Board of Directors

The Food Council Nominating Committee selects and appoints nine representatives for one- and two-year long terms as Montgomery County Food Council Board Members.

Jack Bobo

George Green

Vice-Chair

Mike Houston

Treasurer

Evelyn Kelly

Kathy Madaleno

Kimberley McBride

Wendy Nevett Bazil

Chair, Policy Committee; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Aizat Oladapo

Board Secretary; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Michael J. Wilson

Board Chair

Council Members

Obioma Akaigwe

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Eleni Antzoulatos

Co-Chair, Food Education Working Group

Marla Caplon, R.D., L.D.

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Kelly Doordan

Co-Chair, Environmental Impact Working Group

Susan Eisendrath

Co-Chair, Environmental Impact Working Group; Policy Committee

Elisa Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Manny Hidalgo

Food Access and Recovery Working Group; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Dr. Ali Hurtado Choque

Food Education Working Group

Thu Huynh

Food Education Working Group

David Robert (Dave) Lambert

Food Education Working Group; Food Recovery and Access Working Groups

Jerry Martin

Co-Chair, Food Economy Working Group

Kimberley McBride

Food Education Working Group, Board Member

Kate Medina

Environmental Impact Working Group

Tessa Mork

Food Education Working Group; Policy Committee

Amanda Nesher

Policy Committee

Aizat Oladapo

Food Recovery and Access Working Group; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Tanya Spandhla

Food Economy Working Group

Hudson Tang

Co-Chair, Food Economy Working Group

Christine Taylor, Ph.D.

Food Education Working Group

Susan Topping

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Jenna Umbriac

Co-Chair, Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Grayce Wiggins

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Lucia Zegarra

Co-Chair, Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Alumni Members

The Alumni Circle provides Food Council alums with a unique opportunity to continue to make a difference in the Montgomery County food system by staying connected to the Food Council’s efforts and serving as trusted advisors to the organization. Alumni Circle members will also have the opportunity to continue to benefit from the Food Council’s broad and deep network of subject matter experts, food system partners, and stakeholders.

Jenny Brown, Garden Outreach Associate, Audubon Naturalist Society

Jackie DeCarlo, CEO, Manna Food Center

Jim Dempsey

Sharon Feuer Gruber, Food Systems Strategy Consultant

Mark Hodge, Assistant Chief Operating Officer, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Shelley Rae Rudick, Vice President, The Taft Organization

Dick Stoner, Owner/Operator, Stoner Family Farms, LLC and Reist Corp Property Services Co.

Bart Yablonsky, Owner, Dawson’s Market

Upcoming Events

Sep 18

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections Event scheduled for Saturday, September 18th from 10am-1pm.

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Sep 19

MoCo Made Day

MoCo Made at Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday, September 19th from 9-1:30PM.

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Sept 20-22

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: National Forum for Food Policy Councils

The Power of Food: Cultivating Equitable Policy Through Collective Action

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Sep 20

The Child Tax Credit – Ensuring Successful and Equitable Implementation

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Sep 27

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00pm. Please register in advance.

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Sep 28

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Oct 5

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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Oct 5

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm

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Oct 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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Oct 26th, Nov 23rd

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

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