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

Professor of Business Administration, Psychology,

Public and International Affairs,

School of Business

University of Pittsburgh

BOARD CHAIR& CO-FOUNDER

RITA RESICK

Laurel Vista Farms

BOARD MEMBER
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DAVE LAZEAR

Weiss Provision Company

TREASURER

BARRY KUKOVICH

Peoples

BOARD
MEMBER &
CO-FOUNDER

JOE BUTE

Hollymead Capital

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER

TAMMY THOMPSON

T3 Consulting

BOARD MEMBER

HENRY SIMONDS

Henry J. Simonds Foundation

BOARD MEMBER

GREG PHILLIPS

Westmoreland Conservation District

BOARD MEMBER

PENNY E. ZACHARIAS

McGuireWoods

BOARD MEMBER

SANDRA CURRY

Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Inc.

BOARD MEMBER

CENTER MANAGERS

RICK TERRIEN

Entrepreneur

 ENTERPRISE
CENTER
MANAGER

VINCE MANGINI

Hollymead Capital Advisors LLC

VALUE CENTER MANAGER

SAM ROSE

DATA SCIENCE
ADVISOR

Holocene Systems LLC

SENIOR ADVISORS

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JULIA HUDSON-RICHARDS, PHD

University of Pittsburgh

EQUITY 
ADVISOR 

JULIA HUDSON-RICHARDS, PHD

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WOMEN-OWNED FOOD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ADVISOR

SAMANTHA HARTZMAN

Invest In Her

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FOOD & CULINARY WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

RICHARD GARLAND

University of Pittsburgh

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PAUL ABBOTT

Giant Eagle

GROCERY CATEGORY MANAGEMENT  ADVISOR

WENDY WEST HICKEY

MEDIA ADVISOR
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PITTSBURGH FOOD & BEVERAGE COORDINATOR

TAIECE BROOKS

Brooks Branding

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Smoketown Culinary

Management Group

SENIOR CULINARY ADVISOR

LOUIS HENDERSON

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Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

SENIOR ADVISOR, CULINARY TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

JENNIFER FLANAGAN

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FARM-BASED 
BUSINESS ADVISOR

GREG BOULOS

Blackberry Meadow Farm 

COREY FLYNN

University of Pittsburgh 

 NUTRITION & WELLNESS ADVISOR
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DIGITAL SERVICES COORDINATOR

MACKENZIE PICKETT

MJTP

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ANDY GEHL

CONTRACT COMESTIBLES

CONTRACT 
MANUFACTURING
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University of Pittsburgh

SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS SENIOR ADVISOR

DAVID SANCHEZ, Ph.D.

TOBY RITTNER

Council of Development Finance Agencies

PUBLIC FINANCE & FOOD POLICY ADVISOR
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Azoti.com

REGIONAL FOOD DATA & CONNECTIVITY ADVISOR

DAVE RANALLO

GROUNDFLOOR.SOLUTIONS

INSIGHTS
CENTER
MANAGER

GERALD DRIGGS

Jennifer Baldwin

Food Service Industry

JENNIFER BALDWIN

SENIOR ADVISOR

Food Service Industry

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JANAI SMITH

SENIOR ADVISOR
REAL ESTATE

E. Holdings, Inc.

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SENIOR ADVISOR
CEA WORKFORCE TRAINING

Manchester Bidwell Corporation’s Bidwell Training Center

MOLLY E. HICKS, PhD

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MEREDITH MEYER GRELLI

SENIOR ADVISOR
DISTILLED 
SPIRITS

Wigle Whiskey

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REV. DR. JOHN C. WELCH, MDiv, PhD

SENIOR ADVISOR
FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

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