We are pleased to announce that nine new members have been selected to join the Food Council. The new members broadly represent the food system both substantively and geographically, and include a farmer, nutritionist, physician, journalist, and representatives of local government, non-profits, and business; their two-year terms began in January 2016.
The new members are:
Family Services Inc, Residential Advocate
Sharon Feuer Gruber
Co-Founder, Food Works Group
Marcia D. Greenblum
Senior Director of Health and Wellness, International Food Information Council
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Maryland, Extension
Farmer/Owner, Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm
Andrey Ostrovsky, M.D.
CEO, Care at Hand, Inc
Food Writer, Bethesda Magazine
Owner/Co-Founder, Denizens Brewing Company
Director of Operations, Dawson’s Market
Outgoing Council Members are: Julie MacCartee, Knowledge Management Specialist, USAID Bureau for Food Security, Charis Smith, Food Economy Working Group Co-Chair, and Christabel Sampson, Board Member, Interfaith Works.
Council Chair Daniel Hoffman thanked those that have served on the board and welcomed the new members. “We tremendously appreciate Julie, Charis, and Christabel’s dedication and commitment to the Council, and the valuable contributions made through their volunteer service have left a lasting impact on our community.”
To read more about the New and Returning Council Members, check out our website.