Advisory Board

    Food Tank partners with the following leaders in the food movement:


    Abdou Tenkouano

    Executive Director for CORAF, the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research

    Aksel Nærstad

    Senior Policy Advisor for the Development Fund

    Alex Borschow

    Managing Partner at Semillero Ventures

    Baldemar Velásquez

    Highly respected national and international leader in the farm labor,  Latino and immigrant rights movements

    Callie Spade

    Participant Media’s Manager of Digital Social Action

    Cary Fowler

    Senior Advisor to the Global Crop Diversity Trust

    Chuck Benbrook

    Benbrook Consulting Services

    Clara Coleman

    Second-generation American organic farmer

    Dan Porras

    Communications Consultant for The Christensen Fund

    Dan Pullman

    Partner at Fresh Source Capital, LLC

    Daniel Katz

    Vice President, Environment Program, at The Overbrook Foundation

    Danielle Gould

    Founder & CEO of Food+Tech Connect and Alpha Food Labs

    David Katz

    Medical doctor and founder of the GLiMMER Initiative

    diane-schmidt

    Diane Schmidt

    President and founder of Healthy Fare for Kids

    edward-mukiibi

    Edward Mukiibi

    Founder of Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (Project DISC)

    Erin Callahan

    Director, The Climate Collaborative

    erin-ponsonby

    Erin Ponsonby

    Senior Consultant at Excella

    federica-marra

    Federica Marra

    Winner of the 2012 Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Young Earth Solutions competition

    geeta-maker-clark

    Geeta Maker-Clark

    Board certified integrative family physician, coordinator of Integrative Medical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago and faculty at the University of Chicago NorthShore Family Medicine Residency program

    gyda-prestvik

    Gyda Prestvik

    Coordinator of Partnerships for the EAT Initiative

    hans-herren

    Hans Herren

    Internationally recognized scientist, President and CEO of the Millennium Institute, and Co-founder and President of the Swiss foundation, Biovision

    jacqueline-soman

    Jacqueline Soman

    Director of Marketing & Communications Manager at Natural Gourmet Institute

    Jared Simon

    Vice President at Hain Celestial

    Jen Chapin

    Singer-songwriter, educator, mother, and food justice activist

    jerry-glover

    Jerry Glover

    Agricultural ecologist and National Geographic Society Explorer

    Jessica Fanzo

    Nutritionist, professor, and expert in the fields of immunology and biodiversity

    jo-creed

    Jo Creed

    Social Media and Food Policy Manager for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation

    jonathan-bloom

    Jonathan Bloom

    Journalist, consultant and thought leader on the topic of food waste

    Julie Stein

    Executive Director at Certified Wildlife Friendly

    juma-ngomuo

    Juma Ngomuo

    Program Officer at the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) – Tanzania

    Lauren Sorkin

    Specialist in environment, climate change and knowledge management

    lilia-smelkova

    Lilia Smelkova

    Campaign Manager at Food Day

    lisa-pino

    Lisa Pino

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

    loren-cardeli

    Loren Cardeli

    Founder and executive director of A Growing Culture

    mary-marchal

    Mary Marchal

    Campaign Alliances Manager at Oxfam America

    Michael Berger

    Founding Partner and the VP of Supply Chain of Elevation Franchise Ventures, franchisor of Elevation Burger

    michael-croft

    Michael Croft

    Leader in the Slow Food movement, president of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, and a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

    michael-wilde

    Michael Wilde

    Communication and Sustainability Manager at Save Our Soils

    molly-anderson

    Molly Anderson

    Partridge Chair in Food & Sustainable Agriculture Systems at College of the Atlantic

    nancy-karanja

    Nancy Karanja

    Professor of soil ecology and Director of the Microbial Resource Centre at the University of Nairobi

    olivier-de-schutter

    Olivier De Schutter

    U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and Professor of Law at the Catholic University of Louvain and the College of Europe (Natolin)

    philip-dobard

    Philip Dobard

    Vice President of SoFAB Institute

    richard-munang

    Richard Munang

    U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator for Africa

    roger-thurow

    Roger Thurow

    Senior fellow for global agricultural development for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

    Sara Burnett

    Vice President of Wellness and Food Policy at Panera

    sara-roversi

    Sara Roversi

    Co-founder of You Can Group “Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Growth”

    sara-scherr

    Sara Scherr

    Founder and President of Ecoagriculture Partners

    Shen Tong

    Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, foodie, social activist, writer/poet, and film buff

    Shenggen Fan

    Director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute

    sithembile-ndema-mwamakamba

    Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba

    Programme Manager with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

    stephanie-hanson

    Stephanie Hanson

    Senior Vice President of Policy and Partnerships at One Acre Fund

    tom-pesek

    Tom Pesek

    Partnership Officer at the North American Liaison Office, IFAD (Roundtable Sherpa)

    tyler-roush

    Tyler Roush

    Senior Communications Manager at Landesa

    wenonah-hauter

    Wenonah Hauter

    Executive Director of Food & Water Watch