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 improve health, ignite local economies, and open opportunities for all. 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

Liz Alpern

Liz Alpern

Program Manager
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Madeleine Bazinski

Madeleine Bazinski

Content Marketing Manager
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Kellie Boyd

Kellie Boyd

Program Director
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Alex Canepa

Alex Canepa

State Policy Manager
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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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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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Melanie Herron

Melanie Herron

Office Manager
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Oran B. Hesterman, PhD

Oran B. Hesterman, PhD

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Rachel Hoh

Rachel Hoh

Manager of Technical Assistance & Innovation at the Nutrition Incentive Hub
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Katie Jones

Katie Jones

Executive Assistant
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Kyama Kitavi

Kyama Kitavi

Investment Manager
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Kate Krauss

Kate Krauss

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
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Jaye Lopez Van Soest

Jaye Lopez Van Soest

Senior Director of Development
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Joel Moyer

Joel Moyer

Portfolio Manager
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Andi Nank

Andi Nank

Communications Director
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Mark Nicholson

Mark Nicholson

Policy Director
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Lolita Nunn

Lolita Nunn

Investor Relations Officer, Fair Food Fund
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Maxine Onstott

Maxine Onstott

Program Ambassador
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Ricardo Ortiz

Ricardo Ortiz

Participant Engagement and Program Coordinator
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Holly A. Parker

Holly A. Parker

Senior Director of Programs
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Erica Christensen Raml

Erica Christensen Raml

Director of Technical Assistance & Innovation at the Nutrition Incentive Hub
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Adam Robson

Adam Robson

Grants Manager
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Nicki Sandberg

Nicki Sandberg

Senior Grant Accountant
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Carlos Santacruz

Carlos Santacruz

Community Engagement Manager
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Lisa Sebesta

Lisa Sebesta

Senior Investment Strategist
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Madeline Smith

Madeline Smith

Operations Director
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Cassidy Strome

Cassidy Strome

Market and Direct Site Manager
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Kendra Valkema

Kendra Valkema

Information Manager
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Charles Walker

Charles Walker

Retail Specialist
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Mark Watson

Mark Watson

Senior Investment Strategist
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Xana Williams

Xana Williams

Business Assistance Manager
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Our Board

Gary Appel

Community Leadership Network, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Advisor
American Institutes of Research
Principal Consultant (Retired)

Dr. Sandra Daley, MD

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus

Kiff Hamp

Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Partnerships Manager

Dr. Oran B. Hesterman, PhD

Fair Food Network
Founder & CEO

Fe’ Mathelier

Nutz and Botz 
Creator, Musician, Artist and Designer

Benita Melton

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Program Director, Education

Dr. Lessa Phillips, MD

United Healthcare Community Plan
Chief Medical Officer
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Chair of the Department of Family Medicine (Retired)

Dan Warmels, CPA

Clark Schaefer Hackett
Shareholder

W. DeWayne Wells

Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan
Executive Director

Our Advisors

Fair Food Fund Advisors

Aviv Aviad

Cornus Consulting
Managing Director

Chris Bentley

Serious Change Investments & Sustain VC
Impact Fund Manager

Kofi Callender

EforAll Roxbury
Executive Director

Michael Rozyne

Red Tomato
Founder & Evangelist

Jeff Scheer

Pathstone Federal Street
Director

Lisa Sebesta

Sitari Capital
Founder

Daniel Tellalian

Angel City Advisors
Founder & CEO