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The Team

Slow Food is a grassroots movement.

 

Our leadership structure starts at the roots, with 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.

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.

National Office

Anna Mulé

Anna Mulé

Executive Director

Felix Wai

Felix Wai

Director of Network Engagement

Giselle Kennedy Lord

Giselle Kennedy Lord

Director of Communications

DAN MUELLER

DAN MUELLER

California Project Developer

Chanowk Yisrael

Chanowk Yisrael

California Project Developer

Deb Nares

Deb Nares

California Project Developer

Intern Team

Alison MacBeth

Alison MacBeth

Network and Development

Caroline Cullinan

Caroline Cullinan

Network and Development

Victoria Ojeda

Victoria Ojeda

Network and Development

Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen

Network and Development

Governors & Councilors

Governors coordinate the Slow Food community at regional level, with the goal of growing and energizing the chapters, members and supporters in their state.  Governors also help coordinate regional activities and state 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,  please email chapters@slowfoodusa.org.

Midwest

midwestgovernors@slowfoodusa.org

Illinois: Jennifer Breckner
Indiana: Twinkle Van Winkle
Michigan: Kim Bayer
Missouri: Brian Pelletier
Ohio: Cynthia Walters
Wisconsin: Jennifer Casey

Northeast

northeastgovernors@slowfoodusa.org

Vermont: Mara Welton
Massachusetts: Amy Henderson
New York: Laura Luciano (downstate) and Pierre Friedrichs (upstate)
New Hampshire: Alison MacGill

Southeast

southeastgovernors@slowfoodusa.org

Washington, DC + Maryland: Reana Kovalcik
Virginia: John Haddad
South Carolina: Rebecca Burke
Georgia: Peter Morich
Kentucky: Jim Embry
Florida: Richard Stepp

 

Rocky Mountain/Southwest

rockyandswgovernors@slowfoodusa.org

Texas: Kim Aman
Arizona: Marilyn Noble
Colorado: Jodi Popma

Pacific

pacificgovernors@slowfoodusa.org

California: Max Caruso (Northern), Keith Schildt (Southern) Lisa Frank (Central Valley), Ian McFaul (Bay Area)
Hawaii: Laurie Carlson
Oregon: Joann Reckling
Washington: Gerry Warren

National governor support: Shelu Patel

International Councilors

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).

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.

Alessandro d'Ansembourg

Alessandro d'Ansembourg

Ben Burkett

Ben Burkett

Ed Yowell

Ed Yowell

Joel Smith

Joel Smith

Jon Schlegel

Jon Schlegel

Julie Shaffer

Julie Shaffer

Kathryn Lynch Underwood

Kathryn Lynch Underwood

Kate Krauss

Kate Krauss

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Laura Luciano

Laura Luciano

Paolo Di Croce

Paolo Di Croce

Tomoko Miyahara

Tomoko Miyahara