MEET THE FOOD21 BOARD & TEAM

If you really want to make friends, go to someone’s house and eat with them… the people who give you their food give you their heart.

– Cesar Chavez

BOARD & STAFF

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DR. AUDREY MURRELL

Professor of Business Administration, Psychology,

Public and International Affairs,

School of Business

University of Pittsburgh

BOARD CHAIR

BARRY KUKOVICH

Peoples

TREASURER

JOE BUTE

Hollymead Capital

PRESIDENT

RITA RESICK

Laurel Vista Farms

BOARD MEMBER

HENRY SIMONDS

Henry J. Simonds Foundation

BOARD MEMBER

MEREDITH MEYER GRELLI

Wigle Whiskey

BOARD MEMBER

TAMMY THOMPSON

T3 Consulting

BOARD MEMBER

GREG PHILLIPS

Westmoreland Conservation District

BOARD MEMBER

PENNY E. ZACHARIAS

McGuireWoods

BOARD MEMBER

SANDRA CURRY

Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Inc.

BOARD MEMBER

RICK TERRIEN

Entrepreneur

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SENIOR ADVISORS

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JULIA HUDSON-RICHARDS, PHD

University of Pittsburgh

EQUITY 
ADVISOR 

JULIA HUDSON-RICHARDS, PHD

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PAUL ABBOTT

Giant Eagle

GROCERY CATEGORY MANAGEMENT  ADVISOR
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PITTSBURGH FOOD & BEVERAGE COORDINATOR

TAIECE BROOKS

Brooks Branding

SAM ROSE

DATA SCIENCE
ADVISOR

Holocene Systems LLC

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FARM-BASED 
BUSINESS ADVISOR

GREG BOULOS

Blackberry Meadow Farm 

ANDY GEHL

Contract Comestibles

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING ADVISOR
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WOMEN-OWNED FOOD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ADVISOR

SAMANTHA HARTZMAN

Invest In Her

WENDY WEST HICKEY

Peoples

MEDIA ADVISOR

COREY FLYNN

University of Pittsburgh 

 NUTRITION & WELLNESS ADVISOR
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FOOD & CULINARY WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

RICHARD GARLAND

University of Pittsburgh

GLENN FORD

Praxis Marketplace, InCity Farms

C.E.A
ADVISOR
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DAVE LAZEAR

Weiss Provision Company

FOOD SERVICE DISTRIBUTION ADVISOR 

LEAH LIZARONDO

412 Food Rescue

FOOD SECURITY ADVISOR
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DIGITAL SERVICES COORDINATOR

MACKENZIE PICKETT

MJTP

VINCE MANGINI

Hollymead Capital Advisors LLC

 REGIONAL FOOD VALUE CHAINS ADVISOR
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Azoti.com

REGIONAL FOOD DATA & CONNECTIVITY ADVISOR

DAVE RANALLO

TOBY RITTNER

Council of Development Finance Agencies

PUBLIC FINANCE & FOOD POLICY ADVISOR
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University of Pittsburgh

SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS SENIOR ADVISOR

DAVID SANCHEZ, Ph.D.

INTERNS & FELLOWS

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INTERN

University of Pittsburgh

BROOKE L WALKER

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ALEX FIRESTINE

INTERN

ALEX FIRESTINE

University of Pittsburgh