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

Cary Fowler

Senior Advisor to the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Chuck Benbrook

Benbrook Consulting Services

Clara Coleman

Second-generation American organic farmer

Dan Porras

Head of Brand and Executive Communications, DeepGreen

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, Founding Director, Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, 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 Foundation


Hans Herren

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

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


Jonathan Bloom

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

Julie Stein

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network


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

Former 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

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