Who We Are

Our Story

 

 

Good food changes everything.

We launched Fair Food Network in 2009 with an entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering commitment to our mission: to grow community health and wealth through food.

A decade in, our work is connecting people to the power of food to health, ignite local economies, and open opportunities for all–especially in our most underserved communities. Together with our partners, we are pioneering and proving innovations that can be owned locally and scaled nationally, growing a future where everyone can harness the full potential of food to transform their communities for good.

Our Team

Charlotte Young Bowens

Charlotte Young Bowens

Business Assistance Manager
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Liz Alpern

Liz Alpern

Program Manager
Double Up Food Bucks
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Sarah Andrysiak

Sarah Andrysiak

Program Consultant
Fair Food Fund
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Joanne Baldini

Joanne Baldini

Program Associate
Fair Food Fund
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Kellie Boyd

Kellie Boyd

Program Director
Double Up Food Bucks
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Emily Case

Emily Case

Technology Projects Manager
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Jean Chorazyczewski

Jean Chorazyczewski

Program Director
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Brian DeSmet

Brian DeSmet

Program Manager
Double Up Food Bucks
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Sara Elbohy

Sara Elbohy

Program Coordinator
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Emilie Engelhard

Emilie Engelhard

Senior Director External Affairs
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Cassandra Fletcher-Martin

Cassandra Fletcher-Martin

Finance Director
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Noah Fulmer

Noah Fulmer

Director of National Partnerships
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Randy Gerber

Randy Gerber

Accountant
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Hannah Gingerich

Hannah Gingerich

Operations Assistant
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Miranda Hall

Miranda Hall

Development Coordinator
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Oran B. Hesterman, PhD

Oran B. Hesterman, PhD

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Angela Hojnacki

Angela Hojnacki

Outreach & Engagement Manager
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Noam Kimelman

Noam Kimelman

Program Consultant
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Kate Krauss

Kate Krauss

Chief Operating Officer
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Alex Linkow

Alex Linkow

Director
Fair Food Fund
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Joel Moyer

Joel Moyer

Manager
Fair Food Fund
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Holly A. Parker

Holly A. Parker

Senior Director of Programs
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Nicki Sandberg

Nicki Sandberg

Grants Manager
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Lauren Schaumburg

Lauren Schaumburg

Program Coordinator
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Annie Shapiro

Annie Shapiro

Policy Manager
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Madeline Smith

Madeline Smith

Assistant to the President & Special Projects Manager
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Charles Walker

Charles Walker

Retail Specialist
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Lindsay Way

Lindsay Way

National Technical Assistance Manager
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Mari Weaver

Mari Weaver

Data Specialist
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Our Board

Gary Appel

Project Director
American Institutes for Research

Kiff Hamp

Public Policy and Board Relations Manager
After School Matters

James Ella James

U.S. Postal Service (Retired)

Fe’ Mathelier

Nutz and Botz 
Creator, Musician, Artist and Designer

Nancy Snyderman, MD

Former Network Television Correspondent
Head & Neck Cancer Surgeon

Dan Warmels

Warmels & Comstock
Certified Public Accountant

W. DeWayne Wells

Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan
Executive Director

Our Advisors

Fair Food Fund Advisors

Aviv Aviad

Cornus Consulting
Managing Director

Rick Lejeune

Heath and Lejeune
CEO

Michael Rozyne

Red Tomato
Founder + Evangelist

Mark Watson

Keel Asset Management
CEO

Jeff Scheer

Pathstone Federal Street
Director