Slow Food is a grassroots movement.
Our leadership structure starts at the roots, with our chapter and community leaders. Each local entity has a board, volunteers and programming that fits with that particular community, all under the framework of good, clean and fair food for all. National working groups tie Slow Food champions interested in specific topics together with focused goals and calls to action.
Governors + Councilors
State Governors coordinate the Slow Food community at a state level, with the goal of growing and energizing the chapters, members and supporters in their state. State Governors also help coordinate regional activities. Some governors may have specific programmatic or thematic representations on the regional and/or national level. If you’re interested in considering this role or if you have questions about Slow Food activities at the state level but don’t see a governor listed for your state, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington, DC + Maryland: Reana Kovalcik
Virginia: John Haddad
South Carolina: Rebecca Burke
Georgia: Peter Morich
Kentucky: Mark Williams
Florida: Richard Stepp
Missouri: Brian Pelletier
Indiana: Twinkle Van Winkle
States without a governor: Shelu Patel
International councilors represent Slow Food USA on Slow Food International’s council. The current councilors from the USA are Kathryn Lynch Underwood, Tiffany Nurrenbern, Jennifer Breckner, and Denisa Livingston (representing the indigenous network).
The National Office supports the health and growth of the Slow Food network, provides leadership and a national voice, coordinates national campaigns, organizes national gatherings of the Slow Food network, and serves as a national anchor and organizer for the global Slow Food movement.
SFI Regional Coordinator
Giselle Kennedy Lord
Network + Operations
Executive Director of Slow Food Nations
National Board of Directors
The National Board of Directors provides governance to the organization and proper fiduciary oversight; aligns mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served; participates in any planning processes for SFUSA and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals; determines which programs and campaigns are consistent with SFUSA’s mission and monitor their effectiveness and clearly articulates the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community in order to enhance SFUSA’s public standing.