MEET THE FOOD21 TEAM

"Food21 has assembled one of the strongest teams of food system professionals, social enterprise experts, and socially conscious change agents in the country. We stress diverse backgrounds, complimentary expertise, and proven track records of accomplishments. "

Dr. Audrey Murrell, Board Chairperson and Co-Founder of Food21 

BOARD MEMBERS

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DR. AUDREY MURRELL

BOARD CHAIR & CO- FOUNDER

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

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DAVE LAZEAR

TREASURER

SYSCO

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JOE BUTE

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER

HOLLYMEAD CAPITAL

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RITA RESICK

BOARD MEMBER

LAUREL VISTA FARMS

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TAMMY THOMPSON

BOARD MEMBER

T3 CONSULTING

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BARRY KUKOVICH

BOARD MEMBER & CO-FOUNDER

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HENRY SIMONDS

BOARD MEMBER

HENRY J. SIMONDS FOUNDATION

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GREG PHILLIPS

BOARD MEMBER

WESTMORELAND CONSERVATION DISTRICT

CENTER MANAGERS

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PENNY E. ZACHARIAS

BOARD MEMBER

MCGUIREWOODS

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SANDRA CURRY

BOARD MEMBER

ALLIANCE FOR NONPROFIT RESOURCES, INC.

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RICK TERRIEN

VENTURE CENTER MANAGER

ENTREPRENEUR

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GERALD DRIGGS

INSIGHTS CENTER MANAGER

GROUNDFLOOR SOLUTIONS

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VINCE MANGINI

VALUE CENTER MANAGER AGSM VENTURES

SENIOR ADVISORS

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JULIA HUDSON-RICHARDS, PHD

EQUITY ADVISOR

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SAMANTHA HARTZMAN

WOMEN-OWNED FOOD BUSINESS

DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

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PAUL ABBOTT

GROCERY CATEGORY MANAGEMENT

ADVISOR

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WENDY WEST HICKEY

MEDIA ADVISOR

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RICHARD GARLAND

FOOD & CULINARY WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

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JANAI SMITH

SENIOR ADVISOR REAL ESTATE

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TAIECE BROOKS

PITTSBURGH FOOD & BEVERAGE COORDINATOR

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GREG BOULOS

FARM-BASED BUSINESS ADVISOR

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ANDY GEHL

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING ADVISOR

CONTRACT COMESTIBLES

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TOBY RITTNER

PUBLIC FINANCE & POLICY ADVISOR

COUNCIL OF DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AGENCIES

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REV. DR. JOHN C. WELCH

SENIOR ADVISOR

FAITH BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

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LOUIS HENDERSON

SENIOR CULINARY ADVISOR

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COREY FLYNN

NUTRITION & WELLNESS ADVISOR

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JENNIFER BALDWIN

SENIOR ADVISOR

FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY

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DAVID SANCHEZ, PhD

SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS SENIOR ADVISOR

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

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JENNIFER FLANAGAN

SENIOR ADVISOR CULINARY TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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MACKENZIE PICKETT

DIGITAL SERVICES COORDINATOR

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DAVE RANALLO

REGIONAL FOOD DATA & CONNECTIVITY ADVISOR

AZOTI.COM

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REBECCA BYKOSKI

SENIOR ADVISOR 

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MOLLY E. HICKS, PhD

SENIOR  ADVISOR CEA WORKFORCE TRAINING

MBC BIDWELL TRAINING CENTER

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MEREDITH MEYER-GRELLI

SENIOR ADVISIOR DISTILLED SPIRITS

WIGLE WHISKEY

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ANDY MEYER

DATA ANALYTICS SENIOR ADVISOR

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LARISA B. MILLER

KEYSTONE FARM FUTURE

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DYLAN LEW

SUSTAINABILITY SENIOR ADVISOR

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SCOTT A BAKER

5 GENERATION BAKERS

INTERNS & FELLOWS

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BROOKE L WALKER

INTERN

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ALEX FIRESTINE

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

INTERN

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