Nicki Briggs, MS, RDN

VP, Corporate Communications at Perfect Day
Seattle, WA / Independent Board Member
Recognized as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 ‘Trailblazers to Watch,’ Nicki Briggs is a driven brand marketing leader and passionate food and nutrition expert, with over 15 years of food and hospitality experience. Nicki is VP, Corporate Communications at Perfect Day. She was also the Founder of...
Shakir Cannon-Moye Oldways Board Member

Shakir Cannon-Moye

Associate Director at Jobs for the Future
Shakir Cannon-Moye is Associate Director at Jobs for the Future. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant at Community Wealth Partners, a social sector consulting firm, where he led client relationships and engagements by facilitating diverse leadership teams in bold decision-making and...
Jesse Cool

Jesse Ziff Cool

Owner and Founder, Cooleatz
Palo Alto, CA / Independent Board Member
Dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cuisine for over 35 years, Jesse is an advocate for local, sustainable, organic food production and for farmers, whom she warmly refers to as her heroes and considers to be the first real environmental pioneers. Jesse’s work in the food business supports her...
George Gendron

George Gendron

Cofounder/Managing Director, The Solo Project
Hingham, MA / Independent Board Member
George Gendron is Cofounder and Managing Director of The Solo Project, which provides inspiration, ideas, tools, and community for the country’s most ambitious soloists. Gendron was the Founder and Director of Clark University‘s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, one of the few university-wide...
Board Member Dan Kish

Dan Kish

Founder, Food-Fixe
Millbrook, NY / Independent Board Member
Dan Kish brings over 25 years of culinary experience to his number one passion – Providing Access to Good Food… both in Taste and in Society. Most recently, Kish has embarked on an independent path to help others who share a “heathy obsession with food”, with his firm, Food-Fixe. Rooted in...

Phil Meldrum

CEO, FoodMatch
New York, NY / Independent Board Member
Phil Meldrum founded FoodMatch in 1996 with a vision to bring all-natural, artisanal Mediterranean specialty foods to the American market. His mission was to deliver the original taste of olives and antipasti to the American consumer, so that they could experience these foods, as though they were...

Ted Nelson

CEO/Strategy Director
Ted is in charge of strategic oversight and building a next generation agency that helps clients thrive in today’s restless markets at Mechanica . As a very hands-on strategy director and CEO, he currently leads the strategy work for Raytheon-backed cybersecurity firm Forcepoint and Allways...

Ana Sortun

Executive Chef and Co-owner, Oleana Restaurant, Sofra Bakery & Cafe, and Sarma Restaurant
Boston, MA / Independent Board Member
Hailed as one of the country’s “most creative fusion practitioners,” Ana Sortun was named the Best Chef Northeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2005 and has been lauded as “deeply inventive” by the New York Times , and “a culinary genius” by Boston Magazine and in Saveur . In 2016 and 2017 she...
Cathy Strange

Cathy Strange

Whole Foods Market Ambassador of Food Culture, Whole Foods Market
Austin, TX / Independent Board Member
Cathy Strange joined Whole Foods Market in 1990 and has a wealth of food industry experience and expertise. She worked her way up to become the global cheese buyer and is a recognized authority at detecting international food trends during her travels around the world while seeking out partners...
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Sara Baer-Sinnott

President, Oldways
Sara Baer-Sinnott is President of Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition organization helping people live healthier, happier lives through cultural food traditions and lifestyles. She has been an instrumental figure at Oldways since its early days, joining the staff in 1992 to...