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...
Abby Sloane

Abby Sloane

Director of Finance & Administration
Abby Sloane 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...
Kelly Toups

Kelly Toups, MLA, RD, LDN

Director of Nutrition
Kelly Toups 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...

Sandy Mason

Sandy Mason joined Oldways in 2018 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. She brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, website management, ecommerce, and event planning to her role. Her prior work experience spans across industries including technology,...
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Caroline Sluyter

Program Director, Whole Grains Council
Caroline Sluyter 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 led a bakery and cheese...
Abby Clement

Abby Clement

Whole Grain Stamp Program Manager
Abby Clement joined Oldways in 2018 to use her passion for food to work toward bringing delicious, healthy, and diverse food to all! Ever since a very young age, Abby’s enthusiasm for food was a defining characteristic of her personality. Luckily, she grew up in a household full of...
Carlos Yescas

Carlos Yescas

Program Director, Oldways Cheese Coalition
Carlos Yescas joined Oldways in 2015 as the Program Director of the Oldways Cheese Coalition, which supports the production and appreciation of artisan cheese, and protects traditional cheesemaking practices around the world. Carlos’ career in cheese began at Sheridans Cheesemongers, where he...
Joan Kelley, Graphics and Web Manager

Joan Kelley

Manager of Graphics and Website
Joan Kelley joined Oldways in 2011 to design and manage the organization’s publications and website. 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...

Hannah Depin

Marketing communications coordinator
Hannah Depin joined Oldways in 2018 after completing a B.A. in journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. An avid writer and home cook, she looks forward to combining her experience in communications with her passion for food as a marketing communications assistant at Oldways. From the...

Ana Paola Garza Naveda

Program Coordinator and Office Manager
Paola Garza joined Oldways in 2017 as Program Coordinator and Office Manager to help coordinate day-to-day activities, fulfill online orders, and promote Latin American food traditions and tastes. She was born and raised in Mexico and graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana with a...
Kyle Potvin

Kyle Potvin

Media Strategist (consulting)
Kyle Potvin 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,...

Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN

Consulting Dietitian
Janice Newell Bissex is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, recipe developer, speaker, holistic cannabis consultant, and cookbook author at . Fifteen years after co-founding Meal Makeover Moms, she started a new journey at Janice Cooks, with a mission to share her love of simple...

Sharon Palmer, RD

Consulting Dietitian, Oldways Vegetarian Network
Sharon Palmer, RD has created an award-winning career based on combining her two great loves: food and writing. As a registered dietitian with a broad foundation in health care, she has channeled her passion into journalism over the past 15 years, covering a variety of topics, such as health,...