcomes New Executive Chef And Vice President of Development

DENVER – January 25, 2021 – Project Angel Heart today announced the hiring of Brett Newman as the non-profit’s new executive chef, and Tera Prim as the vice president of development. Newman will oversee menu management, scheduling, ordering, system creation, training, and hiring of kitchen staff. Prim’s role will focus on managing the organizations’ fundraising strategy and ongoing development.

Brett Newman Project Angel Heart Executive Chef

“We’re delighted to welcome Brett and Tera to our team,” said Owen Ryan, president and CEO of Project Angel Heart. “Tera’s long history as a development leader in Colorado and Brett’s experience leading high-volume production teams will help us continue to serve thousands of people in need every day.”

Newman most recently served as the executive chef at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. and the Bon Appetit Management Company at the University of Chicago where he was responsible for the hiring, training and development of all kitchen employees. He led the effort to adjust seasonal plans to source local ingredients and aligned special dishes with area events. Additionally, he worked with vendors to locate optimal recipe ingredients at cost-effective rates. He previously served as a sous chef for Bon Appetit Management Company at Washington University. He earned his associate of culinary arts degree from L’Ecole Culinare.

Tera Prim Project Angel Heart Vice President of Development

Prim most recently served as the director of development for the National Sports Center for the Disabled where she was responsible for the development analysis and implementation for the strategic vision to create sustainable, long-term funding. During her 24 years in non-profit development, Prim has served as the vice president of development for Colorado Uplift and senior development officer at Tennyson Center for Children, among other engagements.

About Project Angel Heart

Project Angel Heart improves health and well-being for people with life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering medically tailored meals and promoting the power of food as medicine. In 2021, the agency is projected to provide more than 550,000 meals, at no cost, to 3,500 Coloradans facing cancer, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, and other illnesses. For more information, call 303.830.0202 or visit