National Board

Founders chef Art Smith and artist Jesus Salgueiro are passionate about the mission of Common Threads, working to help to ensure its success.

National Board of Directors

Angie Cooper – Board ChairExecutive Director, Heartland Summit
Art Smith – Chairman EmeritusCo-Founder; Executive Chef, TABLE Fifty-Two, Art and Soul, LYFE Kitchen, Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ and 1500 SOUTH Restaurant & Bar; CEO, Art Smith, LLC
Jesus Salgueiro – Vice ChairCo-Founder, Common Threads; Artist and Teacher, Susej Art Studio
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA – Vice ChairAssistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School & Obesity Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Mike Denman – SecretaryGlobal Sales Director – Accenture, Microsoft
Neil Cotty – TreasurerRetired CAO, Bank of America
Tres BaileySr. Director of Federal Government Affairs at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Scott BarnhartPresident, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain at Cardinal Health
Michelle BernsteinChef-owner of Michelle Bernstein Catering; Culinary consultant; Author; TV personality
Alberto CarvalhoSuperintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Mary Christ-ErwinPartner, Porter Novelli
Jimm E. CobbDirector, Business Development, Howard Brown Health Centers
Sarita Dandamudi RaoCo-owner, Dandamudi’s and SVP, Business Marketing, Analytics & Alliances – AT&T Business
Laura KaretCEO, Giant Eagle
Abel MartinezGroup Vice-President of Partner Relations, Risk Solutions, & Government Affairs, HEB
Elizabeth WiseVice President Government Affairs, Sazerac Company

Chicago Board

Priyanka Patel – ChairOwner, Rooted Dental Care
Alex Stoller – Vice ChairFounder, Breaking Our Barrier and Brand Development Manager, Stoller Imports
Sydney Karp Poll – SecretarySales Coordinator, Lettuce Entertain You
Joe Madison – TreasurerAccount Director – Advertising Cloud, Adobe
Jared BosmaMBA student, Northwestern University
Spencer CoatesVenture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners
Suzanne HillSr. Account Executive, UnitedHealthcare
Irini KolaitisAssociate Division head, Hospital-Based Medicine Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University – The Feinberg School of Medicine
Julie KoziolPrincipal, JAK Consulting
Natalie MarottaClient Implementation Manager, Livongo
Erin MynaughDirector of Client Implementation Services, Livongo
Avi Nagaraja
Marissa PinesSenior Director of Marketing, Quaker Oats
Pavel SokolovskyFounder, P.S. Development Capital and Managing Member, Nameless Ventures
Jared ScharenSenior Director of Product Marketing, Zipongo
Lee StuckChief Analytics Officer, HealthScape Advisors
Ashley Webb
Sara WilburnReal Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Amy BuczkoSenior Director of HR Operations, P4 Security Solutions
Ashley JonesGrocery-Account Manager, Zeal Grassfed Milk
Nathan LibbeyDirector of Business Development, PathogenDx
Onica MatsikaAttorney, Ice Miller LLP
Debra Miley
Catherine Rauscher

Government Relations Advisory Committee/DC Board

Cristina AnteloCEO, Ferox Strategies
Elizabeth AveryPresident, SNAC International
Tres BaileySr. Director of Federal Government Affairs at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Joyce BrayboyManaging Director, Government Affairs, Goldman Sachs
Dan ChristensenSenior Director of Government Affairs, PepsiCo
Kate ColerVice President of Federal Government Relations, Albertsons Companies
Anne Curry
Jennifer HatcherChief Public Policy Officer and Senior Vice President Government & Public Affairs, Food Marketing Institute
Tyson RedpathSenior Vice President, The Russell Group
Maggie Sommers GentileVice President of Food and Nutrition Policy, Food Directions

Miami Board

Patricia Azze – ChairDigital Brand Consultant, Founder and Editor at The Terraza
Tony Jimenez – Vice ChairCo-Founder & CFO, JOI and Managing Director, Medina Capital
Jennifer Einersen – SecretaryTrusts & Estates Associate, Bilzin Sumberg
Geoffrey Tully – TreasurerPartner, Passerelle Partners
Jorge AzzeCopywriter, WOW MKTG
Karen BarofskyVice President, Brustman Carrino Public Relations
Rochelle GapereHappiness Coach and Attorney Advisor, OMHA
Hector GutierrezCEO, JOI
Elizabeth HalleRegional Marketing Manager, Flik
David LansterCo-owner, DK Culinary Ventures
Kelly MoranBeverage Consultant at Celebrity Cruises & Co-owner, DK Culinary Ventures
Jon NguyenOwner, Tran An
John Parenti, MS, RDN, LDDirector of Sports Nutrition, Miami Dolphins
Javier RamirezRestaurateur, Palmar and Bachour
Brandon Rose P.A.
Chris SanzVice President, Orion Real Estate Group
Rashad ThomasVP, Business Connect & Legacy Projects, Miami Super Bowl Host Committee
Lucette TalamasRegistered Dietician, Baptist Health South Florida
Alexander ClaveroPartner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Maite Velez-CoutoSenior Vice President & Partner, rbb Communications

Los Angeles Board

Lori C McGee – ChairCommunity Leader
Govind ArmstrongExecutive Chef, The Lobster, Post & Beam
Doneen ArquinesProducer, Magical Elves, Inc.
Claudia Bonilla KellerChief Mission Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
John KolaskiFounder, CEO & Curator, K2 Restaurants
Amanda NuñezPeople Operations Program Manager, Google
Cary WalkerSenior Vice President, Corporate Communications, City National Bank

National Advisory Board

Tamron HallHost & Executive Producer, The Tamron Hall Show
Dr. Steven Marcus Ed.D.President and CEO, Health Foundation of South Florida
Jasmine RatliffDeputy Director, Keecha Harris and Associates, Inc.
Julius E. Rhodes, SPHRFounder and Principal, mpr group
Kate RubinFounder & Principal, Leadership Foundations
Gail SimmonsTrained Culinary Expert, Food Writer and Dynamic Television Personality
Tim PetersExecutive Director, Corporate & Public Affairs, Golin

Medical Partnerships Advisory Board

Steve BuegeManager, HealthScape Advisors LLC
Jimm CobbDirector, Business Development, Howard Brown Health Centers
Melinda Ring M.D.Executive Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Univesity’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPAAssistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School & Obesity Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital