Meet our team

Fair Food Network's staff has decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, workforce development, environmental advocacy, food and agriculture, evaluation, community engagement, policymaking, community-based impact investing, and entrepreneurship. Our team's diverse range of backgrounds and expertise sustain our collaborative approach to building community health and wealth through food.

Paula Balbontin

Produce Prescription Manager at the Nutrition Incentive Hub

Madeleine Bazinski

Sr. Manager, Communications and Partner Engagement

Kellie Boyd

Vice President of People & Culture

Alex Canepa

Director of Policy

Emily Case

Incentive Technology Program Manager
Double Up Food Bucks

Alana Crawford

Program Ambassador
Double Up Food Bucks

Cassandra Fletcher-Martin

Vice President of Finance

Noah Fulmer

Senior Fellow

Randy Gerber


Megan Gex

Content Marketing Manager

Melanie Herron

People & Culture Manager

Oran B. Hesterman, PhD

Founder & Resident Champion

Rachel Hoh

Senior Program Manager at the Nutrition Incentive Hub

Jon Holmes

Marketing Manager

Aaron W. Jackson

Program Director
Michigan Good Food Fund

Kate Krauss

Chief Executive Officer

Hien Lam


Jessica Lofton-Williams

Community Engagement Coordinator
Double Up Food Bucks

Joel Moyer

Director of Investments

Andi Nank

Acting Sr. Director, Communications and Donor Engagement

Aaron Neeley

Program Ambassador
Double Up Food Bucks

Mark Nicholson

Federal Policy Lead

David Niner

Program Accountant

Ricardo Ortiz

Farmers Markets and Direct Sites Manager
Double Up Food Bucks

Holly A. Parker

Chief Strategy and Program Officer

Erica Christensen Raml

Senior Director of Nutrition Incentives

Adam Robson

Grants Manager

Nicki Sandberg

Associate Director of Finance

Carlos Santacruz

Investment Manager

Stephanee Strasburg

Institutional Development Officer

Cassidy Strome

Associate Director
Double Up Food Bucks Michigan

Gail Turner

Information Manager, Impact Investing

Kendra Valkema

Evaluation Manager

Charles Walker

Retail Specialist
Double Up Food Bucks

Alex Walsh

Nutrition Incentive Hub Coordinator

Kelly Williamson

Executive Assistant/Development Coordinator

Alexandria Yoo

Business Operations Manager

Our Board

Gary Appel

Kiff Hamp

Benita Melton

Kwaku Osei

Dr. Lessa Phillips, MD

John Stewart

Dan Warmels, CPA

W. DeWayne Wells

Our Investment Committee Advisors

Aviv Aviad

Cornus Consulting
Managing Director

Chris Bentley

Serious Change Investments & Sustain VC
Impact Fund Manager

Michael Rozyne

Red Tomato
Founder & Evangelist

Lisa Sebesta

Sitari Capital
Founder & Senior Investment Strategist

Daniel Tellalian

Angel City Advisors
Founder & CEO

Join Us

We're looking for Fair Food Champions. Pioneering changemakers who see opportunities where others may see problems. Those who are tireless in pursuing the vision of a fair and sustainable food system for all. Does this sound like you? Join us in our mission to advance community health and wealth through food.