Advisory Board

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


Abdou Tenkouano

Agricultural scientist and the Regional Director for Africa at AVRDC

Aksel Nærstad

Senior Policy Advisor for the Development Fund

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

Cassandra Waldon

Director of Communications at the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Cathy DeWeirdt

Program Officer at the Stuart Family Foundation

Chuck Benbrook

Benbrook Consulting Services

Clara Coleman

Second-generation American organic farmer

Dan Porras

Communications Officer for The Christensen Fund

Dan Pullman

Partner at Fresh Source Capital, LLC

Daniel Katz

Senior Program Director at The Overbrook Foundation

Danielle Gould

Founder & CEO of Food+Tech Connect

David Katz

Medical doctor and founder of the GLiMMER Initiative

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Diane Schmidt

President and founder of Healthy Fare for Kids

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Edward Mukiibi

Founder of Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (Project DISC)

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Erik Nielsen

Senior Advisor for Multilateral Institutions and Global Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in Ottawa, Canada

erin-ponsonby

Erin Ponsonby

Community Manager for Thought For Food

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Federica Marra

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

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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

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Gyda Prestvik

Coordinator of Partnerships for the EAT Initiative

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Hans Herren

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

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Jacqueline Soman

Director of Marketing & Communications Manager at Natural Gourmet Institute

jared-simon

Jared Simon

Senior Director of Marketing at Hain Celestial

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Jen Chapin

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

jerry-glover

Jerry Glover

Agricultural ecologist and National Geographic Society Explorer

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Jessica Fanzo

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

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Jo Creed

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

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Jonathan Bloom

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

julie-stein

Julie Stein

Executive Director at Certified Wildlife Friendly

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Juma Ngomuo

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

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Lauren Sorkin

Specialist in environment, climate change and knowledge management

lilia-smelkova

Lilia Smelkova

Campaign Manager at Food Day

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Lisa Pino

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

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Loren Cardeli

Founder and executive director of A Growing Culture

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Mary Marchal

Campaign Alliances Manager at Oxfam America

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Michael Croft

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

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Michael Tlusty

Director of Ocean Sustainability Science at the New England Aquarium and a Research Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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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

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Nancy Karanja

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

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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)

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Philip Dobard

Vice President of SoFAB Institute

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Richard Munang

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

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Roger Thurow

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

sara-roversi

Sara Roversi

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

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Sara Scherr

Founder and President of Ecoagriculture Partners

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Shenggen Fan

Director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute

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Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba

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

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Stephanie Hanson

Senior Vice President of Policy and Partnerships at One Acre Fund

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Tom Pesek

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

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Tyler Roush

Communications Manager at Landesa

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Wenonah Hauter

Executive Director of Food & Water Watch