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

    President and founder of Healthy Fare for Kids


    Edward Mukiibi

    Founder of Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (Project DISC)

    Erin Callahan

    Director, The Climate Collaborative


    Erin Ponsonby

    Senior Consultant at Excella


    Federica Marra

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


    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

    Coordinator of Partnerships for the EAT Initiative


    Hans Herren

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


    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

    Agricultural ecologist and National Geographic Society Explorer

    Jessica Fanzo

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


    Jo Creed

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


    Jonathan Bloom

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

    Julie Stein

    Executive Director at Certified Wildlife Friendly


    Juma Ngomuo

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

    Lauren Sorkin

    Specialist in environment, climate change and knowledge management


    Lilia Smelkova

    Campaign Manager at Food Day


    Lisa Pino

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


    Loren Cardeli

    Founder and executive director of A Growing Culture


    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

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


    Michael Wilde

    Communication and Sustainability Manager at Save Our Soils


    Molly Anderson

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


    Nancy Karanja

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


    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

    Vice President of SoFAB Institute


    Richard Munang

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


    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

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


    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

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


    Stephanie Hanson

    Senior Vice President of Policy and Partnerships at One Acre Fund


    Tom Pesek

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


    Tyler Roush

    Senior Communications Manager at Landesa


    Wenonah Hauter

    Executive Director of Food & Water Watch