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The Team

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 chapters@slowfoodusa.org.

Midwest

Illinois: Jennifer Breckner
Michigan: Kim Bayer
Ohio: Cynthia Walters
Wisconsin: Jennifer Casey

Northeast

Vermont: Mara Welton
Massachusetts: Amy Henderson
New York: Laura Luciano

Southeast

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

 

Rocky Mountain/Southwest

Texas: Kim Aman
Arizona: Marilyn Noble
Colorado: Kristen Tetrick

Pacific

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

States without a governor: 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 Office

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.

Anna Mulé

Anna Mulé

Executive Director

Elisa Demichelis

Elisa Demichelis

SFI Regional Coordinator

Giselle Kennedy Lord

Giselle Kennedy Lord

Communications Manager

Ian McHugh

Ian McHugh

Network + Operations

Krista Roberts

Krista Roberts

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.

Joel Smith

Joel Smith

Alessandro d'Ansembourg

Alessandro d'Ansembourg

Ben Burkett

Ben Burkett

Ed Yowell

Ed Yowell

Jon Schlegel

Jon Schlegel

Julie Shaffer

Julie Shaffer

Kathryn Lynch Underwood

Kathryn Lynch Underwood

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Laura Luciano

Laura Luciano

Paolo Di Croce

Paolo Di Croce

Tomoko Miyahara

Tomoko Miyahara