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

Elisa Gonzalez, Ph.D.


George Green


Mike Houston


Evelyn Kelly

Kimberley McBride

Board Chair

Wendy Nevett Bazil

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

Carmen Poston Travis

Michael J. Wilson

Executive Committee

Council Members

Anica Ackah

Environmental Impact Working Group

Obioma Akaigwe

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Lisa Büttner

Food Education Working Group

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

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Cristin Cooper

Food Economy Working Group

Kelly Doordan

Co-Chair, Environmental Impact Working Group

Jennifer Freeman

Food Economy Working Group

Manny Hidalgo

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

Dr. Ali Hurtado Choque

Food Education Working Group

Kimberley McBride

Food Education Working Group, Board Chair

Gabriela Massie

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Kate Medina

Environmental Impact Working Group

Amanda Nesher

Policy Committee

Vanessa Pierre

Shaun Sawko, MS, RD/N

Alexandria Schmall

Sara Servin

Food Economy Working Group

Hudson Tang

Co-Chair, Food Economy Working Group

Christine Taylor, Ph.D.

Food Education Working Group

Lynn Rubin Traversa

Food Education Working Group

Paul Tukey

Environmental Impact Working Group

Angela Whitmal

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.

Eleni Antzoulatos

Jenny Brown

Jackie DeCarlo

Jim Dempsey

Susan Eisendrath

Sharon Feuer Gruber

Mark Hodge

Thu Huynh

Dave Lambert

Kathy Madaleno

Jerry Martin

Tessa Mork

Aizat Oladapo

Shelley Rae Rudick

Tanya Spandhla

Dick Stoner

Susan Topping

Jenna Umbriac

Bart Yablonsky

Upcoming Events

Jan 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 25

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 26

Making the Case for Regional Food Systems

Are you an advocate or funder of regional food systems? Do you want to know more about RFS and “thinking regionally”?

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Feb 1

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Feb 2-6

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators.

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Feb 3

Data Collection and Reporting: A New Tool for Food Assistance Providers

In the fight against hunger, data collection plays a critical role in assessing need, identifying service gaps and deploying resources.

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Feb 14

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Mar 5

Montgomery Youth Climate Summit

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit for high school students on Saturday, March 5, at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville.

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March 15-17

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Join thousands of your fellow anti-hunger advocates from across the country at the 2022 virtual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC), March 15-17.

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