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Nicki Briggs, MS, RDN

Founder, NEAR BOIL Brand Communications
Brooklyn, NY
Recognized as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 ‘Trailblazers to Watch,’ Nicki Briggs is a driven brand marketing leader and passionate food and nutrition expert, with over 15 years of food and hospitality experience. As the Founder of Brooklyn, NY based NEAR BOIL Brand Communications, Nicki acts...
Jesse Cool

Jesse Ziff Cool

Owner and Founder, Cooleatz
Palo Alto, CA / Independent Board Member
Dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cuisine for over 35 years, Jesse is an advocate for local, sustainable, organic food production and for farmers, whom she warmly refers to as her heroes and considers to be the first real environmental pioneers. Jesse’s work in the food business supports her...
George Gendron

George Gendron

Cofounder/Managing Director, The Solo Project
Boston, MA / Independent Board Member
George Gendron is Cofounder and Managing Director of The Solo Project, which provides inspiration, ideas, tools, and community for the country’s most ambitious soloists. Gendron was the Founder and Director of Clark University‘s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, one of the few university-wide...
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Dan Kish

Founder, Food-Fixe
Millbrook, NY / Independent Board Member
Dan Kish brings over 25 years of culinary experience to his number one passion – Providing Access to Good Food… both in Taste and in Society. Most recently, Kish has embarked on an independent path to help others who share a “heathy obsession with food”, with his firm, Food-Fixe. Rooted in...
Phil Meldrum

Phil Meldrum

CEO, FoodMatch
New York, NY / Independent Board Member
Phil Meldrum founded FoodMatch in 1996 with a vision to bring all-natural, artisanal Mediterranean specialty foods to the American market. His mission was to deliver the original taste of olives and antipasti to the American consumer, so that they could experience these foods, as though they were...
Cathy Strange

Cathy Strange

Global Executive Coordinator, Specialty and Product Innovation and Development, Whole Foods Market
Austin, TX / Independent Board Member
Cathy Strange joined Whole Foods Market in 1990 and has a wealth of food industry experience and expertise. As the global cheese buyer, she has become an authority at detecting international food trends during her travels around the world while seeking out vendor partners that meet Whole Foods...
Paul Sullivan

Paul Sullivan

Writer, www.pauljsullivan.com
New Canaan, CT / Independent Board Member
Paul Sullivan is the author of The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of The Super Wealthy (Simon & Schuster, 2015) and Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t (Portfolio/Penguin, 2010) . The Wall Street Journal praised Clutch for offering “valuable suggestions for what we...
Sara Baer-Sinnott, Oldways President

Sara Baer-Sinnott

President, Oldways
Sara Baer-Sinnott is President of Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition organization, improving public health through cultural food traditions and lifestyles. She has been an instrumental figure at Oldways since its early days, joining the staff in 1992 to work on one of the...