Sara Baer-Sinnott, Oldways President

Sara Baer-Sinnott

President, Oldways
Sara Baer-Sinnott is President of Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition organization, improving public health through cultural food traditions and lifestyles. She has been an instrumental figure at Oldways since its early days, joining the staff in 1992 to work on one of the...
Cynthia Harriman

Cynthia Harriman

Director of Food and Nutrition Strategies
A self-described “serial re-inventer,” Cynthia has had a varied career, working at jobs as diverse as Kindergarten teacher, tax preparer, and corporate computer trainer. Before joining Oldways, she worked for twelve years as International Marketing Manager and later VP of New Product Development...
Ashley Owen

Ashley Owen

Public Relations and Media Manager
Ashley joined the Oldways team in 2015. As the Public Relations and Media Manager, she brings national and global recognition to Oldways’ work and helps to spread our educational messages. Ashley graduated from Syracuse University in 2010 with a dual major in magazine journalism and geography...
Georgia Orcutt

Georgia Orcutt

Program Director, Supermarket RD Symposium and Oldways Vegetarian Network
Georgia joined Oldways early in 2010 to work with our Mediterranean Foods Alliance program, and to add her voice to our media outreach team. She is currently the program manager for the Oldways Vegetarian Network (OVN) and the Supermarket Dietitian Symposium. She enjoys finding, cooking and sharing...
Sade Anderson

Sade Anderson

Program Manager / African Diaspora Specialist, African Heritage & Health
Sade considers herself a member of the global community but claims the DMV (The Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area) as home. As a result of growing up in the military abroad, Sade has fostered a loving relationship with Mother Earth and an appreciate for the origins of foods and cultures...
Johnisha Levi

Johnisha Levi

Program Coordinator, African Heritage & Health
Johnisha is a trained pastry cook who has worked in catering, at a farmstand bakery, and most recently at the restaurant Farmstead Table in Newton Centre. Before working in kitchens, she spent six years as a practicing litigation attorney. She enjoys recipe testing and has experience as a tester...
Abby Sloane

Abby Sloane

Program and Financial Manager
Abby joined the Oldways team in mid-2011, delighted with the prospect of working within her passion. As Program and Financial Manager, Abby handles the in-office finances, supports the President and Program Managers on a variety of programs and initiatives, manages daily office tasks, and assists in...
Carlos Yescas

Carlos Yescas

Program Director, Oldways Cheese Coalition
Carlos directs the Oldways Cheese Coalition, which supports the production and appreciation of artisan and traditional cheesemaking around the world. Carlos’ career in cheese began at Sheridan’s Cheesemongers where he worked the counter and sold from a stand at the weekend Galway Farmer’s Market (...
Kelly Toups

Kelly Toups, MLA, RD, LDN

Program Director, Whole Grains Council; Oldways Staff RD
Kelly joined Oldways in 2014 to promote whole grains and healthy cultural food traditions. A registered dietitian by training, Kelly graduated from the University of Texas with BS in nutrition, and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Texas coordinated program. Kelly also...
Caroline Sluyter

Caroline Sluyter

Program Manager, Whole Grain Stamp
Caroline joined Oldways in 2016 after completing her MS in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Prior to attending Tufts, she spent eight years working for Whole Foods Market, where she recently led a combined bakery and...
Lara Bertoia

Lara Bertoia

Mediterranean Program Manager
Lara joined the Oldways team in 2015. As the Mediterranean Program Manager, she helps people discover Mediterranean foods and flavors through the Mediterranean Foods Alliance and manages the Oldways Store . Growing up in an Italian household, Lara spent a lot of time in the kitchen learning...
Joan Kelley, Graphics and Web Manager

Joan Kelley

Manager of Graphics and Website
Joan joined Oldways in 2011 to design and manage the organization’s publications and Web site. Joan has been a designer for many years, most recently as creative director of Joan Kelley Design. Previously, she was art director for 13 years at (and alumna of) Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill,...
Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Project Coordinator & Office Manager
Boston, MA
Matt joined Oldways in 2016 after completing his MS in Nutrition from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. In addition to office management and fulfilling store orders, Matt assists each program manager with special projects and manages the monthly...
Emilia Petrucci

Emilia Petrucci

Public Relations and Media Intern
Boston, MA
Emilia is a second-year master’s student in nutrition communication at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is also in the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Simmons College, where she is studying to become a Registered Dietitian. Prior to moving to Boston, Emilia...
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Daniel McElligott

Oldways Cheese Coalition Research Intern
Boston, MA
Daniel’s cheese career began in 2013 at Whole Foods Market in Melrose, Massachusetts. There he worked behind the cheese counter, offering weekly themed tastings of selected cheeses and engaging customers through cheesy suggestions and conversations. Daniel is also an undergraduate student at...
Kyle Potvin

Kyle Potvin

Media Strategist (consulting)
Kyle works closely with Oldways to create and communicate important health messages designed to help change the way people eat. She has spent much of her 20 years in the PR industry promoting food and nutrition. Over the years she has worked with familiar brands such as Domino’s Pizza, National...
Janice Newell Bissex

Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD

Oldways Registered Dietitian (consulting)
Janice brings years of experience as a Registered Dietitian to her work advising Oldways programs. She is a nutrition consultant, speaker, spokesperson, and coauthor of two award winning cookbooks: No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms (M3 Press, 2011)...
Barb Ruhs

Barbara Ruhs, MS, RDN

Coordinator, Oldways Supermarket Dietitian Symposium (consulting)
Barbara Ruhs is a Phoenix, Arizona-based registered dietitian and licensed dietitian/nutritionist specializing in nutrition education, marketing/communications, and healthy brand strategy for retail supermarkets and food industry partners. She is a passionate public health advocate and is on the...
Sharon Palmer

Sharon Palmer, RD

Consulting Dietitian, Oldways Vegetarian Network
Sharon has created a career based on combining her two great loves: food and writing. As a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, she focuses on writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, cooking, wine, restaurant reviews, and entertainment. Often, these features...