National & Regional Boards


National Board of Directors

Angie Cooper – Board ChairExecutive Director, Heartland Summit and Chief Programs Officer, Heartland Forward
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
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-ErwinFounder, MCE Food Consulting
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
Anita LoCulinary Travel Host, Tour De Forks
Abel MartinezGroup Vice-President of Partner Relations, Risk Solutions, & Government Affairs, HEB
Edwin McDonald IV M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine & Associate Clinical Director of Adult Clinical Nutrition, University of Chicago Medicine
Elizabeth WiseVice President Government Affairs, Sazerac Company

Chicago Board

Priyanka Patel – ChairOwner, Rooted Dental Care
Alex Stoller – Vice ChairFounder, Registered Dietitian, Strol Health
Sydney Karp Poll – SecretaryFounder, SydPlayEat
Joe Madison – TreasurerSenior Client Partner – Advertising Cloud, Adobe
Amy BuczkoDirector of Human Resources, IRI
Spencer CoatesVenture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners
Suzanne HillSr. Account Executive, UnitedHealthcare
Ashley JonesBusiness Manager, Acosta
Irini Kolaitis, MD FAAPAssociate Division head, Hospital-Based Medicine Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University – The Feinberg School of Medicine
Nathan LibbeyDirector of Business Development, PathogenDx
Ian LopezFounder & Strategist, IML Consulting LLC; My Microgreen Garden LLC
Tami Marble 
Natalie MarottaClient Implementation Manager, Teladoc
Onica MatsikaAttorney, Ice Miller LLP
Deb Miley 
Erin MynaughSenior Director of Client Implementation Services, Teladoc
Avi Nagaraja 
Marissa PinesSenior Director of Marketing, Gatorade Performance Nutrition, PepsiCo
Catherine Rauscher 
Pavel SokolovskyFounder, P.S. Development Capital and Managing Member, Nameless Ventures
Jared ScharenVP of Product Marketing, FoodSmart
Lee StuckChief Analytics Officer, HealthScape Advisors
Sara WilburnReal Estate Broker, @properties

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 ChristensonSenior Director of Government Affairs, PepsiCo
Kate ColerVice President of Federal Government Relations, Albertsons Companies
Anne Curry 
Molly FogartyVice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Nestlé USA
Jennifer HatcherChief Public Policy Officer and Senior Vice President Government & Public Affairs, FMI – The Food Industry Association
Kate Houston 
Adrena IfillChief Strategist & Executive Producer, Ifill/DoubleBack Global Group
Eli KoganSenior Director, Federal Government Affairs & Policy, Horizon
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, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP
Geoffrey Tully – TreasurerPartner, Passerelle Partners
Jorge AzzeCopywriter, WOW MKTG
Karen BarofskyVice President, Brustman Carrino Public Relations
Alexander ClaveroPartner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Rochelle GapereHappiness Coach and Attorney Advisor, OMHA
Hector GutierrezCEO, JOI
Elizabeth HalleChannel Marketing Manager – Retail, Regal Springs Tilapia
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, Bachour & La Natural
Brandon Rose P.A.General Counsel – US Litigation at TFI International Inc.
Chris SanzVice President, Orion Real Estate Group
Rashad ThomasStrategic Partnerships & Community Relations, PortMiami, Miami-Dade County
Lucette TalamasRegistered Dietician, Baptist Health South Florida
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

Strategic Advisory Committee

Alejandro DiasgranadosTeacher, Aiton Elementary, District of Columbia Public Schools
Jayne Greenberg Ph.D.Project Director, US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Jin-Soo HuhPartner, The Learning Accelerator
Angela Odoms-Young Ph.D.Associate Professor, Cornell University
Raeanne Sarazen, MA, RDNRegistered Dietitian and Chef
Julia ShklovskayaFounder, Designing4Impact, LLC

National Advisory Board

Tamron HallHost & Executive Producer, The Tamron Hall Show
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
Kofi Essel, MD, MPHAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Edwin McDonald IV M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine & Associate Clinical Director of Adult Clinical Nutrition, University of Chicago Medicine
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