John BrennanLena taught me how to accept my faults and work on them while also embracing my talents and not standing down to any obstacles in my way. I learned so much from my regular interactions with Lena no matter if I understood the methods at the time or not. Long before any of us were born the question has been asked countless times, “What is a leader?” In my opinion, a leader is foremost a teacher. Without the passing of knowledge and wisdom from a great leader to their pupil, a leader is simply nothing more than a commander. In a time that seems almost exclusively selfish and self-centered, we need our leaders to be teachers and not commanders now more than ever. A teacher, that is who I know Lena DiGenti to be.”

John Brennan, Executive Chef/Owner, Fork Hospitality