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...
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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...
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Johnisha Levi

Program Manager, African Heritage & Health
In a former life, Johnisha Levi was a practicing attorney, but ultimately, she couldn’t deny her love for cooking. She is a trained pastry cook who has catered and worked in settings as varied as a farmstand bakery, a specialty food market, and a seasonally/locally focused restaurant. Recipe...
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Ruth Ann Mendoza Suarez

Program Assistant, African Heritage & Health Program
Ruth Ann Mendoza Suarez joined Oldways in the spring of 2018 after getting involved in a volunteering opportunity coordinated by Boston University and Oldways: A Taste of African Heritage, where she witnessed the positive community impact and cheerfulness the curriculum brought to the participants...
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...
Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Marketing & PR Coordinator
Matt Moore joined Oldways in 2016 after completing his MS in Nutrition from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He assists with promoting Oldways’ food and nutrition programs and advancing its presence as a thought leader in the food and nutrition world by...
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Hannah Depin

Marketing communications assistant
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...
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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...
Georgia Orcutt

Georgia Orcutt

Coordinator, Supermarket RD Symposium and Oldways Vegetarian Network
Georgia Orcutt 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 coordinator for the Oldways Vegetarian Network (OVN) and the Supermarket Dietitian Symposium. She enjoys finding, cooking and...
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,...
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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 JaniceCooks.com . 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...
Barb Ruhs

Barbara Ruhs, MS, RDN

Founding Partner, Oldways Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
Barbara Ruhs, MS, RDN 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...
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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,...